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Two Kashmiri vendors beaten by Hindu extremist in Lucknow

Two Kashmiri vendors beaten by Hindu extremist in Lucknow
March 7, 2019
LUCKNOW (92 News) – Indian extremist violently beat two Kashmiri vendors in Indian city Lucknow on Wednesday. According to the reports, the Kashmiri men, who were selling dry fruits on a roadside were abused, slapped and assaulted by the by members of a right-wing outfit. The Kashmiri vendors were beaten up with sticks. It was reported that the two attackers were related to the Hindu-extremist organizations as JP and Vishva Hindu. When the two attackers were asked why they were beating up the two Kashmiri men, they replied that they were ‘Kashmiris’. The Kashmiri men were also asked to produce Aadhar cards, but that did not stop the assault. A video of the incident has been surfaced and became viral on social media. In the video, the Kashmiri men can be seen covering their heads and pleading to the attackers to stop beating them. The video also shows locals intervening and asking the men to stop the assault on the men. “Don't take law into your own hands. Call the police,” one the locals can be seen saying. The men were eventually rescued by locals who also called the police. The Lucknow police has arrested one of the attackers, while the other attacker is on the run. The former chief minister of the occupied Kashmir Omar Abdullah tagged Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Twitter and wrote: "Dear PM @narendramodi Sahib, this is what you had spoken against & yet it continues unabated. This is the state governed by your handpicked Chief Minister. Can we expect action in this case or do we file your concern & assurances as a jumla, meant to placate but nothing more? (sic)"