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    Suspected of selling beef, a Muslim man from the north-eastern Indian state of Assam was assaulted by a mob and forced to eat pork. Consuming beef is taboo in Hinduism because the cow is a revered animal for followers of the religion. Pork, on the other hand, is forbidden in Islam.

    New Delhi (Sputnik): Shaukat Ali, a 68-year-old man, was abused and heckled by a raging mob for allegedly selling beef in Assam's Biswanath Chariali district.

    In a video that went viral on social media, Shaukat Ali is seen kneeling in mud surrounded by a mob. The mob had attacked him for selling beef, meat which is considered taboo among Hindus. They concocted their own way to exert justice, forcing Shaukat Ali to eat pork.

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    WARNING: The following video is graphic and may offend sensibilities

    ​​​Local police sources told Sputnik that Shaukat Ali had been running a food joint in the area for the last 35 years or so. After a group of Hindus found him to be selling beef they became infuriated, as beef is taboo among Hindus. The gathered mob turned violent and started thrashing and abusing Ali, and later forced him to eat pork.

    Police registered an FIR and detained several persons in connection to the incident.

    The mob also abused Kamal Thapa, the manager of the market, who tried to help the Muslim man. 

    Muslim lawmaker Asaduddin Owaisi criticised the group for their actions and posted the below tweet.

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    ​Cow slaughter is not banned in Assam, but obtaining permission is necessary as only cows above 15 years of age are permitted to be slaughtered.

    Authorities are still investigating whether Shaukat Ali had the requisite permission to sell the animal meat that was found in his shop.

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