Hafiz-e-Quran thrashed by Hindu mob for refusing to chant ‘Jai Shri Ram”
NEW DELHI: A young Muslim Hafiz Quran was brutally beaten up by far-right Hindu activists in India for refusing to chant Hindu slogans ‘Jai Shri Ram’.
A video clip of the thrashing went viral after being shared on Twitter on Thursday.
“Murdering, abducting, Kidnapping, abusing, humiliating has become a common job in Hindutva state. A young Muslim Hafiz Quran was beaten brutally by RSS goons for not calling “Jay Shiri Raam,” Preet Kaur, a Twitter user, wrote sharing the video.
“Please stand together & raise your voice against Hindutva Nazism 🙏,” she added.
In June this yer, a video that went viral on social media showed a terrified Muslim man tied to a pole being assaulted by a lynch mob made up of Hindu men in the eastern state of Jharkhand.
In the video, 24-year old Tabrez Ansari is seen pleading for his life, blood and tears streaming down his face.
His attackers force him to repeatedly chant “Jai Shri Ram”, which translates from Hindi to “hail Lord Ram” or “victory to Lord Ram”.
According to a BBC report, dozens of people have been killed and hundreds injured since 2014 in mob attacks, but there have been convictions in only a handful of cases.
In others, the accused remain free, often due to a lack of evidence, and some have been seen being feted by Mr Modi’s party’s colleagues.