Rahul Gandhi made quite the stir with his controversial statement at the recent book launch event in Delhi. A video has gone viral on the internet wherein he said he would have stabbed the person who had tormented his relatives and then would have committed suicide. This statement was made by him in reference to the Una Incident in Gujarat.
Rahul Gandhi’s controversial remark
The senior congress leader, Rahul Gandhi was at the book launch event when he made the statement. A video of the same has gone viral on the internet and many poeple especially BJP has highly criticised it by calling the act to be ‘inciting violence among Dalits’.
Rahul Gandhi can be heard saying that, “he would have stabbed a person if his relatives were subjected to the kind of atrocities that Dalits allegedly faced, adding that he would have killed his Tormentor before committing suicide.”
The book launch event was held at Jawahar Auditorium in New Delhi and he was speaking for the book launch – “The Dalit Truth : The Battles for Realizing Ambedkar’s Vision.”
Una Incident was quite a tragic one in Gujarat as it involved violence against a Dalit family. The incident occurred in 2016 wherein a group of attackers lynched a dalit family of seven members over cow protection. The case caused widespread protest in the country and resulted in the arrest of 43 people and 4 police officers.
in relation to the above incident, rahul Gandhi said, ” it came to my mind that had i been in his place and decided to take my life, i would have beaten up the peron who assaulted my brother before dying. Had somebody tied up my sister and beaten her like a dog then before committing suicide i would have at least stabbed him. A BJP spokesperson reacted to his statement saying that congress has always been after BJP and blames the government for all wrong doing. He was also slammed by the BJP member saying gandhi had incited violence among the dalits and have suggested to use violence instead of law and order.
The dalits had tried to end their lives by drinking insecticides, he said.