In India’s Uttar Pradesh state, a Muslim man was beaten, on Wednesday, paraded through a street and forced to chant “Jai Shree Ram” (Hail Lord Ram) by a mob.
According to the local news agency report, he was driving his rickshaw when the mob “started abusing and assaulting me and threatening to kill me and my family”.
The report further stated that the incident took place less than a kilometre away from an intersection where a right-wing group — Bajrang Dal — held a meeting earlier in the day in which people complained that Muslims in the area were “trying to convert a Hindu girl”.
Video footage of the incident, circulating on social media, showed the victim — a rickshaw driver in UP’s Kanpur town — being forced to chant the slogan and begging the attackers to not beat him while his daughter clung to him. He was later handed over to the police.
Since BJP taken office, such mob attacks have been on rise making world largest democracy a terrible place to live for minorities, especially Muslims.