Rising Hindu extremism, Indian Muslims beaten for not chanting "Jai Shri Ram" slogan
*ISLAMABAD - Indian police arrested on Saturday four men for thrashing three Muslim men and forcing them to chant ‘Jai Shri Ram’.*
According to *India Today link*, police have also arrested two teenagers in connection with an assault on Muslim men in India’s Gujrat state.
Police said that Muslim men were stopped on a road in Godhra and told to chant ‘Jai Shri Ram’. The accused assaulted them when they refused to chant slogans, police added.
“We have registered a case,” a senior police official said, adding that the case appears to be a scuffle between two groups of youngsters.
Dozens of people have been killed by Hindu groups over the past five years over allegations that they had slaughtered cows or eaten beef.
Experts said the landslide election win in 2014 by Modi’s conservative Bharatiya Janata Party had emboldened Hindu hardliners.