Sponsored by

'Not in My Name' Protests: Activists, prominent celebrities oppose mob lynching incidents

Mumbai: Several activists, film personalities and youth on Wednesday staged a protest, opposing 'community-targeted' mob lynchings.

Actors Shabana Azmi and Konkona Sena Sharma were among those who participated in the protest held at Carter Road in suburban Bandra on Wednesday evening.

 Not in My Name Protests: Activists, prominent celebrities oppose mob lynching incidents

Mumbai : Bollywood actors Shabana Azmi and Kalki Koechlin participating the silent protest. PTI

Protesters marched silently, holding posters and placards bearing slogans. "Killing over food. Not in my Name," read a placard.

Citizens hold placards during a silent protest. PTI

Citizens hold placards during a silent protest. PTI

"Today's protest was against the savage culture of mob lynching," journalist and author Rana Ayyub said.

The anti-lynching movement has gained traction after Saba Dewan, a documentary filmmaker, posted on Facebook about a protest she wanted to organise at Jantar Mantar in Delhi.

Citizens hold placards during a silent protest " Not in My Name " against the targeted lynching, in Bengaluru. PTI

Citizens hold placards during a silent protest in Bengaluru. PTI

Similar marches have been held in Kolkata, Hyderabad, Thiruvananthapuram and Bengaluru.

Kolkata: Muslims offer prayers as they participate in a protest against the targeted lynching, in Kolkata on Wednesday. PTI

Kolkata: Muslims offer prayers as they participate in a protest in Kolkata. PTI

A member of the Bandra West Residents Association, who participated in today's protest, said the campaign, started with the hashtag #NotInMyName, is an attempt to 'reclaim the Constitution' and resist the `onslaught' on the right to life and equality.

Your guide to the latest election news, analysis, commentary, live updates and schedule for Lok Sabha Elections 2019 on firstpost.com/elections. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram or like our Facebook page for updates from all 543 constituencies for the upcoming general elections.

Updated Date: Jun 29, 2017 17:46:55 IST