Violence/ Dispute over not chanting Jai Shri Ram; youths threatened in Aurangabad, two attacked with knives in Ranchi

Aurangabad: Two Muslim men claimed that they were made to chant “Jai Shri Ram” in Aurangabad, Maharashtra, on Sunday night.

Shaikh Aamer, one of the victims, said that the incident occurred at Azad Chowk when he was out for work with his friend. He alleged that the duo was accosted by a few bullies who came in a car.

“They asked us to chant Jai Shri Ram, which we declined. They did not thrash us. They threatened us and fled away,” Aamer said.

The incident has been caught in the CCTV camera fitted at the spot. Heavy deployment of police is in place to maintain law and order.

“The case is being examined and I would appeal people to maintain peace and not fall for rumours,” said Chiranjeevi Prasad, Police Commissioner, Aurangabad.

Hotel employee thrashed

This comes after a man was allegedly thrashed by a group of unknown men and made to chant ‘Jai Shri Ram’ in Aurangabad on July 19.

Imran Ismail Patel, a hotel employee, said in his complaint that a gang of around ten goons waylaid him near Hudco Corner in Begumpura area when he was returning home on a motorbike in the early hours.

The men thrashed Patel and forced him to chant ‘Jai Shri Ram’ thrice.

2 youths attacked with knives in Ranchi

In Ranchi on Saturday night, people caught youths Shekhar Ram and Basant Ram on suspicion of committing theft. He said they were asked to chant religious slogans, including Jai Shriram. On refusing, the criminals hit them with knives. The victims said that the accused also showed a video of Tabrez killed during mob lynching.