Acitivists appeal to denounce violence on Martyrs' Day
Mumbai, Jan 9 : A collective of civil society activists on Wednesday appealed to general public to celebrate the 71st death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on January 30 by observing a minute's silence against "the growing culture of violence facing the country".
"As citizens we can no longer be silent spectators to this growing ill-will, hatred and violence. We must come together to protect the secular, pluralistic and democratic fiber of the country," said the collective identifying as "India Unites for Non-Violence and Harmony" in a statement.
The group, composed of activists, artists, historians etc, also invited people for a convention on "Non-Violence and Harmony" at Sophia Bhabha Auditorium, Breach Candy, Mumbai, on the Martyr's Day.
The appeal was endorsed by, apart from many individuals, bodies like PUCL-Maharashtra, TISS-Mumbai, Rashtriya Kisan Mahasangh and All India Kisan Sabha, among others.