In Uttar Pradesh, a man was arrested for allegedly selling chicken on paper with pictures of Hindu Gods and attacking police with knife when he was confronted. The incident was reported from Sambhal district, Uttar Pradesh and occurred earlier July 3, Sunday. The accused in the matter has been identified as Talib Hussain. Hussain was arrested for hurting religious sentiments, and attempt to murder.
The matter came to the fore earlier on Sunday when locals in Sambhal took to the police, alleging that Hussain was selling chicken wrapped in a paper with pictures of Hindu deities. The locals alleged that their religious sentiments were hurt after Hussain was found selling chicken in such a manner. The police took cognizance of the matter and swung into action.
According to reports, when the police reached Hussain’s shop, he attacked them with a knife with an intent of murdering. Due to his actions, Hussain was booked under multiple sections of the IPC, including Section 153-A (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion), Section 295-A (deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting religion or beliefs), and Section 307 (attempt to murder).
The incident comes just days after a tailor was beheaded by two men for supporting Nupur Sharma and allegedly hurting their religious sentiments.
The Facts of the Matter
Lately, India has been reporting multiple instances and incidents of conflict based on religious differences. A similar incident was reported recently from Uttar Pradesh where a man was arrested for allegedly selling chicken wrapped in papers that had pictures of Hindu Gods. The incident was reported from Sambhal and occurred earlier on July 3.
How Matter Came to Light
The matter was brought to the fore after locals took to the police station and alleged that their religious sentiments were hurt as a man was selling chicken wrapped in paper with pictures of Hindu Gods and deities. The accused was identified as Talib Hussain who was at his shop when the locals raised a compliant about him.
यूपी के संभल में देवी देवताओं के फोटो वाले अख़बारों में नॉनवेज पैक कर बेचने वाले तालिब नाम के एक शख़्स को पुलिस ने किया गिरफ़्तार । यहां महक रेस्टोरेंट नामक होटल काउंटर से भारी तादात में देवी देवताओं के फोटो वाले अखबार भी मिले हैं। @Uppolice @sudhirbishnoi_ pic.twitter.com/6y1DlsoYiW
— Vishal Kaushik🇸🇴 (@ivishalkaushik) July 4, 2022
Shopkeeper Attacked Police with Knife
According to a Press Trust of India report, when the police reached at Hussain’s shop to confront him about the matter, he attacked the police personnel with a sharp weapon with an intent to murder. The police were able to somehow subdue the accused and he was arrested.
Arrested for Hurting Religious Sentiments, Attempt to Murder
For hurting religious sentiments, and attacking police personnel, the accused was charged with multiple sections of IPC, including Section153-A (promoting enmity between different groups on ground of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, etc), Section 295-A (deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs) and Section 307 (attempt to murder).
NIA Briefs Home Minister Amit Shah On Amravati, Udaipur Killing Probe
Meanwhile, earlier on Monday, the Union Home Minister Amit Shah received a briefing from National Investigation Agency on the Udaipur and Amravati killings that shook the nation. NIA chief Dinkar Gupta met Amit Shah at the latter’s office in Delhi and brought him up to date with the probe so far into the murders.
For the unversed, earlier last month, a tailor in Udaipur was beheaded by two men over his support for now-exiled BJP leader Nupur Sharma. Meanwhile, prior to the Udaipur killing, a chemist in Amravati was also killed by bike-borne assailants for similar reason.