'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.

Mumbai : Bollywood actors Shabana Azmi and Kalki Koechlin participating the silent protest "Not in My Name" against the incidents of targeted lynching, in Mumbai on Wednesday. PTI

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.


Updated Date: Jun 29, 2017 17:46 PM

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