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By NewsGram Staff Writer

Showing the insensitive side of human beings, a video of an Indian man from Kerala being assaulted by a group of men in Qatar has gone viral on social media channels.

The video shows several men hitting the man, while some others are trying to stop them from doing so.

The incident reportedly happened outside a mall in Doha over some anti-Islamic posts on Facebook. The group accosted the man about anti-Prophet comments on Facebook. Later, other customers also joined the group and started bashing up the man.

According to some reports, the man contested the allegations and said that this was a case of mistaken identity.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iec_Zcj-wgg

BBC reported that the Kerala state president of BJP party, V Muraleedharan, citing Qatar authorities, wrote in a Facebook post that the injured man had not committed the crime that he had been accused of.  Muraleedharan also said that the man would be released after an investigation into his assault.

The Indian embassy said in an email to the news channel that they have demanded “thorough investigations into an unfortunate incident in which an Indian national was reportedly beaten up by some persons on 8 May 2015.”

It was also reported that the embassy is concerned about the well-being of this person and has sought consular access to him.

This shameful incident has been criticized globally by the Indian diasporas. The over-zealous people who perpetrated the attack have been condemned severely for taking the law in their hands.

“It was an unnecessary act. Even if he did say something offensive, there is a legal system in place. I am proud of being from a state where Muslims, Hindus and Christians live in harmony,” told Fahd Abubaker to the news channel in Qatar.

This is not the first time that a resident in Qatar had to face consequences of posting something online. In February, a teacher working in an Indian school had to resign after she posted a caricature of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The image had his face over a body of a black and white dog relieving itself.

According to the US State Department’s International Religious Freedom Report of 2013, insulting certain religions in Qatar is a punishable offence. Even the new cyber crime laws have made it illegal to post or share online content that “undermines” Qatar’s “social values” or “general order.”

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Samsung to Launch its Galaxy M31 Smartphone in India

Samsung Galaxy M31 arriving in India, price from Rs 15,999

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Samsung is all set to refresh its mid-price segment series Galaxy 'M' with the launch of Galaxy M31 smartphone. Wikimedia Commons

Samsung is all set to refresh its mid-price segment series Galaxy ‘M’ with the launch of Galaxy M31 smartphone, starting from approximately Rs 15,999 in India on February 25.

According to sources, Galaxy M31 will arrive in two variants — 6GB/64GB and 6GB/128GB.

Galaxy M31 with 64MP camera and a huge 6,000mAh battery will go on sale in the first week of March, sources told IANS on Monday.

In a strategic development, Galaxy M31 is likely to be made available at leading retail stores too, apart from Amazon.in and Samsung’s own online shop.

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Samsung last year introduced Galaxy M as an online-exclusive smartphone brand in India. (Representational Image). Pixabay

The device would also sport Samsung’s signature super-AMOLED display.

Samsung last year introduced Galaxy M as an online-exclusive smartphone brand in India.

Dubbed as India-first smartphones, Samsung launched six models – M10, M20, M30, M40, M10s and M30s — under the M series in 2019.

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According to industry analysts, Galaxy M helped Samsung gain tremendous market share in the online segment last year.

Galaxy M30s, launched ahead of festive season last year, was among the most successful Galaxy smartphones in 2019, with millions of units sold in a short span of time. (IANS)