Bihar teacher thrashed by locals

A Muslim teacher in a Bihar school was thrashed brutally by the locals as he had refused to sing ‘Vande Mataram’ on the occasion of Republic Day. Apparently, a video of the incident went viral on social media where the Muslim teacher, identified as Afzal Hussain, could be seen allegedly thrashed by some local residents after a scuffle broke out over the former’s refusal to sing Vande Mataram at a primary school in Abdullahpur in Bihar’s Katihar district.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident School
Number of victims 1 Identity of victim Muslims
Location of incident School perpetrator Religion Unknown
perpetrator Organizational Unknown Was cross FIR filed 0
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Date of incident: January 26, 2019
Nature of Violence
  • Harassment
  • Physical assault
  • Verbal Abuse
  • Causal factors
  • Attack against work/ideology/activism of individual or group
  • Name of the victim : Afzal Hussain
    Name of Perpetrator
    State Bihar
    District/City Katihar
    Party In Power / Incidents JDU - Janata Dal (United)
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