“Incident will haunt me for life,” says Muslim man thrashed on UP train ( Two Circles )

A scrap dealer from Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh was allegedly assaulted onboard a train on the night of January 12. Police have registered a case in the case.

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A Muslim man was allegedly assaulted onboard a train while travelling from Delhi to Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh on the night of January 12. 

The video of the assault has since gone viral on social media, with many expressing outrage over the incident. 

Asim Hussain, a scrap dealer from Moradabad, told TwoCircles.net that the incident occurred on the night of January 12 when he was on a train journey from Delhi to Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh. Hussain makes six to seven trips to Delhi every month to buy aluminium scrap which he sells in his hometown Moradabad. 

He said the train was crowded and after some passengers boarded the train from the Hapur district, a man screamed and called me a thief saying “Mullahs (Muslims) are thieves.”

“After hearing his scream, the other men there began to thrash me. They plucked my beard and said all these Mullahs are the same,” he added. 

Hussain said the perpetrators forced him to chant “Jai Sri Ram” (Glory be to Lord Ram). 

“They removed my clothes and ruthlessly beat me as I refused to chant the slogan. The beating continued from Garh town to Moradabad. A passenger among the crowd showed kindness and pushed me out of the train at the station outer in Moradabad. Just before the train departed, he told me to run fast and escape. I managed to run while still naked,” Hussain said. 

Hussain said he has no idea who the attackers were and what motivated them. 

This story was originally published in twocircles.net . Read the full story here

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