Telangana: Principal faces mob attack for wearing shoes during flag hoisting
In a shocking incident, Telangana College Principal Mohammad Yakeen Uddin was thrashed and heckled allegedly by allegedly by a group of people during flag hoisting on Independence Day celebrations on Tuesday.The incident occurred at Ailapur village in Telangana's Nizamabad district.
The slogans was raised against the principal asking him to remove his shoes during the flag hoisting. After Yakeen refused to do so, he was allegedly heckled and thrashed by more than a dozen villagers and student activists who pulled him and reportedly forced him to say Jai Shri Ram and Bharat Mata Ki Jai.
Yaqeen told his assaulters that there was no rule of removing one's footwear while unfurling the national flag and that even Prime Minister Narendra Modi and military officers didn't do so.
A complaint has been filed by Yakeen on charges that include causing public nuisance, intentionally assaulting a public servant and trying to instigate enmity. Meanwhile, the college authorities have written to the chief minister, seeking arrest of the attackers.