Aligarh, July 5: In a shocking incident, a 55-year-old Muslim man was has been reading holy Hindu scriptures "Bhagavad Gita" and "Ram Charitra Manas" since 1979 was beaten by his community youths in Uttar Pradesh. The incident took place on Thursday in Aligarh district's Shahjamal area. According to reports, Dilsher was reading the holy books in his residence when two youths entered his home and thrashed him.
The accused, identified as Zakir and Samir, broke victim's harmonium and took away the scriptures. They also warned him of dire consequences if he reads Hindu books. Following the incident, Dilsher lodged a complaint with Delhi Gate police station. Urdu Bhagavad Gita, Ramayana Purchase: Jammu and Kashmir Government Takes U-Turn, Withdraws Circular on Religious Books.
Dilsher said, "I returned from duty and after taking a bath, I was preparing to read 'Ram Charitra Manas' when these youths came and attacked me. Reading the scriptures gives me mental peace. However, I face protests from my own community from time to time."
A case has been registered against the accused under sections 298, 323, 452, 504 and 506. Superintendent of police Abhishek said that the incident is being investigated and action will be taken against the accused.