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Hindu militant group pushes Madrasa teacher off train for refusing to say 'Jai Sri Ram'

Kolkata: Some members of Hindu Samhati, a militant Hindu organisation, allegedly pushed a teacher belonging to a minority community off a train, after he refused to say 'Jai Sri Ram'.

The incident was reported to the Topsia police station and Ballygunge GRP. The family members of the teacher demanded stern action against those who are trying to destabilise the communal harmony in Bengal.

The victim, who is a teacher of a Madrasa in Hooghly, had gone to his home in Canning. On his way back, he got into a train to Sealdah station. At Dhakuria station, some members of the militant Hindu group boarded the train.

When the train was approaching Ballygunge station, some youths came to him and asked him why he was wearing a cap and growing his beard. They told him that if he wanted to grow a beard, he would have to go to Bangladesh and then asked him to say Jai Sri Ram. When the victim declined, they beat him up and subsequently pushed him off the train. The victim fell on the platform of Park Circus station. "For half an hour I could not get up. I was shocked and shattered. Then I regained strength and left the station," he said.

A complaint in this regard was lodged with the Topsia police station.

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