At different points in our history, humans have raised their voice against injustice and protested against the established institutional structures. While some of these protests fizzled out under force, some gained International popularity owing to their uniqueness.

In this post, the team of Funniest Indian brings for you a list of 8 unique protests carried out by Indian residents, which not only attracted attention but also gave the government plenty to think about.

1- To protest against potholes in Bangalore

Baadal Nanjundaswamy, the famous painter from Bangalore used a mermaid to highlight Bengaluru’s potholes problem. He transformed a pothole into a colorful protest site, something never seen before.

Mr Nanjundaswamy is quiet famous for giving a hilarious and unique touch to his protests and once turned a pothole into a crocodile pond to draw attention.

He even created several graffiti’s around potholes to draw attention of the government.

2- Protest by home buyers in Noida

To protest against their stalled project, Home buyers of ‘Heartbeat City’ in Noida played badminton outside the District magistrate office and came up with hilarious banners.

3- 68 Paisa Cheques For Narendra Modi

Farmers of Kurnool district in Rayalaseema region, gifted Narendra Modi cheques of 68 paise on his Birthday to protest against the government.

4- Protest by farmers of Nider village, Rajasthan

Farmers from Nider village buried themselves neck-deep in the ground to protest against Jaipur Development Authority’s move to acquire land in their village on the city’s outskirts for a housing project.

 

5- Artist PS Jaya’s 100-Day Blackened Body Protest 

To protest against caste prejudice and racism in India, PS Jaya painted her whole body black for 100 days.

6- Many women wore cow masks to protest against sexism

To protest against increasing cases of sexual violence against women in India, artist Sujatro Ghosh encouraged women to don cow masks, as it symbolized cow protection and the traction it receives in India.

My art comes as a form of protest. In my country Cows are more important than a woman's life with more security. (Reference: Majority of Hindus believe cow as their holy animal and they worship it though Majority of Muslims consume it as a part of their daily meal.) The debate is never ending "Whether to consume or worship it" but gaining political benefits out of it is wrong. Why not let the people decide what they want to consume. I will be photographing women from different parts of the society. This is silent form of protest which starts from India Gate, one of the most visited sights in India. I would be more than happy if you reach out to me and want to get photographed or maybe join this form of protest. #RisingBeyondJingoism #WHPstandout #indiagate #cow #women #protest #womenpower #weekend #indiarising #workingwomen #live #animals #love #laugh #bluesky #standup #everydayeverywhere #indiaphotoproject #everydayindia #womenphotographers #myfeatureshoot

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Many women came out to support his movement and were seen wearing cow masks.

My art comes as a form of protest. In my country Cows are more important than a woman's life with more security. (Reference: Majority of Hindus believe cow as their holy animal and they worship it though Majority of Muslims consume it as a part of their daily meal.) The debate is never ending "Whether to consume or worship it" but gaining political benefits out of it is wrong. Why not let the people decide what they want to consume. I will be photographing women from different parts of the society. I would be more than happy if you reach out to me and want to get photographed or maybe join this form of protest. Suchismita says: "As a woman, the question of harassment and insecurity has been a part and parcel of my life. And even more so, as I left my home and went to another city for my higher studies. But in the past few years, this question has been at the forefront in every single discourse. Rather than addressing it, there have been repeated examples of sidelining it with more trivial matters. In a country with astounding levels of rape, molestation, abuse and other manners of crimes perpetrated against women, it is beyond sick that the matter of cow protection and religion has more traction. What use are protected cows and religious sentiments if half the population of the country needs to live in constant threat in order to facilitate it? When I saw the rather innovative idea used to engage with the cow protectionist camp, I decided I had to be on board. These last few years, I've realised injecting humour is the only way to tackle these idiots. If we take offence at everything they say and do, then there lies no essential difference between them and us. The campaign in that sense, is quite mooving." #RisingBeyondJingoism #WHPstandout #market #cow #women #protest #womenpower #politics #indiarising #inquisitiveindian #live #animals #love #laugh #art #men #everydayeverywhere #indiaphotoproject #everydayindia #womenphotographers #myfeatureshoot

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7- BJP MP Ram Prasad Sharma’s protest against odd-even rule in Delhi

To oppose implementation of odd-even rule in Delhi, BJP MP Ram Sharma rode on a horse to Parliament and even labelled the horse as ‘pollution free vehicle’ to mock the government.

8- Pink Chaddi campaign

The pink underwear campaign, was started to protest against the remarks made by Sri Ram Sena, who threatened to force a couple to marry if spotted together on valentines day. Under the campaign, a lot of pink underwear’s were couriered to Sri Ram Sena’s office.