Assam: Muslim Man Abused, Forced To Eat Pork For Allegedly Selling Beef

Assam: Muslim Man Abused, Forced To Eat Pork For Allegedly Selling Beef

 Assam: Muslim Man Abused, Forced To Eat Pork For Allegedly Selling Beef

New Delhi: In Assam's Biswanath district a Muslim man was abused and heckled for allegedly selling beef, on Sunday. According to the reports, the police have detained at least five people after a viral video showed the man on his knees in deep slush, begging to let him go.

The 68 year old Shaukat Ali was beaten on the road and forced to eat pork as punishment by locals, say sources. He is currently being treated at a government hospital.

Dailyaddaa can not verify the authenticity of the video or the affiliations of the mob attacking the man.

As per the sources, two separate First Information Reports (FIR) have been filed - one of them is by Shaukat Ali's brother. The sources also said that police have started an investigation and are on the lookout for the men seen in the video.

The mob, while threatening Shaukat Ali, asked him if he had licence to sell beef and whether he was from Bangladesh.

"Are you Bangladeshi? Is your name in the NRC (National Register of Citizens)?" someone in the mob can be heard asking him.

Assam is implementing the NRC in a bid to weed out illegal citizens. Last year, a final draft was published which saw the names of over 40 lakh people, among a total of 3,29,91,384, applicants missing.

On Monday, the BJP in its manifesto said that it "will expeditiously complete" the NRC on priority. The party also said that it would implement NRC in a phased manner across the country.

Biswanath, under the Tezpur Lok Sabha constituency, goes to polls in the first phase on April 11.