‘The power of protests is determined by situations and not spaces,’ said Pannyan Raveendran at the panel discussion featuring M.A. Baby, and Rekha Rajeevan, moderated by K.P Sethunath.
The protests are created when our fundamental rights are violated, that is when we protest inspite of the availability of spaces, added Raveendran. When the right to the space we live is disrupted on moral or political grounds is when the protests take shape said the panellists.
The discussion took a different turn when Rekha Raj said about the protests taking shape and gaining momentum through the virtual spaces of protests. She cited the example of #MeToo movement.
The session concluded with an emphasis on the need of space for protests both physically and otherwise. M.A Baby further added to it by focussing on the importance of extending the need and not limiting it to a discussion.