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Afrazul murder: Protesters gather under 'Not In My Name' banner

NEW DELHI: As part of the 'Not In My Name' campaign, people from all walks of life gathered at Parliament street on Wednesday, holding banners and posters protesting the brutal Killing of Afrazul, a labourer from West Bengal, in Rajasthan.
Amid heavy police presence, many professionals gave speeches defying the hate that led to the brutal murder of the migrant worker and filming the whole episode on camera.
Filmmaker Saba Dewan, along with eminent personalities, spoke against the barbaric killing and the need for propagating brotherhood and saying 'No' to hate on the basis of religion or region.
"It is an organised hate campaign ..... Murder could be in any country, but nowadays murder on the basis religion is the worst possible thing we could afford in our country. If my name is Kashif instead of Kamlesh, I could be murdered. This is where the problem comes. We want to exist in peace as we always did," said KK Kohli, who runs a performing arts organisation.
"Let us say this loud and clear, we stand with the people of this country, we stand for their freedom, for their right to live in peace and dignity." said Jayshee Shukla, a photographer.
Nonagenarian Urdu poet Gulzar Dehlvi also made it to the event, denouncing the hate crime that took place in Rajasthan.
The speakers advocated the need for peaceful co-existence and denounced hate at every level to foil the attempts of hate mongers across the country.
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