Gujarat migrant attacks: Rahul Gandhi says government must act decisively to restore peace

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Congress President Rahul Gandhi Tuesday said attacks on the migrant workforce in Gujarat are not good for business and the economy and that the Government must act decisively to restore peace and ensure the safety of every Indian. In a Facebook post, he said poor economic policies, demonetisation and a poorly-implemented GST has led to the closure of factories and rise in unemployment that is being manifested in violent attacks on migrants across Gujarat. He said there is growing frustration and anger with the governments inability to create jobs. This anger and frustration are being manifested in violent attacks on migrants, across the state of Gujarat, The Congress chief said the migrant workforce is critical to our economic growth and attacks on them create an environment of fear and insecurity that isnt good for business and economy. Since the alleged rape of a 14-month-old girl in Sabarkantha district on September 28, six districts, most of them in north Gujarat, have witnessed sporadic incidents of violence against Hindi-speaking people, police said. Police have arrested Ravindra Sahu, a labourer hailing from Bihar and working in a local ceramic factory, for the crime.