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Yet again another shining example of tolerance and equality in the world’s “Largest Democracy”. A friendly reminder of what we Pakistanis are missing out on in our neighboring secular paradise of India where religious minorities are lynched, burned alive and even paraded around naked in the name of Hindu tolerance and Yoga holy war.
From express tribune:
A viral video allegedly showing a teenager slapping a 45-year-old Muslim man and forcing him to say “Jai Shri Ram” in India has prompted a protest from the Muslim community, reported News18.
The incident took place in Rajasthan’s Sirohi district and the three-minute video clip shows the accused, identified as Vinay Meena, slapping Mohammad Salim 25 times and forcing him to say “Jai Shri Ram.” The victim in the video can be heard as responding, “Parvardigaar sabse bara hai [God is almighty].”
Because saying “Jai Shri Ram” after getting slapped 25 times is one of the prerequisites for proving your loyalty to the Indian state.
But wait, there’s more:
On December 6, a 48-year-old Muslim migrant labourer from West Bengal, Mohammad Afrazul, was hacked to death and burnt alive in Rajasthan’s Rajsamand town. A gruesome video of the crime had gone viral.
Was this supposed to be some kind of Hindu purification ritual whereby burning the man alive would ensure his reincarnation as a Hindu in the next life?
Pehlu Khan, a 55-year-old dairy farmer died in Alwar last April after being brutally beaten up and lynched by 200 cow vigilantes on suspicion of cattle smuggling.
Yes, because in the land of the ‘Holy Cow’ every Muslim farmer must be a cattle smuggler according to Hindu logic.
While we ungrateful Pakistanis fail to appreciate having the world’s “largest Democracy” as our neighbor, the Muslims of India reap some of the greatest benefits of being the citizens of this shining example of “tolerance” and Yoga holy war on a day-to-day basis. Something we Pakistanis might never have the privilege to experience in our lifetime.