Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday condemned the brutal attack on dalits in Una, Gujarat in Lok Sabha. Heavy uproar has also been registered from both the houses in Parliament.
He also gave an account to what steps have been taken so far against the culprits.
"Nine people have been arrested so far, 4 police officials suspended for negligence of duty," said HM Rajnath Singh in Lok Sabha on Una incident.
9 arrested in connection with Una incident, 7 remanded to judicial custody, rest 2 sent to police custody: HM in LS pic.twitter.com/v6SWHG4ldT— ANI (@ANI_news) July 20, 2016
Uproar took over soon after Rajnath Singh praised Gujarat government's efforts in handling the situation post incident.
"Atrocities against dalits is a social evil. We must take it up as a challenge. Urge all parties to come together to fight this," he added.
He also praised how his party has managed to lower down the atrocity counts than their main rivals.
"During Congress rule in Gujarat, the number of cases of atrocities against Dalits were high, sharp decline since BJP is in power," said HM Rajnath Singh.