52 Dalits, tribals 'enslaved' in Karnataka, govt busy with cabinet expansion: Amit Shah

PTI New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 22, 2018, 02.02 PM(IST)

Amit Shah at Zee News's 'India Ka DNA' conclave. Photograph:( DNA )

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According to the media report, 52 people from the two communities, including 16 women and four children, were enslaved and forced to work for 19 hours a day without wages.

Citing a media report, BJP president Amit Shah on Saturday expressed shock over 52 people from Dalit and tribal communities being allegedly "enslaved" in Karnataka and said the Congress-JD(S) government in the state was "busy with cabinet expansion".
    
He called on his party workers to help those in distress.
    
"Shocking that members from Dalit & Tribal communities were enslaved and made to suffer in the most inhuman conditions, but the Congress-JDS govt is busy with cabinet expansion! People are watching. I urge our karyakartas to help the people in distress," Shah said in a tweet.
    
According to the media report, 52 people from the two communities, including 16 women and four children, were enslaved and forced to work for 19 hours a day without wages.
    
Protests by these people were met with beatings and women being sexually harassed, it said.