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Har: Man arrested for slapping Muslim trader

Press Trust of India  |  Hisar (Har) 

A man has been arrested for allegedly slapping a Muslim trader from after he refused to raise 'Mata ki Jai' slogan during a protest by activists here against the attack on Amarnath pilgrims, police said today.

Anil Kumar (28), a resident of Hisar's Rishi Nagar, was arrested yesterday and was sent to judicial custody today by a here, a police spokesman said.

The activists of the Dal took out a march near a mosque here yesterday to protest the attack on pilgrims in Kashmir Valley.

The trader hailing from Saharanpur in had come to the mosque to offer prayers yesterday when the Dal activists were taking out a march.

As the activists were raising 'Mata Ki Jai' slogans, someone in the crowd asked the victim, who was at the mosque's gate, to do the same.

When he refused, he was allegedly slapped by someone in the crowd, police said, adding that a complaint was filed by the trader against around 100 unidentified people who were part of the crowd.

A leader here said no one from the Dal had slapped the trader.

The police said that 100 to 125 unidentified people were protesting outside the mosque and claimed that a few agitated members of the mob also kicked its door.

Cases of rioting, promoting enmity between classes, maliciously insulting religious beliefs of any class, causing disturbance to an assembly engaged in religious worship, voluntarily causing hurt and criminal intimidation have been registered against the 100-125 unknown persons, police said.

SHO at the City Police Station Lalit Kumar said that others involved in this incident would be also be arrested soon.

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First Published: Thu, July 13 2017. 23:28 IST