Muslim boy beaten for not chanting Jai Shri Ram

A 16-year-old Muslim boy was allegedly beaten by unidentified men in Kanpur for wearing a traditional skull cap and refusing to chant "Jai Shri Ram", police said on Saturday. The incident occurred on Friday when Mohammad Taj, a resident of Barra, was returning home after offering namaz in Kidwai Nagar, the Uttar Pradesh police said. Mr Singh said the attackers asked the teenager to chant "Jai Shri Ram", and kicked and punched him badly after he refused to do so. "They removed my cap, pinned me down and beat me black and blue while asking me to chant ''Jai Shri Ram''," Mohammad Taj told PTI. The 16-year-old alleged that the men told him that wearing the skull cap was "not allowed" in the area.

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

An FIR has been registered under the Indian Penal Code, including Section 153A (causing enmity between people of different religions), the Barra Police station SHO Satish Kumar Singh said.

Investigating agency Victim's lawyer
Role of police Need confirmation :Police filed an FIR and assured medical examination of the victim to be done and efforts are on to identify the accused, Satish Kumar Singh SHO Barra Police station said. Current status Under investigation
Charges Filed Section 153A (causing enmity between people of different religions) Other details
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Date of incident: June 29, 2019
Nature of Violence
  • Physical assault
  • Causal factors
  • Religious identity
  • No. of People Injured 1
    Name of the victim : Taj Mohammad
    Name of Perpetrator Unknown
    State Uttar Pradesh
    District/City Kanpur
    Party In Power / Incidents BJP - Bharatiya Janata Party
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