The head of the National Commission for Minorities (NCM) on Thursday promised "appropriate action" over the attack on three Muslim boys after they refused to shout "Mata ki Jai".
Chairperson Naseem Ahmad gave the assurance to a delegation of the Communist Party of India - Marxist (CPI - M) which appraised him about the incident and alleged police inaction.
The CPI - M delegation said the three young Muslims - Dilkush, Naeem and Ajmal - - were attacked in Ramesh Enclave after they refused to shout "Mata ki Jai" and "Bharat Mata ki Jai".
All three were students of a madrassa in Ramesh Enclave. All three were badly beaten and one of them, Dilkush, suffered serious fractures, the CPI - M said.
"This is clearly a hate crime motivated by hostility towards minorities, " a CPI - M memorandum said. "The atmosphere created by leaders of the ruling party at the Centre at different levels is the context in which such crimes are occurring. "
According to the CPI - M, Naseem Ahmad expressed concern over the incident and assured the delegation that appropriate action would be taken.