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Muslim convict in Tihar jail branded with Om symbol


Daijiworld Media Network - New Delhi

New Delhi, Apr 20: Shabbir (34), a Muslim convict under trial in Tihar jail, has claimed that he was beaten and branded with an Om symbol by officials inside the jail premises. He has been in Tihar jail since November 2017.

As reported in India Today, the man's family approached Karkardooma court with a complaint that their 'son's life was in danger in the jail'. Magistrate Richa Parihar has confirmed that the ‘Om’ symbol had been engraved on Shabbir’s back when he was brought before her.

As per the report, Shabbir filed a complaint on April 12 with the superintendent of jail no 4 - Rajesh Chauhan that the induction stove in his barracks was not working properly. Furious by the complaint, the jail official summoned Shabbir into his office and slated and branded the Om on his back with a heated metal symbol for 'trying to be a neta' and raising complaints.

It is reported that the jail officials also abused him for his religion saying that 'you Muslims have destroyed our country'. The case was heard by the court on April 17 when Shabbir was already scheduled to be brought to court for a hearing in an ongoing trial against him.

After confirming the Om symbol on his back the judge ordered a medical examination and he was ‘immediately removed from the direct or indirect supervision of jail superintendent Rajesh Chauhan’.

It is reported that the jail authorities have not appeared before court for hearing on April 18 and that they also refused to send the medical examination and enquiry reports to the court.

The judge will hear the matter on Monday (April 22).

However, the Tihar authorities has denied the incident and said that there is no possibility that any such incident has happened and that they are conducting an enquiry.

A press statement issued by DG Tihar Ajay Kashyap mentioned, “Enquiry is being conducted by DIG. The undertrial (Shabbir) has been shifted to a different jail as advised by the court. Detailed report to the court will be submitted once enquiry is over.”

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  • Sahil, Mangaluru

    Sat, Apr 20 2019

    Indian Will run Indian way let anyone come and go not even Hinduism way or Muslim or Christian way. Let us join the hand together.

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  • sense_shetty, Mangalore

    Sat, Apr 20 2019

    "OM" is not a religious symbol.

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  • Dinesh, Dubai

    Sat, Apr 20 2019

    Mr.Senseless Sense
    Then have you engraved in on your back ?
    Can someone engrave it on your back ?

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  • AMAR NATHAL, MANGALORE

    Sat, Apr 20 2019

    The Tihar authorities has denied the incident and said that there is no possibility that any such incident has happened and that they are conducting an enquiry. So, either Tihar authorities are mentally ill and have lost human soul, or those who are accusing them if it. Both can not be true and false at the same time. One thing is sure, jail authorities or those responsible to this crime must be branded with red hot metal as coward idiots.

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  • Rajesh. D., Manglore, Dubai.

    Sat, Apr 20 2019

    Violence in the name of Religion only destroys people, peace in the society.

    If you love your religion then die for your religion and show your love . Killing can be done by any barbaric or third rate person.

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  • Prithviraj, Shikaripura

    Sat, Apr 20 2019

    We welcomed with open arms..when arabs reached our shore. We treat our home-coming guest as same like god. We do not know who hijacked our innocence according to there needs wants to find out first. It means dhoka. Hatred started from there itself. How you rectify if some one go step by step with there religion to pursue there goal.

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  • Moshu, mangaluru

    Sat, Apr 20 2019

    Followers of Naturam Godse and veer savarker need to to be given one way ticket to Pakistan.

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  • Ahmed K.C., Mangalore

    Sat, Apr 20 2019

    Is Rajesh Chauhan trained in RSS Shakha ???

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  • James, Belman

    Sat, Apr 20 2019

    The country is in danger. All people should think irrespective of relegion to save the country from the hands of sick minded people

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  • Prithviraj, Shikaripura

    Sat, Apr 20 2019

    It can now only viewed after 2024.

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  • Lionel Dsouza, Mangalore

    Sat, Apr 20 2019

    FIRST TIME IN 72 YEARS

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  • Prithviraj, Shikaripura

    Sat, Apr 20 2019

    Minorites are almost reduce near to nil below 2% in pakistan. Before independance around 20%.

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  • Sadhu, Mulky

    Sat, Apr 20 2019

    Your dreams will come true if BJP elected again and again.

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  • Ahmed K.C., Mangalore

    Sat, Apr 20 2019

    Prathviraj,
    You need to get the facts before uttering any non-sense.

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  • ummar, mangalore

    Sat, Apr 20 2019

    y u care about pakistan hindhus, wen india got partision they should back to india in that time
    they want to stay thier they stayed thier ...

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  • Prithviraj, Shikaripura

    Sat, Apr 20 2019

    Ummar...in brotherhood everything counted. As we have staged protest for rohingya muslims and destroyed government as well as public properties...it's common. Our people venture out to join ISIS in syrian border..via afghanistan.

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  • Ahmed K.C., Mangalore

    Sat, Apr 20 2019

    Prathviraj,
    Are you a student of RSS Shakha ??
    After independence Pakistan's Hindu population was 12.9%
    Now, it's 1.6% only. Very much true.
    But, when it was 12.9% The Pakistan comprised population of both East Pakistan and West Pakistan.
    After, Bangladesh came into being, now only Hindus residing in Pakistan are counted and those Hindus residing in Bangladesh are no more Pakistanis.

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