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Hundreds hold protest against lynching of Muslims, Dalits

#NotInMyName: Hyderabad sends strong message against ‘mob lynching’ People from all walks of lives assembled at Tank band in Hyderabad to protest against 'mob lynching'. The campaign #NotInMyName held in various cities across the country on Wednesday. Commoners, Activists from various social organisations gather on the banks of Hussain Sagar. Police officials try to stop protestors from holding placards or banners in Hyderabad. (Pics. Zabi)

Hundreds of activists belonging to various organisations participated in the silent protest at Tank Bund on Wednesday against the lynching of Muslims and Dalits across the country.

Titled ‘Not In My Name’, the protest was held to condemn the ‘beef killings’ wherein Muslims and Dalits were lynched and murdered in senseless violence in the name of cow vigilantism. The activists also condemned the murder of Muslim youngster Hafiz Junaid aboard a Delhi-Mathura train.

The silent protest was part of nation-wide protest held simultaneously across Delhi, Trivandrum, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Allahabad, Chandigarh and other cities.

Among prominent people who took part in the protest include Prof. Visveshwar Rao, Lubna Sarwat and other leaders and representatives of different NGOs. The activists were holding placards condemning the violent incidents. The protest went on for about two hours. (INN)