Not in My Name: Citizens protest against lynchings across country

The protests are against the spate of lynchings of Muslim men in recent times

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A silent protest against the recent spate of lynchings of Muslims in India was organised on Wednesday in 13 cities both inside and outside the country.

One of the most recent incidents is the killing of a 16-year-old Muslim boy Junaid Khan.

Junaid was stabbed to death in a Mathura-bound train on June 23.

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In New Delhi, protests were held at Jantar Mantar on Wednesday evening from 6-8 pm.

The Not in My Name Facebook page says: "These attacks on Muslims are part of a pattern of other incidents that involve Dalits, Adivasis, and other disadvantaged and minority groups across the country. As citizens let's get together and through music and poetry assert that the killings and the hatred being unleashed - Is Not In Our Name."

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In Bengaluru, hundreds of citizens joined the protests at the Town Hall.

Protesters marched silently, holding posters and placards bearing slogans.

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Protesters stand, holding posters and placards, in from out the Town Hall in Bengaluru.

In this picture, protesters can be seen holding posters bearing the same hashtag that reads, "Stop Mob Lynching".

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The citizen protests were held in Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Thiruvananthapuram and Bengaluru on Wednesday.