BJP MLA from Goshamahal, Hyderabad, T Raja Singh released a video on Facebook on July 30 calling the assault on Dalits allegedly skinning a cow in Una in Gujarat a good deed.
He had also made strong statements against cow slaughter when students at the Osmania University planned a beef festival in the wake of the lynching of a Muslim in Dadri for consuming beef. He had then declared that he was ready to “kill or get killed to protect cows”.
In the latest video, Raja Singh said that any Dalit who was found with dead cows or carrying cow meat deserves to be beaten. He also claimed that because of such ‘dirty Dalits’ the good name of patriotic, religious and cow-worshiping Dalits was being ruined.
He also issued a warning not only to Dalits but to every section of the society that if they indulged in cow slaughter they would be taught the same lesson that the Dalits in Una were taught.
He ended his video with a note to his fellow cow protectors that they should not worry about the difficulties in their path, and must not stay silent until the cow is raised to the level of mother of the nation.
A video shared widely on social media earlier in July had shown Dalit men in Una, Gujarat being tied up and assaulted for allegedly skinning a cow. The video had sparked national outrage with protests by Dalit groups in Gujarat and across the country.
Watch Raja Singh's Facebook video here: