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Kejriwal to visit Gujarat on July 22 to meet Dalit victims

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New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will visit Gujarat on July 22 to meet members of the Dalit community after four Dalit youth were beaten up on July 11 for skinning a dead cow in Una town.

“Kejriwal will visit Una and meet the victims on July 22,” an AAP leader said.

The beating of the Dalit youth has caused nationwide outrage after the video went viral. The victims’ said they were skinning a dead cow and had not killed it.

The party leader also said that Aam Aadmi Party supporters would stage statewide protest in Gujarat over the atrocities on Dalits in Una.

This will be Kejriwal’s second visit to the state in a fortnight. On July 9, he had visited Somnath temple.

Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel visited the village of the victims. After meeting them and holding discussions, Anandiben claimed all 25 Dalit families in the village were satisfied with the government’s action in the assault case.

—IANS

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