Not In My Name: Thousands of voices to rage across cities

From Delhi to London, from Boston to Bangalore, the protests start today and continue well into the week as a nation finds it difficult to come to terms with the horrific killing of a Muslim teen

Photo courtesy: Twitter
Photo courtesy: Twitter

NH Web Desk

If the nation was somewhat shocked by the lynching of Mohd Akhlaq in September 2015, its collective conscience has definitely been kicked out of its slumber by the killing of Junaid, a 15-year-old Muslim boy on a train in the outskirts of Delhi last week.

It prompted Gurgaon-based filmmaker Saba Dewan to call for a ‘Not in my name’ protest at the capital’s Jantar Mantar on Wednesday evening. News of the protest spread like a wildfire across the country and on Wednesday, protests are to be held at 12 locations across India: New Delhi, Bangalore, Kolkata, Mumbai, Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram, Lucknow, Hyderabad, Allahabad, Chandigarh, Jaipur and Patna.

Events have been planned in London and Toronto too. Boston and Pune will hold similar protests on June 29, followed by Chennai and Karachi on July 1.

The organisers have called upon participants to design their own banners and shun party or organisation banners.

The venues of the protest are as mentioned below.

1. Allahabad: 5pm, Subhash Chauraha, Civil Lines, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh 211001, India

2. Bangalore: 6pm – 8pm; Bangalore Town Hall, 112 JC Road, Bangalore, India 560027

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3. Chandigarh: 6pm; Sector 17, Chandigarh, India 160017; FB Link:

4. Delhi: 6pm – 8pm; Jantar Mantar, Rajiv Chowk, Delhi, India 110001; FB Link:

5. Jaipur: 5.30 pm – 7 pm; Gandhi Nagar, JLN Marg, Jaipur

6. Hyderabad: 4pm – 7pm; Tank Bund, Hyderabad, FB Link:

7. Kochi: 6 pm; High Court Junction, Kochi, Kerala

8. Kolkata: 5pm – 7pm; Dakhinapan premises, next to Madhusudhan Mancha, Dhakuria; FB Link:

9. Lucknow: 4:30pm – 6:30pm, Gandhi Park, GPO, Hazratganj, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226001; FB Link:

10. Mumbai: 5pm – 7pm; Carter Road Promenade; FB Link:

11. Patna: 6pm; Kargil Chowk, Gandhi Maidan, Patna; FB Link:

12. Trivendrum: 5:30pm – 8pm; Secretariat, Trivendrum, Kerala, India; FB Link:

13. London (UK): 2 pm – 3:30pm; Wednesday, June 28th, 2017; SOAS, University of London, Thornhaugh Street, WC1H 0XG, London, United Kingdom; FB link:

Venues and Time/ Date for other days:

1. Boston (USA): 7pm – 8pm, June 29, 2017; Harvard Sq T-stop, Cambridge, Massachusetts, FB link:

2. Pune: 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Thursday, June 29, 2017; Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Statue, Pune Station, Pune, Maharashtra, FB Link:

3. Chennai: 11am – 1:00pm, Saturday, July 1, 2017; Valluvar Kottam, Nungambakkam, Chennai, India 600034; FB link:

4. Karachi (Pakistan): 4pm – 6pm, July 1, 2017; Outside Karachi Press Club, Karachi, Pakistan; FB link:

Please take the time out to share this with your friends in respective locations and encourage them to participate. It is imperative that there is large and noticeable participation.

Please carry your own banners with the slogan – “NOT IN MY NAME”

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Published: 28 Jun 2017, 1:47 PM