On Aug 5th Sunday, Muneer, a resident of Thrithala, was brutally attacked by RSS goons in Puthoor. Muneer, an archery expert, was standing in front of the house of his student and speaking to her father by phone when three people surrounded him and asked his whereabouts. Muneer told them that he was from Palakkad and soon after that, they began hitting him. Though his student and her father screamed and requested them to stop the beating, they refused to stop.
Later, the miscreants took Muneer to a temple and resumed beating. When he said his name was Muneer, they called him ‘Jihadi’ and accused him of attempting love jihad and also said that his beard was proof of this.
Muneer who sustained injuries in his face and ear was taken to the North Palakkad Hospital. Speaking to TWJ, Muneer said that the doctors confirmed his ear injury will take multiple weeks to heal. He also said that the incident was a clear case of moral policing. “I was just standing on the road and talking on phone. Those people who approached me were very drunk. They hit me for no reason,” he said.
Town North Police Station, Palakkad told TWJ that a case was registered against 15 people upon receiving Muneer’s complaint and that the investigation ongoing.