LUCKNOW: Two Kashmiri distributors in Indian metropolis Lucknow had been assaulted by members of a right-wing outfit on Wednesday.
In response to Indian media reports, the boys who had been promoting dry fruits on a roadside had been abused, slapped and overwhelmed with sticks.
A video of the incident that has since gone viral on social media. Within the video, the Kashmiri males may be seen protecting their heads and pleading to the attackers to cease beating them.
In one other video, the attackers may be seen asking one of many males for his id card as he tries to pack up and depart the spot.
The video additionally reveals locals intervening and asking the males to cease the assault on the boys. “Do not take regulation into your personal fingers. Name the police,” one the locals may be seen saying.
When the 2 attackers had been requested why they had been beating up the Kashmiri males, they replied that they had been ‘Kashmiris’. The Kashmiri males had been additionally requested to supply Aadhar playing cards, however that didn’t cease the assault.
The boys had been ultimately rescued by locals who additionally known as the police.
The Lucknow police has arrested one of many attackers, whereas the opposite attacker is on the run.
The previous chief minister of the occupied Kashmir Omar Abdullah tagged Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Twitter and wrote: “Expensive PM @narendramodi Sahib, that is what you had spoken in opposition to & but it continues unabated. That is the state ruled by your handpicked Chief Minister. Can we count on motion on this case or will we file your concern & assurances as a jumla, meant to placate however nothing extra? (sic)”