Over a hundred people from all over GTA came together to stage a protest against mob lynching in India by Gau Rakshaks.
Clad in their traditional attires they brought placards with them. They read ‘No More Silence-No More Violence,’ Protect Human Rights,’ ‘Justice-No Hatred,’ ‘We love India,’ ‘Not InMy Name’ and ‘We Love Peace.’
This protest in front of Indian Consulate office at Bloor Street West was a symbolic one and part of ‘Not In My Name’ protests held over a dozen cities in India protesting mob lynching by Cow Rakshaks.
Salim said that this protest is not against Modi government but to press the govt to take action against culprits. Yes, we know some of the people who killed Juned in a train are booked. What we want is justice. Saeed who came from Brampton said that attacks on Muslims have increased since Modi and BJP came to power. Razia from Mississauga said Muslims are humans too. Killings of Muslims and others is a matter of Human Rights violation.
A passerby tried to create a scene by shouting at protesters saying, “All of you are Pakistanis and why are protesting in front of Indian consulate.” However, the police present took care of him.
Protest started at 12 noon and lasted for 2 hours. Protesters dispersed peacefully. – CINEWS