Ghaziabad: Minister of State for External Affairs General (Retd.) VK Singh courted controversy with his reaction over the Dalit killings in Ballabhgarh saying that it had become customary for the Centre to be blamed for everything negative that happened in the country.
“This incident has nothing to with the Central government. This is the failure of state government. If someone throws stones at a dog, the government is not responsible,” Singh said.
The statement had drawn him major flak across the nation and the Congress has now demanded his resignation and a case be slapped against him under Prevention of Atrocities on Scheduled Caste Act Section 3 and 4.
“Statement passed by V.K. Singh is demeaning, disparaging, insulting. The inhumane remarks about our Dalit brothers and sisters are derogatory, condemnable and reprehensible. It reflects the anti-Dalit mindset of the Modi Government and his ministers,” Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala told ANI here.
Two children of a Dalit family were burnt alive and their parents suffered injuries allegedly after their house was set on fire while they were sleeping at Sunped village on the outskirts of Delhi.
Seven people have been arrested in connection with the case so far and three policemen have also been suspended for dereliction of duty. (ANI)