Watch: False Case, Arm Chopped Off, No Action Yet Against Akhlaq's Attackers

In 2020, in what is believed to be a case of anti-Muslim 'hate crime', a man was brutally assaulted in Haryana. Until now, there has been no action against the two men who attacked him.

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On May 20, a fast-track trial court in Panipat acquitted Akhlaq Salmani of charges related to child sexual assault and kidnapping. The FIR against him was filed shortly after two drunk men allegedly assaulted him and cut off one of his arms after realising that he was a Muslim. Akhlaq had been charged under various sections of the Indian Penal Code and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act.

Haryana Police filed the FIR against Akhlaq on the same day when it filed an FIR against his alleged assaulters. However, the case against them has not moved forward.