The Karwan-e-Mohabbat today morning reached Behror in Alwar district of Rajasthan to pay tributes to Pehlu Khan, the dairy farmer who was killed by cow vigilantes in Alwar on April 1.
But the Karwan - led by Harsh Mander, former civil servant and activist writer - was prevented from visiting the place by VHP goons. The VHP workers were a group of 20-30 people only. But the police failed to rein in the goons who didn't want the Karwan members to pay tributes.
Harsh Mander and team sat on the road and protested.
The Newsclick team is on the ground, following the Karwan-e-Mohabbat, ‘a Journey of Love, Atonement & Solidarity’ initiated in solidarity with the families of lynch victims across the country.
The Karwan has now reached Jaipur.
The Karwan that started from 4th September from Assam, was to travel Jaipur and Ajmer areas today to meet the families of lynch victims. They have travelled to places in Assam, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Mangalore in Karnataka Shamli in UP, Mewat in Haryana and Alwar in Rajasthan. The karwan meets the families of lynch victims to show their solidarity and support with them. They had planned to travel Kekri and Udaipur, in Rajasthan tomorrow.
The aim of the Karwan is to tackle hate with the message of love.