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A festival to fight human trafficking, discrimination against North Easterns

A new festival in the city will bring artists and youngsters together to stand up against two big evils — human trafficking and discrimination against people from the North East.

art and culture Updated: Nov 02, 2012 01:11 IST
Namya Sinha

A new festival in the city will bring artists and youngsters together to stand up against two big evils — human trafficking and discrimination against people from the North East. Called Traffic Jam Red Light Blues, this five-day long festival is being organised by two NGOs, Commotion and CONECT.

“We are focusing on human trafficking and discrimination faced by northeasterners in the city as many cases have come up recently. The idea is to highlight these issues through music, theatre, art and awareness programs,” says Eunice Pamei, coordinator with CONECT.

Young musicians, artists and college students are all a part of this festival. Fifteen stalls are being put up out of which some will celebrate the culture of North East through their food and craft. Others will create awareness about the issue of human trafficking. Some stalls will also sell products and paintings made by the victims of human trafficking.

“Musicians will perform on Friday and Saturday. There will also be street theatre and choreography performances by students from colleges like Miranda House, St Stephen’s, Hindu, Kirori Mal College and SGTB Khalsa,” says Shruti Rajkumar, coordinator of the festival from Commotion.


Other highlights include performance by the band, The Mangalz and by Aditya Narayan of the band Cobbled Street. The stalls will remain open throughout the day and the performances will take place 5.30 pm onwards.

Fact File
What: Traffic Jam Red Light Blues
Where: Dilli Haat, Aurobindo Marg, opposite INA Market
When: November 1 — November 5
Entry: Regular charges for entry to Dilli Haat applies
Nearest Metro Station: INA on the yellow line