The police on Thursday arrested four people for their alleged involvement in the attack on two Kashmiri dry fruit vendors in Lucknow on Wednesday. The vendors, who were sitting on a busy road of Hasanganj, were abused, beaten with sticks and slapped for their identity, by a group of men belonging to a fringe right-wing group.
A video of the thrashing was recorded by one of the attackers, who then released it on social media. It is shocking how a specific group of Indians are blaming and lashing out at innocent Kashmiris for an event they had no hand in.
Here’s the video:
The Senior Superintendent of Police, Lucknow, Kalanidhi Naithani said, “Some anti-social elements assaulted Kashmiri youths at Daliganj Bridge under Hasanganj on Wednesday evening. We rescued one Kashmiri youth, but the other person ran away, as he was terrified.”
Police said that 35-year-old Sonkar has an illustrious criminal background, with more than a dozen cases pending against him.