Police Beat Muslim Old Man for Not Chanting Jai Shri Ram: Fact Check


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‘Jai Shri Ram’ Slogan Political Propaganda?

Some incidents of lynching, forcing people to say Jai Shri Ram are of course not acceptable and punishable by law. In the infamous case of Tabrez Ansari beaten on suspicion of theft in Jharkhand, a video shows people forcing him to say Jai Shri Ram and Jai Hanuman. After beating, the people handed over Tabrez Ansari to police the next day. As per reports, Tabrez died four days later due to negligence of Police and lapse on part of doctors. So, calling Tabrez Ansari’s death a definite case of religious hate crime is questionable. In Jharkhand such lynching incidents under the suspicion of theft or other crime are not new.

The video above shows a news debate from mid-July 2019 on who is politicizing ‘Jai Shri Ram’ slogan. It mentions the allegations increased after Narendra Modi won again as Prime Minister of India. Political analysts suggest this can be part of political propaganda to create fearmongering and communal divide between Hindus and Muslims to gain vote bank.

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