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India rocks to new protest bands

A new breed of musicians playing rock and reggae with highly topical lyrics are doing their best to keep social and political issues in the spotlight in India.

While many can only be found in small bars and clubs, India's first reggae band, the Skavengers, have just put on a benefit concert inside the country's largest prison.

Meanwhile, Pakistan's Laal Band has found a more sympathetic audience in India than at home, as their lyrics and videos have got them banned from several Pakistani music channels.

Divya Arya reports from Delhi.

  • 15 May 2012