World Bulletin / News Desk
A Muslim man in northern Uttar Pradesh state was beaten to death on Tuesday by suspected members of a right-wing Hindu group for allegedly helping his neighbor elope with a Hindu girl, Indian media reported on Wednesday.
Police official Bulandshahar told Anadolu Agency on Wednesday: “We have already arrested three accused and are looking for others in the case.”
At least 10 members of the Hindu Yuva Vahini, an organization set up by Uttar Pradesh state Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in 2002, were involved in the attack on 59-year-old Ghulam Mohammad, according to the victim’s son.
The assailants reportedly alleged that Mohammad’s neighbor, 19-year-old Yusuf, had allegedly abducted a Hindu girl last week. They accused Mohammad of allegedly helping his neighbor before killing him.
The girl’s parents had also lodged a complaint of kidnapping against Yusuf.
On Tuesday, the attackers took Ghulam Mohammad to a secluded place and beat him to death.
India’s most populous state has witnessed increase in attacks against Muslims after Adityanath took charge as chief minister of the state in March this year.
Last month, members of the Hindu Yuva Vahini attacked a couple inside their house in Meerut town, alleging the Muslim man had forced the Hindu woman to accept Islam as her religion.
New notification could hurt thousands of farmers and Muslim meat traders
Women gather to celebrate last year's French high court ruling overturning local bans of concealing swimsuit
Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg has written about a meeting he has had with Muslim students from Dearbon, Michigan (USA).
Behavior 'unacceptable', education department says
Head of anti-discrimination agency says many hijab-wearing women face discrimination at work and in social life
Suspected members of right-wing Hindu group accuse Muslim man of helping neighbor marry Hindu girl before they kill him
Mob of 100 led by ultra-nationalist monks could have destroyed or torched madrasahs, says school leader
The new law on facial coverings falls short of a total ban in public places demanded by right-wing parties, like that in effect in neighbouring France since 2011.
Eurosceptic party UKIP says election campaign move is not an attack on Muslims, but about integration
Canadian imam receives death threat; Islamic centre set on fire
University of Texas at Dallas police chief calls incident 'very rare and strange'
Sheila Abdus-Salaam was found floating, fully clothed, in the water near uptown Manhattan several hours after she was reported missing from her home in Harlem.
A Birmingham mosque gave the right answer back to the “hatred and division” of an English Defence League rally by hosting a “best of British” tea party
If we want to leave a better world for our children, we must leave our fears about Muslims aside: Kristina Palten
Austria, a nation of 8.7 million people, has received more than 130,000 asylum applications since 2015 following the onset of the European Union's biggest migration crisis since World War II.
Islamophobic incidents rose 62 percent in 2016 compared to previous year, says Muslim group