UP: Muslim trader assaulted in train, stripped, and beard shaved (Maktoob Media)

By Maktoob Staff

Nadim Malik, a 27-year-old Muslim textile dealer, was attacked by some unidentified men on Friday while traveling from Mumbai to the Bulandshahar district of Uttar Pradesh. They also shaved his head and beard and left him half naked.

Malik, a shopkeeper in Mumbai’s Malad district, boarded the train on Wednesday.

His family uploaded the video on WhatsApp, which brought public attention to the assault. Afterwards, Malik’s family filed a complaint about this.

The police claim that the crime happened in Rajasthan between Bharatpur and Kota, and that Malik was later located in Delhi by his relatives.

This is not the first incident of its kind. Numerous such hate crimes have made the news throughout the recent past.

In January, 2023, a 45-year-old trader of aluminium from Moradabad city was reported to have been stripped, belted for about an hour, had his beard plucked, and made to chant “Jai Shree Ram” in a moving train in Uttar Pradesh. In the Padmavat Express headed for Pratapgarh on January 12, Mohd Asim Hussain was returning home from Delhi when the event happened between the railway stations of Hapur and Moradabad.

This story was originally published in maktoobmedia.com. Read the full story here.

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