#NotInMyName rally against lynchings draws massive support in Pune

More than 40 organisations including Muslim Foundation, Indian Muslim Foundation and political parties like the Republican Party of India came together for the peace rally.
People participate in the silent protest #NotInMyName, organised against the increasing number of lynching incidents in the country at Kondwa on Saturday.(HT PHOTO)
People participate in the silent protest #NotInMyName, organised against the increasing number of lynching incidents in the country at Kondwa on Saturday.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 19, 2017 11:44 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByShrinivas Deshpande

Former Bombay high court judge BG Kolse-Patil and social activist Teesta Setalvad were among those who led a gathering in the city on Saturday to participate in the #NotInMyName rally organised against the recent lynchings in the country.

The organisers of the programme asked the participants to respect law and order. (HT PHOTO)
The organisers of the programme asked the participants to respect law and order. (HT PHOTO)

The protest was held at Kausar Baug ground in Kondhwa. The two social activists spoke strongly about the lynchings and said that such incidents were aimed at polarising the population with the aim of winning elections. Others who were present at the rally included Salim Shekh, Rahul Ambale, Zayed Khan and Subhash Ware among others.

More than 40 organisations including Muslim Foundation, Indian Muslim Foundation and political parties like the Republican Party of India came together for the peace rally. The rally started from Konark Park in Kondhwa and ended at Kausar Baug.The organisers of the programme asked the participants to respect law and order.

Participants held a number of placards to protest against the lynchings. More than 3,000 people including women and children participated in the rally.

While talking to HT, Teesta Setalvad said, “Recently heard Ramdev Baba now opening his business Ramdev’s Parakram Suraksha Private Limited.He would rope in retired army personnel, para military troopers, and police personnel into his force.Is this move of the government towards privatisation of security forces? She also raised question of Aadhaar data security,she thought Aadhaar data might be given to other countries.She also concern about privatisation of 27 railway station.

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