STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Gujarat violence: Targeting migrant labourers completely wrong, says Rahul Gandhi

Taking to Twitter, the Congress chief said the root cause of violence in Gujarat is the closure of factories and unemployment there due to which both the system and the economy are reeling.

Published: 08th October 2018 08:44 PM  |   Last Updated: 08th October 2018 08:44 PM   |  A+A-

Rahul Gandhi

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi (File| PTI)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday said targeting of migrant workers in Gujarat is "completely wrong" and he is totally against it.

Taking to Twitter, he said the root cause of violence in Gujarat is the closure of factories and unemployment there due to which both the system and the economy are reeling.

"There is nothing more frightening than poverty. The root cause of the violence in Gujarat is the closed down factories and unemployment there. Both the system and that economy are reeling."

"Making migrant labour their target is completely wrong. I stand totally against it," he said in Hindi on Twitter.

Attacks on Hindi-speaking migrants started after alleged rape of a 14-month-old girl.

The violence has led to exodus of migrant workers which prompted the state government on Monday to make an appeal for their return.

The state government has deployed additional security forces in industrial areas in Gujarat for the safety of migrants.

It said 431 people have been arrested and 56 FIRs registered in connection with the attacks on Hindi-speaking people.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp