Yunus, a Muslim youth, was reportedly forced to shave his beard and was brutally thrashed by unidentified miscreants in Haryana’s Gurugram on Wednesday, August 1. An FIR has been filed against the accused in the Sector 29 police station in Gurugram. Media reports say there was a scuffle between Yunus and other men, who took Yunus to a barber’s shop and forced him to shave off his beard. The men brutally thrashed the youth when he refused to do so.
The incident close on the heels of the the lynching of a 28-year-old man by a frenzied mob on suspicion of cow smuggling in Rajasthan’s Alwar district. The deceased along with another man was taking two cows to their village in Haryana through forested area near Lalawandi in the district when the incident occurred.
Reacting to the development, earlier this week, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje said mob lynching incidents happen all over the world and she would have to be “more than God” to know about each and every incident that happens in the state.
Amid the rising cases of steadily increasing instances of mob lynching, specifically of Muslims, the Supreme Court had directed Parliament to make a law to contain lynching, saying, ‘Mobocracy cannot be allowed’.