In a growing spate of incidents of forcing people to chant the slogan, “Jai Shri Ram”, another incident has come to light. Three men in West Bengal’s South 24 Paraganas were reportedly pushed off a moving train for refusing to chant ‘Jai Shri Ram’ on Tuesday.
Six of the men were travelling from Canning in South 24 Paraganas district in West Bengal to Hooghly. It was then that a group of men entered their compartment and began forcing them to chant ‘Jai Shri Ram’ slogan. On refusal, they started thrashing them up.
Mannah Mullah, one of the victims, while speaking to ANI said that he wanted to chant the slogan but couldn’t because of the constant thrashing. He said, “Seven of us were attacked by a group of people, although I tried to chant ‘Jai Shri Ram’ I could not because they kept beating me up. Then they pushed me off the train with two more people.
Last week, another Muslim man, Mohammad Momin was similarly pushed off a train, while another Muslim youth, Tabrez Ansari was killed as a mob attacked him and made him chant ‘Jai Shri Ram’.