Kashmiri man thrashed in Gurgoan

In the latest episode of anti-Muslim violence in the country, a Kashmiri man claims he was attacked on Thursday evening by a group of goons in Sector 44 Area of Gurgoan, Haryana. a 24-year-old Tariq Bhat, hailing from Handwara, Kashmir told Maktoob that he was brutally thrashed and harassed by the group while he was returning home from the office. Bhat is employed as a financial advisor in Policy Bazaar for the past two years. The assailants targeted him for his identity as a Muslim and Kashmiri. “Someone covered my eyes and knocked me down and started to punch me,” Bhat narrated. “I was beaten to a pulp. I tried to escape, but I could not”. “I was beaten for no reason. I held my ears seeking forgiveness just to save myself but they thrashed me brutally. They started beating me before I could say anything. They hit me with some sharp weapon which torn my shirt,” he added. Tariq Bhat, the sole bread earner of his family, wants to quit and return back after the incident. Nasir Khuehami, national spokesperson of J&K Students association. told Maktoob that “whatever is happening in India with Muslims is just because of Islamophobia”. Recently there has been a rise in anti-Muslim violence in India. In Delhi, genocidal slogans were raised by Hindu militant groups days before Independence Day. “I spoke to Haryana CM Media Advisor Amit Arya. I have brought the matter of Kashmiri youth thrashed in Haryana into his notice and shared details. He conveyed that he has directed the concerned police commissioner to take Immediate action and arrest the culprits”. “I spoke to Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha to look into the matter. He has assured me that he will speak to Haryana CM immediately,” Khuehami added.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Public park
Number of victims 1 Identity of victim Muslims
Location of incident Public park Was cross FIR filed 0
perpetrator Organizational Unknown Details of the FIR

A First Information (FIR) under sections 323, 34, 506 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been registered.

Investigating agency Gurgaon Police Victim's lawyer
Role of police Unsatisfactory Current status Under investigation
Charges Filed Other details
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Main Information
Date of incident: August 19, 2021
Nature of Violence
  • Physical assault
  • Causal factors
  • Religious identity
  • No. of People Injured 1
    Name of the victim : Tariq Bhat
    Name of Perpetrator
    State Haryana
    District/City Gurugram (Gurgaon)
    Party In Power / Incidents BJP - Bharatiya Janata Party
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