Batwara Skit

Start Date: 
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Start Time: 
12:00 pm
Aditya hall

Tale of 1947, Batwara – a story of writer manto and crafted by the IISU Theatrical Society in 2019 is about Religious violence in India includes acts of violence by followers of one religious group against followers and institutions of another religious group, often in the form of rioting. Religious violence in India has generally involved Hindus and Muslims. The partition displaced between 10-12 million people along religious lines, creating overwhelming refugee crises in the newly constituted dominions; there was large-scale violence, with estimates of loss of life  The violent nature of the partition created an atmosphere of hostility and suspicion between India and Pakistan that plagues their relationship to the present. Our play showcased this disease of bitterness which grew among every single person including Muhammad and Jugal, two close friends who couldn't even imagine a day without each other but later became the part of partition ending with jugal killing Muhammad because of their religious fights, after partition was announced, the subcontinent descended quickly into riots and bloodshed resulting not only open killing of Hindus and Muslims. But, also murder of their unbreakable yet breakable relationships.