Indore: Some might say these incidents happen only in India. But it’s true to a certain extent. A pounced on a man selling bangles in Indore, Madhya Pradesh was pounced upon by a mob for allegedly concealing his religion. The 25-year-old Tasleem was thrashed ruthlessly and was even robbed of Rs 10,000 by his assailants according to NDTV.
Clarifies state Home Minister Narottam Mishra,
“He was using a Hindu name, though he belonged to a different community. He also had two different Aadhaar cards… he was selling bangles which our daughters wear and apply henna during sawan (monsoon)… that’s how the altercation started.”
Mishra added, “If a man hides his name, caste and religion then bitterness comes in” though he insisted that the incident should not be given any “communal colour”.
“The accused first asked my name and started beating once I revealed it. They also robbed the Rs 10,000 that I was carrying and broke the bangles and other material that I had,” Tasleem, said in the complaint.
Sad, indeed sad!