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Three police personnel seen abusing and slapping woman suspended after video of incident becomes public.

New Delhi: The Uttar Pradesh police has suspended three police personnel after a video emerged on social media, showing a woman constable slapping and harassing a nursing student for “liking a Muslim”.

Questions are also being raised over the legality of police personnel revealing the identity of the victim.

The video, purportedly recorded by Meerut police head constable Salek Chand, shows constable Priyanka Singh slapping the woman, even as he can be heard cursing the girl for “liking a Muslim”.

The nursing student was being escorted in a police vehicle after she had been “rescued” from being attacked by alleged Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) activists.


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Tujhe mullah zyaada pasand aa raha hai? (You like a Muslim more?)” Chand asks her even as he records her being harassed. “Hindu ke hote hue, tu b******d mulleh ka le rahi hai? Sharam nahi aa rahi (Weren’t any Hindus available that you were consorting with a Muslim? Aren’t you ashamed?)” he goes on.

The girl cries out for help, repeatedly asking “uncle” (the police constable) to stop.

Apart from Priyanka Singh and Chand, constable Neetu Singh and a member of the home guard, Shahensar Pal, were also in the police vehicle.

The three police constables involved in the case have been suspended and an inquiry has been announced, Meerut SP (city), Ranvijay Singh, told ThePrint.

“As soon as we received the video, we set up an inquiry. The three have been suspended and we have written to the home guards about the fourth person who is part of their ranks,” Singh told ThePrint.

“It is saddening that those who were supposed to rescue her are hitting her and using unparliamentary language,” Singh added. 


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The case

The woman, a nursing student in Meerut, was allegedly dragged to a police station Sunday along with her partner by members of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad. The group accused the two, who are in their 20s, of “love-jihad” and took pictures of the couple.

The VHP members allegedly asked the police to file a case against the couple for “love-jihad”. “The two were sitting in a room in their college when people in the vicinity objected to it,” said Singh.

“We acted swiftly, took them in,” Singh added. However, no case was registered since the young man, who went for a preliminary medical check-up, didn’t push for a case. “We spoke to their parents, and let them go,” Singh said.

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6 COMMENTS

  1. Since this BJP Government in UP formed in March 2017, these VHP and other Sanghi goons started harassing public in different ways and a section of state police are also involve in these. This should be stopped immediately.

  2. No sane person can condone the unwanted activities of the lumpen elements smarting under the guise of the Hindutava. But should not a news report highlight the swift action by the police? It has become a fashion to highlight the activities of the unsocial elements. Is it not surprising that the state, headed by a votery of Hindutava is not sparing these rogues?

  3. Some Hindu zealots are embarrassing ALL Hindus. They should realize it, and stop shaming themselves by this love-jihad nonsense. Did I say, shaming “themselves”? Yes, that’s what I said, and let me explain.

    When an adult Hindu girl chooses to be in a relationship with a Muslim boy, it does not mean that she is preferring his “manhood” over that of a Hindu boy. We all have been young at one time, and we know that THAT stage of “love” comes much, much later! (In our congested small towns, often it NEVER comes. My stupid Hindu friends will never concede this FACT.)

    A lot of time passes in any case before “that” stage arrives, during which the boy has to be patient, gentle, caring, jovial, good at repartee if possible, and even jealous — but ONLY to the extent that makes the girl feel “important”. Not to the extent that she feels “suffocated”.

    Now, here comes the important part; this is a conjecture, but highly probable in my view: “those who set much store by the “manhood” bit in a relationship are likely to be jealous to the ‘suffocating’ extent.” (By the way, all this wisdom, if it is that, is of “hindsight variety”! Don’t ever think that I was good at this “art” myself.)

    The boy who wins the girl is the one who makes her feel important (and not suffocated). Common sense. This is the CRUX of the matter. And this is where the Hindu boys fail in my opinion. PERVERSION is their weakness; “manhood” is not necessarily the strength of every Muslim young man. The Hindus’ perversion manifests in suffocating jealousy, and that is what REPULSES all girls, and not their lack of any other ‘attribute’.

    It is shameful, embarrassing, and acceptance of defeat for such Hindus that instead of keeping their weakness of perversion to themselves, they are shouting from rooftops to tell the whole world: LOOK, WE ARE PERVERTS! Hurray!!

      • Dear Psinfh, are there questions for me? Well, what I meant was, winning a girl’s heart has MORE TO DO WITH caring, and showing that she is important to you, by displaying MILD jealousy (about her interaction with other males).

        By being OVER JEALOUS (about her interaction with other males) you can make her feel suffocated, which would REPULSE her away from you. (In all this, by “you” I mean a boy who is trying to win her heart.)

        I tend to believe that, boys who give more importance to “physical” side of love, or “manhood”, or “sexual libido”, are more likely to display excessive jealousy and possessiveness. Because they themselves are OBSESSED with the above (and that’s how I have used the word PERVERSION), they believe that any girl-boy interaction HAS TO BE SEXUAL in nature. The interaction can be as innocuous as chatting in the college corridor. (“Tooh usse baat kyoon kar rahi thee?”, sort of a thing. That would irritate the girl beyond words).

        As I have tried to explain in the original comment, a boy-girl attraction, and her ACCEPTANCE of the boy depends on many things, the manhood or sexual part coming much much later in the list. Showing EXCESSIVE jealousy would tantamount to suggesting that the list should be read in the reverse order, which would indicate the PERVERT mind of the boy who is displaying excessive jealousy.

        If some Hindus do have such a mindset, of perversion and the consequent excessive jealousy, why announce it to the whole world? If a Muslim boy has successfully won the heart of a Hindu girl, what is so catastrophic about it? Perversion is a negative quality, not a virtue; why tell the whole world and embarrass yourself, and by extrapolation, the entire community of Hindu males?

        Phew!! That’s a long explanation! I wonder if THE PRINT will publish it. But if they do, and if you read it with a patient mind, Dear Psinfh, you might realize that this whole jingoism of love jihad is actually putting the Hindus in a very bad light. It is totally unnecessary.

  4. Whether or not the young man files a complaint, the police ought to arrest the vigilantes for assault, subject them to a little “ sustained interrogation “, send out a message that love – jihad is not part of India’s legal terminology. Had this shameful incident not been videographer and entered the public domain, unlikely that any action would have been taken against the policemen.

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