Madrasa Teacher 'Pushed out of Train' for not Chanting 'Jai Shri Ram' in Kolkata - IAMC
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Madrasa Teacher ‘Pushed out of Train’ for not Chanting ‘Jai Shri Ram’ in Kolkata

Two days after 22-year-old Tabrez Ansari passed away in Jharkhand after being beaten by a mob who had forced him to chant “Jai Shri Ram” and “Jai Hanuman”, a madrasa teacher was allegedly pushed off a moving train for refusing to chant the same slogan in the heart of Kolkata on Monday.

Hafeez Mohd Sahrukh Haldar, a 26-year-old Muslim man, had been travelling from Canning in the South 24 Parganas district in West Bengal to Hooghly, reported Indian Express. On the way, a group of people chanting “Jai Shri Ram” in his train compartment began heckling him to join in their chants. When he refused, the group began beating him.…

With the rise of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s clout in West Bengal and the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress’s anxiety over the same, the “Jai Shri Ram” chant has taken on new political proportions in the state.…