A year after anti-Muslim pogrom broke out in northeast Delhi, a horrific video surfaced on Wednesday where a Muslim youth was seen being thrashed in cold blood by Hindu men, while being forced to chant “Hindustan Zindabad” and “Pakistan Murdabad.”
In the video, one of the assailants can be seen beating the Muslim youth black and blue and forcing him to chant “Pakistan Murdabad” and “Asaduddin Owaisi Murdabad”. Meanwhile, another accused, who was filming the act, can be heard asking him to raise his volume as the main accused held him by his collar.
The survivor pleaded for mercy, holding Goswami’s feet only to be thrashed more. The accused can be seen picking him by his collar and throwing him on the ground.
The video went viral late on Wednesday night, calling for action against the culprits, following which the Delhi police tweeted a response, informing that a case has been registered against the assailants.
So far, the main accused, Ajay Goswami, has been arrested by the Delhi Police.
Goswami was also named an accused last year in a northeast Delhi anti-Muslim pogrom case.
Responding to the tragic incident, Hyderabad MP and AIMIM supremo Asaduddin Owaisi said that the “petty criminals have found a way to upgrade themselves by beating up Muslims, forcing them to chant slogans and making a video of themselves.”
“They have no fear of law and no fear of being socially shunned,” said Owaisi.
He went on to say: Faizan died after he was beaten and forced to sing the anthem by cops during North East Dehi pogrom. If they were arrested and punished Pandit wouldn’t have found the courage to do this. Every inaction and biased action by cops emboldens criminals further. “