NE bikers unite against mob lynching

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GUWAHATI, June 24: Over 200 bikers from across the Northeast, including 12 from Meghalaya, converged at Khanapara here for a peace rally on Sunday morning, with a pledge to unite against mob lynching and moral policing and push for a legislation deterring a Dokmoka-like incident.
Red Land Brothers, Axom, a Royal Enfield motorcycle club, organised the rally as a tribute to Nilotpal Das and Abhijeet Nath, who were lynched by a mob at Panjuri-Kacharigaon under Dokmoka police station in Karbi Anglong on June 8.
The bikers carried placards with messages such as “#Brotherhood is above religion and caste”, “Verify before you share on social media” and “United we can do so much”. There was display of bonding among the participants who came from Garo Hills, Shillong and Mumbai among other places as they kicked off a campaign they pledge to sustain.
The bikers have pledged to take the message against the menace to other parts of Northeast as well.
Earlier, Geetashree Konwar, the general secretary of International Human Rights Council, India, flagged off the rally as chief guest. The programme was also attended by actor Rajib Kro and social activist, Shyamkanu Mahanta. (TST)