- Martin Luther King III, a social activist, and reformer spoke at the inauguration of a Congress organized conference in Bengaluru
- He highlighted that US and India are both seeing rises in Hate Crimes
- Both the countries have ignored ‘rule of law’ and have ‘no regard for the poor’
July 22, 2017: The Congress party organized a conference in Bengaluru where Martin Luther King III, a human rights activist and social reformer, addressed a gathering of over 2000 people in the inaugural speech.
He stated that India and US have come to a point where the ruling class has no regard for the poor and violates the concept of ‘rule of law’.
In a criticism of Modi government in India and Trump government in the US, Martin Luther highlighted that hate crimes are on the rise in both the countries.
The son of Martin Luther King Jr. also highlighted: “A California State University research says there have been over 1,000 hate crimes in the US since the 2016 election. And here (in India), cow vigilantes kill Muslims and Dalits as the police stand by.”
Among the large audience of more than 2000 people were Rahul Gandhi (Vice President of Congress Party), Prakash Ambedkar (son of BR Ambedkar) and Kailash Satyarthi (a Nobel laureate). Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah, whose party in power organized the conference, was also present.
The majority population of Karnataka consists of Dalits and OBCs. The state elections are to be held next year April. Siddaramaiah criticized the central government for allowing hate crimes to exist.
– Prepared by Saksham Narula of NewsGram. Twitter: @Saksham2394