The Alarming regularity and frequency of Mob Lynching. Another Innocent, Tabrez Ansari Succumbed – NCHRO joined Nationwide Joint Protest.
Jantar Mantar, New Delhi
26 June 2019
The regularity and frequency with which innocent people have been brutally killed by lynch mobs is the new India. Ideas of Mob Lynching do not come from the mob. They come from the state, which creates and manipulates the mob. This violent, brutal killings grown as a national pandemic, this time poor 24-year-old Tabrez Ansari, who worked as a daily wager in Pune, succumbed to his injuries on June 22 after he was tied to a pole and thrashed with sticks by a mob in Dhatkidih village in Jharkhand’s Seraikela-Kharsawan district. He was seen in a video being forced to chant ‘Jai Shri Ram’ and ‘Jai Hanuman’.
Tabrez had gotten married to Shaista Parveen only on April 27. Widowed, Shaista Parveen lost the love of her life and breadwinner for their family. The family likely to be deprived of the assistance and justice they deserve as we saw in most of the other mob lynching cases.
Each lynching outdoing the other in brutality, Why? The resounding silence from the government and the ruling party have the answer, it is intended to convey to its hard-line supporters that lynchings are fine; please continue. and they have.
Find any poor Muslim on the street, accuse him of carrying beef or of taking a cow or whatever cooked-up lies, and you are free to murder. If lynchings are happening frequently in our country, it is the responsibility of those who lead the country to try and end them, not promote them. The jurisdiction of Lynch Mobs does not stop with Muslims & Dalits. This silent consent is possible because violence against Muslims and Dalits is failing to produce a sense of shame or guilt among the higher echelons of society.
In light of alarming regularity and frequency of Mob Lynching , simultaneous protests were organised across various cities on June 26th, 2019.
In Delhi, around 5 pm, Jantar Mantar bore witness to a protest against the lynching of Tabrez Ansari in Jharkhand, which surfaced as a disturbing video on social media and left many in utter abhorrence. The protest was spearheaded by ‘United Against Hate’, a movement against hate crime. Protest rallies were a joint effort including All India Students’ Association, NCHRO, activists such as Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid, Nadeem Khan, Kavita Krishnan, ET Mohammed Basheer MP amongst others.
It is always human rights activists that seek to speak up, not only for themselves but also for collective construction. ‘Struggle for Right to Life’, ‘Struggle against ‘Impunity’ to be continued.