Yogi Adityanath invokes ‘Lord Ram’ to respond to Rahul Gandhi’s tweet on Muslim man being attacked in Ghaziabad


Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adidtyanath has invoked ‘Lord Ram’ to respond to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s tweet condemning the attack on an elderly Muslim man in Ghaziabad. This was after a viral showed an elderly Muslim man being brutally thrashed by a group of people, who also hacked his beard.

It was alleged that the elderly man, identified as Abdul Samad, was abducted and brought to Loni village in Ghaziabad on 5 June and forced to chant ‘Jai Shri Ram.’ Sharing the news of the attack, Rahul Gandhi tweeted, “I’m not prepared to accept that true followers of Shrri Ram can commit such acts. Such brutalities are miles away from humanity and shameful for both religion and humanity.”

Adityanath replied, “The first teaching of Lord Ram is- ‘speak truth,’ which you’ve never followed in your life. You should be ashamed that you are busy spreading poison in the society even after the police shared the truth. You are shaming humanity in your greed for power. Stop defaming and insulting the people of Uttar Pradesh.”

The Ghaziabad Police issued a video statement saying that there was no communal angle in the video as being claimed by many on social media. A report by news agency PTI said that the attackers included both Hindus and Muslims. They include Parvesh Gurjar, Arif, Adil and Mushahid. According to the police, the dispute was over the purchase of an amulet since Samad allegedly practised occultism and had sold a taaweez to Gurjar.

The Ghaziabad Police said that they had arrested three accused in the case.

While the cops have disputed the claims made over the latest video from Ghaziabad, India has seen a dramatic rise in Islamophobia in recent years. Muslim victims are often forced to chant Jai Shri Ram by Hindutva fanatics. Some Muslims have also been brutally attacked for not chanting ‘Jai Shri Ram’ in the past.