Skip to main content
Sabrang
Sabrang
Communalism Minorities

Jharkhand: Youths attack Class 9 student for not chanting Jai Shri Ram!

More youths appear to be developing violent sentiments following the right-wing groups’ calls for arms since last year

Sabrangindia 24 Mar 2022

Muslim boy attacked

Youths enamoured by right-wing extremist ideology allegedly assaulted a Class 9 Muslim student in Jharkhand’s Jamshedpur because the latter refused to chant ‘Jai Shri Ram’. According to a video shared by independent journalist Ashraf Hussain, student Altamash Hussain was shown a video of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath before the attack.

Around 5-6 students attacked Hussain around March 23, 2022 because he refused to chant Lord Ram’s name after watching the neighbouring Chief Minister’s photo. According to the video, Hussain said two of the assaulters were from his school. The group attempted to choke and beat him before Hussain’s friends came to his rescue.

 

 

The news sparked outrage with many people tagging Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren and the state police like the journalist.

 

 

For long, the right-wing groups have demanded such violent attitudes from the youth. The most recent incident was during the screening of The Kashmir Files movie when two infamous hate-offenders Vinod Sharma and Swami Jitendranand Saraswati asked people to take up arms and ‘defend the Hindu community’ in front of young children.

screen

Similarly, a day before Hussain was attacked, another hate offender Rajeev Brahmarshi promised to give every youth in his area a sword. In his Facebook post, he said he will provide 5,000 swords this year instead of 3,000 swords last year to commemorate Ram Navami.

RB

The festival to be celebrated on April 10 marks the birth of the Hindu God Ram. Instead of celebrating this day with peace, the aspiring Hindutva leader with over 62,000 followers is openly distributing weapons. Back in November 2021 and of late, Facebook has repeatedly failed to remove this post despite their openly communal and violent nature.

Related:

A Kashmiri Pandit fact-checks The Kashmir Files

The Kashmir Files: Right-wing outfits bring weapons inside theatres!

Carry swords to protect cows: Sadhvi Saraswati

Hate Watch: Are swords being sent to Hindutva groups?

Jharkhand: Youths attack Class 9 student for not chanting Jai Shri Ram!

More youths appear to be developing violent sentiments following the right-wing groups’ calls for arms since last year

Muslim boy attacked

Youths enamoured by right-wing extremist ideology allegedly assaulted a Class 9 Muslim student in Jharkhand’s Jamshedpur because the latter refused to chant ‘Jai Shri Ram’. According to a video shared by independent journalist Ashraf Hussain, student Altamash Hussain was shown a video of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath before the attack.

Around 5-6 students attacked Hussain around March 23, 2022 because he refused to chant Lord Ram’s name after watching the neighbouring Chief Minister’s photo. According to the video, Hussain said two of the assaulters were from his school. The group attempted to choke and beat him before Hussain’s friends came to his rescue.

 

 

The news sparked outrage with many people tagging Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren and the state police like the journalist.

 

 

For long, the right-wing groups have demanded such violent attitudes from the youth. The most recent incident was during the screening of The Kashmir Files movie when two infamous hate-offenders Vinod Sharma and Swami Jitendranand Saraswati asked people to take up arms and ‘defend the Hindu community’ in front of young children.

screen

Similarly, a day before Hussain was attacked, another hate offender Rajeev Brahmarshi promised to give every youth in his area a sword. In his Facebook post, he said he will provide 5,000 swords this year instead of 3,000 swords last year to commemorate Ram Navami.

RB

The festival to be celebrated on April 10 marks the birth of the Hindu God Ram. Instead of celebrating this day with peace, the aspiring Hindutva leader with over 62,000 followers is openly distributing weapons. Back in November 2021 and of late, Facebook has repeatedly failed to remove this post despite their openly communal and violent nature.

Related:

A Kashmiri Pandit fact-checks The Kashmir Files

The Kashmir Files: Right-wing outfits bring weapons inside theatres!

Carry swords to protect cows: Sadhvi Saraswati

Hate Watch: Are swords being sent to Hindutva groups?

Related Articles

Sunday

03

Jan

Pan-India

Saturday

05

Dec

05 pm onwards

Rise in Rage!

North Gate, JNU campus

Thursday

26

Nov

10 am onwards

Delhi Chalo

Pan India

Theme

Stop Hate

Hate and Harmony in 2021

A recap of all that transpired across India in terms of hate speech and even outright hate crimes, as well as the persecution of those who dared to speak up against hate. This disturbing harvest of hate should now push us to do more to forge harmony.
Taliban 2021

Taliban in Afghanistan: A look back

Communalism Combat had taken a deep dive into the lives of people of Afghanistan under the Taliban regime. Here we reproduce some of our archives documenting the plight of hapless Afghanis, especially women, who suffered the most under the hardline regime.
2020

Milestones 2020

In the year devastated by the Covid 19 Pandemic, India witnessed apathy against some of its most marginalised people and vilification of dissenters by powerful state and non state actors. As 2020 draws to a close, and hundreds of thousands of Indian farmers continue their protest in the bitter North Indian cold. Read how Indians resisted all attempts to snatch away fundamental and constitutional freedoms.
Migrant Diaries

Migrant Diaries

The 2020 COVID pandemic brought to fore the dismal lives that our migrant workers lead. Read these heartbreaking stories of how they lived before the pandemic, how the lockdown changed their lives and what they’re doing now.

Campaigns

Sunday

03

Jan

Pan-India

Saturday

05

Dec

05 pm onwards

Rise in Rage!

North Gate, JNU campus

Thursday

26

Nov

10 am onwards

Delhi Chalo

Pan India

IN FACT

Analysis

Stop Hate

Hate and Harmony in 2021

A recap of all that transpired across India in terms of hate speech and even outright hate crimes, as well as the persecution of those who dared to speak up against hate. This disturbing harvest of hate should now push us to do more to forge harmony.
Taliban 2021

Taliban in Afghanistan: A look back

Communalism Combat had taken a deep dive into the lives of people of Afghanistan under the Taliban regime. Here we reproduce some of our archives documenting the plight of hapless Afghanis, especially women, who suffered the most under the hardline regime.
2020

Milestones 2020

In the year devastated by the Covid 19 Pandemic, India witnessed apathy against some of its most marginalised people and vilification of dissenters by powerful state and non state actors. As 2020 draws to a close, and hundreds of thousands of Indian farmers continue their protest in the bitter North Indian cold. Read how Indians resisted all attempts to snatch away fundamental and constitutional freedoms.
Migrant Diaries

Migrant Diaries

The 2020 COVID pandemic brought to fore the dismal lives that our migrant workers lead. Read these heartbreaking stories of how they lived before the pandemic, how the lockdown changed their lives and what they’re doing now.

Archives