‘We are reclaiming Holi’: College students protest Hindu nationalism with a blackout Holi

Around the world, Holi is known as Hinduism’s festival of colors, a joyful celebration of spring in which people dress in white and take to the streets to shower one another in colorful powders.

But on Thursday evening (March 5) in Harvard Yard, when students arrived at the steps of Memorial Church to mark the festival, they were dressed in black, shouting “Azaadi!” — freedom — while holding slogans such as “No one is illegal,” “Boycott NRC,” and “Stop genocide in India!”

The event is part of a nationwide campaign called Holi Against Hindutva, held in solidarity with anti-government protesters in India and organized at 21 U.S. university campuses including Yale, Columbia, Cornell, Princeton, Wellesley, Michigan State, Duke and Rutgers.

Source: ‘We are reclaiming Holi’: College students protest Hindu nationalism with a blackout Holi – Religion News Service