Pune: Fifteen protestors who sat on dharna outside the entrance of the Sunburn festival venue at Kesnand village near Pune were arrested by the police on Wednesday.
Over 100 people from four nearby villages gathered at the venue just before the festival was about to begin on Wednesday, asserting that festivals like Sunburn can spoil youth in the villages and can drive them towards the “wrong way”.
The Sunburn festival, known for its electronic music dance, will be held in Kesnand village at the outskirts of Pune between December 28 and December 31.
According to sources, the villagers will sit on dharna from 4 pm to 12 am midnight everyday till December 31. On Wednesday, over 100 villagers from Kesnand, Tulapur, Lonikand and Avalwadi sat on protest demanding the festival should not be held near their villages.
Sandip Bhondave, head of the protest, said, “We will be protesting against Sunburn till December 31 when the festival will conclude. Over 200-400 villagers from nearby villages will protest at the entrance of the festival venue every day. ” Meanwhile, the police has provided strong security at the venue....