NEW DELHI: Opposition parties in Parliament raised the assault on Dalit youth in Gujarat’s Una and the tension that has gripped parts of the state over the past two days. The move comes after Dalit organisations in Gujarat called for the protests to spread beyond the Saurashtra region.
The Congress gave notice over the issue in the Lok Sabha, the AAP moved for adjournment to discuss the matter.
Opposition parties also raised slogans and protested in the Rajya Sabha, forcing an adjournment. Congress, BSP, TMC and JDU were among the parties that protested in the Upper House.
A number of protesters however did attempt to commit suicide over the issue. Dalit organisations also called for the protests to be expanded across the state, even as Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel appealed for calm.