Unique Protests Carried Out By Indians

Blog By Helma  |  26-07-18

Their unique protests not only grabbed attention but also gave the government plenty to think about.

Protest Against Potholes

Protest Against Potholes

The famous painter from Bangalore used a mermaid to highlight Bengaluru’s potholes problem. He transformed a pothole into a colorful protest site, something never seen before. He even created several graffiti’s around potholes to draw attention of the government.


Black Body Protest

Black Body Protest

To protest against caste prejudice and racism in India, PS Jaya painted her whole body black for 100 days.


Women Wear Cow Mask For Protest

To protest against increasing rise of intolerance against women in India, artist Sujatro Ghosh encouraged women to don cow masks, as it symbolized cow protection and the traction it receives in India.

My art comes as a form of protest. In my country Cows are more important than a woman's life with more security. (Reference: Majority of Hindus believe cow as their holy animal and they worship it though Majority of Muslims consume it as a part of their daily meal.) The debate is never ending "Whether to consume or worship it" but gaining political benefits out of it is wrong. Why not let the people decide what they want to consume. I will be photographing women from different parts of the society. This is silent form of protest which starts from India Gate, one of the most visited sights in India. I would be more than happy if you reach out to me and want to get photographed or maybe join this form of protest. #RisingBeyondJingoism #WHPstandout #indiagate #cow #women #protest #womenpower #weekend #indiarising #workingwomen #live #animals #love #laugh #thecowmaskproject #standup #everydayeverywhere #indiaphotoproject #everydayindia #womenphotographers #myfeatureshoot

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Protest Against Odd Rule

Protest Against Odd Rule

To oppose implementation of odd-even rule in Delhi, BJP MP Ram Sharma rode on a horse to Parliament and even labelled the horse as ‘pollution free vehicle’ to mock the government.


Pink Underwear Campaign

Pink Underwear Campaign

The pink underwear campaign, was started to protest against the remarks made by Sri Ram Sena, who threatened to force a couple to marry if spotted together on valentines day. Under the campaign, a lot of pink underwear’s were couriered to Sri Ram Sena’s office.


Protest by farmers of Nider village, Rajasthan

Protest by farmers of Nider village, Rajasthan

Farmers from Nider village buried themselves neck-deep in the ground to protest against Jaipur Development Authority’s move to acquire land in their village on the city’s outskirts for a housing project.








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