Furore over Dalit / Dog analogy by BJP Minister

merasinghSpeaking to the media Union Minister General V K Singh blamed a family feud for the burning alive of 2 Dalit children in Haryana, and he drew an analogy that ‘if someone throws stones at a dog, the government is not responsible’.

The tasteless comment came after 2 children were burned alive and their parents were critically injured when the house of the Dalit family in Faridabad district was set on fire.

Minister Singh, the retired Chief of the Army later clarified that his statement was not intended to draw an analogy between the incident and the stoning of a dog, rather, his men and he put their lives on the line for the nation irrespective of caste, creed & religion.