NEW DELHI: Jantar Mantar that had become the soul of not just Delhi, but India, with protestors finding space to have their say now lies lifeless following the National green Tribunal’s decision to shift dissent to Ram Leela Maidan, away from Parliament and media glare.

This photo essay cpatures Jantar Mantar today, bereft of protestors, in an environment where dissent is becoming more and more costly.

“Damini’s shrine lies lifeless”

“Even the plant looks alone, in solitude”

“New Selfie- zone designated”

“Walls have been stripped off their purpose, all wall writings erased”

“Footpaths have been witness to several transitions”

“After all it was a non-violent protest venue”