New Delhi, May 27: Hours after a Muslim man in Gurugram was allegedly thrashed by a group of four unidentified men for wearing a traditional skull cap, East Delhi BJP MP Gautam Gambhir slammed the people for the incident and called this deplorable. He even called for exemplary action by the police to tackle this kind of menace in the future.

Condemning the act, the cricketer-turned-politician took to Twitter and wrote, "In Gurugram Muslim man told to remove skullcap, chant Jai Shri Ram”. It is deplorable. Exemplary action needed by Gurugram authorities. We are a secular nation where @Javedakhtarjadu writes “ओ पालन हारे, निर्गुण और न्यारे” & @RakeyshOmMehra gave us d song “अर्ज़ियाँ” in Delhi 6."  Gurugram: Muslim Man Beaten Up for ‘Wearing Skull Cap’, Forced to Chant ‘Jai Shri Ram’ 

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Earlier in the days, a report arrived that a Muslim man also was beaten up for refusing to chant slogans like 'Jai Shri Ram' and 'Bharat Mata ki Jai'. Reports also arrived that the group of men made him eat pork and chant religious slogans and tore his kurta when he was trying to escape.

Following this, a police complaint was lodged against four youth who intercepted Jakob Pura resident Mohamad Barker Alam at the Sadar Bazar Lane and asked him to remove the traditional skull cap he was wearing.

Police informed that the accused was reportedly drunk and it was a minor altercation. An FIR has been registered under sections of 153 (wantonly giving provocation with intent to cause riot), 147 (rioting), 149 (a member of unlawful assembly guilty of an offence), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC in the city police station concerned.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on May 27, 2019 02:30 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website