July 19, 2016 8:54:42 pm
AAP convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal would visit Una town of Gir-Somnath district in Gujarat on July 22, where some Dalit youths were brutally thrashed last week for allegedly killing a cow.
AAP’s media coordinator Harshil Nayak said Kejriwal would meet the victims.
“The visit is aimed at expressing solidarity with the victims and sharing their pain,” he said.
This would be Kejriwal’s second visit to Gujarat in less than a fortnight. He had visited the BJP-ruled state on July 9 to kickstart AAP’s poll campaign for the 2017 state Assembly elections.
AAP also announced that the party would stage protests over the Una incident across Gujarat tomorrow, including in the cities such as Rajkot, Vadodara, Bhavnagar, Surendranagar, Anand, Junagadh and Bharuch.
Some persons claiming to be “Gau rakshak” (cow protectors) thrashed seven Dalit youths at Una town last week alleging that they had killed a cow which they were skinning. The victims claimed that they were skinning the cow which had died of natural causes.
Video of the incident went viral, sparking protests. A head constable was today killed after a mob attacked police in Amreli town, while some Dalit youths have tried to commit suicide in protest against the incident.
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