Muslim Boy Thrashed for not Chanting ‘Jai Shri Ram’ in UP

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Caravan News

KANPUR – A young Muslim boy was allegedly thrashed by unidentified men here for denying to chant “Jai Shri Ram”, police said here on Saturday.

According to police, the incident occurred on Friday when Mohammad Taj, resident of Barra, was returning home after offering ‘namaz’ at a mosque in Kidwai Nagar.

“When I was coming back after offering the prayer, three to four people asked me to get down from my car. They started hurling abuses on me after seeing the skull cap on my head,” he told ANI.

“They called me “mulla” (Muslim man) and asked me to chant ‘Jai Shri Ram.’ They thrashed me and also took away my cell phone as I was about to call my family and the police,” Taj told ANI.

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