New Delhi, India: hundreds of Indian people took to street in various parts of India on Wednesday to protest the lynching of a Muslim man by beating for more than 12 hours and demand an end to what they termed as “lynch terror”, Aljazeera reported.
Despite of pleading for mercy, Tabrez Ansari, 24, was beaten to death by a Hindu mob in Kharsawan district in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand on suspicion of burglary.
According to Aljazeera, protests were planned in about 50 cities under the hashtag #JusticeForTabrez and #IndiaAgainstLynchTerror. It was not clear how many cities participated in it.
Opposition Congress party leader Rahul Gandhi called the lynching a “blot on humanity”.
This week a viral video on social media showed the Muslim man (Ansari) tied to a lamppost and beaten by a mob for many hours before police came and took him into the custody where he died.
In the video footage, Ansari is seen crying and pleading for mercy while being beaten with sticks and forced to repeat chanting “Jai Shri Ram” (Hail Lord Ram), a slogan increasingly used by Hindu far-right groups.