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Assam man thrashed by mob, forced to eat pork for ‘selling’ beef

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Assam: A mob in Biswanath district of Assam heckled and abused a Muslim man for allegedly selling beef and forced to eat pork as a punishment. The man was identified as Shaukat Ali.

The video of the incident has gone viral on social media. In the video, Ali is seen kneeling down, surrounded by an irate mob, which demands to know why he was selling beef. The mob can be heard asking, “Do you have license to sell beef?”

Questioning about Ali’s nationality, mob asked, “Are you Bangladeshi? Is your name in the NRC [National Register of Citizens]?”

 

The man has received injuries and is currently being treated at a government hospital.

Soon after the incident’s video went viral, AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi hit out on Twitter and said, “I know many people who feel they’re desensitized because of the number of lynchings in the last five years. I am not, each video infuriates me and saddens me. It’s irrelevant that beef is legal in Assam, lynching an innocent old man is illegal in every part of India.”

According to NDTV, police have detained at least five people. Two separate FIR’s have also been filed in the case.

Assam is currently updating its National Register of Citizens in a bid to identify foreigners from citizens.

Biswanath district police chief Rakesh Roushan, however, said it was “not a matter of communal tension”. Roushan said that the men misbehaved with not only him, but also another person of a different community.

Biswanath, under the Tezpur Lok Sabha constituency, will go to polls in the first phase on April 11.


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3 killed, 11 injured as landslide hits mini-bus in JK’s Doda

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Jammu, April 24: At least three persons were killed and 11 injured when a mini-bus came under a huge boulder after a landslide hit a stretch of road in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir Wednesday, officials said.

The mini-bus was on its way to Gandoh from Thathri, when a big rock hit it at Piyakul belt in the afternoon, they said.

Sub-Divisional Police Officer of Gandoh Bhallesa, Nawaz Khanday confirmed the casualties.

 

Thathri Sub-Divisional Magistrate Mohd Anwar Banday said preliminary reports suggest that the mini-bus, which was crossing the muddy patch, apparently came under debris and rocks due to the landslide.

Locals and police immediately reached the spot and after rescuing the passengers, shifted the injured ones to Primary Health Centre (PHC) Kahara.

The identification of those dead or injured in the incident is not known yet.

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No one ready to take over JeM leadership in Kashmir: Army

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Calling it a healthy sign, the Army on Wednesday said that there has been a decline in the recruitment of local Kashmiri people in militant outfits after the recent crackdown by the forces.

Addressing a joint press conference of the state police and the Army, Director General of Police in Jammu & Kashmir Dilbag Singh said, “Recruitment of local youth continues to be low, it is a healthy sign. 272 militants were eliminated in the state during 2018 and a large number were apprehended.”

 

Elaborating further on the numbers, KJS Dhillon, GOC 15 Corps, said, “Total 69 militants have been killed and 12 have been apprehended this year. Post Pulwama 41 militants have been killed and out of them 25 belonged to Jaish-e-Mohammed, 13 of them were Pakistanis.”

Dhillon added that the operations against the militants will continue with full vigour and we will not let militancy rise up.

Talking about how the forces have suppressed the Jaish-e-Mohammed, the outfit behind the Pulwama attack, Dhillon said, “We have targeted Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) leadership, the situation now is that no one is coming forward to take over the leadership of JeM in the valley. Even after Pakistan’s best efforts, we will continue to suppress JeM, specially after Pulwama attack.

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Baramulla youth goes missing, family seeks help

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Baramulla, April 24 : Family members of 18-year-old missing youth here have urged their son to return home and appealed government to help them in tracing him. A youth identified as Adnan Ali Chanan, son of Mohammed Ali Chanan of Arampora Baramulla district is missing since April 14.
His father Mohammad Ali Channa told KNO that soon after he left home, they tried to call him several times but “his phone was switched off. “We called our relatives and his friends but could not find him,” he said, appealing his son to return home.

After failing to trace him, the family has filed a missing report in Police station Baramulla. Meanwhile, police officials told KNO that family have lodged a missing report and further investigation have been taken up to trace out the missing youth.(KNO)

 
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