Mob Justice in Manipur Oil Painting by Monica Ingudam Canvas 11 by 14 inch 2018 Original - Not for sale, Looking to exhibit in Art Gallery.
I started this painting on 14th Sept 2018 filled with such heaviness and pain after watching the videos of mob culture in Manipur questioning myself with How many Farooque has to die? Where is humanity? What are we teaching the kids?
It’s really sad and shocking to watch the videos. He pleaded for water while the mob jeered and mocked. There were laughter around. One of the man straightened Faroogue’s hand as he laid on the ground, seemed unconscious from the previous multiple blows by many people. The man picked up the thick stick aiming right on the palm/hand he straightened with all his might. So much hatred and inhumanity. There were children in the crowd.
I condemn such inhuman act, mob culture we have seen time and again in Manipur. There are many conflicts Manipur is dealing with but this is something the people have to step up to take responsibility. A mother has lost her son. A Father has lost his son. And the lost is on your hands.
Reference from India Today: On 14th September 2018, a mob brutally lynched 26-year-old MBA student Mohammad Farooq Khan in the Tharoijam village in Imphal West district. Khan, who was studying MBA in Bangalore and had come home on vacation, was mercilessly beaten to death on suspicion of bike theft. Khan hailed from Lilong Haoreibi village in Thoubal district, around two hours from the spot where he was killed in the presence of some policemen who were later suspended.
Monica Ingudam, 28th April 2019
Monica has always been interested in art, human expressions and connections as a child. Art and painting provided the calm inner strength, kept her grownded and balanced during the intense grieving period during her father’s passing and things life brings. She volunteered for Art Galleries, took and continues to take art classes, workshop to enhance her understanding and skills of being an artist. She has pledged the funds raised from her paintings to projects of FindingTheVoices and support humane initiatives encountered as part of interviews covered in her talk show. She has successfully raised funds for Palliative Care and children’s education . She is currently on a mission to spread positivity through 1001Thagtachari gratitude project of Manipur and hosting personal growth FindingYourself workshops to elevate self in bringing out the high achiever in each individual. Please click here to get her art and support her initiatives.