‘Act of hatred’: Delhi locals demand stricter action against cop who kicked namazis (News Laundry)

By Tanishka Sodhi& Saeeduzzaman

It was a scene of outrage in north Delhi’s Inderlok locality on Friday as Delhi police sub-inspector Manoj Kumar Tomar kicked men offering namaz on the road outside a mosque. A video of the incident went viral on social media, and Tomar was subsequently suspended. 

Newslaundry spoke to the locals in the area to piece together what happened. Several locals said the mosque was crowded because of which some people began praying in the parking area outside the mosque. One of the locals said the police personnel did not stop the people from praying outside at first, but eventually kicked the men, abusing them and asking them to leave.       

Several locals said the sub-inspector’s suspension is not enough, and demanded stricter action. One of them asked, “Are the police for our safety or oppression?”

This story was originally published in newslaundry.com.

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