After the incident where Dalits, who allegedly skinned a dead cow🐄 in a village near Una, were lynched💥 by members of a cow vigilante group, Guajrat saw violent protests😱 from the members of the community in Saurashtra. A total of 7⃣ Dalits, including a Congress leader, consumed pesticide❌ and attempted suicides during protest rallies😲. 3⃣ more persons attempted the same in Junagadh district. Police clashed👊 with Dalit protestors in Amreli district, forcing them to use tear gas to disperse the mob😣. 2⃣ State transport buses🚌 were torched in Gondal while a National Highway was blocked✋ by angry mobs for several hours.
Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel took a dig at the BJP Govt😏 & said - "Failure of authorities to protect Dalits in Gujarat is absolutely shocking. Is it the Gujarat Model? Independent probe is need of the hour."
9⃣ persons have been arrested for thrashing them & 4⃣ policemen👮 suspended for dereliction of duty. A CBI probe🔍 has been ordered into the incident.