Muslim Dosa Seller Attacked In UP, Cart Vandalised

Two Muslim brothers, who run a roadside food stall in Mathura — named Srinath Dosa Corner — were allegedly harassed and their eatery vandalised by members of a local right-wing outfit who objected to its Hindu name. The incident has forced the duo to rename the eatery ‘American Dosa Corner’. On Saturday, one person was arrested in connection with the incident, said superintendent of police (city) M P Singh. The accused was identified as Srikant Sharma, a member of International Hindu Parishad, a hitherto unknown organisation. “The matter is being investigated and strict action will be taken against the accused,” the SP said. Mathura police has registered an FIR against unidentified people under section 506 (criminal intimidation) and 427 (mischief) of the IPC at Kotwali police station. A Hindutva activist who goes by the name of “Devraj Pandit (Prakash Sharma)” had claimed credit on the day of the attack and posted a video of the incident on his Facebook page. The FIR was filed at Mathura’s Kotwali police station on Saturday after a video of the incident was brought to the police’s notice. Along with the video, Pandit wrote: “Today we went and taught a lesson to some katmullas (slang used for Muslim men) who were running a food stall by the name of our Hindu god in Mathura’s Vikas Market. I request all of you that if you ever come across such a shop, immediately retaliate. We are with you. If you are Mullahs, run your food stalls by Muslim names, why are you using our Sanatan religion for your benefit?”

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Business premises
Number of victims 2 Identity of victim Muslims
Location of incident Business premises Was cross FIR filed 0
perpetrator Organizational Right Wing Hindutva Details of the FIR

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Role of police Satisfactory Current status Under investigation
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Date of incident: August 18, 2021
Nature of Violence
  • Economic boycott
  • Physical assault
  • Threat
  • Causal factors
  • Religious identity
  • No. of People Injured 2
    Name of the victim : Irfan and Aabid
    Name of Perpetrator Devraj Pandit (Prakash Sharma), Srikant Sharma, a member of International Hindu Parishad
    State Uttar Pradesh
    District/City Mathura
    Party In Power / Incidents BJP - Bharatiya Janata Party
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