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#NotInMyName: Mumbaiites, activists, film-makers to protest against mob lynchings today

Mumbai city news: Protesters will march silently, holding posters and placards bearing slogans at Bandra’s Carter Road today

mumbai Updated: Jun 28, 2017 16:20 IST
The movement gained traction after Saba Dewan, a documentary filmmaker, posted on Facebook about a protest she wanted to initiate at Jantar Mantar, Delhi.
The movement gained traction after Saba Dewan, a documentary filmmaker, posted on Facebook about a protest she wanted to initiate at Jantar Mantar, Delhi.(HT Photo)

Supporting nationwide protests against community-targeted mob lynchings, Mumbai activists, filmmakers, homemakers and social media figures will stage a protest at Carter Road in Bandra (West) at 5 pm on Wednesday.

Protesters will march silently, holding posters and placards bearing slogans.

“There is a cancer in this country. I am protesting to prevent it from spreading. We will hold another protest on July 3. The venue is yet to be decided,” said Satyen Bordoloi, a film-maker.

The movement gained traction after Saba Dewan, a documentary filmmaker, posted on Facebook about a protest she wanted to initiate at Jantar Mantar, Delhi. The post convinced thousands of people to stage similar marches at Kolkata, Hyderabad, Thiruvananthapuram and Bangalore.

Hundreds pledged to attend today’s protest. Vivek Sundara, member of the Bandra West Residents Association, said he hopes the turnout will be good. “Not many people attend such events, but I hope to see at least 100 today,” he said.

The campaign started with the hashtag #NotInMyName. Journalists, actors and members of opposition parties responded favourably to the campaign’s promise to “reclaim the Constitution” and “resist the onslaught” on the right to life and equality, said Dewan.