Activist Swami Agnivesh was attacked and assaulted allegedly by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Yuva Morcha workers on Tuesday in Jharkhand’s Pakur district.
Swami Agnivesh was in the district to attend an event in a hotel.
The BJYM workers raised slogans and black flags before attacking Swami Agnivesh.
While speaking to NDTV, the 80-year-old activist said it was kind of a mob lynching only, wherein he was manhandled and attacked by a group of people, and his clothes torn.
He also said that he was attacked by people belonging to BJP-RSS and VHP.
In the video, it can be seen that as he steps out of hotel, a group of people surrounds him and brazenly attack him with their slippers and wooden sticks.
According to a Dainik Jagran report, the attackers accused Swami Agnivesh of joining hands with Christian missionaries to instigate violent practices in the area.
Swami Agnivesh was the MLA in Haryana and had a state portfolio in the government before he left politics. He was also associated with Anna Hazare’s India Against Corruption movement