It was a night of political theater as a crowd of more than 2,000 protesters marched from the Kisan Park in Bengaluru to the Raj Bhavan to protest the killing of a young woman, the first in the country’s recent history.
A crowd of young women, mostly students and students of the University of Madras, sang and chanted slogans such as ‘Rape culture’ and ‘Love for all, not just for the rich’.
The protesters, many of whom were wearing black bandanas, held banners and placards reading: ‘Bihar Mata Ki jai’ and shouted slogans like ‘Stop rape culture’ ‘Stop the rape’ and ”Stop all forms of violence against women’.
The film, produced by a group of young filmmakers and activists, is set in the period between 1947 and 1965 and features interviews with prominent women, a look at the life of a famous filmmaker, and interviews with the victims of sexual violence in the form of graphic photos.
In one of the most poignant scenes, an actor, a young film student named Vyasa, says to a film student, ‘What you are saying is that women are not beautiful and should be protected by men.’
The filmmaker replies: ‘We don’t know what to say.
It is not a film, it is a life story.’
Vyasa and other participants of the protest said they felt uncomfortable about the violence they saw in the film, as it portrayed a culture that has been passed down from generation to generation.’
We didn’t feel safe because we are from a different place.
We didn’t have any support, we were scared and we did not know how to react,’ said Kaurav Sharma, a film-student at the university.
She was among a group who took to the streets with a placard saying ‘Justice for the woman’.’
The message is that we don’t want this violence to happen again.
It’s about protecting women from violence.
This is what we need to do to end this culture,’ she said.
‘This film is not only about women.
It should be about everyone.’
Sharma was among those who took part in the protest in the city’s Kisan park.
The film, she said, has been making a powerful statement.’
The film is about the way we talk about violence, about what we talk to our friends and family and about our own values,’ she added.
‘It is about how we are able to face our fears and fight against violence.’
It is a beautiful film and we are proud of it.
It has touched the hearts of so many people.
But it has also made us think of our own culture and how we talk and live in the present.’
The film follows a group called the M.K.V.
K Women’s Club.
It describes itself as a group ‘whose mission is to promote a peaceful and egalitarian society where women are empowered and the rights of women are respected and protected.’
Its slogan is: ‘The M. K. V.
K women’s club aims to empower women through their social, political, cultural, educational, legal, and health activities.’
The group has been protesting since April.
It started with a petition calling for the release of the film and a video posted on Facebook and Twitter in April.
In that video, women talk about their experiences of sexual harassment and violence in their lives.
The protest has been organised by the Bengaluru-based Centre for Women’s Action, which calls itself the ‘voice of women’.
The group says that the film is an expression of their desire for a peaceful society, one where all women have equal rights.’
This is a message that is a direct response to the horrific violence that we have witnessed and we feel that it is the time to take a stand for the rights and dignity of all women in our society.’
People are feeling very angry and upset because we have seen how women’s lives have been taken away by patriarchal values and we have felt the need to express our feelings about it.’
I hope people understand that this is an attempt to raise awareness about what has been happening in our community.
I am sure people will understand.
It will be a very powerful and effective way of showing how women are being oppressed and being denied their rights.’
The organisation has launched a campaign called ‘M.
K V. K’ to educate people about the film.
The campaign, which started in January, includes a Facebook page, a Twitter account, a YouTube channel and a website.
It features pictures of women, including one from a group in the 1970s.
‘If the film has any impact on people, it will be the impact of a voice in the room.
The women of Bengaluru know the difference between a voice and a protest.
It makes us want to say to them, ‘Enough is enough.”
It has been so inspiring to hear the voices of women who have come forward and