In times where holding protests for the causes you believe in could land you in jail, young Indians are turning to smarter and more creative ways to speak their mind. One such concept is the flash mob protest which originated in New York and rapidly spread across the world as the ultimate form of peaceful demonstration. The flash mob acquires its incredulity from the fact that a large group of participants gather suddenly at a predetermined location and time, perform an act in unanimity, and then disperse quickly.
After what happened to young protesters in the corridors of political power near India Gate, New Delhi, citizens are still vocal about their anguish for Delhi gang rape victim, albeit in a different way. To mark the occasion of Republic Day, Koenig Solutions took the initiative and organized a flash mob dance in Moments Mall. The purpose of a flash mob dance can be for entertainment, artistic expression, satire, or in this case protest for social change. The idea behind this Delhi flash mob event was to generate attention and baffle the audience so that they are forced to think and ponder. The dance performance left the mall audience mesmerized and awestruck with its great zeal coupled with perfectly synchronized dance moves.
The Delhi flash mob was intended to sensitize the general public on some burning issues that currently plague our country such as safety for women and an appeal for better laws and policing. The appalling incident where a woman was brutally raped on 16th December 2012 and lost to fate after battling for life in the hospital for 13 days, is a huge blot on the society we call modern today. While woman’s rights are being blatantly violated over and over again by gruesome acts, major loopholes in the judicial system cause the accused to easily go scot free. Thereby, our judicial system fails miserably to act as a deterrent for criminals, thus giving them confidence to commit such felonies repeatedly and shamelessly.
Flash mobs represent a contemporary art movement that is hugely popular all over the world. From freeze flash mobs to dance flash mobs, this liberating form of mass protest is a slow but potent weapon against all social evils. It is steadily becoming the new language of reform and a powerful voice of change for a society which sits up and takes notice only on the faculty of wonder. It’s high time to stand up for ourselves in solidarity and persuade everyone to change their nonchalant attitude towards crimes against women.
Koenig Solutions, being a socially aware and responsible organization wants to actively participate in this revolution and truly believes that there isn’t a better way to mobilize reform than a dance flash mob to create awareness in a peaceful manner, and influence positive change in the society.