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Jurrat – Marking First Anniversary of the Delhi Gang-rape

Written by Qurratulain Zaman On 9 December 2013 @ 12:57 pm | No Comments

In Citizen Media, English, Human Rights, Humanitarian Response, India, Music, Protest, Quick Reads, South Asia

Jurrat wants Delhiites to reclaim the streets of Delhi. [1]

Jurrat wants Delhiites to reclaim the streets of Delhi. Image courtesy Jurrat.

From 10-16th December Jurrat [2] (courage), a campaign on violence against women, is marking the anniversary of the heinous Delhi gang rape [3]. One year ago a 23-year old medical student was gang-raped in a Delhi bus [4].

A mobile music concert by Swaang [5] (a Mumbai based theatre and protest music group) and Majma [6] (a Delhi based cultural group) will be performed on a moving trailer through the streets of Delhi on 16th Dec 2013. According to the organizer Swara Bhaskar [7], “we want to reclaim the streets of Delhi and make them safer for all women.”

Swang made a song about Delhi incident, ‘Maa Nee Meri'.

‘Maa Nee Meri’
Mixed in every morsel,
What was that chant you kept repeating?
In the garb of concern and worry,
Why was fear the only virtue I learnt of your teaching?
Mother, I will not fear
Mother, I will not become you.
Jurrat invites peoples on the streets of Delhi on 16th December and part of their campaign.

Swara adds:

To get out on the streets of Delhi on 16th December 2013, to fight, to resist, to protest and to pledge against gender based and sexual violence.

Stop Violence Against Women [2]

Stop Violence Against Women

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[1] Image: https://www.facebook.com/events/671179976235993/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

[2] Jurrat: https://www.facebook.com/JurratKaro

[3] Delhi gang rape: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_Delhi_gang_rape

[4] gang-raped in a Delhi bus: http://globalvoicesonline.org/2012/12/18/delhi-gang-rape-case-evokes-rage-across-india/

[5] Swaang: https://www.facebook.com/swaang.songs

[6] Majma: http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2013-12-08/news-and-interviews/44910081_1_maa-nee-meri-swara-bhaskar-delhi-university

[7] Swara Bhaskar: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swara_Bhaskar

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