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Long Marches - Satyagrahas - 2

Narmada Dam Project - West India

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Narmada dam activists organised many long marches, also called 'satyagrahas'. This is a Gandhian expression what means 'truth force'. It is about non-violent resistance.

2000 - Maharashtra - Delhi

Nyay ki Pukar (Long March for Justice), from Maharashtra to Delhi, November 2000.

(Photo 81: Narmada Bachao Andolan)

Start of the Nyay ki Pukar at Dhadgaon town, Maharashtra.

(Photo 82: Narmada Bachao Andolan)

Public hearing at Delhi.

(Photo 83: Narmada Bachao Andolan)

Dedlibai from village Domkhedi, at the public hearing.


Satyagraha, August 2000.

(Photo 84: Narmada Bachao Andolan)

Children marching.

2000 - Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh

The satyagraha started on July 15, 2000 in the villages Domkhedi at Maharashtra and Jalsindhi at Madhya Pradesh.

(Photo 85: Mukesh Jat)

Village leader Baba Muharia of Jalsindhi

(Photo 86: Mukesh Jat)

Immersing the "Dam Demon" at Jalsindhi.

(Photo 87: Mukesh Jat)

Admiral Ramdas (former Chief of Indian Navy) nailing the plates with village names on the "Tree of Determination" at Domkhedi.

1999 - Madhya Pradesh

Satyagraha 'Rally for the Valley' in the Central India State of Madhya Pradesh from July 30 till Aug 4 1999.

(Photo 88: Aravinda Pillalamarri)

Not only are people refusing to move, more people are coming to the satyagraha site - so the local people have all come together to build another hut - this was completed in a day.

(Photo 89: Venu Govindu)

Activists from a farmers organisation from Rajasthan showed their solidarity..

(Photo 90: Venu Govindu)

The Rajasthani performed a puppet play.

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