Gay and straight Indians rocked for their rights at a music festival in Delhi on November 27 which featured some of the biggest names in the Indian music industry.

The Rock For Rights concert was a joint effort between Engendered, a transnational arts and human rights NGO based in New York, and the Queer Delhi LGBTI rights group.

“The concert in Delhi will broaden the concept of human rights and advocate the point that it should include sexual rights too,” Engendered director Myna Mukherjee said before the concert.

“Music is the best way to promote social change in masses. This concert will bring together some of South Asia’s biggest musicians across genres like Sufi and folk rock. All our work is on gender rights, but this year, we have focussed on sexual rights of not only the LGBT community, but of women as well.”

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