Rajasthan civil rights body slams Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla's statement on Brahmins being higher status
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla has been facing backlash over his tweet on Brahmins after taking part in the Akhil Brahmin Mahasabha in Rajasthan's Kota.
Om Birla attended a Brahmin Mahasabha meeting on September 8 in Kota. After the meeting, he tweeted, "In the society, Brahmins always have had a high position. This position is the result of their sacrifice, dedication. This is the reason Brahman society has always been in the role of torch bearer."
Now, People's Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) Rajasthan has lashed out against the Lok Sabha Speaker in strong words.
PUCL Rajasthan, through a statement issued on Tuesday, has demanded that the Lok Sabha Speaker takes back his tweet on Brahmins.
In the statement, issued by PUCL Rajasthan, PUCL Rajasthan said, "We strongly condemn this statement. One, it is against Article 14 of the Constitution to establish the domination of any community, to declare any community as superior to other communities. This, in a way, gives sense of inferiority to other communities. Encourages casteism."
PUCL Rajasthan mentioned that it has desired to complain to the President against the Lok Sabha Speaker's tweet on Brahmins.
The statement further added, "How can a person make this kind of a statement publicly while being on a Constitutional post. PUCL condemns this statement in strong words and demands Honourable Lok Sabha Speaker to take back this statement. Along with that, we will send complaint about this to the Honourable President as well."
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla had taken part in in Akhil Brahman Mahasabha in Rajasthan's Kota September 8.