Ac­tivists protest mob lynch­ing, fake en­coun­ters

The Times of India (Mumbai edition) - - TIMES CITY -

Mum­bai: As part of the #EqualCi­ti­zens cam­paign, sev­eral ac­tivists gath­ered at Azad Maidan on Satur­day to ob­serve “Re­sis­tance Day” to protest mob lynch­ing, killings in the name of love ji­had, fake en­coun­ters, dis­ap­pear­ance of names from vot­ers list and other is­sues. They slammed the gov­ern­ment’s al­leged “dou­ble stan­dards” in treat­ment of vic­tims of fake en­coun­ters and that mob lynch­ings had shaken peo­ple’s faith in the gov­ern­ment’s com­mit­ment to up­hold the pol­icy of equal­ity en­shrined in our Con­sti­tu­tion.

“Cit­i­zens groups are mark­ing Satur­day as Re­sis­tance Day in around 50 cities across the coun­try. It is to re­sist the killings in the name of cow pro­tec­tion, love ji­had, and en­coun­ters aimed at cre­at­ing an at­mos­phere of fear among the mi­nori­ties,” said ac­tivist Firoz Mithi­bore­wala.

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