• We Don’t Need No Surgical Strikes

    Report from a Cultural Protest at Jantar Mantar, Delhi

    November 14, 2016

    Continuing our Citizens Against War series, we present a ground report from Jantar Mantar, Delhi. On November 9, several organisations called a cultural protest against war-mongering between India and Pakistan. Called “Action Against Warmongering”, the day saw several prominent speakers and cultural groups telling our leaders, “Make art, not war”. Over the last few months, there has been an increase in war mongering between India and Pakistan after India claimed to have made surgical strikes against strategic locations in Pakistan on September 29, 2016. Watch our report here:

    Several artists participated in the event.

    All photos by Souradeep Roy




    The walls had anti-war posters, parodying the loud-mouthed nationalist.


    The evening came to close with a performance by Delhi Sultanate and Begum X. They were also joined by Dhruv Sangari.


    Read the following poets from our Citizens Against War series: Rabindranath Tagore, Arundhati Subramaniam, Keki Daruwalla, Manohar Shetty, Meena Alexander, K. Satchidanandan, and Utpal Kumar Basu.

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