Locals perform 'cobra dance' in protest in Indian state

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Locals perform cobra dance in protest in Indian state

The dance was popularised by Bollywood in the 70s.

By Curated by Yousuf Saifuddin Kapadia (Web Journalist)

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Published: Fri 29 Apr 2016, 3:56 PM

Last updated: Fri 29 Apr 2016, 6:27 PM

Locals in an Indian state stormed the Public Works Department (PWD) office and performed an 'ununsual' dance, local media reported today.
Protesters in the district of Buldhana, Maharashtra, agitated by the lack of development in their district, decided to make their voice heard and staged a protest inside the PWD office - by performing a 'naagin dance' (cobra dance).
This group of locals stormed a PWD meeting and broke into the impromptu 'naagin' dance - perfectly emulating Indian actress Sridevi who popularised the dance in the 70s.
The men were protesting the poor condition of roads near Chhatrapati Shivaji Market, and were angry with PWD for inaction despite several complaints.

A sole security official, seen in the video, tried to control the situation but in vain.
A short video accessed by India Today, showing scenes prior the dance, 'showed the men in the PWD board room, presenting garlands and a coconut to the seated officials, before breaking out into a frenzy of hillarious steps. Their moves would have made even Sridevi proud.'

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