Two Kashmiri traders selling dry fruits on a roadside were assaulted by two saffron-clad members of a right wing outfit in Lucknow on Wednesday.
They were abused, slapped and beaten with a stick because of their identity
A video of the incident, which took place in Daliganj area, has gone viral on social media sites and were rescued by some locals. The locals also called the police.
Neanwhile , In a tweet, Lucknow Police said that a case has been registered and necessary action was being taken.
They were asked to to produce Aadhar cards, but that did not stop the assault. When attackers were intervened by the locals why they beat the the traders .Shockingly they were being” Kashmiris”
According to sources, the attackers belong to a new Hindutva outfit. Earlier too, Kashmiris selling dry fruits were beaten on the Daliganj Bridge in Lucknow.
Earlier, shopkeepers in Bareilly district of Uttar Pradesh were forced by Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) workers to shut their stalls at a handicraft exhibition in the presence of police. VHP workers had also forcibly closed down Kashmiri stalls at an exhibition in Faridpur, Bareilly.
Kashmiris have also been attacked in other parts of the country in the aftermath of the Pulwama terror attack, in which a local youth rammed an explosive-laden car into a CRPF convoy, leading to the death of 40 soldiers. The attacker, Adil Ahmad Dar, was affiliated to JeM