Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said atrocities have been increasing against SCs (scheduled castes), and Dalits under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government.
Sarkar was addressing a large gathering of Tripura Tapashili Jati Samannay Samita, the schedule cast wing of the CPIM, at the Vivekananda stadium here on Sunday.
Hundreds of people from the Dalit community took part in the rally.
Sarkar, also CPI-M (Communist Party of India- Marxist) politburo member, criticised the BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) government in Haryana for its obsession and priorities about cow protection with its recent plan to construct state-run hostels for cows and buffaloes, forgetting the poor condition of the farmers.
Sarkar alleged, “During last six months, in such attacks, more than hundred people have lost their life and majority of them are from the minority Muslim or Dalit community. Not only attacks, after killing three Dalits, they were skinned like animals. Imagine what type of barbarism is going on and who is ruling India.”
“They do not want to keep any opposition in India and all have to live under their foot. They want to run the nation as they want and which reflects their autocratic mentality. At such a critical time, we in Tripura, within our limited power, are trying to show an alternative way but they are trying to throttle our voice,” Sarkar added.