Trinamool Congress MPs on Thursday staged a dharna in front of the Mahatma Gandhi statue in the Parliament complex against the killings of Indians in the US.

Demanding a response from the Centre, the TMC MPs from both the Houses held placards with slogans "All Indians are our brothers and sisters, stop attacking them in the USA" and "The world is one. All citizens are our brothers and sisters. We must take care of them".

Speaking on the issue in the Lok Sabha on Thursday, Saugata Roy said “This is the result of a persistent hate campaign against Indians which is taking place in the United States, especially after the new Government came to power.”

Raising questions on the silence of the government on the issue, he asked "Aren’t we going to take steps to stop this hate campaign against Indians?"

"The Central Government, especially our very voluble, vocal and articulate Prime Minister is keeping a strange silence on the issue" he added.

Earlier, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and TMC chief had also tweeted on the issue and urged the Centreto take up the issue at the highest level in the US.

(With inputs from Agencies)