• #NotInMyName #NoMoreLynching


    June 28, 2017



    Today, 28 June 2017, our citizens have planned simultaneous protests across the country and in some other parts of the world. Some of the protests are also scheduled for June 29th and July 1st, 2017. The protests are against the countrywide targeted lynchings. Most recently, 16-year-old Junaid was lynched on 23 June 2017 in Delhi (NCR) on a suburban train. As citizens, we must get together and assert that the killings and the hatred being unleashed are Not In Our Name.

    If we do not speak up now, when will we stop this turning our country into a place where violent mobs rule, with the dominant right-wing ideology creating conditions for, and offering tacit support to, such violence? The Right to Life and Equality is a fundamental right enshrined in the Constitution of India. It is time we the citizens of India reclaim and protect our Constitution.

    Please carry banners with the slogan "NOT IN MY NAME"

    This is a citizens’ protest open to all. Everyone is welcome but without party or organisational banners.

    Please share and publicise the event. This is happening all over India simultaneously.

    Join in wherever you are:



    28 June 2017

    1. Allahabad: 5pm, Subhash Chauraha, Civil Lines, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh 211001
    2. Bangalore: 6pm – 8pm; Bangalore Town Hall, 112 JC Road, Bangalore, Karnataka 560002; FB Link: https://www.facebook.com
    3. Chandigarh: 6pm; Sector 17, Chandigarh 160017, India; FB Link: https://www.facebook.com
    4. Delhi: 6pm – 8pm; Jantar Mantar, Rajiv Chowk, Delhi 110001; FB Link: https://www.facebook.com
    5. Gaya: 5:30p – 7pm; Ambedkar Chowk (Opp. Gaya Collectorate), Gaya, Bihar 823001; FB Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/143127942927256/
    6. Hyderabad: 4pm – 7pm; Tank Bund, Hyderabad, Telangana; FB Link: https://www.facebook.com
    7. Kochi: 6 pm; High Court Junction, Kochi, Kerala 682031
    8. Kolkata: 5pm – 7pm; Dakhinapan premises, next to Madhusudhan Mancha, Dhakuria, Kolkata, West Bengal 700031; FB Link: https://www.facebook.com
    9. Lucknow: 4:30pm – 6:30pm, Gandhi Park, GPO, Hazratganj, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226001; FB Link: https://www.facebook.com
    10. Mumbai: 5pm – 7pm; Carter Road Promenade, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400050; FB Link: https://www.facebook.com
    11. Patna: 6pm; Kargil Chowk, Gandhi Maidan, Patna, Bihar 800001; FB Link: https://www.facebook.com
    12. Trivandrum: 5:30pm – 8pm; Secretariat, Trivandrum, Kerala 695001, India; FB Link: https://www.facebook.com
    13. London, UK: 2 pm – 3:30pm; Wednesday, June 28th, 2017; SOAS, University of London, Thornhaugh Street, WC1H 0XG, London, United Kingdom; FB link: https://www.facebook.com
    14. Toronto, Canada: 4pm; in front of the Indian High Commission, Toronto, Canada

    Venues and Time/ Date for other days:

    1. Chennai: 11am – 1:00pm, Saturday, July 1, 2017; Valluvar Kottam, Nungambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600034; FB link: https://www.facebook.com
    2. Karachi (Pakistan): 4pm – 6pm, July 1, 2017; Outside Karachi Press Club, Karachi, Pakistan; FB link: https://www.facebook.com
    3. Pune: 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Thursday, June 29, 2017; Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Statue, Pune Station, Pune, Maharashtra 411044, FB Link: https://www.facebook.com
    4. Boston (USA): 7pm – 8pm, June 29, 2017; Harvard Sq T-stop, Cambridge, Massachusetts, FB link: https://www.facebook.com

    Please take the time out to share this with your friends in respective locations and encourage them to participate. It is imperative that there is large and noticeable participation.

    This is a citizens’ protest open to all. Everyone is welcome but without party or organizational banners.

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