Nagpur: Raising an alarm to the growing intolerance targetting people of specific community, a large number of organisations gathered at Samvidhan Square on Friday and marked the silent protest against the ongoing turn of unfortunate events across the nation. Tagged as ‘Not In My Name’ the event highlighted the issues persistent in the nation as compared to the issues that should be actually raised. Representativs of over 13 organisations along with hordes of workers joined the silent protest.
The event was a part of nationwide protest against mob lynching and targetting specific community. The members of various organisations came out with placards displaying the message. They contended that the issues currently being raised are cow protection, love jihad, triple talak, casteism, mob lynching, Bharat Mata Slogan and Go to Pakistan rant. They said that this was a ploy to divert attention from the major issues marring the nation, which include employment problem, development, inflation, price hike and farmers’ suicides.
The members were of the view that the current situation across the nation is only empowering communal forces.
Talking to Nagpur Today, district unit president of Welfare Party of India Kabir Khan said that the government should stop displaying such state of its mind and restore peace and harmony. He also alerted that if similar situation prevails then the day would be no far when civil war will break out.
Mohammed Umar Khan of Jamaat E Islaam E Hind said that the government should strictly impose check on recurrence of such activities so that the minorities and dalits can live without fear.
Shamshuddin Quresh of Janhit Sangharsh Samiti has charged the government of conspiring to create hatred in the society.