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Activists march from Ramlila Maidan to Jantar-Mantar

People belonging to several organisations staged a massive demonstration on July 16, according to a statement issued by Birju Nayak, secretary, Delhi council, Lok Raj Sangathan (LRS).

The rally started from Ram Lila Maidan and wound its way through the busy streets of central Delhi and reached JantarMantar.

Participants in the rally carried placards condemning the all-sided attacks on different sections of people. The rallyists declared that through united efforts they will put an end to the growing attacks on minorities, Dalits, workers, peasants, women and others fighting for their rights, said LRS release.

The rally was organised by Lok Raj Sangathan, Social Democratic Party of India, Jamaat-e-Islami (Hind), United Muslim Front, Communist Ghadar Party of India, CPI (M-L)-New Proletarian, Citizens for Democracy, Welfare Party of India, Association for Protection of Civil Rights, Sarvahara Patrika, Students Islamic Organisation of India, AIFTU (New), South Asian Human Rights Documentation Centre, Purogami Mahila Sa ngathan, National Confederation of Human Rights Organisations and many others.

The purpose of the rally was to bring together all sections of people whose rights are being violated so that we can unitedly find ways to change the present state of affairs, it said.

“Speakers at the rally vigorously condemned the attacks on different sections of people. In the name of religion, innocent Muslims are being lynched by mobs. Minorities are being targeted based on what they eat and how they appear or dress. Dalits are subjected to oppression and attacked when they raise voices of protest,” it said.

Activists from different organisations vowed to unitedly oppose the attacks on people with the motto “An attack on one is an attack on all”.

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