2 Kashmiris thrashed, abused on streets of Yogi’s Lucknow; their crime–were selling dry fruits

2 Kashmiris thrashed, abused on streets of Yogi's Lucknow; their crime--were selling dry fruits

New Delhi, News24 Bureau, March 7: In an eye-grabbing incident from Yogi Adityanath’s Uttar Pradesh’s capital Lucknow a saffron-clad man, allegedly from a Hindu outfit was recorded thrashing two Kashmiri men. their crime was that they were selling dry fruits on the streets of Lucknow on Wednesday.

The visuals were very disturbing as two men were abused, slapped and beaten with a stick because of their identity and were rescued by some locals. After the incident the police were called and arrests were made, says ANI.

The incident took place in Daliganj area, and a video has gone viral on social media sites. The Lucknow Police nabbed one of the attackers, Bajrang Sonkar, late Wednesday night. Meanwhile, the second perpetrator, Amar Mishra, who is also seen in the video clip is on the run.

When the two attackers were asked why they were beating up the Kashmiri men, they replied that they were Kashmiris. The Kashmiri men were also asked to produce Aadhar cards, but that did not stop the assault.

This is not the sole incident where the Kashmiris have been attacked in other parts of the country in the aftermath of the Pulwama terror attack, in which a local youth rammed an explosive-laden car into a CRPF convoy, leading to the death of 40 soldiers. The atmosphere in the country is not the same as it used to be before the Pulwama Attack and the resultant air strikes by India on Pakistan. Former J&K chief ministers Mehbooba Mufti and Omer Abdulah have been highlighting the plight of local Kashmiris.

With Agencies


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