In an unprecedented development, Muslims in India on Monday offered Eid prayers wearing black arm-bands to protest the public lynching of innocent Indians by the right-wing terrorists.
The call was given by several leading Muslim personalities in light of the recent lynching of a 16-year-old Muslim boy in Haryana while returning from Eid shopping in Delhi.
Junaid was beaten before being thrown out of a train in Haryana, which is governed by BJP and has been notorious for communal flare-ups just like other states ruled by the saffron party.
Community members have been disappointed by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s silence on what’s become an utter madness by his supporters with many believing that his intervention will put stop to innocent people’s murders.
As many as 13 people have been lynched to death by right-wing terrorists masquerading as cow protectors.
People have been posting their photos wearing black arm-band on microblogging site Twitter. This included Janta Ka Reporter’s editor-in-chief Rifat Jawaid, who had announced his intention to do the same on Sunday.
Explaining his decision, he said, “Muslims in India are forced to live with a sense of utter helplessness. Innocent people are getting killed and PM Modi is simply not bothered thereby giving his tacit approval to systematic ethnic cleansing. We, therefore, decided to register our token protest.”
Here are some of the photos we received from around the country;
Haryana: People offered Eid prayers wearing black arm bands in Ballabhgarh's Kandhawali, to protest lynching of a man from their village pic.twitter.com/z7oI8eF2fm
— ANI (@ANI) June 26, 2017