Muslim vendor was assaulted after asking name

23 April 2020: Noor Mohammed, a fruit seller who operates in Awas Vikas and Collecterate Colonies of Bijnor was assaulted by three youths. In his complaint, he is quoted as "On Thursday at around 12PM I was selling fruits in Awas Vikas Colony. I was also wearing a mask while doing so. A car with three youths came in front of me and asked my name and what I was selling. They then began cursing me for no reason. One of them got an iron rod and hit me on the head. I asked what my fault was, and they said that I was spreading the virus. They told me to not be ever seen again in this locality. They also punched and kicked me and while all this was going on, residents of the locality came out of their homes and stood watching. Nobody tried to help me." Noor has said that he knows the boys by their faces and can identify them since they also belong to the same locality. Police is investigating the matter.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Private Residence
Number of victims 1 Identity of victim Muslims
Location of incident Private Residence Was cross FIR filed No
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Date of incident: April 23, 2020
Nature of Violence
  • Harassment
  • Physical assault
  • Verbal Abuse
  • Causal factors
  • Religious identity
  • No. of People Injured 1
    Name of the victim : Noor Mohammed
    Name of Perpetrator Undisclosed
    State Uttar Pradesh
    District/City Bijnor
    Party In Power / Incidents BJP - Bharatiya Janata Party
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