Silence on Mob Lynchings Broken at #NotInMyName Protest

The protests were triggered after a 16-year-old Muslim boy, Hafiz Junaid was lynched in the Delhi-Mathura train.

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Twelve cities held a mass protest against the lynching of a Muslim teenager, Hafiz Junaid who was stabbed to death on 22 June on a Mathura-bound train which he had taken with his two brothers after shopping for Eid at Delhi's Sadr Bazar.

The altercation, which had allegedly begun over seats, reportedly turned to racist slurs with the rest of the passengers calling Junaid and his relatives "Pakistanis", "anti-nationals" and "beef eaters".

Congress Spokesperson Randeep Surjewala also attended the protest. Speaking to The Quint he laid blame on the BJP for ruling the country by dividing it.

Is mobocracy going to take over democracy? Is hatred the answer? That’s not my India. My India assimilates all opinions, can accept multitude of culture. That’s the beauty that segregated us from Pakistan. I am here as a person to add my voice to this protest.

Celebrities like Jim Sarbh, Nandita Das, Ranvir Shorey and Konkona Sen were seen to be protesting along with locals in Mumbai despite the rains.

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