Bulldozers Turn Kathputli’s Folk Artists into Refugees: Pushed into Camps with Little Water and No Sanitation

Bulldozers Turn Kathputli’s Folk Artists into Refugees: Pushed into Camps with Little Water and No Sanitation

For the people of Kathputli Colony, home to India's largest conglomerate of puppeteers, singers, magicians and musicians- the morning of October 30 was just another day. Bicycles noisily navigating the narrow lanes, the vegetable seller hoarsely calling out his wares, the smell of cooking emanating from the brick houses with the smoke filling the alleys…

Murder Of Democracy in Kathputli Colony, Houses Demolished, People Beaten Up, Annie Raja Injured

Murder Of Democracy in Kathputli Colony, Houses Demolished, People Beaten Up, Annie Raja Injured

  In the heart of the country’s capital, DDA and police forces murdered democracy; forcibly demolished houses and beaten up people in Kathputli Colony. National Federation of Indian Women’s Annie Raja got gravely injured and is currently admitted in RML hospital. Women and youths were lathi charged mercilessly by DDA and Police officials, while residents…

Jana Natya Manch’s Statement of Solidarity with Kathputali Colony Artistes

Jana Natya Manch’s Statement of Solidarity with Kathputali Colony Artistes

  सोमवार, 30 अक्टूबर को डी.डी.ए. द्वारा दिल्ली पुलिस की मदद से कठपुतली कॉलोनी के बाशिंदों को जबरन निकालने और उनके घरों पे बुलडोज़र चलाने की घटना की जन नाट्य मंच कड़े शब्दों में निंदा करता है। इस पूरी घटना को अंजाम देते हुए पुलिस ने विरोध कर रहे स्थानीय लोगों और कार्यकर्ताओं पर लाठी…

Kathputli Colony Comes Crumbling Down

Kathputli Colony Comes Crumbling Down

Home to puppeteers, magicians, acrobats, folk singers and dancers, Kathputli colony has been producing numerous world class artists, who have been nationally and internationally known for their talent. The colony housing close to 3,500 families is a mine where one can discover the rustic charm of traditional art forms. On October 30, the walls of…