Sunday, May 16, 2021
Home News Reports Muslim mob force UP police to arrest youth for 'blasphemous' Facebook post

Muslim mob force UP police to arrest youth for ‘blasphemous’ Facebook post

A Hindu boy has been arrested by the Uttar Pradesh Police for putting a ‘blasphemous’ post on Facebook after an enraged mob demanded so. A strong Muslim mob had surrounded the Khiwai police station in Suroorpur, Meerut on Sunday afternoon demanding action against the boy.

Former head of the village, Shamshaad and former head Maulvi, Mustafa, alleged that the Hindu boy had deliberately posted blasphemous content on Facebook in order to vitiate the atmosphere and they reached the police station with a print-out of post demanding immediate action.

The villagers indulged in sloganeering and even attempted to block the Meerut-Badaut road.

The complaint was lodged on behalf of Altaf, son of Hasrat against Hindu boy Mahendra, son of Arun, who are residents of the village.

Reports also allege that the police abandoned the police station and fled from the scene once the mob had surrounded the police station and started sloganeering.

This is not the first time Hindus have been arrested for ‘blasphemous’ social media posts or remarks against Prophet Mohammad or Islam.

In December 2015, Kamlesh Tiwari was arrested under similar circumstances when Muslim mob took to the streets of Saharanpur and Deoband demanding action against Kamlesh for ‘blasphemous’ remarks against the prophet. Even then, the mob had clashed with the police and attempted to block the highway. Muslim mobs in various cities of the country had demanded death penalty to Tiwari even after he was arrested under National Security Act.

The latest incident is also a stark reminiscent of Muslim mob demanding that the ‘blasphemer’ be handed over to the mob for justice in Trombay area of Mumbai’s eastern suburbs earlier this year in March.

Such incidents, while uncountable, are a reminder of how fragile and hollow the debates surrounding Freedom of Expression really are.

In a country where mobs indulge in mindless violence over ‘blasphemous’ posts, it is amusing when our eminent journalists claim Freedom of Expression is being trampled upon by the Government while looking the other way and maintaining strategic silence over such incidents.

While the English language Media has squarely ignored such incidents almost as a matter of policy, our politicians seem equally oblivious and inadequate in dealing with such communal intimidation and arm-twisting that is becoming too frequent of late.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

OpIndia Staffhttps://www.opindia.com
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Related Articles

Trending now

Rakesh Tikait threatens to defeat BJP in Uttar Pradesh where assembly elections are slated for next year

The 'apolitical' farmer movement has been nothing but political from the beginning.

Far-left and Congress trolls display ignorance while targeting PM Modi, misinterpret data to claim Rupee weakening against Bangladeshi Taka

As the value of 1 Rupee is equal to 1.16 Bangladeshi Taka, trolls assumed Rupee is weak against Taka and targeted PM Modi

Farmers pelt stones, turn violent towards police to disrupt Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar’s event, DSP severely injured

The farmers who were protesting near the Ramayan Toll traveled 18 kilometers to ransack the event.

Assam: Six arrested for disrespecting national flag, accused caught using tricolour as table cloth for Eid feast

An image of Rejina Parvin Sultana, a resident of Assam's Tengnamari village, feasting lunch with her family on the occasion of Eid had gone viral on the internet.

No oxygen and ICU beds, hospitals discharging serious patients to avoid recording death: Covid-19 situation turns grim in Tamil Nadu

Journalist Sandhya Ravishankar alleged that Tamil Nadu govt is under-reporting the actual number of new Covid-19 cases and deaths.

Israel denies using international media to lure Hamas into a deadly trap, journalists working in the region do not believe it

International media had published the Israel military statement that ground forces were already in Gaza, which was retracted later

Recently Popular

Legendary Australian cricketer slams world media for ‘vulture’ journalism, says Incredible India deserves respect: Here is what he said

In a recent post, the former cricketer has expressed his overwhelming support for India and slammed international media for vulture journalism

How NDTV played with words to give impression that Kerala woman died due to Israel, deleted and reposted, but still did not mention Palestine

NDTV subtly peddled an agenda trying to paint Israel as the aggressors and Palestine as the victim after a Indian woman died in terror attacks

The Hindu quietly changes headline after columnist calls Tejasvi Surya a virus: Here are her previous problematic comments

The Hindu published an opinion-editorial by columnist Vaishna Roy on Friday where it called BJP MP Tejasvi Surya a virus.

Former pornstar Mia Khalifa falls for ‘toolkit’ again? Posts unedited tweet against Israel, later defends herself with bizarre explanation

Former porn-star Mia Khalifa accidentally revealed being part of an anti-Israel Twitter storm after she tweeted an unedited post

Charlie Hebdo cartoon mocking Hindu deities for Covid-19 crisis turns out to be fake? Here’s what we know

Some social media users pointed out the hypocrisy of these 'left-liberals', who were just a few months back attacking the same French magazine for publishing cartoons that were allegedly hurtful for Muslims.

Jerusalem conflict: The history of Al-Aqsa Mosque on Temple Mount and the holiest Jewish temple that preceded it

The Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock was built on the same spot where the Second Temple of the Judaism was located
- Advertisement -

 

Connect with us

255,110FansLike
544,748FollowersFollow
24,300SubscribersSubscribe