Chandigarh, Nov 16, 2019 (Yes Punjab News)
Reacting strongly to the brutal murder of Sangrur dalit, the Bharatriya Janata Party, today said it will move National Scheduled Castes Commission and demand justice for the victim.
Condemning the murder of Jagmail Singh, a resident of village Changaliwala in the district of Sangrur, Tarun Chugh, the national secretary of the BJP, said it was a highly inhuman act which has shattered the faith of people in the situation of law and order in the state.
Blaming Captain Amarinder Singh-led Congress government’s lackadaisical approach for the incident, Chugh said, the dalits of the state have been feeling insecure and helpless since the government led by feudal forces took over. There have been numerous incidents, where dalits were targeted and atrocities were committed on them, he said.
Recalling the brutal incident, the BJP leader said, Jagmail Singh, who was picked up by the culprits on November 7 was taken to the premises of one of the accused and brutally beaten with rods and lathis after tying him with a pillar.
“When Jagmail asked for water, he was forced to drink urine. He was beaten so severally that both his legs had to be amputated. The man succumbed to his injuries on Saturday morning,” he said.
Taking on Punjab Congress president Sunil Jakhar for his irresponsible statement on the issue, Chugh said Congress or the state government won’t be allowed to bury the brutal murder of Jagmail Singh by unduly raising the issue of mob lynchings.
“Jakhar seems to have forgotten that the biggest case of mob lynchings dates back to 1984 when over three thousand Sikhs were lynched on the streets of Delhi,” he said.
Chugh said BJP will stand by the family of Jagmail Singh and fight till the justice is delivered to the victim.