Friday, May 24, 2024

UP: Muslim man arrested for wrapping meal in newspaper carrying Hindu deities’ images

Mohammed Talib, a Muslim roadside restaurant owner has been arrested in Uttar Pradesh’s Sambhal district for wrapping a meal containing meat in a newspaper carrying images of Hindu deities.

Talib was arrested on a complaint by Hindu militant group Hindu Jagran Manch district president Kailash Gupta. In his complaint, Gupta accused Talib of hurting religious sentiments deliberately.

“After getting the complaint against Talib, we immediately took action and booked him,” Jitendra Kumar, a local police officer said.

A first information report alleged that Talib also tried to attack police officers with a knife when they came to arrest him, reported PTI.

Workers at the restaurant insisted wrapping food items in newspapers is a common practice and Talib did not do this to hurt anyone. It was just a matter of chance that Talib used a newspaper carrying images of Hindu gods and goddesses, they added.


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