Tag Archives: Delhi protests

Hundreds of people turned out to support LGBT rights; this protestor was so striking.

Journal: No Going Back-Delhi against #377

Jantar Mantar, December 30

Near India Gate, A Blocked Protest: notes on my city

(Note: There are so many ways for a city to exclude its citizens. Yesterday, talking to the police who were there to prevent this small, sincere band of protestors from marching up to India Gate, I asked a few how they felt about guarding the Gate from us–all 300 or so of the women’s rights […]

At the heart of Delhi, no space for you

What do they want? (Home Minister Shinde, of the students) The students in Delhi who were protesting on Saturday didn’t know exactly how to get to what they wanted. Some thought that the death penalty and castration for rapists would do it, some thought appealing to the people in power might do it, some thought […]

India Gate, Dec 23: photos

The presence of the media inevitably changes the nature of protest–Kashmir and the North-East are invisible because they’re not on TV, as many pointed out yesterday, but Delhi’s protests will always attract full coverage. That also changes the nature of a spontaneous protest: everyone from casual gawkers to politicians really wants to see themselves on […]

Notes from Raisina Hill

“We want justice! We want justice!” I went to the protests at Raisina Hill expecting very little. Despite the anger over the recent, brutal gang-rape of a 23-year-old by a group of six men, who also beat up her male friend, protests over women’s violence in the Capital have been relatively small. But the crowds […]

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