Exemplary Action is the need of the hour: Gautam Gambhir
Exemplary Action is the need of the hour: Gautam Gambhir

The newly-elected Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from East Delhi, Gautam Gambhir on Monday expressed his ire over the attack on a Muslim man in Gurugram and called for “exemplary action” in the incident.  Calling the incident “deplorable”, Gambhir, in a series of tweets said that India is a secular country.

"In Gurugram, Muslim man told to remove skullcap, chant Jai Shri Ram. It is deplorable. Exemplary action needed by Gurugram authorities. We are a secular nation where @Javedakhtarjadu writes "O Palan Haare, Nirgun Aur Nyaare" and Rakeysh Om Mehra gave us the song "Arziyan" in Delhi 6,” he said in a tweet.

 “My thoughts on secularism emanate from honourable PM Mr Modi’s mantra “सबका साथ, सबका विकास, सब का विश्वास”. I am not limiting myself to Gurugram incident alone, any oppression based on caste/religion is deplorable. Tolerance & inclusive growth is what idea of India is based on,” he tweeted.

A 25-year-old man was allegedly attacked and forced to chant ‘Jai Shri Ram’ by a group of people on Saturday night while he was returning home after offering namaz in a mosque.

"I was assaulted in Sadar Bazar by five to six youths for wearing a traditional skull cap. One of them threatened me, saying wearing a cap was not allowed in the area. I said I am coming back after offering namaz. They removed my cap and slapped me," Mohammed Barakat Alam alleged, news agency ANI reported.

“They said they would make me eat pork. They asked me to chant Jai Shri Ram and Bharat Mata ki Jai. They tore my kurta when I was trying to escape,” he further said. Police have registered an FIR in the matter. The attackers are yet to be identified.

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