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NDTV’s Muslim journalist forced to say ‘Jai Shri Ram’ to save his family

PATNA: The current situation in the country is getting worse everyday for Muslims. At one side in the name of Gau Bhakti, innocents are being lynch and on the other side, Muslims are being threaten in different ways.

In a similar case, a man and his family were forced to chant, “Jai Shri Ram” and if they did not oblige to their demand, they threatened to set the family’s car on fire, reported BBC.

“CHANT, “JAI SHRI RAM” OR ELSE THE CAR WILL BE BLOWN,” DEMANDED GROUP OF MEMBERS BELIEVED TO OWE ALLEGIANCE TO BAJRANG DAL.

The man is M. Atharuddin Munni, programme Co-Ordinator in Bharti NDTV India Channel.

The journalist on June 28 shared the incident on Facebook:

The incident happened on 28 June when Atharuddin was traveling with his 91-year-old father, 85-year-old, wife and two children from Karneji village in Bihar’s Vaishali district to Raheemabad village in Samastipur.

The NDTV journalist on reaching the Muzaffarpur National Highway 28, noticed a major traffic jam near the toll booth. He noticed a truck, parked in the middle of the highway, blocking the path of the commuters.

When he asked a member of the public about the reason, the youth warned him of the possible danger and advices to go away, saying their car would be set alight by the Bajrang Dal members.

Worried about his family safety, Atharuddin without delay turn his car when he noticed four to five men wearing saffron clothes and carrying sticks moved towards his vehicle.

The men dressed in saffron clothes eyed the car’s inside and on noticing his bearded father and veiled wife, the thumping of their sticks on the ground become faster with chant of “Jai Shri Ram.”

The saffron activists then shouted “Say Jai Shri Ram or we will burn you down”.

Panic and scared for lives, Atharuddin and his family chanted the slogan.

The Bajrang Dal members allowed the family to leave the spot after they chanted “Jai Shri Ram.”

The Atharuddin later took to Twitter to inform Bihar CM Nitish Kumar and also enlighten about the incident  to JD (U) spokesperson Neeraj Kumar and MLA Aktharul Islam Shaheen.