Protest & Survive – a photo essay

On the outskirts of Old Shillong – simmering anger. Farmers, who have turned these areas into fertile zones of agriculture, see themselves being displaced by concrete structures and real estate speculators. New Shillong Township is being sold as a solution to the congested Shillong, but the plans have revealed that NST would be a network of gated communities of the rich indigenous elites and outsider speculators looking towards constructing a post modern Hill retreat.
Wanphrang Diengdoh, a member of Thma U Rangli Juki (TUR) documented one such protest against NST which was held at Diengpasoh. Click any picture to enter the Gallery.

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Wanphrang Diengdoh Written by:

Wanphrang Diengdoh is a filmmaker who has made award winning films like 19/87 (with Dondor Lyngdoh) & Where the Clouds End. He is also a musician of Shillong's pathbreaking politico-punk band Tarik. His work can be seen at www.reddur.com

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