The police in Madhya Pradesh’s Ujjain district have arrested two men for threatening a Muslim scrap dealer to chant “Jai Shri Ram” and forcing him to leave the village, PTI reported on Sunday.
In a video of the incident that went viral on social media, two men could be seen manhandling the scrap dealer and forcing him to chant “Jai Shri Ram”, NDTV reported.
“How dare you are doing business in our village,” one of the men tells the scrap dealer. “Chant Jai Shri Ram.” At this point, another person joins in and says: “What’s the harm in saying Jai Shri Ram?”
“The incident happened on Saturday when scrap dealer Abdul Rasheed, a resident of Mahidpur town who has been doing this business here for a long time, went to Sikli village under Jharda police station area to collect some scrap in his mini truck,” RK Rai, Sub Divisional Officer of Police in Mahidpur town, told PTI.
Jharda police station in-charge Vikram Singh Ivne said that the two arrested men have been identified as Kamal Singh (22) and Ishwar Singh (27).