Karnataka: Muslim man, family assaulted by Hindu youth in Kolar

Muslim man and his family were brutally attacked by Hindu youth on Saturday while returning from the Usman Shah Dargah in Kolar district.

The incident occurred at the Kolar’s Ter Halli village. People who intervened to rescue the family were also beaten up by the miscreants. Police has arrested three people in connection with the case.

Highlighting the incident, a Karnataka-based human rights activist Shaad Bajpe tweeted, “Incident happened in Kolar, when local Muslim leader with his family was returning from Usman Shah Darga, have been attacked near Terr Halli by Hindu Youths. People who came to the rescue of the family have also been brutally attacked. Culprits are yet to be arrested.”

In the past few months, Karnataka has been witnessing increasing number of hate crimes against minority communities, including Muslims, Christians and Dalits.

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