Kashmiri journalist assaulted in Delhi allegedly for being a ‘Muslim’

Srinagar

A Kashmiri journalist Basit Malik who writes for Caravan Magazine, has been assaulted allegedly by Hindu fanatics for being a Muslim, reports said.

Basit was on his professional duties in Sonia Vihar area of Delhi when according to him a mob dragged, kicked, punched and slapped him only for being a Kashmiri Muslim.

The mob took videos of assault on him while he was instructed to say ‘Pakistan murdabad!’ and ‘Hindustan zindabad!’

“During this entire ordeal, which lasted for an hour and a half, I was surrounded at all times. People from the mob would angrily kick and slap me. I was continuously yelled at, and called various names, such as “mullah,” “Pakistani,” and “aatankwadi”—terrorist,” narrated Basit in Caravan.

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