INITIATIVE: Cycle rally against lynchings and violence from Delhi to Kolkata, people urged to join
NEW DELHI: A bicycle rally will cover the distance of 1700 kms from New Delhi to Kolkata, spreading the message of non-violence and aiming at an India that is 'free from lynchings and violence'.
The organisers say that the message is that no human being should be lynched and Indians must take pledge to take society towards non-violence. Those who can't join from New Delhi, can even come at a later destination.
It will pass through Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal. The towns that will be touched include Faridabad, Tappal, ALigarh, Jalesar, Shikohabad, Etawah, Auraiya, Akbarpur, Kanpur, Varanasi, Sasaram, Aurangabad, Champaran, Dhanbad, Asansol and Singur, amongst others.
The Khudai Khidmatgar volunteers are taking out this rally that will start from Raj Ghat on October 19. It will cover a long distance and finally culminate at Gandhi Bhawan in Kolkata on November 14. "We are against mob violence, no person belonging to any religion, caste, creed or sex, should be a victim of such violence", says the Khudai Khidmatgar statement.
Suyash Tripathi, Sushil Khanna, Nargis Khan, Rizwan Khan, Shakuntala, Siddharth Tyagi, Javed Malik and Syed Shariq are among the participants. Khudai Khidmatgar, the organisation of Frontier Gandhi Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, was revived a few years back and its volunteers work to spread the message of love, brotherhood and harmony.