TDN World: A Muslim youth in BJP ruled Tripura was thrashed and threatened to convert religion in order to live safely in the region.
The shocking incident took place on Wednesday night, around 9 p.m. when the victim, Abul Hossain Choudhury, came out of his home for making wudu (ablution) for isha Namaz (night prayer). Suddenly, two hindutva goons from nearby locality came there, strated abusing him and his religion and thrashed him with bamboo sticks.
Choudhry’s house is located at roadside at Golchakka, Agratala.
The accused were identified as Jhutan Das and Bikas Das. According to Choudhury, Jhutan Das was the main culprit and it was he who used the communal slur against Islam and beat him with bamboo stick.
Abul Hossain Choudhury said they were offering prayer in home with family members. In the middle of the namaz he came out for re-making wudu (ablution done before prayer.He saw his neighbourhood cousin was there.
” So I exchanged salam (Islamic way of greetings) with him and we were talking. Hardly two minutes passed when the duo accosted us asking what we were doing there with threatening tone. They asked us to go home.”
” I said why should I go home. This is infront of my home. I have come out offering namaz and will return to offer namaz. When I uttered the word namaz, he (Jhutan Das) got furious and started beating me. He also started abusing Islam and said what namaz, namaz is not allowed here. you cannot stay here without converting your religion. You have to chant Jai Shri Ram etc.,” Choudhury told TDN World.
On Thursday, Choudhury wrote a coplaint letter to Agartala police station incharge reporting the incident.
However, police yet to take action against the culprits.
Allegedly Jhutan Das has link with RSS, the mentor organization of Bharatiya Janata Party and also has records of disturbing local people and extorting money.