Human Chain formed in Lucknow to protest communal violence .
It was overwhelming Ganga Jamuna tehzeeb which gathered on main Hazratganj crossing, at GPO to show solidarity for Peace and Restoration of the rule of the law and upholding the Constitution. People from all walks of life, with no discrimination of caste or creed or religion, no age bar all thronged to the GPO, under the canopy of Mahatma Gandhi, to show to the world that We all stand together to deplore the communal violence of Kasganj and other places.
People carrying placards ,in English, HindI and urdu carrying messages like ” Mazhab nahi sikhata aapas meiy bair rakhna”” and another saying “Desh meiy Kanoon Ka Raj hoga”” another says ” Hum sub bhai bhai “”. It was indeed a clear message to those who are trying to distrupt peace ad communal harmony ,in the country, we are full of patriotic citizen who will protect Solidarity, Peace and Communal harmony, at any cost.
Holding each other hands,to form a human chain from Mahatma’s statue till the Vidhan Sabha, this human chain consisted people from all walks of life irrespective of caste or religion or age. Many prominent socialites, scholars,scientist; Prof and large number of journalist gave support to this mission. Prof Roop Rekha Verma -former VC of Lucknow University addressing the gathering said that I have never come across another time ,in which Secularism, Democracy and Constitution were put to such a dangerous position. Prof R. Dixit echoing the sentiments said we are fighting for Democracy and to save the social fabric. Socialite Ashafaq Khan said that we stand for Unity, Secularism and Solidarity of the country. Deepak Kabir asked to stand with those who gave been victimised and communally affected,by recent riots in Kasganj. Hafiz Gandhi, Tariq Khan, Masood Ahmed,Hussain Afsar ,Obaid Nasir
Sr.Journalist Pradeep Kapoor, Rehan Elahi, Atif Hanif nd Mohd .Furqan of S2S, Madhavi Kukreja of Sanatkada were also there to lend support to this Human Chain campaign.
Afzal Ali Shah Maududi