Karwan-e-Mohabbat Stopped from Meeting Pehlu Khan’s Family
VHP workers didn't want Karwan members to pay tributes
September 15, 2017
The Karwan-e-Mohabbat reached Behror in Alwar district of Rajasthan today morning to pay tributes to Pehlu Khan, the dairy farmer who was killed by cow vigilantes in Alwar on April 1.
But the Karwan – led by Harsh Mander, former civil servant and activist writer – was prevented from visiting the place by VHP goons. A group of 20-30 VHP workers were present on the spot. The police failed to provide rein in the goons who didn't want Karwan members to pay tributes.
Harsh Mander and team sat on the road and protested.
The Newsclick team is on the ground with the Karwan team.
The Karwan was flagged off on 4th September from Assam. It was to travel Jaipur and Ajmer areas today to meet the families of lynch victims. They have travelled to places in Assam, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Mangalore in Karnataka, Shamli in UP, Mewat in Haryana and Alwar in Rajasthan. The karwan meets the families of lynch victims to show their solidarity and support with them. They had planned to travel Kekri and Udaipur, in Rajasthan tomorrow.
The aim of the Karwan e Mohabbat is to tackle hate with the message of love.
The Karwan-e-Mohabbat, ‘a Journey of Love, Atonement & Solidarity’ initiated in solidarity with the families of lynch victims across the country.
The Karwan has now reached Jaipur.
First published in Newsclick.
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