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Watch Video: Netizen Threatens Couple Chanting ‘Jai Shri Ram’ in Burqa, Taqiyah

Explore the incident of threats in the name of religion, its impact on freedom of expression, and the delicate balance of beliefs in today's diverse society.

Edited By : Mayank Kasyap | Updated: Aug 29, 2023 15:00 IST
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Screengrab of the video showing Man thrashing couple. (Photo Credit: X/@rightwing_guy)
Screengrab of the video showing Man thrashing couple. (Photo Credit: X/@rightwing_guy)

New Delhi: In a disturbing incident that has sparked outrage across social media, a netizen allegedly hailing from Bengaluru has posted a video on Instagram where he issues threats to individuals wearing a burqa and a taqiyah (Muslim skull cap) while chanting ‘Jai Shri Ram.’ The video has been brought to public attention by The Right Wing Guy, a prominent social media personality on platform X (formerly Twitter).

Threats in the name of religion

The alarming video features a user identified as “Muxlin” from Bengaluru, Karnataka, openly threatening a girl for chanting ‘Jai Shri Ram’ while wearing traditional Islamic attire. The video’s content has raised questions about the freedom to express religious beliefs and cultural practices.

The user who shared the video on social media highlighted the potential contradiction between advocating for religious freedom, symbolized by wearing a burqa and taqiyah, while also threatening someone for their religious expression.

Challenging a blend of beliefs

In the video, the individual operating the Instagram account “nayaz_and_boy72” urges the woman and the man to remove their burqa and taqiyah before chanting ‘Jai Shri Ram.’ The tone of the video takes a threatening turn as the man challenges them to voice their beliefs in front of a “true Muslim,” hinting at dire consequences if they fail to comply.

City police responds

The video has caught the attention of the Bengaluru city police, who have responded by acknowledging the issue and pledging to investigate its authenticity and the identity of the person involved. The incident has highlighted the complexity of balancing freedom of expression and respecting religious sentiments.

Uproar on social media

The video’s virality has ignited a storm on social media platforms, with users expressing concern over the individual’s behavior and the implications it holds for religious tolerance and coexistence. The incident raises important questions about the boundaries of religious expression and the need for open dialogue.

As the video gains traction and the Bengaluru police launch an investigation, the incident serves as a reminder of the importance of fostering an environment where diverse beliefs can peacefully coexist.

First published on: Aug 29, 2023 03:00 PM IST

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