Opposition members in Lok Sabha today expressed concern over growing attacks on dalits and minorities and called for stern action against cow vigilante groups which have been targetting them.
Raising the issue during Zero Hour, Trinamool Congress leader Sudip Bandopadhyay underlined the need for action against those targeting the dalits and Mulsims to uphold secularism and communal harmony.
P K Biju (CPI-M) underlined the need for Parliament to take a stern view of the attacks on the dalit community, which is up against the injustice.
Raising another issue, Rajeev Satav (Congress) said that the Maharashtra Anti-terror Squad chief's statement that 100 young men from the Marathwada region were in touch with ISIS was alarming.
He said this was all the more so as two youths from Parbhani, who had plans to set off explosions at Aurangabad and Nagpur, were arrested recently.