Watch: Ex-Muslim man puts his shoe on Quran, tears pages, then burns it... Viral video sparks outrage

No specific action has been taken in this matter yet, it remains to be seen how long the police will take concrete steps on the demand for arrest.

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In a recent video which is going viral on social media post by a person named Siddharth Chaturvedi, also known as ex-Muslim Sameer, showed him desecrating and burning the Quran. This video has sparked widespread anger, with both Muslim and Hindu communities demanding his arrest. The incident has raised questions about the identity of ex-Muslim Sameer, whose real name is Siddharth Chaturvedi.

What's in viral video? 

In the video, Chaturvedi is seen asking, "Do you know the status of your Quran?" before rubbing his shoe on it. He repeats this action, claiming it reflects the Quran's status among the Muslim community. He then tears out two pages of the Quran, saying, "Take it for protection. I am burning your Quran; is there any devil who will come to protect it?"

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Video sparked furious comments 

The video's circulation has led to numerous comments and reactions on social media, with some offering rewards for information about Chaturvedi’s whereabouts. Many users have tagged the Uttarakhand Police, demanding his arrest. One viral tweet from the Dehradun Police suggested that Chaturvedi might be in Roorkee, Haridwar, urging people to report to the Haridwar Police.

Screenshots and claims on social media suggest that ex-Muslim Sameer’s real name is Siddharth Chaturvedi, with some screenshots purportedly providing evidence. Additionally, a photo from a TV channel debate showing Chaturvedi participating in discussions criticizing Islam has also gone viral.

Police investigation is still awaited

After this video surfaced, people are raising objections about it. People say that doing this kind of thing with the holy book of any religion will hurt anyone's sentiments and it also amounts to promoting violence. No specific action has been taken in this matter yet, it remains to be seen how long the police will take concrete steps on the demand for arrest.