#UnitedAgainstHate: Impressive Bike Rally Taken out against Lynching
Ghazanfar Abbas, IndiaTomorrow.net,
New Delhi, July 30: With the sole motive of uniting the society against communal hatred and culture of lynching, peace activists took out an impressive bike rally in Delhi on Sunday morning. Besides Delhi, such rallies were taken out in dozens of other cities in different states.
Concerned with the growing trend of lynching that is result of communal hatred, the activists took out the bike rally from Mandi House area in the heart of Delhi to Nuh in Haryana - the state which has witnessed two deaths in lynching in the last four months.
Wearing white T-shirts with #UnitedAgainstHate printed on them, the youths were shouting slogans, on and off, against politics of hate, lynching and cow vigilantism.
Some were carrying the National Flag - Tiranga on the bonnet of their bikes.
Pahlu Khan, 50, who hailed from Mewat in Haryana, was lynched by a brutal mob of cow vigilantes in Alwar district of Rajasthan on 1st April 2017 while Junaid Khan, 16, was beaten and stabbed in a running train in Haryana on 22 July.
Eminent social leaders, politicians and student leaders who flagged off the bike rally included Father M D Thomas, Bhai Paramjeet Singh, Swami Agnivesh, Harsh Mandar, Nivedita Menon, Ali Anwar, Shehla Rashid, Manoj Jha, Gauhar Raza, Aditya Nigam, Apoorvanand Jha, Yogendra Yadav, Anil Chamadia and Mohit Panday.
Some Latest Cases of Lynching:
02 July: A man named Asadul was lynched by villagers in Jharkhand's Sahibganj district as he was allegedly trying to run away after murdering his wife.
29 June: Mohd Allimuddin, a resident of Hazaribagh district in Jharkhand, was beaten to death by a mob in Ramgarh district of the same state on suspicion that he was carrying beef in his vehicle.
22 June: Three people identified as Mohammad Nasir, Nasirul Haque and Mohammad Samiruddin were lynched in West Bengal's North Dinajpur district after they were allegedly caught stealing cows from a house.
22 June: A minor named Junaid Khan, 16, was beaten and stabbed to death by a group of people in a running train in Haryana.
16 June: Social activist Zafar Khan was allegedly beaten to death by municipality employees in Pratapgarh district of Rajasthan when he objected to them taking photos of women defecating in the open.
18 May: Four people named Naeem, Khali, Farzu and Raju were lynched in Seraikela-Kharsawa district of Jharkhand on suspicion of being child lifter.
18 May: Three people named Vikas Kumar Verma, Uttam Kumar Verma and Ganesh Kumar Gupta were lynched in Singhbhum district of Jharkhand on suspicion of being child lifter.
02 May: Ghulam Mohammad, 45, was killed by a group of men for allegedly helping an inter-faith couple in Bulandshahr district of Uttar Pradesh.
30 April: Two persons named Abu Hanifa and Riazuddin Ali were lynched by a mob in Nagaon district of Assam on suspicion of stealing cattle.
01April: Haryana dairy farmer Pehlu Khan, 55, was lynched in Alwar district of Rajasthan.
(Data compiled by IndiaTomorrow.net)