Witch-hunting of Maulana Sajjad Nomani : Joint Protests held all over the country: Hundreds of protesters courted arrest in New Delhi

Nationwide protests were held demanding to withdraw the false case against the All India Personal Law Board spokesperson Maulana Sajjad Nomani registered in Hazratganj police station at Lucknow. The protests were jointly conducted by Popular Front of India and Bharath Mukthi Morcha. Hundreds of people including women attended all protest programmes. They demanded that FIR against Sajjad Nomani alleging hate speech must be quashed. In the national capital, U. P. Bhavan March was held demanding withdrawal of the false case. Hundreds of protesters belonging to different organisations were arrested and kept in police custody till late night.

Protests programmes were held in different parts of Karnataka like Kundapura, Chamraj Nagar, Davangare, Ram Nagar, Bangalore, Gangavathi Koppal, Hubli, Yadgirshahpur, Jamkhandi, Bijapur, Gulbarga, sindagi, Mahalingapur Bagalkot, Mudhol and Bagalkot. In Rajastan sit in dharna was Kotta, Udaipur, Chittorgarh, Ajmeer, Baran and Bilwara. Memoranda were submitted through District collectors. In Bihar hundreds of people participated in protests held different places like Muzafarpur, Vaisali, Darbanga, Jamoi, Araria and Poornia. Protests were held at Lucknow and Meerut in which leaders of Popular Front and BMM addressed the gatherings. In Andhra Pradesh a huge protest was held at Nellore jointly by various Muslim organisations. In Maharashtra leaders of Popular Front, Bharat Mukti Morcha and other organisations along with Ulema and imams addressed large gatherings throughout the state. Many protest programmes were held in places like Mumbai, Pune, Nanded, Aurangabad, Jalna, Parbhani, Karad, Bheewandi and Beed. Popular Front of India activists protested the witch-hunting of Maulana Sajjad Nomani in other states also.

These protests held in different states jointly by Popular Front of India and Bharat Mukti Morcha conveyed the message that any attempt to intimidate their leaders and scholars will be jointly resisted by Dalits and Muslims.

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