Mr. Asaduddin Owaisi, President of All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) reacted after a Muslim prisoner accused that Tihar Jail authorities had imprinted “Om symbol” on his back.
He tweeted, “Everyday, a more innovative way is developed to humiliate us
To brand someone like cattle is cruel, unusual & dehumanising. We’re not chattel, we’re HUMAN.
(Let’s not pretend there’s any other reason why Nabbir was branded with this specific symbol)”.
It may be mentioned that the details of the incident came to light when Nabbir was produced before the Karkardooma Court.
Nabbir had taken off his shirt before the Duty Magistrate Richa Parashar and showed her “Om symbol”. He alleged that the Tihar Jail authorities had thrashed him and made this symbol with hot metal. He also alleged that the authorities forced him to fast.