A day later, no arrest in assault on Muslim man in Hisar

Lawrence Kim
July 14, 2017

Brandishing guns and swords and shouting slogans against Pakistan, activists of Bajrang Dal and Vishwa Hindu Parishad staged a march in Agra on Wednesday to protest against the killing of Hindu pilgrims in Amarnath. "Initial interrogation reveals he is not associated with the Bajrang Dal", Deputy Superintendent of Police (law and order), Hisar, Jitender Singh, told, The Hindu. As the Bajrang Dal activists were raising "Bharat Mata Ki Jai" slogans, someone in the crowd asked the victim, who was at the mosque's gate, to do the same.

Apparently, this lead to a verbal tussle between the youth and the hindutva activists during which an unidentified person among the activists slapped him and fled. "It is my demand that the police must arrange proper security around the mosque and arrest the accused".

"Are we guilty of attacking anyone?"

The police have taken cognisance of the matter and begun its investigation. Cases of rioting, promoting enmity between classes, maliciously insulting religious beliefs of any class, causing disturbance to an assembly engaged in religious worship, voluntarily causing hurt and criminal intimidation have been registered against the 100-125 unknown persons, police said. We all are brothers.

SHO Lalit Kumar said "we have not received any complaint so far".

Meanwhile, Hisar unit leader of Bajrang Dal Kapil Vats refuted the allegations saying "no one from Bajrang Dal manhandled anyone". "Let me assure you that no one from the Bajrang Dal has any role in the incident".

The terrorist attack had claimed the lives of seven people and injured another 19 in the Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir.

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