A group of Hindu extremists lynched yet another Muslim boy and brutally beat him in Uttar Pradesh’s Mathura district after he refused to chant ‘Jai Shri Ram’. The horrific incident came into the limelight after a video of the boy surfaced on social media. Four other Muslims were also reportedly injured.
According to Indian media, the cow vigilantes attacked the victims, alleging them for smuggling cows. Hindustan Times reported that the four companions of the deceased have been referred to the district hospital for treatment.
Taking to Twitter, an activist against Islamophobia shared a video of the incident. “This Muslim boy was lynched and brutally beaten by Hindu extremist mob in Uttar Pradesh, after being forced to chant Hindu war cry “Jai Sri Ram”. The kicker: police pressured him to remove “Jai Sri Ram” from the complaint,” he reported.
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Indian Muslim journalist couldn’t believe her eyes…
It is pertinent to mention that such incidents take place on daily basis in various states of India. Over the past couple of years in India, there has been a series of violent attacks on minorities, especially Muslims. Videos of the Indian mob brutally beating Muslims often go viral on social media, making our guts wrench, twist, and turn.
A similar video has again come to the limelight previously wherein an Indian man beats a Muslim man. The video showed the accused picking him by his collar and throwing him on the ground.
Voices of other men, probably recording the video can also be heard. They curse the victim and forced him to chant anti-Pakistan slogans.
Religion-based crimes have only risen sharply in India since independence. With an increase in hate crimes against Muslims in India in recent years, some fear the world’s largest democracy is becoming dangerously intolerant under the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
During the Northeast Delhi riots last year, a violent mob killed a 22-year-old Muslim man. The Delhi Police confirmed that the mob first assaulted him after establishing his Muslim identity. In addition, after he fell unconscious, the Indian mob set the man on fire.
Story Courtesy: Radio Pakistan
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