Hundreds of people from across religious and social divides took out a protest march in the country’s capital on Sunday against the rise in incidents of mob lynching and attacks on rights of deprived classes.
“The purpose of the rally was to bring together all sections of people whose rights are being violated by the Indian state and its institutions, so that we can unitedly find ways to change the present state of affairs,” said Birju Nayak, Secretary, Lok Raj Sangathan, one of the organizers.
The rally was jointly organised by Lok Raj Sangathan, Social Democratic Party of India, Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, United Muslim Front, Communist Ghadar Party of India, CPI (M-L)-New Proletarian, Citizens for Democracy, Welfare Party of India, Association for Protection of Civil Rights, Sarvahara Patrika, Students Islamic Organisation of India, AIFTU (New), South Asian Human Rights Documentation Centre, Purogami Mahila Sa ngathan, National Confederation of Human Rights Organisations and many others.
The protest march started from Ram Lila Maidan and passing through the busy streets of central Delhi culminated into a public meeting at Jantar Mantar.
Representatives from the organizers condemned the attacks on different sections of people. In the name of religion, innocent Muslims are being lynched by mobs. Minorities are being targeted based on what they eat and how they appear or dress. Dalits are subjected to barbaric caste oppression and attacked brutally when they raise voices of protest. Labour rights are being severely curtailed.
They vowed to unitedly oppose the attacks on people with the motto “An attack on one is an attack on all”.