We Indians always talk about Right to religion and freedom of opinions, but there are still incidents happening that hurt a person’s freedom of expression.
Recently in West Bengal a 26 year old Madrasa teacher was pushed out of the train as he didn’t say “Jai Shri Ram” when he was asked to by the passengers who are chanting the same. He claims that he was beaten and pushed out of the train by a group of people when he was travelling from Canning in South 24 Parganas to Hooghly. The victim’s name is Hafeez Mohd Sharukh Haldar and he lives as a resident in Basanti in South 24 Parganas. He first approached the Topsia police station to register a case and there the officials asked him to go to the Government railway police(GRP) as they have a upper hand in this matter.
When the Indian Express contacted the Kolkata police department they said that they were verifying the incident.
As per the Railway police a complaint was filed against the unknown people who travelled in the train 34531 heading from Canning to Sealdah. The case was registered under sections 341(wrongful restraint), 323 and 325 i.e. voluntary causing hurt and grievous hurt, 506(criminal intimidation) and 34(acts done by several people). The victim states that the incident took place when the train was between Dhakuria and Park Circus stations.
The police officials says that Hafeez suffered minor injuries, he was taken to the hospital and was given proper treatment. They also said that soon they will identify the accused people and punishments will be given to them.