The Hindu Explains: From Tejaswi Yadav to 'Not In My Name'

What is ‘Not in My Name’ all about?

Carrying placards saying 'Not In My Name', ' No place for Islamophobia' and 'Shed hate not blood', scores of people gathered at Jantar Mantar in Delhi on Wednesday, and in at least 16 cities across India, including Mumbai, to protest against rising mob violence and cow vigilantism. The immediate trigger for the spontaneous protest march was the killing of 15-year-old Junaid Khan by a mob on a train while he was returning home to his Khandawali village in Faridabad for Id celebrations. The incident happened at Ballabhgarh station in Haryana. People from all walks of life responded to the protest march call, which was started by film-maker Saba Dewan through a Facebook post.

On Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said killing in the name of 'gau bhakti' was not acceptable, the same day a mob in Jharkhand beat a man to death on the suspicion that he was carrying meat in his vehicle.

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