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Protest against ‘assault’ on Muslim trader for ‘selling beef’

Protest against ‘assault’ on Muslim trader for ‘selling beef’
UDSF Hojai district committee staged a massive demonstration at the district headquarter at Sankardev Nagar in Hojai. (Northeast Now)
HOJAI, APR 10 (AGENCIES) | Publish Date: 4/10/2019 12:31:21 PM IST

All India United Democratic Front’s wing United Democratic Student Front (UDSF) Hojai district committee staged a massive demonstration at the district headquarter at Sankardev Nagar in Hojai, in front of the deputy commissioner’s office on Wednesday.

According to Northeast Now, the demonstration was held in protest and demand the arrest of the culprits involved in the vicious attack on 68-year-old Shaukat Ali on Sunday at Biswanath Charali in Assam which has led to a lot of backlash.

UDSF Hojai district committee president Atikur Rahman and general secretary Habibur Rahman along with their members handed over a memorandum to deputy commissioner of Hojai district which was received by ADC Gauri Shankar Das.

In the memorandum, UDSF has demanded immediate apprehension of the culprits involved in the merciless crime and also demanded stringent punishment for those involved in this brutal incident.

Through Hojai DC, one copy each of the memorandum has been forwarded to chief minister of Assam, director general of police, Assam and the human rights organisation.

UDSF has further stated that if stern actions are not been taken within 24 hours, they will be obliged to hold massive demonstration lawfully all over the state.

Earlier, according to PTI report, Shaukat Ali was was allegedly beaten up and forced to eat pork by a group of people who were angry over his selling beef in Assam, police said Tuesday. Consumption of pork is a taboo among most Muslims.

Ali was assaulted by a group of locals at Madhupur weekly market in Biswanath district on Sunday and required hospitalisation, Superintendent of Police Rakesh Raushan said.

A video of the incident that has gone viral showed a dazed Ali surrounded by some people who angrily demanded to know from him where he came from and whether his name figured in the contentious National Register of Citizens that intends to weed out illegal migrants.

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