In Bengaluru, a Hindu man was assaulted for giving a lift to a Muslim woman. The woman was also verbally abused for going with him. This has been going viral on social media.
A Hindu man has given a lift to a Muslim woman. Seeing the woman wearing a Burqa, they were stopped by a Muslim mob. The man was thrashed and threatened by the mobs for giving a lift to a Muslim woman, as he was a Hindu. He was also warned by the men to never give a Muslim woman ride. They used abusive words on the man and he was hit mercilessly.
Part 2 pic.twitter.com/noGNYo2lKa— Hate Patrol Squad (@HatePatroller) September 19, 2021
The Muslim woman was not sparred too. She was also ridiculed for riding with a Hindu man. The woman was asked if she is not ashamed to go with a Hindu man. She was made to get off the bike. She was forced to give her family’s phone number. Later, after knowing that she is a married woman she was insisted to give her husband’s number. Over the phone, the men from the mob have berated her husband and have mentioned that due to his impotence the whole community is ridiculed. While the husband tried defending they have asked him if he knows the intentions of the Hindu people. When asked for the address of their residence, the woman’s husband refused to give it. She was forced to travel in auto and was said they are concerned about the burqa.
Many people have reacted to this incident and have shared their opinions on the micro blogging site, Twitter.
Hatemonger goon should be punished under appropriate Indian law.— Mukesh Shukla🇮🇳(apply UCC, NRC & PCB) (@MukeshS21843926) September 19, 2021
They shud be arrested— Chandrasekar Ganapathi (@ganapathichandr) September 19, 2021
Such incidents are bringing the Hindus much more together than ever and BJP more & more seats. Looking forward to Uniform Civil Code, @AmitShah ji !!— Jai Kishan (@SEVAKMEDIA) September 19, 2021
Not a single Hindu stopped in support of the guy, if only 2/3 person stopped and stood from the guy side the situation would have been different.— AJ's🇮🇳 (@ajaysapra) September 19, 2021
Talibaan Fanatics in India Can't Imagine The girl and Boy was beaten just because of their religious faith this fundamentalism must be stopped, Is this Bhaichaara? https://t.co/sPxmDCRm5ehttps://t.co/g3whr2BlGi https://t.co/4BFN4Bc1Gs https://t.co/0Aid7hpFpm— Biswarup B (@_itsRUP) September 20, 2021
Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj S Bommai, has replied to this incident on Twitter. He has said the police has taken the necessary actions at the earliest and arrested two accused. A case has been filed and actions are taken.
In connection with the case of assault on a bike rider travelling alongwith a woman of different faith,@BlrCityPolice has acted swiftly, identified & secured 2 accused persons. A case is registered & legal action is initiated. My Govt. deals with such incidents with an iron hand.— Basavaraj S Bommai (@BSBommai) September 19, 2021
However, has not taken place for the first time. A similar incident took place in Telangana a few days back. A Hindu Dalit boy faced a more or less similar situation for giving lift to a Muslim classmate.