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Artist: Radha Binod Sharma

Year: 2016

Date of Action: December 2016

Region: Asia

Location: Jaipur Art Summit

Subject: Nudity

Medium: Painting

Confronting Bodies: Members of Lal Shakti

Description of Artwork: The exhibition included a polyptych that shows four women topless.

The Incident: Female members of the right wing group, Lal Shakti, raided the Jaipur Art Summit and vandalized and took down pieces of Sharma's work. They aggressively took down the work and injured the artist as he tried to defend his own work from their vandalization.

Results of Incident: One of the leaders of the all female right wing organization, Pandit Vijay Shankar Pandey, was arrested by the authorities shortly after the incident. Another leader, Hemlata Sharma was wanted by the police but was identified as "absconding."

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Jaipur Art Summit: Painting ‘vandalised’, artist ‘injured’

Right-Wing Activists Protest Jaipur Art Summit, Attacking Artist Radha Binod Sharma