Two Kashmiri vendors beaten up in Lucknow

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Two Kashmiri vendors beaten up in Lucknow

Kashmiris in various parts of the India are being harassed or intimidated after Pulwama attack the Indian PM Narendra Modi fanned hate and left the country deeply divided.

In a recent incident, two Kashmiri vendors in Indian city Lucknow were assaulted by members of a right-wing outfit on Wednesday.

According to media reports, the men who were selling dry fruits on a roadside were abused, slapped and beaten with sticks.

A video of the incident that has since gone viral on social media. In the video, the Kashmiri men can be seen covering their heads and pleading to the attackers to stop beating them.

In another video, the attackers can be seen asking one of the men for his identity card as he tries to pack up and leave the spot.

The video also shows locals intervening and asking the men to stop the assault on the men. "Don't take law into your own hands. Call the police," one the locals can be seen saying.

When the two attackers were asked why they were beating up the Kashmiri men, they replied that they were ‘Kashmiris’. The Kashmiri men were also asked to produce Aadhar cards, but that did not stop the assault.

The men were eventually rescued by locals who also called the police.

The Lucknow police has arrested one of the attackers, while the other attacker is on the run.

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