As millions of Muslims celebrate the joyous festival of Eid-ul-Fitr on Monday to mark the end of month-long Ramzan fasts, situations in India were a little grim.
In wake of the recent instances of mob violence targeting Muslims over the past few days, people on social media are carrying out a unique campaign, protesting against the of the government’s inability to stop such incidents. They tied a black band on their arm to and came out in support of the peaceful protest.
The campaign started on Saturday but picked up momentum by Sunday.
… but, this Eid with Black Arm Band. #StopKillingMuslims
We remembered Junaid, the young… https://t.co/ypRrs3Q81H
— Syed Mukarram Niyaz (@taemeer) June 26, 2017
V done our job but its not enough plzz take step forwrd need support
Proud to be n muslim
Eid with black band pic.twitter.com/14ljBbFDRe
— Jamal Ali Khan (@jkjamal) June 26, 2017
— Shanu Reza Azad (@shanureza) June 26, 2017
Eid with black band pic.twitter.com/j7iXiUxfxV
— MOHD AAFAK KHAN (@aafak_mohd) June 26, 2017
— alavalathishaji (@e_salam) June 26, 2017
— Shakir Anwer (@shakir_nadwi) June 26, 2017
— Aman Wadud (@AmanWadud) June 26, 2017
— Pankhuri Pathak (@pankhuripathak) June 26, 2017
— Imran Pratapgarhi (@ShayarImran) June 26, 2017
Hashtags like #StopKillingMuslims, #StopMobLynchings and #EidWithBlackBands kept trending on Twitter as thousands of people are supporting the campaign.
The campaign has garnered much response from the people on Twitter.