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Protesters condemn rising hate crimes

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A group of activists held a meet at the Jantar today, demanding justice for the victims of hate crimes.

They demanded immediate implementation of the July 17 directives to prevent vigilantism and compensation for victims of hate crime.

The activists also sought prosecution of political and public figures who through action or speech support vigilantism.

Criticising the NDA government over the rising violence in the country, filmmaker alleged minorities including Muslims and Dalits are being targeted.

"was seen openly garlanding those convicted of lynching. It is shameful that we have a lynch map of now," she said.

Rahul Roy, the organiser of the gathering, urged the people to come out on the streets and raise their voice against such acts of violence.

Representatives of the Socialist Party of India, of People's Movements and Khudai Khidmatgar began their three-day hunger strike against hate crimes.

Vrinda Grover lashed out at the government over the Hapur lynching case.

"Fake FIRs were registered and the accused were let out on bail. Police and adminstration were trying to cover up the matter," she alleged.

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First Published: Fri, August 10 2018. 00:15 IST