KOLKATA: A disturbing video of an elderly Muslim beggar couple being forced to chant Jai Shri Ram went viral on social media groups.
In a video that has emerged from Bengal, the couple Abul Bashar, 67 and his wife Bedana Bibi, 61, also blind, begs for a living can seen desperately pleading that they are visually disability but the Hindutva goons did not listen to them.
Holding a saffron flag with “Om” written on it, Bashar is seen chanting ‘Jai Shri Ram’ and ‘Jai Maa Tara’.
“My only fault was that I am a Muslim and I entered a Hindu-dominated area,” Bashar told The Indian Express Sunday.
“We go to various places in Birbhum and Burdwan. In Andal, some people came and snatched my cap. They said they will kill us because we are Muslims and had entered a Hindu-dominated area. Then they started beating me and my wife. My wife begged for my life and pleaded that we will never come to this area if they let us go. But they did not listen,” Bashar said.
One Hindutva goon voices are heard asking disparagingly, “So what you can’t see. You don’t have to use your eyes to chant Jai Shri Ram. Use your mouth.”