Chief Minister of Jharkhand Heman Soren has said that there is no place for religious enmity in the state.
His comments come following an attack on Kashmiri traders who were forced to chant ”Jai Shri Ram” and ”Pakistan Murdabad” in Ranchi.
Soren while taking to Twitter said, “There is no place for religious enmity and discrimination in Jharkhand.”
Meanwhile, the Jharkhand Police has detained three persons who were a part of a group that allegedly forced Kashmiri traders to chant ”Jai Shri Ram” and ”Pakistan Murdabad”
A 34-year-old man from Kashmir, who makes a living by selling winter clothes, lodged a complaint with the police on Saturday stating that a group of around 25 people attacked him and some other traders from the union territory in Ranchi’s Doranda area and forced them to chant ”Jai Shri Ram” and ”Pakistan Murdabad”.
A purported video of Kashmiri traders complaining about the incident has been shared on Twitter.
One of them is heard saying, “Is it a crime to be a Kashmiri. They have made our life hell here. Are we not Indians? They ask us always to chant ”Jai Shri Ram” and ”Pakistan Murdabad”. Four of us were beaten mercilessly…We are Indians and law is equal for all….There should be no discrimination.”