In yet another case of anti-Muslim hate crime, radical Hindu organizations took to the streets in Khargone, asking Muslim run businesses to be shut down. The incident was triggered by the alleged discovery of some animal meat which the saffron mob claims was cow meat.
Acting on that assumption, they shut down shops and even ransacked some of the businesses run by the minority community’s businessmen in the locality. Slogans like “Goli maaro saalon ko” (Shoot the rascals) and “Bandh karo, Bandh karo” (shut down the shops) were seen on a video which has gone viral on Twitter.
The video which was originally shared by Kashik Kakvi, a journalist from Newsclick, shows a Muslim auto driver questioning the camera person. “Maine kya Gunah kiya tha? (What sin did I do),” he asks as he points to his auto, which he says has been damaged. The victim in question is surrounded by two other young men.
All the men in question have blood on their faces and are significantly injured as a result of the mob violence.
The video also shows police men resorting to lathi-charge to quell the situation. It is unclear who all were affected by the police action as of yet. However, many people in the market in Khargone have been affected. An FIR has been registered, and the police is said to look into the matter soon.