360° Coverage : March in Kolkata to protest veteran theatre personality's...

1 Updates
March in Kolkata to protest veteran theatre personality's harassment
Photo Credit: DIBYANGSHU SARKAR, Getty Images

March in Kolkata to protest veteran theatre personality's harassment

Jan 17 2013, 12:14pm CST | by

Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) Theatre personalities and intellectuals Thursday held a rally in the city in protest against alleged harassment of veteran theatre director Benu Chattopadhay for purportedly using the pet slogan of the ruling Trinamool Congress- 'Ma, Mati Manush', in a play.

Kolkata, Jan 17 — Theatre personalities and intellectuals Thursday held a rally in the city in protest against alleged harassment of veteran theatre director Benu Chattopadhay for purportedly using...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

1 year ago

March in Kolkata to protest veteran theatre personality's harassment

Jan 17 2013, 12:14pm CST | by

Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) Theatre personalities and intellectuals Thursday held a rally in the city in protest against alleged harassment of veteran theatre director Benu Chattopadhay for purportedly using the pet slogan of the ruling Trinamool Congress- 'Ma, Mati Manush', in a play.

Kolkata, Jan 17 — Theatre personalities and intellectuals Thursday held a rally in the city in protest against alleged harassment of veteran theatre director Benu Chattopadhay for purportedly using the pet slogan of the ruling Trinamool Congress- 'Ma, Mati Manush', in a play.

Several intellectuals including Chattopadhyay himself and actor Badshah Moitra walked along in protest.

"I and my team were harassed by Trinamool Congress supporters for using the words 'Ma, Maati in my play. The play has been enacted several times before and it has nothing to do with the Trinamool's Slogan of Ma Maati Manush (Mother, land, people)," said Chattopadhyay during the protest march.

"With each passing day the growing intolerance of the government is coming to the fore. Has the Trinamool got a copyright on 'Maa Mati Manush? On what ground could they harass a veteran like Chattopadhyay," Moitra said.

The dialogues appear in the play "Setubandhan", written by Ajitesh Bandopadhyay and directed by Chattopadhyay which was staged earlier this week at the Assam Bangla Natya Utsav at Nripendranarayan Institute in Dinahata in Cooch Behar district.

Afterwards, several Trinamool supporters threatened and harassed Chattopadhyay and his team compelling him to apologise.

IANS

Source: IANS

 

Don't miss ...

 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/8" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi is the founding Chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com. Luigi posts regularly on LuigiMe.com about his experience running I4U.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

UN gives Rwanda $7.2 mn for policy planning
Kigali, Oct 25 (IANS) The government of Rwanda and One UN Rwanda Friday signed 7.2 million dollars financing deal to build capacity in data generation and enhance evidence based on policy planning.
 
 
Husband of slain Brazilian police commissioner confesses to crime
Rio de Janeiro, Oct 24 (IANS/EFE) The widower of the Brazilian police commissioner found dead this week confessed to killing the officer, known as a tough adversary of the paramilitary groups known as "militias" that in some poor Rio de Janeiro neighbourhoods have ousted the drug trafficking gangs, officials said Friday.
 
 
North Korea lashes out at leaflet dropping
Pyongyang, Oct 24 (IANS) North Korea Friday strongly condemned South Korea and the US for conniving in the "catastrophic" anti-North Korean leaflet dropping, calling for a halt to such moves.
 
 
Free Syrian Army to send 1,300 fighters to Kobane: Turkey
Ankara, Oct 24 (IANS/EFE) The Free Syrian Army (FSA), which fights against forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, will send 1,300 of its fighters to the town of Kobane in Syria to help its Kurdish defenders resist a siege by the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan confirmed Friday.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Second MERS case reported in Qatar
Doha, Oct 23 (IANS) A 43-year-old man in Qatar has tested positive for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in the second confirmed case of the deadly virus in 10 days, media reported Thursday. The patient had...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Two people die in Pakistan bomb blast
Islamabad, Oct 23 (IANS) At least two people were killed and 12 others injured in an explosion that took place in Pakistan's Balochistan province Thursday, media reported. The bomb was planted on a motorcycle, Dawn...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Trott extends contract with Warwickshire till 2017
London, Oct 23 (IANS) England batsman Jonathan Trott, whose mental issues led to his abrupt departure from last winter's Ashes tour, has confirmed his successful comeback to competitive cricket by signing a new three-...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Srikanth, Kashyap big movers in BWF rankings
Kuala Lumpur, Oct 23 (IANS) Indian men shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and Parupalli Kashyap jumped seven places each in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released Thursday while Olympic bronze medallist...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Alvin Stardust dead
London, Oct 23 (IANS) English singer Alvin Stardust died after a short illness. He was 72. Stardust's manager confirmed the news about his demise Thursday, reports mirror.co.uk. He was recently diagnosed with...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Indian man reunited with family after 40 years
Dubai, Oct 23 (IANS) An Indian man, who had disappeared from his hometown in Kerala nearly 40 years ago, has been found by his family at a hospital in Dubai in the UAE, a newspaper report said. Now in his 60s, Abdulla...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Srikanth, Kashyap, Saina rise in world rankings
Kala Lumpur, Oct 23 (IANS) Indian men shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and Parupalli Kashyap jumped seven places each in the latest released Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings Thursday while Olympic bronze medallist...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Flintoff signs for Big Bash side Brisbane Heat
Brisbane, Oct 23 (IANS) Former England captain and all-rounder Andrew Flintoff, who retired from international cricket in 2009, Wednesday confirmed that he will play for Brisbane Heat in the Big Bash League (BBL) this...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
OPEC daily basket price falls again
Vienna, Oct 23 (IANS/WAM) The basket of 12 crude oils of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) closed at $81.94 a barrel Wednesday compared to $82.09 Tuesday, the OPEC Secretariat said. The new OPEC...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Lopez to sign multi-million dollar deal?
Los Angeles, Oct 23 (IANS) Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez is reportedly in the final stages of securing a multi-million dollar deal to perform in Las Vegas. The 45-year-old is being offered $350,000 per show at The...
Read more on Celebrity Balla