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India – Eid with black arm bands as protest against Muslim lynchings

Yusra Husain| TNN

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The campaign that started on Saturday gathered pace on Sunday with hashtags #StopKillingMuslims and #EidWithBackArmBand doing rounds.
  • A number of activists and common citizens gave the call to wear black bands on the right arm when Muslims go for the Eid namaz.

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With a rush of WhatsApp messages being shared and tweets declaring the announcement, a statement from individuals including Navaid Hamid, president, All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat, Zafar Mahmood, chairman, Zakat Foundation and Watan ki Fikr amongst others.

The statement read as follows, “We the Muslims of India call for wearing black bands on Eid Day in protest against failure of the Government of India to protect Muslims against uncalled for attacks.”

A first version of the statement shared by Zafar Mahmood had also included the name of Maulana Rabey Hasan Nadvi, Rector, Nadavatul Uloom, Lucknow featuring in the list of names but was later omitted from the final version.

“When I first circulated the message, I added a few names and sent it only those people for consent and addition of names. There was however no reply from Maulana Rabey Hasan Nadvi so I deleted his name in the final version. In the meantime however those with the first draft had forwarded the message in social media which created duplicity,” said Zafar Mahmood.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/lucknow/eid-with-black-arm-bands-as-protest-against-muslim-lynchings/articleshow/59311590.cms

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Comment (1)

  1. K SHESHU BABU

    The solidarity expressed against lynching of muslims is indicative of the gravity of the situation. This mass movement should intensify its protests against communal hatred.

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