On May 24 in Kota, Rajasthan, a bus carrying Hajj pilgrims was targeted by a group of men associated with the Hindutva ideology. The attackers obstructed the bus, which was on its way to the airport in Jaipur, and proceeded to assault the passengers, including women. As a result, several Muslims were injured in the incident. Additionally, the attackers also caused damage to the bus.
In a distressing video shared by the victims, the Hajj pilgrims, including women and children, can be heard recounting the horrifying incident. They claim that individuals associated with the Hindu right wing entered the bus and specifically targeted them because of their Muslim identity.
The attackers allegedly assaulted the Hajj pilgrims and coerced them into chanting “Jai Shri Ram” slogans, a Hindu religious phrase often associated with the right-wing ideology#Islamophobia pic.twitter.com/vmLgUpKMBx
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The attackers allegedly assaulted the passengers and coerced them into chanting “Jai Shri Ram” slogans, a Hindu religious phrase often associated with the right-wing ideology.
The victims also expressed fear that the attackers threatened to abduct young Muslim women who were onboard the bus.
Following the incident, the police have taken action and initiated an investigation into the assault. As per the information shared in the video, several accused individuals have been arrested in connection with the attack.