What is the ‘Not In My Name’ protest?

Not in my name protest: Event organisers said they sought to question the pattern of the attacks on the minorities in the country and the silence of the government over the killings and cases of lynching of Muslims and Dalits.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:June 28, 2017 1:23 pm
Not in My Name, Not in My Name protests, lynching, protest against lynching, faridabad lynching, jantar mantar ‘Not in My Name’ (Source: Facebook/Saba Dewan)

The #NotInMyName protest is a demonstration scheduled in Delhi and several other cities across the country on June 28 (Wednesday) by citizens against incidents of lynching of Muslims and Dalits. The latest case to hit the headlines was the killing of 15-year-old Junaid Khan who was stabbed to death in Ballabhgarh, Haryana by a mob that mocked his skull cap and called him a beef eater after an argument over train seats escalated. Two of his brothers were injured in the incident.

The protest is being helmed by Gurgaon-based filmmaker Saba Dewan who gave out the rallying cry. Although it was originally planned to be held just at Jantar Mantar in the heart of New Delhi, the idea has swept up a great deal of response online enough to be replicated across several cities. Some of these protest points are Dakhinapan premises in Kolkata, Civil Lines in Allahabad, Sector 17 in Chandigarh, Gandhi Nagar in Jaipur, Kargil Chowk in Patna, Tank Bund in Hyderabad, Bangalore Town Hall in Bengaluru, Promenade on the Carter Road in Mumbai, Gandhi Park in GPO in Lucknow, High Court Junction in Kochi and near the Secretariat in Thiruvananthapuram. The protests are scheduled to be held in London, Toronto, and Boston on June 29.

In a Facebook post, Dewan called out for the outpouring of public conscience. “Shouldn’t there be protests against the lynchings especially after the murder yesterday in Delhi NCR by a mob of a 16-year-old Muslim boy? If not now then when? Why wait for political formations to organize a demonstration? Why can’t all of us as citizens repulsed by the violence get together in protest at the earliest next week at Jantar Mantar under the banner – Not in my Name,” she wrote in the post.

Event organisers said they sought to question the pattern of the attacks on the minorities in the country and the silence of the government over the killings and cases of lynching of Muslims and Dalits. Participants have been asked to bring banners saying ‘Not in my name’.

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    raveecaur@yahoo.com
    Jul 12, 2017 at 2:38 pm
    Where were you all " not in my name" people when Sikhs were being killed for three days continuously. Why didn't you protest against government. You call your self intellectuals , where were you when golden Temple was destroyed and killing very innocent children, ladies and gentlemen devotees. You are all discriminating Sikhs . Aren't Sikhs belong to minorities.you people are spreading hatred for present government, that is your motive. Please stop all this nonsense do not poison youths. Do not spread hatred.
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      Charlie
      Jul 8, 2017 at 9:49 pm
      Why are people silent? Because the world is better without the followers of this sat a nic desert c u l t. Simple Simple!
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        Shagufta
        Jul 3, 2017 at 12:29 pm
        Shame shame...THIS KINDS OF PROTEST SHOWS THAT THERE IS NO MORE HUMANITY LEFT IN INDIAN PEOPLE. IT IS NOT THE MATTER OF KILLING MUSLIM, IT IS THE MATTER OF KILLING HUMANITY. PLZ SHOW UNITY OTHERWISE WE WILL FALL. 😔
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          ilyas
          Jul 2, 2017 at 10:30 pm
          Shame India....Shame Modi Lynching is not the answer...Stop beef export...Stop hypocrisy...
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            SHAFEE PANDOR
            Jul 1, 2017 at 4:35 pm
            WRITING FROM MAURITIUS.VERY STRANGE HOW A COUNTRY CALLING ITSELF A GREAT DEMOCRACY CAN ACCEPT SUCH THING...WHERE ANYONE CAN TAKE LAW IN HIS HAND .WE CAN SEE THAT THE MOB N LYNCHING WERE ALSO DONE BY PEOPLE WITHOUT ANY FEAR OF BEING STOP BY THE POLICE... THIS IS ALSO A VERY BAD POSTING FOR TOURISTS ESPECIALLY IF THEY ARE MUSLIMS .THE GOVT MUST ACT NOW TO STOP THESE COWARD ACTS OR THIS WILL DEFINITELY DEGENERATE AND RETALIATION WILL FOLLOW.. THE WORLD IS FOLLOWING WHAT IS HAPPENING...SO IS GOD....
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              Muhammad Faizan
              Jun 30, 2017 at 1:49 am
              Y this slogan not in my name is being used. Wats it mean
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                Just Me
                Jun 29, 2017 at 10:49 pm
                Not a single mention of atrocities being committed by commies in WB and Kerala. Yeah this is as apolitical as mangoes are jamuns. Commies and 'tards cannot win through ballot so they are trying alternate strategies.
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                  Pakku Mudli.
                  Jun 29, 2017 at 5:00 pm
                  I fully support the movement. This Brahminical government of RSS with Modi as a puppet is out to destroy the countries fabric.
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                    Lovely
                    Jul 2, 2017 at 8:24 am
                    What fabric ?Khadi?
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