KARNATAKA: MUSLIM STUDENTS ATTACKED FOR WEARING SKULL CAP

Md Rehan, a  14 year old Muslim student, was brutally attacked on Monday for wearing a skull cap while attending private tuition in Ilkal town of Bagalkot, Karnataka. Rehan who is in ninth-standard was attacked by a group of Hindu boys after the tutor called them out. When a few Muslim youths confronted about the matter, a mob of 40-50 Hindutva goons attacked the boys, the victims allege. After the attack, two boys have been admitted to the hospital due to critical conditions. The videos taken after the attack have been shared widely on social media, which proved the impact of the attack.

It is also said that the tutor, Asok B Hugar, had provoked the Hindutva mob comprising of mostly students to attack the Muslim students, as they were pointed out and spoken to. The incident has sent shock waves across the country as the video of Rahen bleeding out from his nose has been released and share widely. News portal Maktoob interviewed student activist Salim Malik, in which he says, ‘a person named Tangadagi Manju, threatened him during treatment in the hospital.  He was asked not to name Manju in police complaint and was told that he would otherwise stab Rehan’. Apparently, the police have been rooting for a mutual dispute model and brush themselves off of the charges posed.

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