Muzafarnagar Baaqi Hain | 10th October | Saturday | 5 pm
The recent events in Dadri and subsequent news around the ‘holy cow’ have unsettled, angered and perplexed many of us. On the one hand, we are stunned at the violence. On the other hand, this model of inciting communal tension for electoral gains is not new. The frequency between such incidents are reducing, as if things are coming to a feverish climax. At the heart of this degeneration of our collective political, economic and cultural psyche is a multi-faceted problem – not only does it concern pragmatic identity politics as we know it, but also goes to the heart of individual and collective identity construction
The film MBH explores these questions in all its multi-faceted complexity wherein Muzaffarnagar becomes a site, witness to the intermeshing of all these factors to culminate in a bloody riot. After 2 years, this film remains to be seen more urgently than ever.
We present Muzafarnagar Baaqi Hain | Xavier Hall, St Joseph’s College, Langford Road | 10th October | Saturday | 500 pm
The director Nakul Singh Sawhney will be present for a discussion after the screening.
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In September, 2013, Muzaffarnagar and Shamli districts of Western Uttar Pradesh, witnessed one of India’s worst anti-Muslim pogrom since independence. More than 100 people were killed and close to 80,000 people were displaced. In the past, the two districts have seen relative harmony between Muslims and Hindus. ‘Muzaffarnagar Baaqi Hai’ straddles between various socio-political-economic dynamics in the area that affected or have been affected by the violence there.
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Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes
Language: Hindi (with English Subtitles)
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