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Muslim youth beaten up in Gurugram for wearing skull cap


Gurugram, May 27 (IANS): A Muslim youth was allegedly accosted and beaten up by four unidentified assailants here on Saturday night for wearing a traditional skullcap and not chanting religious slogans, police said.

In a police complaint, Mohamad Barker Alam, 25, who hails from Bihar and is a resident of Jakob Pura here, alleged that four youth intercepted him at the Sadar Bazar Lane and asked him to remove the traditional skull cap he was wearing.

"The accused threatened me and said that wearing the cap is not allowed in the area. They removed the cap and slapped me. They asked to chant 'Bharat Mata ki Jai'. Following their instructions, I did that. Then they also forced me to chant 'Jai Sri Ram' which I refused. After thatm the accused picked up a baton and mercilessly beat me on my legs and back," he said in his complaint.

Alam, who was coming from local mosque in Sadar Bazar area after offering 'namaz', shouted for help and a number of Muslims from there rushed there to help him. As the attackers saw them approaching, they fled the spot.

"We have received a complaint about the incident and subsequently registered an FIR under sections of 153 (wantonly giving provocation with intent to cause riot), 147 (rioting), 149 (member of unlawful assembly guilty of offence), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC in the city police station concerned. We have also conducted a medical examination of victim," ACP, Gurugram City, Rajiv Kumar, said.

"We are scanning CCTV footage of the area to identify the accused. Effort are on to nab them," he added.

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  • Pakodawala, Mangaluru

    Mon, May 27 2019

    This is soon after his so called 'Inclusive' speech just the other day! Speeches are one thing and permit to execute is another thing!

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  • Ilyas, Udupi

    Mon, May 27 2019

    YEH TO ABHI SHURU HUA HAI PICTURE ABHI BAKI HAI.

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  • anthony, Mangalore

    Mon, May 27 2019

    Happenning as it so soon after the elections gives the indication of the agenda of Modi Sarkar II. Gujarat being the home state of both Modi and Amit Shah will become the harbinger of such incidents across the country if both of them do not condemn this incident and continue with their deafenning silense as during their last stint in the Govt and the party.

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  • ad, mangaluru

    Mon, May 27 2019

    Communal Raj under the new majority mandate?

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