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.


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.


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.


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