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Assam: Girl Abused For Wearing Jeans Instead Of Burqa, two Arrested

The girl had gone to buy a pair of earphones at the shop owned by the father-son duo. Not only was she denied service but also allegedly abused by the duo.

GUWAHATI-  A father and his son have been arrested from Bishwanath district of Assam for allegedly abusing a Muslim girl as she wore jeans instead of a Burqa to their shop. The girl had gone to buy a pair of earphones at the shop owned by the father-son duo. Not only was she denied service but also allegedly abused by the duo.

” According to the complaint filed by the girl, she had gone to the accused person house, where they run a mobile phone accessories shop, to buy a pair of earphones. The accused refused to sell the earphones to the girl as she was wearing jeans and not a burqa. Then, she was pushed out of the shop by the duo. Not only that, the man allegedly called her “a characterless and chastised” for wearing jeans.

The incident tookplace  at Biswanath Charali, Assam on October 25, although it came to light this Sunday, October 31, after the girl, who is pursuing a Bachelor of Computer Application, decided to take legal action.

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After the incident which happened on October 25, the father of the girl, on October 28 (according to the FIR which was filed on October 29) had gone to the shop to complain about this behaviour where he was allegedly beaten by the son. On basis of the girl’s complaint, the police arrested the duo.

The Biswanath Sadar police station’s officer-in-charge, Sanjit Roy, said that the accused Nurul Amin and Rafikul Islam, too, have lodged a counter-complaint, alleging that it was the father of the girl who had attacked them.

According to a Media report, the girl said that she had gone to Amin’s house wearing “decent” clothes, a pair of jeans, to buy earphones. “He suddenly started scolding me. When I asked him the reason, he hurled expletives at me and pushed me out of his house. He asked me to visit his house in a burkha. How can a person force me to wear a burkha? My parents support my decision to wear jeans.”

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