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"As news of the cinema trashings spread, lesbian and women's groups mobilized energetically against them. On December 7 [1998], lesbians, artists, and women's groups, along with Fire producer Deepa Mehta, held a candlelight vigil in front of a previously trashed theater in Delhi (Regal Cinema), photos of which appeared throughout the press, including the Hindu nationalist press. One of the most visible vigil banners read 'Indian and Lesbian' (thereby countering the HSS claim that lesbianism is not Indian)."
-- Paola Bacchetta


Source:
Bacchetta, Paola. "Extraordinary Alliances in Crisis Situations: Women against Hindu Nationalism in India." In Feminism and Antiracism: International Struggles for Justice, edited by Kathleen M. Blee and France Winddance Twine. New York: New York University Press, 2001. (p. 238)