A video of what’s being described as a member of Yogi Adityanath’s Anti-Romeo Squad being mercilessly thrashed by ordinary public has gone viral on social media platforms.
In the video of a young man with a saffron stole around his neck is being hit by a woman with a shoe. The woman in the video comes back again to hit him with her shoe few more times before she’s joined by other men present at the scene.
The alleged member of the Anti-Romeo Squad falls on the ground but this doesn’t invite any sympathy from the angry mob, who thrash him with more vigour.
The video was posted by Twitter user Jas Oberoi, who wrote, “This had to happen eventually. An Anti-Romeo squad member of @myogiadityanath beaten up by public in UP.”
This had to happen eventually.
— Jas Oberoi (@iJasOberoi) April 28, 2017
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Aditynath had formed the Anti-Romeo Squad to teach eve-teasers a lesson but soon the members of the Hindutva brigade were accused of harassing and physically assaulting young consenting couples.
The video has evoked strong reactions from social media users, most whom did not appear sympathetic to the victim in the video.
Indians beating each other up for one reason or the other is the new normal. https://t.co/aVE1p1qwJN
— Raghu Ram (@tweetfromRaghu) April 28, 2017
भाषा असंसदीय है इसलिए माफ़ी पर अगली बार कोई स्वघोषित 'एन्टी रोमियो' मिल जाये तो उसको ये ज़रूर दिखायेगा।
जय श्री राम। https://t.co/bB9vAr5HUi
— Ankit Lal (@AnkitLal) April 28, 2017