Not govt’s fault if one stones a dog: VK Singh on dalit children’s killings

22, Oct 2015

Oct 22, 2015 |
• Ghaziabad
The comments of Singh drew sharp criticism from the opposition
Ghaziabad: Union Minister V K Singh on Thursday kicked up a storm with his comments that the Centre cannot be blamed if somebody throws a stone at a dog to shield it from criticism for the Faridabad Dalit burning incident, prompting opposition demands for his ouster.
“See, the thing is, never associate local incidents with the Central government (sarkar). There is an inquiry going on.
There was a dispute between families. The dispute how did it turn out, where did the administration fail, after these it come to the Centre.
“For everything like if somebody throws a stone at a dog, then the government is responsible, it is not like that,” Singh said in Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh, the constituency he represents in Parliament, while referring to the burning alive of a Dalit family in Haryana’s Faridabad which left two toddlers dead on the intervening night of October 19-20.
The comments of Singh, Union Minister of State for External affairs, drew sharp criticism from the opposition, including the Congress, which demanded his immediate sacking.


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