BY OUR STAFF REPORTER
GUWAHATI, July 23: Writers and painters in the State are at their creative best, as though they have got a live situation to muse over what they say no to ‘commulism’ and ‘gender discrimition’ in unison.
Artists, poets, writers and conscious citizens from across the State on Saturday evening gathered near Dighalipukhuri in Guwahati to protest against commulism and gender discrimition.
The protest programme med ‘Art against Hate’ saw participation of some well-known Assamese writers like Udayadittya Bharali, Debabrata Das, Imran Hussain.
The participants said they were there to spread the message against commulism and gender discrimition through songs, poetry, cartoons and paintings.
The organizers said the ‘Art against Hate’ is a campaign, launched collectively by five Guwahati based organizations —YUVA, Anga Art Collective, Uki Research Collective, Abartan and Guwahati Literary Factory— to fight against commulism, gender discrimition and an artistic approach to make the world a better place to live in.
As poets and writers read out poems of protest, artists painted pictures and cartoons depicting scenes of commul violence and gender discrimition.
Notable among them were renowned cartoonist Nitupur Rajbongshi and some promising artists from Annga Northeast group.
The programme was conducted by researcher and activist Ankur Tamuli Phukan.