Have directed Punjab Govt. to show no mercy to guilty in Dalit case: Naqvi

New Delhi: Amid the furore over the Punjab Dalit brutality issue, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Tuesday said that politicizing this issue was pointless and assured that the state government had been directed to show no mercy to the guilty.

“The accused in the Punjab case will be punished. The state government is taking action, people are also getting arrested and FIR’s are being lodged. We strongly condemn what happened in Punjab and have told the state government that no one should be spared,” Naqvi told ANI.

He asserted that politicizing the incident was futile as the Punjab government was working effectively and swiftly in the case.

The Congress has been vehemently protesting in the Rajya Sabha against the Dalit killings in Punjab and is demanding the dismissal of the Punjab government.

Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad said these incidents showed the prevalence of “jungle raaj” in Punjab. He said what was happening was worse than terrorism and there was no law and order in the state.