Three Muslim clerics attacked for covering their heads on train in India

All three men have been admitted to a hospital according to reports

News Desk November 23, 2017
A photo of a train in India. PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE

Three Muslim clerics were attacked with sharp objects by unknown assailants on Thursday in Uttar Pradesh's Baghpat district.

The attackers, comprising of six to seven men, also tried to throw the maulvis off the moving train after an argument arose over the Muslim men covering their heads, India Today reports.

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All three men have been admitted to a hospital according to reports on TV. It was further observed that the train was about to reach the village Aheda in Baghpat when the Muslim men started to wear their shoes to get down. It was at that moment that they were attacked with iron rods and an ice pack.

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"The police have registered and FIR against the unidentified attackers," Railway's public relations officer Nitin Chaudhary told Indian news agency, ANI.

Baghpat incharge B Kumar stated that the case was being transferred to the Railway police for further investigation.


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