A mob of some 100 people in a locality in West Bengal’s Howrah town forced Ishrat Jahan, known to be a petitioner in a triple talaq case, along with her four children, to leave her rented accommodation due to her participation in a Hanuman Chalisa recitation event, reports The Times Of India.
The incident occurred when Jahan, along with her son, were returning from the latter’s school.
In her complaint to the police about the incident, Jahan stated, “I was scared to find myself surrounded by such a large crowd. They kept yelling at me and saying ‘this is Ishrat Jahan. She participated in a Hanuman Chalisa chanting programme on Tuesday.’”
She added that the crowd kept telling her that she had acted in violation of her religion.
As per ANI, Jahan has asked to be provided with police protection after receiving death threats.