The newly elected Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from East Delhi Gautam Gambhir on Monday condemned the alleged attack on a Muslim man in Gurugram. He demanded that strong action be taken against the culprits.
The cricketer turned politician called for “exemplary action” in a tweet, asserting that we are a secular nation.
“In Gurugram Muslim man told to remove skullcap, chant Jai Shri Ram,” Gambhir tweeted.
“It is deplorable. Exemplary action needed by Gurugram authorities. We are a secular nation where Javed Akhtar writes lyrics for songs “O Palan Haare” (from Lagaan) while Rakeysh Om Prakash Mehra gave us d song (Arziyanin Delhi 6),” Gambhir added.
Gambhir further said, “My thoughts on secularism emanate from honourable PM Mr Modi’s mantra ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas’
Gambhir also said. “I am not limiting myself to Gurugram incident alone, any oppression based on caste/religion is deplorable. Tolerance & inclusive growth is what idea of India is based on.”
The 25-year-old man was allegedly beaten up by a group of men at Gurugram on Saturday while he was returning to his shop after offering prayers in a mosque.
In a complaint to police on Sunday, Mohamad Barker Alam alleged that four unidentified men accosted him and objected to him for wearing a skull cap, even they ordered him to chant “Jai Shri Ram”.