<![CDATA[With an intention to bring the spot light on the Delhi bus gang rape case, The Education Tree, organised a freeze mob yesterday. It was not the first rape in the capital but definitely the most brutal ever. With the eventual death of the victim, the Nirbhaya Rape Case, shook the entire nation. Protests and criticisms followed and so did promises. Sadly, many more rapes followed too. Today, with the women being unsafe right from a cab to their own houses, their safety continues to be a major concern. The mob was a part of their campaign ‘Jo Mera Hai Vo Mera Hai‘ (My Body My Rights), launched last year. The venue for the same was Jantar Mantar, though the first choice was Connaught place. It however, could not materialize as the authorities found the presence of the participants as a violation of the law. The permission was thus cancelled under the Section 144. The mob, however, was not called off and was moved where it concluded successfully. With posters that carried information about laws and defence techniques, the freeze mob by the youth not only attracted attention but praises of the audience too. The mob is not a first of its kind by The Education tree. So far, they have organised over 1000 freeze mobs at various venues, ranging from schools and colleges to railway stations and malls. The organisation employs mediums like street plays, flash mobs and metro theatre in addition to the freeze mobs, with an aim to bring about small yet meaningful changes in the society. Image credits: The Education Tree]]>
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