Mob heckles and abuses Muslim man for allegedly selling beef
Assam : A mob in Biswanath district of Assam on Sunday heckled and abused a Muslim man for allegedly selling beef, reports said. The man was identified as Shaukat Ali by the police.
In a video doing the rounds on social media, Ali is seen kneeling down in slush, surrounded by an irate mob, which demands to know why he was selling beef. “Do you have a license to sell beef?” the mob can be heard asking in the video.
The mob is then seen questioning Ali about his nationality. “Are you Bangladeshi? Is your name in the NRC [National Register of Citizens]?” Assam is currently updating its National Register of Citizens in a bid to identify foreigners from citizens, reported The Scroll.
The mob allegedly also forced Ali to consume pork and asked him if the market’s mahaldar, or manager, knew that he was selling beef, reported The Scroll .
The Scroll quoted district police as saying that, the mob then went on to misbehave with the mahaldar, Kamal Thapa, as well.