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43-year-old Biryani Vendor Assaulted, Casteist Remarks Hurled at Him Near Delhi

Meanwhile, Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad asked local members of his Dalit emancipation group to reach out to the biryani vendor and 'ensure action'.

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Updated:December 15, 2019, 10:34 PM IST
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43-year-old Biryani Vendor Assaulted, Casteist Remarks Hurled at Him Near Delhi
Man being assaulted in Greater Noida for selling Biryani. (Image: ANI/Twitter)

Noida (UP): A 43-year-old man selling Biryani in Greater Noida near Delhi was beaten up by a group, allegedly because of his caste. In a video, the assailants can be heard asking the victim how did he dare to sell biryani despite belonging to a lower caste. Three people have been arrested because in relation to the incident, police said.

The video of the incident, which took place on a roadside on Friday, has surfaced on social media in which the vendor is seen being slapped by the accused men.

"Fold your hands... ," one of the accused is heard saying in the short clip, as the vendor is continuously slapped on his face.

Taking note of the incident, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath condemned the discriminatory behaviour and warned that steps will be taken against those acting against the law.

"There's no place for prejudice against any person on any grounds in Uttar Pradesh. There will be strict action against those who try to disturb law and order,"Adityanath's office tweeted from his personal handle.

Superintendent of Police, Greater Noida, Ranvijay Singh said an FIR has been registered against the three accused.

"FIR has been registered and we have also spoken to the biryani vendor. An investigation is underway and the accused will be arrested soon," Singh said.

Meanwhile, Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad asked local members of his Dalit emancipation group to reach out to the biryani vendor and "ensure action".

"Bhim Army's Noida team should reach the spot immediately and ensure action," Azad tweeted in Hindi.

However, Azad's tweet was met with a strong response from Gautam Buddh Nagar police, which warned him against causing any law and order situation.

"Arrests will be made soon in this case. Do not vitiate the atmosphere. It's police's job to ensure the arresting of those seen beating the vendor in the video. It is also the responsibility of the police to initiate strict action against you in case you try to vitiate the atmosphere," Senior Superintendent of Police Vaibhav Krishna tweeted.

(With inputs from PTI)

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