Woman forced to hit Muslim boyfriend by slippers

In a bid to humiliate an interfaith couple, a Hindu woman was allegedly forced to beat up her Muslim boyfriend with skippers in public. A56-second- video was also shot and circulated. This was followed by members of the Hindu Jagran Manch, a right-wing outfit, trying to get the Muslim man arrested for “forced conversion”. They were, however, later booked for rioting. As per a Times of India report, it all started when a shopkeeper saw the couple standing under a tree in Meerut’s busy market. He spread the word and in no time, he came there with 11 other men who confronted the couple and started taking their details. They asked them their names. On coming to know that the woman was Hindu and the man was Muslim, they allegedly started attacking the man and then asked the woman to hit him hard in the face. After this, they asked her to hit him with slippers. She slapped him with slippers twice. After this, the men make him hold his ears through his legs and thrash him again. The man was allegedly dragged to the police station, where they wanted to get him booked for “forced conversion”. The woman, however, intervened and told police authorities that the man had not misbehaved with her, and she was with him due to her own will. Determined to get the man arrested, the Hindu Jagran Manch men allegedly roped in the mother of the woman’s friend, who gave a written complaint to the police saying that the man had forcefully dragged her minor daughter onto the streets of the market. Devesh Singh, circle officer, Civil Lines, told TOI that they found that the complaint was wrong and was filed under pressure. An FIR was lodged against the men for rioting, injuring the man and abetment of offence. No arrest has been made yet.

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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 0
perpetrator Organizational Right Wing Hindutva Details of the FIR

Investigating agency Victim's lawyer
Role of police Unsatisfactory Current status Under investigation
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Date of incident: September 17, 2021
Nature of Violence
  • Harassment
  • Physical assault
  • Threat
  • Causal factors
  • Religious identity
  • No. of People Injured 1
    Name of the victim : Undisclosed
    Name of Perpetrator Members of Hindu Jagran Manch
    State Uttar Pradesh
    District/City Meerut
    Party In Power / Incidents BJP - Bharatiya Janata Party
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