Muslim volunteers heckled, harassed in Karnataka

On 6 April 2020 residents of a village in Bagalakote(Karnataka) humiliated members of the Muslim community, who had gone to the banks of the Krishna river to fish. A video of the incident went viral on social media on Monday. Around 10 to 15 residents of Bidari village in Rabkavi Banahatti taluk in Bagalakote can be seen holding wooden sticks and iron rods, while heckling three Muslim men. The three men wearing traditional Islamic Kurta Pajama and Skull Cap can be seen folding their hands and begging for mercy, while the village residents kick them and shoo them away with the wooden sticks. “Don’t touch them. They are the ones spreading the disease,” one of the men can be heard saying.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Village
Number of victims 3 Identity of victim Muslims
Location of incident Village Was cross FIR filed 0
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Date of incident: April 06, 2020
Nature of Violence
  • Denial of access to public spaces/institutions
  • Harassment
  • Physical assault
  • Causal factors
  • Religious identity
  • No. of People Injured 3
    Name of the victim : Undisclosed
    Name of Perpetrator Villagers
    State Karnataka
    District/City Bagalkote
    Party In Power / Incidents BJP - Bharatiya Janata Party
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