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UP: Muslim driver brutally thrashed by Hindutva mob in Mathura

Elections over, ‘cow vigilante’ mobs are back on the hunt for innocent victims in Uttar Pradesh

Sabrangindia 22 Mar 2022

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Shocking videos of a Muslim man stripped of his shirt and being hit with belts by a mob have once again reminded social media of the hate prevailing in Uttar Pradesh. The man, a driver, was being beaten because the accused suspected him of “carrying beef” or “smuggling cattle” in his vehicle. The self-appointed mob of “cow vigilantes” attacked the hapless driver in Raal village of Mathura, Uttar Pradesh. The victim was identified as Mohammad Aamir, a driver of a pick-up van.

According to news reports, police have booked 16 identified people, including Vikash Sharma and Balram Thakur who are reportedly members of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP).

 

 

According to a report in The Times of India, the Muslim driver was attacked on Sunday night in Mathura by the mob. The attackers had appointed themselves vigilantes and decided to attack the driver as they “suspected” that he was carrying beef and smuggling cows in his vehicle. Aamir, was cornered and thrashed in what looks like a shed or room even though he begs to be spared with folded hands.

According to the police, the victim was merely transporting carcasses during a cleanliness drive of Nagar Panchayat Govardhan area of the district. Martand Prakash Singh, superintendent of police, Mathura issued a public statement that once Rameshwar Valmiki, a resident of the Govardhan area in Mathura, who has been licensed by the district panchayat to dispose of animal carcasses “sent the vehicle from Mathura to a nearby district... Our initial inquiry has not found any cows or beef inside the vehicle.”

Police told the media that two first information reports were filed, one based on the complaint filed by the victim Aamir, and the second by Vikas Sharma, who claims to be the “convenor of Gau Raksha Vibhag of Hindutva outfit Vishwa Hindu Parishad” reported TOI.

Sharma and his VHP associate one Balram Thakur, alleged that they “were beaten up by the villagers when they reached the spot and were asking about the incident,” according to news reports. They were reportedly attacked because “the villagers mistook both of them to be Aamir’s associates,” added the news report. These two are among the 16 booked by the police under Sections 147 (rioting), 307 (attempt to murder), 504 (intentional insult to provoke breach of the peace), among others of the Indian Penal Code based on Aamir’s complaint.

According to TOI, the police also acted on Sharma’s complaint accusing villagers of attacking him,  and “14 identified people and 150 unidentified ones were booked” under relevant IPC sections. According to police said the Muslim man has been admitted to the hospital for treatment, and four accused were arrested on March 21.

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UP: Muslim driver brutally thrashed by Hindutva mob in Mathura

Elections over, ‘cow vigilante’ mobs are back on the hunt for innocent victims in Uttar Pradesh

attack on muslims

Shocking videos of a Muslim man stripped of his shirt and being hit with belts by a mob have once again reminded social media of the hate prevailing in Uttar Pradesh. The man, a driver, was being beaten because the accused suspected him of “carrying beef” or “smuggling cattle” in his vehicle. The self-appointed mob of “cow vigilantes” attacked the hapless driver in Raal village of Mathura, Uttar Pradesh. The victim was identified as Mohammad Aamir, a driver of a pick-up van.

According to news reports, police have booked 16 identified people, including Vikash Sharma and Balram Thakur who are reportedly members of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP).

 

 

According to a report in The Times of India, the Muslim driver was attacked on Sunday night in Mathura by the mob. The attackers had appointed themselves vigilantes and decided to attack the driver as they “suspected” that he was carrying beef and smuggling cows in his vehicle. Aamir, was cornered and thrashed in what looks like a shed or room even though he begs to be spared with folded hands.

According to the police, the victim was merely transporting carcasses during a cleanliness drive of Nagar Panchayat Govardhan area of the district. Martand Prakash Singh, superintendent of police, Mathura issued a public statement that once Rameshwar Valmiki, a resident of the Govardhan area in Mathura, who has been licensed by the district panchayat to dispose of animal carcasses “sent the vehicle from Mathura to a nearby district... Our initial inquiry has not found any cows or beef inside the vehicle.”

Police told the media that two first information reports were filed, one based on the complaint filed by the victim Aamir, and the second by Vikas Sharma, who claims to be the “convenor of Gau Raksha Vibhag of Hindutva outfit Vishwa Hindu Parishad” reported TOI.

Sharma and his VHP associate one Balram Thakur, alleged that they “were beaten up by the villagers when they reached the spot and were asking about the incident,” according to news reports. They were reportedly attacked because “the villagers mistook both of them to be Aamir’s associates,” added the news report. These two are among the 16 booked by the police under Sections 147 (rioting), 307 (attempt to murder), 504 (intentional insult to provoke breach of the peace), among others of the Indian Penal Code based on Aamir’s complaint.

According to TOI, the police also acted on Sharma’s complaint accusing villagers of attacking him,  and “14 identified people and 150 unidentified ones were booked” under relevant IPC sections. According to police said the Muslim man has been admitted to the hospital for treatment, and four accused were arrested on March 21.

Related

Post Poll Watch: Muslim woman allegedly threatened with triple-talaq after voting for BJP
The Kashmir Files: Calls for genocide and hate marches by right-wing extremists and trolls
Uttar Pradesh: Dargah desecrated on the eve of Holi, Shab-e-Barat in Fatehpur
Uttar Pradesh: Doctor Kafeel Khan will contest MLC elections on April 9 

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