In yet another instance of communal hatred, a 24-year-old Muslim man was abused, threatened and assaulted over his friendship with a Hindu woman, on Friday, in Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur by right wing Hindutva goons.
A video has surfaced on social media in which the attackers can be seen slapping the Muslim youth, in response to their query, he tells them that he has been talking to the woman for the last three years.
The man had gone to a railway station to meet his female friend. The attackers, who live in the same locality, followed him. In the two-minute video, the men are seen asking him about the woman, who is a Hindu, and the nature of their relationship. His response makes his attackers angry who slap him hard and continue the assault when a voice warns him that he “will have to pay for what he has done”.
“Tumhari zindagi agar barbaad nahin kar dee to ham apna naam badal denge (we will change our names if we failed to destroy you),” can be heard in the video.
Another voice suggests that they should move to a less-crowded place, at which point the video ends.
The man told that his attckers claimed to be members of Right-wing organisations. He said that he is good friends with the woman and had gone to the railway station to meet her after a long time, quoted NDTV.
This is not the first time that such an instance of communal hatred has come forward. Just a day ago, a Sikh police officer saved a Muslim man from a mob in Uttarakhand.