A video of a shopkeeper of a grocery store in Bareilly district of Uttar Pradesh listening to songs that were raising slogans of Pakistan Zindabad has not just gone viral on social media, but has also sparked anger among people.
The latest incident was reported in Singhai Kala village under Bhuta police station area. Locals filmed the incident of the shopkeeper and his colleague listening to anti-national slogan in their shop late on Wednesday evening and made it viral on social media.
Reports say that when the shopkeeper was asked to stop the playing it, he had increased the volume.
बरेली में ‘पाकिस्तान जिंदाबाद’ के नारे वाला गाना बजा रहे थे रोजेदार मुस्तकीम और नईम, भाजपा नेता हिमांशु पटेल व आशीष पटेल की शिकायत पर चढ़े यूपी पुलिस के हत्थे, ईद मनेगी जेल में।
पश्चिमी यूपी के मुसलमानों ने 1946 के चुनाव में पाकिस्तान के लिए वोट किया था पर बेशर्मी से यही रुक गए। pic.twitter.com/LprYvGKWlm
— Prashant Umrao (@ippatel) April 14, 2022
After the incident came to fore, BJP leaders from the state, Himanshu Patel and Ashish Patel, lodged a complaint with Bhuta police station. A case has been registered and police have started investigating the matter.
This is not the first time anti-national slogans were played or raised in Bareilly. Earlier, a similar incident was reported from Rithora under Hafizganj police station area. People are now questioning the delay in police action in such incidents.
Meanwhile, SP Rajkumar Agarwal said a case has been registered on the basis of the video and the police is looking at all the evidence as it investigates the case thoroughly. "No accused will be spared in the case and strictest action will be taken," he added.
There is a lot of rage among people after the incident. They have been saying that social harmony is deteriorating due to such incidents taking place often and some people are constantly trying to do this in the city.