A Muslim man, with a Muslim beard, and a Muslim face sits in the dirt, bewildered. He was caught with beef (he says it was buffalo meat), was beaten and forced to eat pork by his tormentors. Hindus don’t eat beef, Muslims consider pork as haram. A video depicting this circulates on Twitter as India with an electorate of 900 million votes in a new government in an exercise that started April 11. It shows if the poor belong to a minority community or are Dalit, they can be beaten and bullied.
The dirty online games pay off, it seems.
A man, who hacked a Muslim to death in Rajasthan in 2017, filmed the act and uploaded it on social media, is contesting elections and will try to get into India’s Parliament, which owes its existence to Mahatma Gandhi’s path of non-violent, non-co-operation with British rulers. While the British are derided for what they did to Indian culture, more hated are the Mughals who are considered as foreign despite making India their home. The Mughals, of course, were Muslim.