On Sunday, a Muslim man abused and ill-treated by a group of people for allegedly selling beef in Biswanath district in Assam. According to the reports, the police have arrested five people in the case after a video went viral in social media showing the man on his knees urging them to let him go.
The 68-year-old Muslim man named Shaukat Ali was ill-treated by local people after they found him selling beef meat and forced him to eat pork as punishment, sources said. Currently, he is under treatment at a government hospital.
The sources could not discover the authenticity of the video or the affiliations of the mob attacking the meat seller.
Two different kinds of FIR has been lodged, one of them has been filed by the brother of Shaukat Ali, said district police in a statement. Meanwhile, the police started the probe in the case and finding the men seen in the video. The man was asked by the mob if he had any license to sell beef and whether he belongs to Bangladesh.
“Are you Bangladeshi? Is your name in the NRC (National Register of Citizens)?” asked someone in the mob. The incident comes amid of the inflamed situation of Assam implementing the NRC, driving away illegal citizens. As per official reports, a total of 3,29,91,384, applicants are missing from the list.
The Narendra Modi government on Monday claimed it “will expeditiously complete” the NRC on priority after releasing its manifesto. It was also claimed by the BJP that it will execute the NRC in an organized manner all over the country.

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