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Protest against Tabrez lynching at Jantar Mantar, 50 other cities

Protesters also held a candlelight vigil

By The Telegraph in New Delhi
  • Published 26.06.19, 11:55 PM
  • Updated 26.06.19, 11:55 PM
  • a min read
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Protesters at Jantar Mantar on June 26. Photo by Zumbish

Hundreds of protesters today gathered at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi to criticise the lynching of Tabrez Ansari in Jharkhand who was repeatedly told to chant "Jai Shri Ram" and "Jai Hanuman".

Simultaneous protests were held in 50 other cities. 

The demonstrations were followed by a candlelight vigil.

Supporters wrote under the hashtag #IndiaAgainstLynchTerror. 

“Our rulers, like the British, thrive on sowing seeds of hatred and division. Let this be the beginning of an every day fight against hate and for our rights,” Umar Khalid, a rights activist and alumnus of JNU, said at the protest site in New Delhi.

“Ever since this government has returned to power, the lynch mobs have become more confident. Jharkhand has seen many such ugly instances.... India should unite against lynch terror before it is too late,” another protester Mohammad Nadeem said.

Many who couldn’t join the protests took to Twiiter in solidarity with #IndiaAgainstLynchTerror.