Senior leader of Aam Aadmi Party and Leader of Opposition H.S. Phoolka said that the protest of Shiromani Akali Dal on the oppression of Dalits is just a play. He said that both Congress and Akali Dal are equally responsible for oppressing Dalits.
During the tenure of the Akalis, the Phoolka, referring to the atrocities committed on the Dalits, NCSC Referring to the data, the number of complaints received from the commission was 651 in 2007 while during the Akali rule, it has been increased to 12,834.
Phoolka said that SAD leader was involved in Bhim Tank slaughtering case during the previous government. He added that in the shocking incident of cutting of hands and feet of a Dalit worker by Akali Dal leader Shiva Lal Doda’s farmhouse was the worst example of the situation of Dalits during the reign of Akalis.
In another case, a 20-year-old Dalit youth allegedly involved in alcohol trade was allegedly killed by the anti-smoker group in Mansa district last year. He said that despite the change of government rule in Punjab, the interests of Shiv Lal Doda continue to be guarded.
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