Seats for ‘Hindustanis not Pakistanis’: Young men humiliate elderly man in Delhi Metro

A Facebook post by activist is creating a lot of buzz online.

By: Trends Desk | Kolkata | Updated: April 24, 2017 9:12 pm
The man was presumed as a Pakistani “because he had a beard and no moustache”.

In a shocking incident, an elderly man was allegedly humiliated and denied a seat in Delhi metro, allegedly for his appearance. The senior citizen approached two young men sitting on the senior citizens’ seat and requested to vacate it but they turned him down. On asking again the young men said that the seats are for “Hindustanis not for Pakistanis like you”. The man was presumed as a Muslim “because he had a beard and no moustache”, a Facebook post describing the post read.

The post is now being widely shared online and has generated a lot of discussion.

The incident reportedly occurred last week on Delhi’s violet line and was shared on social media by Kavita Krishnan, Secretary of the All India Progressive Women’s Association. Krishnan added in her post that finally a fellow passenger, Comrade Santosh Roy, intervened and came forward to help the old man. Krishnan introduces Roy as the National Secretary of AICCTU and a long-standing leader of the DTC Workers’ Unity Centre in the post.

According to the post, when Roy asked the racist men to apologise to the man, they denied and also held Roy by his collar and allegedly told him to “Go to Pakistan”.

Finally, the guards came into the compartment when the metro stopped at the Khan Market station and took the unruly men away. A complaint was lodged at the Pandara Road police station where they were taken.

“Two young men kept threatening ‘Hamare log aa rahe hain’ (Our supporters will come). The police offered to escort the elderly Muslim gentleman home, but he went home on his own,” the post added.

After the complaint, in the next few days, Roy got many phone calls saying the younger men wanted to apologise and but Roy turned it down that it’s the old man who deserves the apology.

A few days later, when Roy visited the police station he came to know that the elderly man had decided not to pursue the complaint. “The elderly gentleman had given a written statement that he accepted the apology from the two young men and that he had forgiven them keeping in mind their young age,” Krishnan added.

Read the full post here

“It’s time for Indians to tell vulnerable Muslim people around them#IStandWithYou – and speak up against every incident of communal abuse, bullying, lynching, rumour-mongering,” she appealed to everyone to stand up and raise their voices aginast racism.

Here’s how people reacted to the post:

 

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    Unmai Virumbi
    Apr 26, 2017 at 1:23 pm
    Proofs please. Some anonymous old man (no name), some anonymous young men (no names), police complaints withdrawn (no FIR records). The name of the magnanimous person who came forward to help (Santosh Roy, who happens to be the author's friend) is the only name disclosed. The story doesn't seem to be true. It may be true. But no proof till now that it is. So the benefit of doubt goes to the youth of Delhi :). Unfortunately too many fake stories on media these days makes us question all stories without proofs. So it becomes necessary when you publish a news like this, especially one which claims that someone abused someone else based on religion/race/skin colour etc., a news that can potentially trigger hatred between two communities (and a post that you, no doubt, expected to go viral) you better give accompanying proof. Mr.Roy was in the train with those people long enough. May be he could have taken a photo or video.
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      A P Verma
      Apr 25, 2017 at 7:42 pm
      It is not a planned episode. Atmosphere presently is apparently more surcharged particularly due Kashmir issue, Triple Talaq, cow- raksha brigades and present ruling party advancing not being digested by so- called liberals and in this background one should not read so much from this one-off incident and it is not proper to blow it out of proportion
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        Abhijeet
        Apr 25, 2017 at 5:45 pm
        Just a fake story to provoke voilance and intolerance in indian public.
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          Ajeet Singh
          Apr 25, 2017 at 5:14 pm
          I think it's going to get worse not better. The nomads grazing cattle have been thrashed in Jammu. The sad part is that some politicians encourage this kind of at ude and the police silently watch.
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            Kamal
            Apr 25, 2017 at 1:41 pm
            Jaise ka saath taisa. Hindus and Indians are being killed and abused daily in muslim dominated Kashmir, Bangladesh, stan west Bengal and Kerala. So even if someone pays them back in their own coin nothing wrong
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              Kamal
              Apr 25, 2017 at 1:39 pm
              These commies with their bollywood comrades and media press utes will make any story and p true as fiction and fiction as true. Just want to say BS to these traitors and stani chatoos
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                Unmai Virumbi
                Apr 25, 2017 at 1:00 pm
                Proofs please. Some anonymous old man (no name), some anonymous young men (no names), police complaints withdrawn (no FIR records). The name of the magnanimous person who came forward to help (Santosh Roy, who happens to be the author's friend) is the only name disclosed. The story doesn't seem to be true. It may be true. But no proof till now that it is. So the benefit of doubt goes to the youth of Delhi :). Unfortunately too many fake stories on media these days makes us question all stories without proofs. So it becomes necessary when you publish a news like this, especially one which claims that someone abused someone else based on religion/race/skin colour etc., a news that can potentially trigger hatred between two communities (and a post that you, no doubt, expected to go viral) you better give accompanying proof. Mr.Roy was in the train with those people long enough. May be he could have taken a photo or video.
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                  Nilesh Tendulkar
                  Apr 25, 2017 at 12:25 pm
                  Arrogance is arrogance, rudeness is rudeness, a criminal is a criminal. It is a state of mind. Do not support it in the name of religion, it will come back haunting. If your children have such trait against others, time for you to panic. They will for sure treat you with same distain.
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                    Javed Hussain (Creative Delhi Films)
                    Apr 25, 2017 at 10:47 am
                    Our country belongs & recognised by the people like Mr . Roy not the cheap brought up product young men. Hats off to Mr. Roy. A civilized society will never tolerate the sick n cheap minded people.
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                      PeaceAsF
                      Apr 25, 2017 at 10:47 am
                      Have this been done to any Hindu in an Islamic nation, no one would bat an eye, in fact they would get media support too. Not that i support this kind of behaviour but just giving you a perspective of the worlds most peaceful re[lie]gion.
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                        Naren
                        Apr 25, 2017 at 11:07 am
                        Thanks for your global concern. Really an eye opening.
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                          Nilesh Tendulkar
                          Apr 25, 2017 at 12:21 pm
                          Those young men were like you for sure. Evil is evil you don't equate. Morons like you find excuse to tarnish others religion for anything & everything. The best place for likes of you is Jungle.. there too animals wont be safe
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                            Ajeet Singh
                            Apr 25, 2017 at 5:22 pm
                            Rubbish. I lived half my life in a Muslim country. We are allowed to have temples and pork meat is available in Supermarkets. Recently court refused to ban pork meat saying it will hurt the religious beliefs of the minority. These are not Democratic countries but you are still respected and everyone is treated equally no matter which religion you belong to
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                            naxalite
                            Apr 25, 2017 at 10:08 am
                            you made a news out of a facebook post. great
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                              Vishnu Bhat
                              Apr 25, 2017 at 9:49 am
                              Such at ude among our youngsters needs condemning and correcting. Could no one else in the coach stand up for the old man and Mr. Santosh Roy? What is with our conscience?
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                                K Joshi
                                Apr 25, 2017 at 9:40 am
                                People must respect older persons, ladies, handicapped, etc. regardless of cast or creed. Plz learn from other countries like Thailand, Vietnam etc.
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                                  Kim Sharma
                                  Apr 25, 2017 at 9:05 am
                                  The men behind the above incident are definitely part of that group who have belatedly realised there is a nation and there is a concept called patriotism. It took them more than 60 years to realise that there is a country called India and there is a concept called nationalism. Shouldn't we call them noveau-patriots. DMRC is not serious in enforcing reserved seat rule. Penalise people not eligible for reserved seats. Also, urge women to take up reserved bogies as the current practice is many women enter general bogie even if the reserved coach is near empty. This practice adds to crowding. Also reports say 90 pickpockets on metro are women. I have seen men cusping their pockets when women approach their space.
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                                    Rajveer Singh
                                    Apr 25, 2017 at 8:32 am
                                    Yeh hay mere Hindus ka incredible India
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                                      Yakub Mohammed
                                      Apr 25, 2017 at 8:26 am
                                      ऐसी घटनाओ और लोगो।का विरोध होना जरूरी है वरना तो आराजकता का माहोल बन जायगा। और मुल्क में अमन शांति कायम रखना मुश्किल हो जायगा।
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                                        Sunil
                                        Apr 25, 2017 at 10:04 am
                                        you are right sir ... Govt should first improve the law and order situation in the country and then parallely come up with initiatives whereby people are trained on the idea of being an INDIAN in a Secular country like INDIA
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                                        Lovely
                                        Apr 25, 2017 at 4:57 am
                                        You sport tilak and travel in some Islamic country and see the reaction. This Islamic Express is fond of promoting communal disharmony.It is purely a local incident and happens here and there for one reason or other.
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                                          Gaurav
                                          Apr 25, 2017 at 5:47 am
                                          Those Islamic countries are our standard now?
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                                            Sunil
                                            Apr 25, 2017 at 10:06 am
                                            INDIA is not any other ISLAMIC Country and INDIAN Muslims are not any other. We are all first and Last INDIANS, whether HINDU, MUSLIM, CHRISTIAN, SIKH, JAIN, BUDDHISTS, PARSI etc etc... Let us not spoil the natural bonding of all the people by such acts ...
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                                              imtiyaz
                                              Apr 25, 2017 at 10:18 am
                                              have you ever been to any ..... in Islamic countries temples are being constructed now ...... by commenting what you comment ..you are not fooling anyone but yourself.....
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                                                Aadis
                                                Apr 25, 2017 at 11:24 am
                                                Lovely, don't you hear news daily ?.
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                                                KB
                                                Apr 25, 2017 at 4:18 am
                                                Hey guys, Human decency is neither hindu nor muslim. Being strong and patriotic is not being rude. At the end of the day, we want India to be proud of her sons and daughters and not be ashamed!
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                                                  Rasik
                                                  Apr 25, 2017 at 12:40 am
                                                  This is this man's wrong but leaders wrong because they daily wise Mali g hatred speeches.. .
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                                                    Yogesh Bhardwaj
                                                    Apr 25, 2017 at 12:29 am
                                                    Fake news. Old dirty tricks to keep people divided on basis of religion. Keeping the communal pot burning.
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                                                      Hedonist
                                                      Apr 24, 2017 at 11:44 pm
                                                      Indian muslims are mohajjars. They don't belong to India.
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                                                        Gaurav
                                                        Apr 25, 2017 at 5:50 am
                                                        Meanwhile Sher Mohammad a Jawan got injured while fighting with Naxals in Sukma yesterday. : www.ndtv /india-news/300-naxals-armed-with-ak-47s-attacked-us-says-injured-jawan-sher-mohammad-1685422
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                                                          Aadis
                                                          Apr 25, 2017 at 11:27 am
                                                          Hedonist, Do you think that you belong to India ? If so, prove that you don't die ?
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