To begin with, let me throw some stats here for the fact-hungry logicians:
To note, the attacks include mob lynching, attacks by vigilantes, murder and attempt to murder, harassment, assault and gang-rape. In two attacks, the victims/survivors were chained, stripped and beaten, while in two others, the victims were hanged.
Now, coming to this article and my opinion as stated here, let me draw attention to the fact that this is not against any particular religion. But yes, this is surely against violence and inhuman practices in the name of religion. It’s been quite long, I’ve been reading about people in India (both Hindus AND Muslims, and even some marginalized communities) getting killed for no logical reason, but merely on the basis of ridiculous assumptions and communal hatred.
I ask, why? This is not the India I know. So where is all this coming from? Why is it spreading like forest fire? Why is the government not able to deliver what it promised? Don’t we deserve peace?
No. I refuse to buy this.
I refuse to allow murders, lynching, and all other kinds of torture under the pretext of religion.
I refuse to bend against extremists who preach nonsensical ideologies, that have no reference in the Scriptures.
I refuse to stay silent after watching innocent lives falling prey to communal hatred.
And I refuse
to live in fear
No, Haters, #NotInMyName .
Live and Let Live.