In Madhya Pradesh, a Muslim man was allegedly forced to chant a religious slogan turned war cry – “Jai Shree ram.” The Muslim man was denied permission to enter the village without chanting “Jai Shree ram.”
Madhya Pradesh: Highlights
- A Muslim man was forced to chant “Jai Shree ram” and denied entry to the village.
- The police arrested two men – Kamal and Eashwar.
Madhya Pradesh: Yet another case
In yet another case of communal and social violence in Madhya Pradesh, a video emerged showing communalism. The incident happened in Sekli village of Madhya Pradesh’s Ujjain district on Saturday. Meanwhile, police have arrested two men in relation to the case.
The Muslim man was a scrap dealer who was allegedly denied permission to enter the village and forced to chant “Jai Shree Ram.”
As per the video, a conversion can be figured out.
“Jai Shri Ram bolne main kya hai (What’s the harm in saying Jai Shri Ram?),” the two men asked the Muslim scrap dealer.
To which the dealer replied, “Meri Baat Suno (Listen To Me).”
But the two men forced and said, “Jai Shri Ram bolna padega, bol Jai Shri Ram (You will have to chant Jai Shri Ram).”
The Muslim man ultimately said, “Chalo theek hai, Jai Shri Ram, Jai Shri Ram, ab khush (Okay, Jai Shri Ram. You are Happy now).”
Madhya Pradesh: Police’s take
The sub-Divisional Police officer of Mahidpur – RK Rai said, “The incident happened on Saturday when scrap dealer Abdul Rasheed, a resident of Mahidpur town who has been doing this business here for a long time, went to Sikli village under Jharda police station area to collect some scrap in his mini truck.”
Mr Rai further added, “However, Rasheed was forced to leave the village and also threatened against doing his scrap business in the area. When he left the village, two men intercepted him at Pipliya Dhuma, manhandled him and forced him to chant ‘Jai Shri Ram’. The man somehow got out from there after giving in to their demand.”
Subsequently, the police arrested both the accused and further booked them under various IPS sections. The duo was booked under IPC sections 153-A (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion), 505 (2) (public mischief), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), among others.
As cases of communal enmity are rising in Madhya Pradesh, the opposition leader criticized the government.
Madhya Pradesh Congress chief – Kamal Nath said, “Has it been happening under a specific agenda? The government is watching everything as a mute spectator. An atmosphere of anarchy is being created in the entire state and the law is being mocked.”