Muslim Youths Forced To Chant ‘Jai Shri Ram’


Three Muslim youths were thrashed by four miscreants in Barpeta district, Assam, and were forced to chant ‘Jai Shri Ram’.

Police sources informed that the incident took place at the Jyoti Gaon area located near the Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed Medical College of the district in the wee hours of Friday when four bike-borne miscreants came to a medical store and thrashed one of its employees identified as Rakibul Haque.

“The miscreants also caught hold of Kurban Khan and Buran Ali, who worked at a nearby tea stall and verbally abused and thrashed them for no reason. Later, they also forced the trio to chant ‘Jai Shri Ram’,” said Jakir Hussain, President of the West Barpeta Traders’ Association.

“We have received an FIR in this regard and have started an investigation. The culprits will be brought to the book soon,” the police said, adding that they have also seized the motorcycles of the miscreants.

It may be mentioned here that Friday’s incident comes barely two weeks after a youth was arrested for forcing some Muslim youths to chant ‘Jai Shri Ram’ in Barpeta.

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