July 12, 2017 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Hisar: The situation in Hisar became tense after a group of pro-hindutva activists affiliated with Bajarang Dal while protesting against Amarnath Yatra attack here on Tuesday slapped a Muslim youth for not raising slogan of ‘Bharat Mata ki jai’ for mythological ‘Bharat Mata’.
As reported by the media heavy police force was rushed to the spot to maintain the law and order situation. However, no complaint was received in this regard. This happened after local Bajrang Dal activists had scheduled a protest near Parizat chowk where they were to burn an effigy.
Afterwards, the leaders changed the protest venue and reached near a mosque at Lahoriya Chowk. It was alleged that some Bajrang Dal activists started raising slogans of ‘Bharat Mata ki jai’ and asked a Muslim youth returning after offering namaz to do the same, media reports said.
Apparently, this lead to a verbal tussle between the youth and the hindutva activists during which an unidentified person among the activists slapped him and fled. After getting information, police tightened security around the mosque.
“Are we guilty of attacking anyone? We all are brothers. It is my demand that the police must arrange proper security around the mosque and arrest the accused,” reads the statement of Harphul Khan Bhatti, chief of the Hisar unit of Muslim Kalyan Committee while talking to the mediapersons present on the spot.
“We have not received any complaint so far. We are investigating the matter. If we get a written complaint, the police will take action,” SHO Lalit Kumar reportedly said.
“No one from Bajrang Dal manhandled anyone. We also came to know about this. We only protested against terrorism and left from there. We are not aware what happened after that,” Kapil Vats, Hisar unit leader of Bajrang Dal, maintained.