Madhya Pardesh, August 23 (KMS): A video is being widely circulated on social media showing Tasleem, a bangle seller in Madhya Pradesh’s Govidnagar, being thrashed by Hindutva men for entering the Hindu neighbourhood.
In the video shared by many including poet and Congress politician Imran Pratapgarhi on Twitter, the assailants are angered by Muslim man meeting ‘their wives and daughters’. The Hindu men in Govidnagar in Indore also threatened Tasleem not to enter the ‘Hindu locality.’
आप सबके दबाव बनाने का नतीजा रहा कि इंदौर पुलिस ने आधी रात गये मुक़दमा दर्ज कर लिया है
लड़के की पिटाई के मामले में FIR करवाने से लेकर क़ानूनी सहायता दिलवाने तक हम लोग हर क़दम पर पीड़ित के साथ रहेंगे ।
नफ़रत हारेगी – मुहब्बत जीतेगी
~इमरान प्रतापगढ़ी pic.twitter.com/hpTLOV8JH8
— Imran Pratapgarhi (@ShayarImran) August 22, 2021
Tasleem is a resident of Hardoi in Uttar Pradesh, claims a Twitter user.
Following Pratapgarhi’s interference and complaint by Tasleem, an FIR registered against the accused under the sections 34, 120-B, 141, 142, 143, 148, 147, 149, 153-A, 294, 298, 323, 395 and 506 of Indian Penel Code, South Asian Wire reported.
This was the second incident in the past week where Muslim merchants and salesmen were thrashed by Hindu right wing groups and were not allowed to enter ‘Hindu localities.”
Last week in Uttar Pradesh, members of the Hindutva group Kranti Sena conducted ‘surprise checks’ at a Muzzaffarnagar market to ensure that no Muslim man applies mehendi (henna) on the hands of Hindu women on the occasion of Hariyali Teej.