Protests were held across major cities in India and around the world to question the rising intolerance in the country.
The social media trend which started of at Wednesday June 28 morning #NotinMyName to protest against lynching of Muslims and Dalits in the name of cow sparked of nationwide peaceful demonstrations.
Scores of people gathered at pre determined venues as planned up in the social media by 5:00 PM on Wednesday.
The protestors held placards, poster, candle lights and raised slogans against the rising lawlessness and the current right wing BJP governments apathy in combating the crimes by Hindutva groups.
Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chandigarh, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Pune were among some of the metropolitan cities where the protests took place. Protests will also be held at London, Toronto, Karachi and Boston tomorrow the organizers said on social media.
The first post was said to be started on facebook on June 24 by film-maker Saba Dewan after the news of Junaid being lynched on a Mathura-bound train, which he had taken with his two brothers after shopping at Delhi’s Sadar Bazar. A group of men hurled communal slurs at the boys and attacked them after an altercation allegedly accusing them of carrying beef.
Protests in Images
— Abhijeet (@abhic4ever) June 28, 2017
— Rifat Jawaid (@RifatJawaid) June 28, 2017
— Anubhuti Matta (@AnubhutiMatta1) June 28, 2017
— Srivatsa (@srivatsayb) June 28, 2017