Tripura Muslim man attacked by locals in Tripura

A Muslim man in Tripura was thrashed and threatened to convert religion in order to reside in the region. This incident took place on Wednesday night at 9 p.m. when the victim, Abu Hossain Choudhury, came out of his home for making wudu (ablution) for isha Namaz (night prayer). Suddenly, two hindutva goons from nearby locality came there, strated abusing him and his religion and thrashed him with bamboo sticks. The two accused men were identified as Jhutan Das and Bikas Das. According to Choudhury, Jhutan Das was the main culprit and it was he who used the communal slur against Islam and abused him physically. Abul Hossain Choudhury said they were offering prayer in home with family members. In the middle of the namaz he came out for re-making wudu (ablution done before prayer).He saw his neighbourhood cousin was there and went and greeted him. After two minutes, the two men came and started to verbally abuse them and asked them to go home. Choudhury said why should he go home as he was in his property itself and that he would return home only after Namaz. After listening to the word "Namaz" both of them got furious and started beating him. They threatened him to convert his religion or else he won't be allowed to stay in the region also forced him to chant Jai Shri Ram, etc. On Thursday, Choudhury wrote a coplaint letter to Agartala police station incharge reporting the incident. However, police yet to take action against the culprits. Allegedly Jhutan Das has link with RSS, the mentor organization of Bharatiya Janata Party and also has records of disturbing local people and extorting money.

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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 Not Applicable
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On 14th May, 2020, the victim filed a complaint in the West Police station, Agartala

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Main Information
Date of incident: May 13, 2020
Nature of Violence
  • Forced conversion
  • Harassment
  • Physical assault
  • Causal factors
  • Hurting religious sentiments
  • No. of People Injured 1
    Name of the victim : Abul Hossain Choudhury
    Name of Perpetrator Jhutan Das and Bikas Das
    State Tripura
    District/City West Tripura
    Party In Power / Incidents BJP - Bharatiya Janata Party
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