Muslim Man Assaulted, Prevented From Offering Namaz For Participating In Kanwar YatraEid namaz at Golibar maidan in Pune, India. (Representative Image/Rahul Raut/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

A Muslim man was assaulted and prevented from offering Namaz at a Mosque in Bagpat on Saturday after he participated in the Kanwar yatra - an annual pilgrimage of devotees of Shiva, Press Trust of India (PTI) has reported.

“I had gone to Haridwar as a Kanwar and offered water at the temples. On Friday, when I went to a mosque, some people assaulted me and stopped me from offering Namaz. They even forced me to run away from there,” Khan was quoted as saying in his complaint registered with the police.

After he was beaten up in the mosque, his wife and children have left home and are living at a relative’s place for security.

According to the report, the police have registered a complaint and three individuals have been arrested for indulging in violence.

“On the complaint lodged by Babu Khan, three persons have been arrested for disrupting peace, while another person is absconding,” cops have said.

The accused in the case have alleged that Khan was prevented from entering the mosque because he was in an inebriated state.

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