On Wednesday, hundreds of citizens across the country took to the streets to protest against the increasing number of mob lynching incidents and the targeted attacks against minorities in the country.
The recent killing of Junaid, a 15-year-old Muslim boy on a train on the outskirts of Delhi, by a group of assailants who picked on his skull cap, has caused outrage across the country and this is what has led to the massive protests being carried out in multiple cities.
Armed with posters and placards that read "Not In My Name", hundreds of citizens took to the streets in New Delhi, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai and in Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala.
In Bengaluru, the citizens carried out a silent protest at Town Hall. In Thiruvananthapuram, the protest was held near the state secretariat and at the Kerala High Court junction in Kochi.
Protesters in Thiruvananthapuram hit out at the Modi government noting that since it came to power, Dalits and Muslims have been a targeted lot. The citizens asserted that such hatred and violence was not in their name.
Protest in Thiruvananthapuram/ Image Courtesy: Praveen SRP/ Facebook
A similar protest was also held at Valluvarkottam near Nungambakkam in Chennai.
Protest held in Hyderabad