Three muslim men thrashed in Baghpat

Three muslim men (including one cleric) wearing caps on their heads were travelling in a train from Delhi to Haridwar. Some six-seven youth came up and asked them "why do you wear the headscarves?". The victims told that they were about to leave the train because of the provocation but the moment they stood up, the boys started beating them badly with rods saying, "topi kyun pehente ho sar pe?"

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Public transport
Number of victims 3 Identity of victim Muslims
Location of incident Public transport perpetrator Religion Hindu
perpetrator Organizational Was cross FIR filed 0
Details of the FIR

FIR was filed against the perpetrators under sections 147 (rioting), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 352 (assault) of the Indian Penal Code.

Investigating agency Victim's lawyer
Role of police Satisfactory :FIR was filed against the accused. The police accepted that the trio was beaten up for no reason but denied that they were thrown out of the train. Current status Under investigation
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Main Information
Date of incident: November 23, 2017
Nature of Violence
  • Denial of access to public spaces/institutions
  • Harassment
  • Physical assault
  • Causal factors
  • Religious identity
  • Name of the victim : Abu Bakr, Gulzar Ahmed, Mohammed Israr
    Name of Perpetrator
    State Uttar Pradesh
    District/City Bagpat
    Party In Power / Incidents BJP - Bharatiya Janata Party
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