Kudos to Uttarakhand Sikh police officer, who risked his life, to save Muslim man from mob fury
Dehradun, May 26: These days, it is hard to meet real-life heroes (although books and movies are full of them, including superheroes), but they do exist, even if in a miniscule number and that should keep our belief in humanity intact.
On Friday, India saw how a "brave" police officer from Uttarakhand, who without caring about his own safety, rescued a man from the clutches of an infuriated mob and saved him from getting lynched.
In a viral video, Gagandeep Singh, a Sikh policeman, was seen shielding a Muslim man, who was repeatedly assaulted by a huge group of Hindu men, as he was seen with a Hindu girl in Uttarakhand's Ramnagar.
In spite of the presence of several police personnel, the angry mob continued verbally and physically abusing the Muslim man. That is when in the middle of all these frantic activities, Singh came and held the man with his arms giving him enough protection from being beaten up.
Singh too was hit by the mob as he was trying to save the victim. He did not care an iota and in a scene resembling a Bollywood movie, the sub-inspector in a black turban, walked away with the victim to a safer place.
The entire episode of mob vigilantism against the Muslim man was filmed and shared on YouTube, and it immediately went viral.
Social media hailed Singh as a hero and rightly so at a time when cops are either busy firing on unarmed protesters (as we have seen in Tamil Nadu's Tuticorin) or simply stand and watch such violent episodes.
If Singh was not there, probably the Muslim man would have been lynched and killed by the mob, as India has witnessed several such cases in the recent times.
Here we bring you some of the tweets praising Singh, who did more than his duty, as he restored our faith in the system, even if it might last for a short period of time. Singh is truly a king.
It was heartening to see on Youtube the videos of a brave young Sikh police officer, Gagandeep Singh, saving the life of a Muslim youth who may have been lynched by a frenzied Hindutva mob had it not been for the courageous intervention of Gagandeep.— Markandey Katju (@mkatju) May 25, 2018
Sikh cop in Dehradun saves a Muslim man from a rabid violent mob https://t.co/Hi5UlNwX67— NoToSilence (@akdwaaz) May 24, 2018
This is doing duty. Instead of letting mob be
Bravo!! Sikh cop confronted a whole Hindutva swarm to save a Muslim from being lynched. https://t.co/HqYnSkHPeG— Sanam Sutirath Wazir (@sanamwazir) May 24, 2018
Here you can watch the video of Singh rescuing the Muslim man: