Noted social activist Aruna Roy said, people she meets on her tour asked her why a "Taliban is being created in India', while addressing a sit-in in protest against the lynching of Zafar Hussein by civic officials in Pratapgarh, Rajasthan.
The Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan and other social organisations on Monday started a five-day dharna, demanding arrest of the persons involved in the alleged killing of Zafar Hussein.
Roy said that the country which had shown the way of peace to the world, now earning infamy over incidents of mob violence. "What Gandhi demonstrated in this country was followed by Martin Luther King Jr in the United States and Nelson Mandela in South Africa," said Roy, reports Hindustan Times.
Kavita Srivastava of People's Union for Civil Liberties said that Rajasthan was slowly becoming "lynchisthan" (lynching ground) and rule of the mob had taken over the state.The activists said that photographing defecating women was a crime under section 354C (capturing image of a woman in a private act) of Indian Penal Code.
The activists also questioned the objective behind the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in Rajasthan, by alleging that it has resulted in increase in sexual violence against women.
(With agency inputs)