Thousands of people took to streets across India and abroad on Wednesday to protest against the frequent lynchings often by right-wing supporters.
Among the places that witnessed these protests were Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bihar, Kochi, Chennai, Karachi in Pakistan, London and Canada.
In Delhi, thousands of people from the civil society gathered at Jantar Mantar. Carrying placards that said ‘Not in My Name,’ the protesters expressed their anguish over the lynchings of innocent Muslims and Dalits, the latest among them being the gruesome murder of Haryana’s Md Junaid, who was lynched before before being thrown out of train last week.
Speaking to Janta Ka Reporter, NDTV’s Ravish Kumar said that the politics of hatred was slowly turning innocent children into tomorrow’s murderers.
He said, “Not just cow, an experiment is now being conducted to use any excuses to kill innocents and cause the atmosphere of terror in the society. These people don’t have direct connection with any political parties, but they from the same WhatsApp university, where fake rumours originate from.
“There’s a sustained effort to create an atmosphere of poison against a certain society and religion. Now what’s the danger here? The immediate danger is that, say when a child is playing a cricket match in school. Obviously there will be friendly scuffle among friends. And that child must have the spirit to fight. But one day when such friendly fight will occur, they will stop identify the child as their friend. Instead, they will identify him as a Muslim. And they will kill him.”
Ravish said that he wanted to warn the society that these political ideologies were hell bent on converting their otherwise innocent children into murderers.
Watch his full interview here;