Unprovoked attacks on Muslims by Hindu mobs have become routine in India, but they seem to evoke little condemnation from the government.
Two different incidents took place where an Imam and a Muslim youth was beaten up by the Hindutva groups, and forced to chant Jai Sri Ram.
In Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad, a video took the internet by storm wherein an Imam man was seen being thrashed by Hindutva supporters.
According to the both victims, the perpetrators are Hindutva supporters and they were forcing him to chant 'Jai Shree Ram' and ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai.’
The Imam was identified as Mohammed Asjad and the cloth seller is Sadaqat.
Imam Mohammed Asjad
Cloth seller Sadaqat
While Imama was leaving for home after leading the Maghrib salah, he was caught on the road by Hindutva groups, demanding him to chant Jai Sri Ram, and started manhandling when he refused.
Similarly, Sadaqat was returning home after his business (selling cloths) a group of Hindutva youth described him as Pakistani, and asked to chant Jai Shri Ram, Jai Bhole Ki. He was also beaten mercilessly when he refused.
Sadaqat was rescued by his friends and he was able to ran into the fields and reached to police station.
Imam Asjad was rescued by the passing by people from the street.
Uttar Pradesh became hell for the Muslims since Modi’s close friend the militant monk Yogi Adityanath became Chief Minister of the state.
Militant Monk, Yogi Adityanath, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh (UP) has made headlines for violent crimes against Muslims since 2014, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) swept to power in India - three years later, it won a landslide in the state. The BJP appointed Yogi Adityanath, a saffron-robed Hindu monk-turned politician known for his anti-Muslim stance, as the chief minister.
Muslims were beaten humiliated by Hindu mobs for being a Muslim in Uttar Pradesh.
Day-to-day discrimination, which is far more insidious, is marginalizing Muslims, who number 40 million and constitute nearly 20% of the population of Uttar Pradesh.
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Source: India Today | The India Print