New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Delhi Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam on Friday accused the BJP and RSS of wanting to bring back ‘Manuvaad’ in the country and that 10 crore people were creating an “unsafe” environment for the remaining 115 crore population of India.
Addressing the media here, the Aam Aadmi Party MLA from Seemapuri urged the central government to release all “innocent” persons arrested during the April 2 ‘Bharat Bandh’ called by various Dalit organisations and withdraw police cases registered against them.
The bandh was called to protest the dilution of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act through a Supreme Court order of March 20.
“Tell about one law in India that is not being misused. Every law will be misused a little, but diluting it is not the solution,” the Minister for Scheduled Castes and Tribes and Minorities said.
He claimed that people who ought not be part of the protest mixed up with Dalit protesters and indulged in arson and stone-pelting.
“Identify and arrest such persons and try them in special courts,” he said.
“Thousands of our youths (Dalits and tribals) were called to police stations and with support of Bharatiya Janata Party goons, they were beaten up like animals,” Gautam added.