Meerut, September 25: Yet another shocking case of police apathy has come to the fore from Uttar Pradesh. A video is doing the rounds on social media showing Meerut Police harassing a girl for having an affair with a Muslim boy. The police were taking her away after rescuing her from being harassed by goons over alleged Love Jihad.
According to reports, Vishwa Hindu Parishad workers were harassing an interfaith couple in a Meerut college. The men also reportedly forcefully dragged the couple to the police station. According to a TOI report, while the men were left without any case being filed against them, the police detained the couple and called the girl's parents. Muslim Man Beaten Up Outside Ghaziabad Court For Trying To Marry Hindu Girl; Video Goes Viral.
The police also made a video while harassing the girl and questioning her on why she chose a Muslim man to fall in love. In the shocking video, a female police personnel can be seen slapping the girl while other policemen question the girl.
Shocking video of police beating up the girl
Shocking video of the girl who was rescued by cops from Vishwa Hindu Parishad goons who were harassing a Meerut couple for Love Jihad. The cops after rescuing the girl began assaulting her in the police van calling her out for chosing Muslim partner and made video. @uppolice pic.twitter.com/l0eIPmJKnp
— Piyush Rai (@PiyushRaiTOI) September 25, 2018
This is not the first time that VHP has taken to moral policing and harassment when it comes to interfaith couples. Earlier this month, the VHP’s campaign to spread 'awareness' in West Bengal schools and colleges also created a stir.
The VHP had published a list of 'dos and don'ts' for girls and the communal brochure also warned Hindu girls against getting lured by Muslim boys. The group further announced that in order to spread the 'ills of love jihad', it will launch a campaign in several schools and colleges in the coming days.
Earlier this year, a Muslim man was beaten up outside the Marriage registrar office in Ghaziabad by a group of people allegedly because he went there to marry a Hindu girl.