Muslim vendor bullied for naming shop after Hindu deity

Man arrested in Mathura for threatening Muslim dosa seller for naming business after Hindu deity

Police had Sunday filed an FIR in the case after a viral social media clip showed the men tearing down the board which said ‘Shrinath dosa corner’

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Few days after the thrashing of a Muslim bangle seller at Indore in Madhya Pradesh, a Muslim youth was allegedly 'assaulted' in Uttar Pradesh's Mathura town for naming his 'dosa' shop after a Hindu god.

According to the reports, the youth, identified as Irfan, had a 'dosa' shop in Vikas Nagar locality in the town. He had named his shop after Hindu god 'Shreenathji' (one the names of Lord Krishna).

Reports said that some youths from the area came to Irfan's shop 'Shreenathji Dosa Corner' and after coming to know that he was a Muslim, assaulted him and tore the banner of his shop.

''The youths were angry at me for naming the shop after Hindu god despite being a Muslim,'' Irfan was quoted as having told the local media.

A video of the incident showing the youths tearing the banner also went viral on social media platforms.

A senior police official said in Mathura that a case was lodged in this connection and efforts were on to identify the accused persons. ''We will take stern action against the guilty,'' the official added.

After the incident, the victim's helpers have changed the name of the shop to 'American Dosa Corner'.

The incident comes close on the heels of thrashing of one Tasleem Ali, a resident of UP's Hardoi district, who used to sell bangles, by some youths in Indore town in MP a few days back. 

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