Forced to chant Jai Shri Ram, beaten up, claim Unnao madrasa students
Four madrasa students in Uttar Pradesh’s Unnao district have alleged that they were forced to chant ‘Jai Shri Ram’, and were assaulted when they refused to do so.
According to the complaint filed by the principal of the Darul Uloom Faiz-e-Aam madrasa, Nisar Ahmed Miswahi, four men thrashed the four students on Thursday after they refused to chant ‘Jai Shri Ram’, and were also given life threats.
Miswahi told The Indian Express, “Students from the madrasa go to the GIC ground to play every Thursday because we have a half-working day… Around six-seven children had gone to play. Some of them ran away when some youths arrived there. These youths not only assaulted the boys, but also used objectionable language…”…
- Madrasa Students ‘Forced’ to Chant ‘Jai Shri Ram’ in UP’s Unnao (Jul 12, 2019, The Quint)
- Muzaffarnagar: 12 booked for assaulting Imam, ‘forcing’ him to chant ‘Jai Shri Ram’ (Jul 14, 2019, Indian Express)
- 3 Muslim youths forced to chant Jai Shri Ram in Assam (Jul 6, 2019, India Today)
- Amartya Sen says ‘Jai Shri Ram’ not part of Kolkata’s culture (Jul 6, 2019, The Hindu)