Muslim Man Beaten, forced to eat Pork in Assam

A Muslim man was brutally attacked and beaten up by the mob over selling beef in Assam’s Biswanath district. He was forced to eat pork as punishment by locals. Reports suggest that police have detained at least five people after the video of the incident went viral on social media. The man was seen on his knees in deep slush, begging to let him go. Shaukat Ali, 68, was thrashed brutally and was accused of being a Bangladeshi. He is currently being treated at a government hospital. "Are you Bangladeshi? Is your name in the NRC (National Register of Citizens)?" someone in the mob can be heard asking him. The mob asked Shaukat Ali why he is selling beef and if he has the license to do so. District police said that Ali is a businessman and has been running an eatery in the area for the last 35 years. Cow slaughter is not banned in Assam but permission is required from a veterinary officer as only the cows aged over 14 years can be slaughtered.

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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 No
perpetrator Organizational Right Wing Hindutva Details of the FIR

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Date of incident: April 07, 2019
Nature of Violence
  • Harassment
  • People leaving traditional food habits/Livelihood/Property
  • Physical assault
  • Verbal Abuse
  • Causal factors
  • Religious identity
  • No. of People Injured 1
    Name of the victim : Shaukat Ali
    Name of Perpetrator Right wing Activist
    State Assam
    District/City Baksa
    Party In Power / Incidents BJP - Bharatiya Janata Party
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