Una atrocity: BJP MLA Raja Singh courts controversy

BJP MLA from Goshamahal, Raja Singh courted controversy after he uploaded his views on his Facebook page on the recent attack on Dalits in Una by a cow vigilante group.

In the two-and-a-half minute video, Mr. Singh supported the actions of Gau Rakshaks, who beat up Dalits for carrying cow meat and warned that anyone who kills a cow or consumes its meat will meet the same fate.

“I want to ask seculars, vote-seekers and Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati that why are they defaming Dalits? Many Dalit brothers work with me in protecting cows in Hyderabad and Telangana,” he said.

Soon after, he called a section of Dalits “filthy” for slaughtering cows and consuming beef and bringing disgrace to the patriotic Dalits. He said that in the Una incident, the Dalits deserved the punishment and appreciated the attackers for teaching them a lesson.

He appealed to the Gau Rakshaks to keep up the good work and continue to serve the nation and community this way. Mr. Singh said that such incidents do happen if the status of cow has to be elevated to that of a mother. He issued a threat to people of all the communities to refrain from any activity that requires killing of cows.

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