CHANTING ‘JAI HANUMAN’ GAU RAKSHAKS THRASH 5 MUSLIMS IN HARYANA, POLICE BOOKS VICTIMS

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The mob, on Friday, surrounded and beat up an auto-rickshaw driver and four persons in Faridabad suspecting them of carrying beef. — ANI

The assault comes days after the Supreme Court asked for a compliance report from states on the cow vigilantism matter.

FARIDABAD — In yet another incident of cow vigilantism, five Muslims were brutally beaten up by a strong mob of around hundred people on the suspicion of carrying beef, according to ANI.

The incident took place near Gosi village in Haryana’s Faridabad.

The victim is identified as Azaad, an disabled man who works as an auto-rickshaw driver and also a meat supplier.

On Friday morning, when Azaad was supplying the meat to a shop, the mob of self-styled cow vigilantes, or ‘gau rakshaks’ gheraoed his vehicle and brutally thrashed the auto driver when he refused to chant ‘Bharat mata ki jai’ and ‘Jai Hanuman’ as directed by them.

According to The Hindu reports, they also thrash the other four persons who came for his rescue. The assaulter also video-graphed the entire incident on a mobile cell-phone which is going viral on social media.

when Azaad was supplying the meat to a shop, the mob of self-styled cow vigilantes, or ‘gau rakshaks’ gheraoed his vehicle and brutally thrashed the auto driver when he refused to chant ‘Bharat mata ki jai’ and ‘Jai Hanuman’ as directed by them

Interestingly, the whole incident happened in front of some policemen, claimed the victims.

The assault comes days after the Supreme Court asked for a compliance report from states on the cow vigilantism matter.

Faridabad police registered an FIR under Cow Smuggling Act a case against the victims. However, another FIR against the self-styled ‘gau rakshaks’ was yet to be filed.

The meat samples has been sent for forensic examination and lab reports confirm that the confiscated meat from the victims is that of a buffalo’s, reported India Today.

The five victims were currently undergoing treatment at a local hospital.

A June 2017 report by Indiaspend had revealed that 97 % of violence related to cows since 2010 had taken place after the Narendra Modi led-BJP government came to power in 2014. — Agencies

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