LUCKNOW: Two dry fruit vendors from Indian Occupied Kashmir, who were sitting on a busy road in Indian Uttar Pradesh’s capital Lucknow were attacked by a group of men belonging to a fringe right-wing group.
One of the men had shared a video of the assault. One person has been arrested, as reported.
The incident took place at around 5 pm on Wednesday in Daliganj in central Lucknow. The men who assaulted the traders can be heard in widely-circulated videos saying that are doing it because they are from Kashmir.
The Kashmiri men have been selling dry fruits in Lucknow for many years.
Since the February 14 terror attack in Pulwama in which over 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) soldiers were killed, there have been numerous reports of people from IOK being targeted and harassed in various parts of the country.
The alleged harassment had promoted the central government to issue an advisory to the states to ensure their safety.