Believers were beaten up by a mob of hindutva extremists in front of the public at Bettiah

  February 26, 2018

  Bihar, West Champaran

  Intimidation, Threats and Harassment, Physical assault, Social Ostracism

  Women


On 26th February 2018, Believers were beaten up by a mob of hindutva extremists in front of the public at Bettiah, West Champaran, Bihar.

Believers were on the way to Bettiah in a bus to attend a camp. An argument broke out in the bus regarding the seat which created a big ruckus in the bus. Without any relevance to the issue at hand, the Passenger who had affiliations with a religious extremist group, started shouting and yelling at the believers, alleging that they were involved in religious conversion activities. As soon as the bus reach Bettiah Bus station, a huge crowd of hindutva extremists were waiting for the unsuspecting believers. As the believers got out of the bus the hindutva extremists started questioning, shouting abusive with threats. they started to beaten up the believers and as the believers cried out for help, none of the passers-by intervened to stop the brutal assault or inquire.

The Traffic police hearing the cries tried to rescue them but was overpowered by the ruthless mob. Additional Police back-up was informed to get the situation under control. Believers were taken to the hospital & Police recorded their statement.


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