GIAZIABAD: During a protest against the hijab ban in Uttar Pradesh’s Ghaziabad, policemen were seen hitting Muslim women wearing burqas.
As sporadic protests have taken place in other states over the hijab ban in colleges that began in Karnataka and is being heard in the high court.
The police have announced they are investigating the video after it was widely shared on social media and some people criticized the police.
In response to the incident that happened on Sunday last, the police have filed a first information report.
In the police report, the police said they came to know that 15 Muslim women with anti-government posters gathered in Sani Bazaar Road in Ghaziabad without permission. FIR reports that the women began shouting slogans when a police team arrived.
Several men with the protesters also started abusing the constables who were trying to persuade the protesters to return home, according to the FIR. According to the police complaint, Raees was identified as one of the defendants, and the men also threatened the constables.
The video shows the police dispersing the protesters by force. In this video, a burqa-clad woman tries to prevent a policeman from hitting her with a stick.
“Our team came across a protest on Sunday by 10-15 women while patrolling. They dispersed the protesters,” a police officer at Ghaziabad’s Indirapuram told reporters. “The matter is being investigated.”