Indian transgenders force Muslim youths to chant “Pakistan Murdabad & India Zindabad”

A video went viral on social media in which some transgender could be seen asking Muslim youths to chant ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’.

The video circulating on social media shows that two men were forced to raise the slogan ‘Pakistan Murdabad’.

In the video, one of the transgenders could be seen saying, “Tu bol ‘Pakistan Murdabad’ ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’, Hindustan Zindabad”. People followed their instructions and shouted loudly, “Bharat Mata Ki Jai, Hindustan Zindabad”.

Later, they had gone away from the place where they asked two Muslim people to shout with them ‘Pakistan Murdabad’. However, Bharat Mata is considered as a goddess in India, but here two people are being forced to say ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’.

Most of the Muslims refrain from chanting the slogan ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ which means “Hail the mother India” because they believe that Islam does not allow idol worship, they claim that Islam sees only Allah as God. Therefore, they refuse to proclaim ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’. They even do not worship the prophet who is the most revered figure in their faith. So, chanting slogans for a goddess goes against the tenets of Islam.

India as a secular country treats all its citizens equally regardless of religion. It never discriminates against people on the basis of religion they follow. Here, people are just citizens no matter which religion they belong to. It is the only secular nation where people belonging to any religion can live happily.

Writer, historian, and activist Dharam Sikarwar is a very active author The Youth. He writes on national and international issues, environment, politics. He is an avid book reader as well.