Muslim mob brutally lynches man for reading Bhagavad Gita, takes away Hindu scriptures from his house in Aligarh
   05-Jul-2019
 
The mob warned him not to read Hindu books or else he would have to face dire consequences.
 
Muslim mob brutally lynched a 55-year-old man from their own community for reading the Hindu religious book Bhagavad Gita at his house in Shahjamal area of Aligarh.
 
According to a report published in The Times of India, the local police said that the incident occurred around 9am when Dilsher, the complainant, was reading the religious book at his house after returning from his duty.
 
"I returned from duty and after taking a bath, I was preparing to read 'Ram Charitra Manas' when these youths came and attacked me," he told a media. Dilsher is currently working as a security guard in a factory.
 
The victim said that the accused Sameer and Zakir and some unidentified persons thrashed him and took away the Hindu scriptures, the Ramayan and the Bhagavad Gita, with them. They also broke his harmonium and reportedly warned him not to read Hindu books or else he would have to face dire consequences.
 
He has been reading "Ram Charitra Manas" and "Bhagavad Gita" since 1979. “I’m a Muslim but my religion doesn’t restrict from reading holy books of other communities,” he told media.
 
"Reading the scriptures gives me mental peace. However, I face protests from my own community from time to time," he added.
 
A case has been registered against the suspects Sameer and Zakir and some unidentified persons under section 298 (uttering, words, etc., with deliberate intent to wound the religious feelings of any person), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 452 (house-trespass after preparation for hurt, assault or wrongful restraint), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace), and 506 (criminal intimidation) of IPC at the Delhi gate police station.