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Video: Shahi Imam slapped by Bajrang Dal goons, forced to chant ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’

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HISAR: A group of 100-125 Bajrang Dal activists resorted to ‘goonism’ and assaulted the Shahi Imam of a mosque for not raising ‘Bharat Mata ki jai’ slogan.

The incident took place near a mosque at Lahoriya Chowk in Haryana’s Hisar town on Tuesday during a Bajrang Dal protest against the terror attack on Amarnath pilgrims.

The mob passing through the chowk stopped in front of the Mosque and repeatedly raised slogans of ‘Bharat Mata ki jai’.

As the victim, Abid Hussain, was returning after offering namaz stepped out of a Mosque, the Bajrang Dal goons pressurized the imam to chant ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ and ‘Vande Mataram’.

In the video, the mob can be seen repeatedly asking Hussain to raise the slogan and when he refused to obliged, they blew slaps and abuses on him.

Ali, a resident of Rajiv Nagar has filed a complaint with the police against the unidentified people an dthe main accused has been arrested.

According to ABP news, one of the workers while speaking to media said, “No Hindu is safe in a Muslim dominant area”. He further asserted “We wouldn’t let any Muslim live here and would ensure they are kicked out”.