PM Modi slams cow vigilantes again, says attack me if you want but not Dalits

"There are few incidents that are very shameful. It is our duty to protect and respect the poor and Dalit people of our country. What right do we have to ill treat our Dalit brothers and sisters? asked Modi.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: August 7, 2016 10:15 pm
modi, dalits, narendra modi, pm modi, dalit attack, attack on dalit, modi hyderabad, modi in hyderabad, gau rakshaks “If you want to attack, attack me and not Dalits. If you want to shoot, shoot me and not Dalits,” said Modi.

Expressing concern over the recent attacks on people from Dalit community, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that there is a need for strict action against those involved in it. Addressing a public rally in Hyderabad, Modi urged opponents to stop doing politics on Dalit and asked the assaulters to attack him instead of Dalits.

“If you want to attack, attack me and not Dalits. If you want to shoot, shoot me and not Dalits,” said Modi.

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The Prime Minister, who on Saturday had condemned the violent activities of gau rakshaks and demanded strict action against them, said there are few bad elements, shortcomings in our society and they need to be controlled.

We will have to strive hard to protect our nation from such anti-social elements, will have to expose such people. “There are few incidents that are very shameful. It is our duty to protect and respect the poor and Dalit people of our country. What right do we have to ill treat our Dalit brothers and sisters? asked Modi.

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“I want to tell people that discrimination between people is not acceptable. We must stop this.” His comments come at a time when the NDA government is facing flak over incidents of violence against Dalits and Muslims by cow vigilantes in various states including Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh.

Modi said at times some incidents come to notice which give us “unbearable pain”. “It should be our responsibility to save and respect them (Dalits),” he said without referring to any particular incident. Modi asked what right the perpetrators had to exploit Dalits and said the unity in society should be our priority.

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“I know this problem is social. It is a result of sins which have crept into the society… But we need to take extra care and save society from such danger (of social strife),” he said. Modi said the society should not be allowed to be divided on the basis of caste, religion and social status.

Deprecating those who try to make political currency out of such issues, the Prime Minister said attempts to politicize those would only aggravate the problem. “Those who want to solve this social problem, I request them to leave politics that divides the society. Divisive politics will not do any good to the country,” he said.

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Modi also thanked the opposition parties for supporting the Goods & Service Tax Bill saying it is a revolutionary step forward towards ‘One Nation, One Tax. “Finally GST bill got passed in both the houses. Want to thank all pol parties who helped the Govt pass this bill. This is a revolutionary step forward towards ‘One Nation, One Tax’, will help boost economy,” said Modi.

He also called for ‘saffron revolution’ in the country. “I say, there must be ‘saffron revolution’ in the country. Saffron is colour of ‘energy’. There must be an ‘energy’ revolution.

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    Fake.baba
    Aug 7, 2016 at 5:19 pm
    When people call a m murderer a fake, he becomes a PM.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;A fake calling another murderers fake means he is recognizing them.
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      Df
      Aug 7, 2016 at 2:46 pm
      True chameleon. .all for upcoming elections
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        Hari
        Aug 7, 2016 at 5:55 pm
        Does this mean that the Bhakts can continue to attack Muslims and spare Dalitslt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;What a joker he has made himself to be must have lost his mental balance
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          Airfant
          Aug 7, 2016 at 5:44 pm
          PM Saab. Please Stop the drama and dialogues. Order all concerned officials to take strict action. And get involved directly. Poor people are suffering.
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            Ishant Singh
            Aug 7, 2016 at 3:59 pm
            That's why these kind of people are called politicians, never a leader...
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              Raj
              Aug 8, 2016 at 8:15 am
              Needful to change India's fate .modi free .rss free .bjp free Congress free India .peaceful India .overall Hypocrytes Free India .
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                Raj
                Aug 8, 2016 at 6:07 am
                When Muslims were killed and tortured ..he didn't utter a word .now opened his mouth for dalits because they also are Hindus .
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                  Kumarpushp
                  Aug 8, 2016 at 11:31 am
                  Modi you are coward please give arm licenses to Dalits we will teach goo rashsk a lesson 120 million Dalits are beef eater time has come Dalits and Muslims should join together to punish the hinduvmothered who are mothering goo rashsk bast ard . You are wearing khakki chaddy . Please remove your khakki chaddi .dalits know how to punish the Hindus and there Hindu led government .
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