Mumbai: A Muslim couple from Mira Road, Mumbai was assaulted, molested and mentally harassed by the society members along with Hindu right-wing members for bringing a goat meant for sacrifice on Eid-ul-Azha inside the colony.
The couple spoke to the media and informed about the inhumane behaviour of the society members. They stated that they were assaulted, molested and mentally harassed by the mob that gathered to protest against them.
Meanwhile, the police have registered a case against 11 people – few of them members of the housing colony and some members of a Hindu right-wing outfits.
“If bringing the goats inside the housing colony was against the law, then they should have filed a police complaint against us. We were assaulted, molested and mentally harassed by the mob that gathered to protest against us,” says the couple Mohsin Khan and Yasmin Khan.
As per a viral video of the society’s CCTV, a man and a woman can be seen taking two goats from the lift inside their house. Another video showing hundreds of members of the society opposing the presence of the goats protesting and creating ruckus, fighting with the man responsible for bringing the goats and raising slogans of ‘Jai Shri Ram’ have been doing rounds on social media. It has been further reported by News 18 that during the said protest, Hanuman Chalisa was also recited.
The report quoting Mohsin, said, this society has 200 to 250 Muslim families, and the builder used to offer the Muslim families’ space to keep the goat every year, but this time the builder indicated that there is no such allotted area.
The builder also requested Muslim families to speak with their society members about the issue. Furthermore, as Mohsin stated, since no such area in the society was allotted to keep the goat, Mohsin took two goats to his house in the early hours of Tuesday.
As reported by the Hindustan Times, a police officer stated that since there is no place to keep it, the man brings a goat every year to his house before Bakri-Eid and informs the police about it in advance. The officer said, “The man takes the goat away the next day and the animal is not slaughtered at his residence.”
Mohsin also clarified that they never make sacrifices in society and always slaughter in the khana or at the goat shop, the report said.