NGO releases music video 
to expose ‘myth of vibrant Gujarat’

AHMEDABAD — Anhad (Act Now for Harmony and Democracy), a socio-cultural organisation set up in 2003 as a response to the 2002 communal riots in Gujarat, has launched its ‘Bole Gujarat’ campaign with the release of a music video titled: Where is democracy?

By Mahesh Trivedi

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Published: Sun 19 Aug 2012, 11:18 PM

Last updated: Fri 3 Apr 2015, 9:52 AM

The main actor in the video croons a song tuned on Dhanush’s popular number, Why This Kolavari Di?, and the lyrics penned by Anhad managing trustee and eminent civic rights activist Shabnam Hashmi are a satire on the state of democracy in Gujarat.

A Press release from the NGO said the video exposing the myth of ‘vibrant Gujarat’, raises questions about corruption, poverty, women’s conditions, the atmosphere of fear and how the image of one leader has been promoted while others have been pushed to a corner.

‘Bole Gujarat’, a platform which invites voices of dissent, is using social media to project complaints of the marginalised sections of Gujarat and also of the educated masses, who have failed to express their anguish and unrest, said the release from Anhad, an NGO fighting for democracy, secularism, justice and peace.

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