A young Muslim man named Saad Ashfaq Ansari was arrested by the Bhiwandi police in Maharashtra for supporting former BJP spokesman Nupur Sharma and questioning the nature of the relationship between the Prophet Muhammad and his wife Ayesha.
Ashfaq wrote on his Instagram, “A 50-year-old man marrying a 6-9-year-old girl is clearly child abuse. People do not know how to support him. Would you give your 6-year-old daughter to a 50-year-old man (think about it.)”
Ashfaq wrote, “I do not support any religion. I hate the most. I am afraid to live in a world where you and your family will be killed because you said something for a man who died years ago.”
He further added “Grow up guys. Ditch the religions which spread terrorism in the world and be human being. It’s just that simple. I already know how much hate I will get from posting this and prepared to be misunderstood because you people are still kids”.
“I already know how much hate I will get from posting this and prepared to be misunderstood because you people are still kids,” he had concluded. Soon after, a frenzied mob comprising of his co-religionists reached his house.
Following Ashfaq’s social media posts, a mob came to his home on the night of June 11 and asked him to leave. The boy tried to persuade the crowd. He nervously said, “I can stay inside if I want. But I came out to talk to you. “Then a man said to the crowd: ‘If you stay inside, we will take you out and kill you. “The boy desperately tried to convince the crowd with his hands together. When he started reading it, the man hit him in the face and another man continued to threaten him.
Who is Saad Ashfaq Ansari?
Saad Ashfaq Ansari, an engineering student in Maharashtra’s Bhiwandi, was attacked by a mob after he expressed support for former BJP spokesman Nupur Sharma on social media. The mob reportedly threatened him and forced him to recite the kalma (six Islamic phrases). He was later arrested by the Bhiwandi police. When news broke about the boy’s ordeal, #StandWithSaadAnsari started trending on Twitter.
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