18-Year-Old Madrassa Students Assaulted Badly For Not Saying ‘Jai Mata Di’ : Three students of a madrassa in Delhi alleged that they were physically assaulted by a group of men who demanded that they say ‘Jai Mata Di’, a religious chant. Eighteen years old Mohammad Dilkash has a broken arm.
“We had gone to a park nearby. Some men came and slapped one of my friends and started hitting us. We don’t know them but we can recognise them. They asked us to say ‘Jai Mata Di,’ and ‘Jai Bharat’ or they would kill us,” Dilkash said on the incident that allegedly happen at that place on Saturday evening.
His friend, who was also beaten, said he was asked to take off his cap, slapped and hit repeatedly. “They took my cap and stamped it with their feet,” he said.
When Dilkash asked for about what they have demanded, Dilkash replied: “No, we didn’t. They didn’t give us a chance. We called Hafiz ji (teacher) and the police came.”
When police reached the spot, the students reportedly said they had been beaten up with sticks.
The police say there ar incompatibility in the statements of the young men. The two groups were from the same neighbourhood, knew each other and were playing cricket when the fight started, say the police.
They also revealed that sthe students said in their complaint that they were asked to chant “Jai Mata di” but later changed their version and claimed that they were asked to shout “Bharat Mata Ki Jai”– a slogan that has been at the centre of a political controversy in the past few weeks.
However, the police have registered a case yesterday and say they are verifying details.
We simply condemned the incident and hope soon the truth will reveal.