Muslim inmate marked with Om symbol, denied food in Indian jail

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In a recent shameful incident, a Muslim inmate at the Tihar jail was marked with Om symbol that is a sacred sign of Hinduism.

Om symbol was imposed on Muslim man’s body who also beaten and denied food by the Indian officials. He told his family that he was marked with Om symbol and wasn’t fed for the last 2 days. Nabbir said that he was also subjected to an inhuman and cruel treatment by the Tihar jail superintendent Rajesh Chauhan. However, Nibar’s family informed his counsel who submitted an application in the court.

Ordering the Tihar authorities to probe the complaint, the court said, “The allegations raised by the accused are of serious nature and required immediate intervention… a notice is being issued to DGP, Prisoner, Head Quarter, Jail No 4, New Delhi to get the medical examination of accused Nabbir conducted with immediate effect and also to make enquiry report regarding the burn imprinted ‘Om’ mark on the person of the accused.”


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