Ground Report | New Delhi: Muslim man forced; After the MuslimBangle Seller of Indore, a case of forcibly calling ‘Jai Shri Ram’ from a Muslim person who bought junk from Ujjain and throwing his belongings has come to light. The related video is also now viral on social media.
A video of two men forcing a scrap dealer to chant ‘Jai Shri Ram’ and throwing his belongings on the road went viral on social media on Sunday.
Muslim man forced to chant Jai Shree Ram
In the viral video, the youth can be heard saying, “How can you earn and take away from our village. Jai Shri Ram Bol, Bol Jai Shri Ram, how did you enter our village, Jai Shri Ram toh bolna hoga”. In the end, when the he said ‘Jai Shri Ram’, he was released.
Confirming the matter, Jharda police station in-charge Vikram Singh said that the whole matter is on the afternoon of Saturday, August 28. Taking cognizance of the matter, a case has been registered against the youth for harassing the person of the minority community.
As soon as the video went viral on social media on Sunday, Ujjain Police tweeted that both the accused have been identified and arrested.
Muslims in India
India is a country of religious, ethnic, and linguistic diversity. Its estimated two hundred million Muslims, most of whom identify as Sunni, constitute about 15 percent of the population, by far the largest minority group. Hindus make up about 80 percent. The country’s Muslim communities are diverse, with differences in language, race, ethnicity, and access to political and economic power.
Several foreign governments and international bodies have condemned the BJP’s discrimination against Muslims, calling the actions in Kashmir and the Citizenship Amendment Act a matter of particular concern.
The UN Human Rights Office described the law as “fundamentally discriminatory” and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres expressed concern that it could render people stateless. Many Muslim-majority countries and Muslim Arab activists have raised their voices against the growing Islamophobia in India. The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), a grouping of fifty-seven member states, advised India to “take immediate steps to stem the rising tide of Islamophobia”.