Demonstrators in Dadar’s case have included members of political parties and various organizations, including the All India Trade Union Congress. Thousands of residents and a number of strike organizations “Nafrat ke Khilaaf Insaaniyat Ki Awaaz” organized a demonstration on Monday in Mumbai Garden Kotwal to Chaityabhoomi in Dadar against the wave in hate crimes and lynching throughout the country.
Directors Anand Patwardhan, Nishta Jain and Surabhi Sharma, Prakash Ambedkar and advocates Flavia Agnes and writer Sameera Khan attended the event, along with members of the All India Trade Union Congress, grassroots organizations and student members and residents of Mumbai of different classes .
A communiqué issued by the protesters accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of seeing the rise in atrocities under his administration led by the Bharatiya Janata Party. “The rise of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and the BJP in 2014 was marked by lynchings and murders of Muslims, Dalits and rationalists,” the statement said.
Protestants included members of the Bharatiya Republican Party, the Communist Party of India (Marxist), the Communist Party of India, Lal Nishan Paksh, the Indian Trade Union Congress, Govind Pansare Abhiwadan Samiti, Sarva Shramik Sangh, Bharatiya Mahila Federation of Bigul Mazdoor Dasta, Red Solidaria Bastar, Aadmi Aam Party and several other organizations.
“We do not believe that the current regime will stop the destruction of secular and democratic India that was promised to us by our Constitution,” the statement said. “So this is not a call to the government. It is an awakening of the country’s conscience.”
“We are Hindus, Muslims, Christians and people of all denominations, castes and creeds, including some who have no religion,” the statement said.
Organizers said the hostile environment in the country “create a generation that does not think violence against the weak and defects is wrong.” The joint statement said: “what is physically harmful to the mentally ill minority to the majority.”
On June 28, thousands of people from all over the country went to the streets to protest against the recent lynching of Muslims and other incidents of community violence and casteuse. The latest in this series of incidents is the murder of a young Muslim aboard a local train to Ballabhgarh, Haryana June 22