5000 landless people protest for their homestead land rights

We are sharing this news posted by Ekta Parishad on 17 March 2016.

Landless people in India calling for their homestead land rights. Photo by Ekta Parishad.

Landless people in India calling for their homestead land rights.
Photo by Ekta Parishad.

After years of Ekta Parishad’s campaigning and conducting mass mobilizations for land rights, the National Rural Homestead Bill was drafted in 2013 to ensure that rural families have the right to a home and a piece of land not less than 10 cents (0.04 hectares). Despite repeated promises from the government to prioritize its passage, the Bill has never been presented in the parliament.

On 14-15 March 2016, Ekta Parishad once again gathered more than 5,000 India’s landless people in Jantar Mantar, New Delhi to demand for their homestead land rights.

From these series of activities, Ekta Parishad asserted that movements for land rights need new form – improving the culture of protest to ensure that demands of people are heard; and the culture of governance to guarantee government’s actions from their promises.

Photo by Ekta Parisgad.

Photo by Ekta Parisgad.

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Posted on April 12, 2016, in Access to Land Issues, India, Land Reform, Land Rights, Women and Gender. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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