Aurangabad, July 22: Two Muslim youth alleged that they were forced to chant "Jai Shri Ram" here on Sunday night. Shaikh Aamer, one the victims told reporters here that the incident took place at Azad Chowk when he with his friend was out for work. He claimed that the duo was waylaid by a few miscreants who came in a car. Islamic Scholars, Activists Protest Against Assault of UP Muslim Cleric Refusing to Chant 'Jai Shri Ram'.
"They asked us to chant Jai Shri Ram, which we refused. They did not thrash us. They threatened us and fled away," Aamer told ANI. The incident has been caught in the CCTV camera installed at the spot. Heavy police deployment has been made in the area to maintain law and order.
"The case is being investigated and I would appeal people to maintain peace and not fall for rumours," said Chiranjeevi Prasad, Police Commissioner, Aurangabad.
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