NewsClick/Indian Writers’ Forum interviewed Faisal Abu Alhayjaa, from Freedom Theatre, Palestine, and Sudhanva Deshpande of the Jana Natya Manch. The two are in India for a one-of-a-kind Freedom Jatha, an eleven-city street theatre tour starting December 18, 2015. Collaborating forces in commemoration of the founders of Janam and The Freedom Theatre, Safdar Hashmi and Juliano Mer Khamis, respectively, the two talked about how cultural resistance helps curb extra-state extremism. Deshpande said that India needs solidarity from Palestine as much the latter needs it from us. He also expressed concerns over the rising impetus of Hindutva forces in India much like the forces of Zionism in Palestine.