Hooligans pull Imam’s beard, force him to say controversial slogans in Delhi bus

New Delhi: In a recent incident of anti-Muslim attitude in Delhi, Maulana Mohammed Aftab, Imam of Masjid Abu Bakr, Bawana, J J Colony B block, was misbehaved and assaulted in Delhi bus. His beard was pulled and he was forced to say controversial slogans. Maulana was returning home on the DTC bus when the incident occurred. There were several passengers on the bus but no one objected to it. A person who was objecting was threatened. Even the conductor and the driver didn’t bother to stop the goons.

According to the sources, Maulana Aftab was returning home from Shahabad dairy at nearly 10 pm, when before Haladpur bus stop two people came to him and misbehaved with him. They pulled his beard and slapped him. They abused him and asked to say controversial slogans on which Maulana refused. This further angered them and they assaulted him.

When the hooligans got down at Haladpur bus stand, Maulana dialled 100 but no one came for long. The other passengers also stayed at Bawana Chowk but when no one came for half an hour. The DTC bus driver took away the bus and Maulana remained there alone. He later lodged complained with the police.

The cops neither took Maulana to his house nor allowed his area people to come to the police station, as a result, Maulana had to spend the whole night in the police station itself. Though such incidents like forcing Muslims to raise controversial slogans are not new to other parts of the country, this is the first incident of such kind occurred in the national capital.