A Muslim imam was slapped by members of Bajrang Dal in Haryana after he refused to raise ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’ slogan during a protest by the right-wing militant outfit against the attack on Amarnath pilgrims, police said today.
The Bajrang Dal goons took out a march near a mosque here yesterday to protest the attack on pilgrims in Kashmir Valley.
The imam in Hisar, identified as Mohammad Yasin had come to the mosque to offer prayers yesterday when the Dal activists were taking out a march.
As the Bajrang Dal goons were raising ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ slogans, someone in the crowd asked the trader who was at the gate of the mosque, to raise the slogan.
When he refused, he was allegedly slapped by someone in the crowd, police said today, adding a complaint was filed by the trader against around 100 unidentified people who were part of the crowd.
A Bajrang Dal leader here said no one from the Dal had slapped the trader. After the incident, the people in the mosque closed the main door of the religious place and informed the police.
The activists of Bajrang Dal, in the meanwhile, also dispersed after burning effigies and raising slogans against Pakistan.
A case of rioting, promoting enmity between classes, maliciously insulting religious beliefs of any class, causing disturbance to an assembly engaged in religious worship, voluntarily causing hurt and criminal intimidation has been registered against 100-125 unknown persons, police said.
Lalit Kumar, SHO, City Police Station said no arrest has been made so far.
(With PTI inputs)