New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convener Arvind Kejriwal took to Twitter on Saturday and lambasted the Modi government for perpetuating hatred and a Hitler-like regime over a recent viral video that showed a mob attacking a Muslim family in Gurgaon on the eve of Holi.
Delhi Chief Minister tweeted in Hindi said, “The same used to happen under the Hitler regime. His goons used to beat people and then register a case against the victims themselves… Modiji is also taking the same path. But Modi supporters still fail to see where our country is headed to.”
He further called the mob in the video ‘goons in the garb of Hindus’, while continuing to express his dismay at the violent attack on the Muslim family.
A mob of 20-25 men barged into a house in Gurgaon’s Dhamaspur village on Thursday and attacked the male members of the Muslim family with bats and sticks till some of them started to bleed profusely.
The incident took place, after the accused allegedly asked the boys from the Muslim family to not play cricket near their house, while adding that they ‘go back to Pakistan and play’. A brawl ensued and the boys ran back to their house, but some men chased them till their dwelling.
Gathering a mob of some 20-25 men, they forcefully entered their house, ransacked it and assaulted the male members while women stood behind and shouted for help. According to a report in The Indian Express, some men in the mob came armed with bhalas (spears), lathis (sticks) and talwars (sword).
One person has been arrested in the case and the police has filed charges under IPC sections 148 (rioting), 149 (unlawful assembly), 307 (attempt to murder), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 427 (mischief causing damage to the amount of fifty rupees), 452 (house trespass), and 506 (criminal intimidation).
The Indian Express report also quoted inspector Surender Kumar, SHO of Bhondsi police station, “Some of the accused have been identified. We are conducting raids and expect to make arrests soon.”