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Zenith Of Theatre Of Resistance; Safdar Hashmi’s “Halla Bol”- Checkout!

The 1st of January is not only significant as it marks the onset of a new year but also because of the grim tale of tragedy that crippled India. On 1 Jan 1989, Safdar Hashmi was attacked in broad daylight while performing a street play, "Halla Bol" in an industrial township, a few kilometers away from Delhi. An immigrant worker from Nepal Ram Bahadur was also shot dead and lost his life that very day. Later, the following day(2nd January) Safdar succumbed to his injuries. This is tragically poetic that a spectator and a performer both lost their respective lives to this brutal attack. Two days later, the Jan Natya Manch(JANAM) went to Jhandapur and completed their play and gave a defiant tribute to the comrade, Safdar Hashmi. Lest we forget his murder and this act of gallantry by his fel...

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