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Indian tribals enter their land

by Ekta Parishad, Land Watch Asia member, India

Madhya Pradesh, India — After eight years of struggle, 41 out of 94 small land owners from Lahroni village of Karahal Block, Sheopur District managed to get their land demarcated this February 2011. Demarcation is going on for the other lands.

The case goes back to 2003, when 94 families (74 tribals and 20 dalits beneficiaries) of Lahroni village were given pattas( land entitlements) by the Madhya Pradesh government. These families were given only the entitlement papers but not the physical possession of the land. It was also not yet demarcated.

The total area of land is 130 hectares. There were also six beneficiaries of Bhoodan Land (donated land collected by Eminent leader Vinoba Bhave), who have entitlement papers since 1990, but not land possession. The people had land documents in their hands but did not know where their lands were. After lobbying the local Patwari (revenue employee) showed them the land but it was still not demarcated. They found that their land was already occupied by non-tribal peoples from outside Madhya Pradesh. Read the rest of this entry

Jan Satyagraha Updates from Ekta Parishad (India)

Jan Satyagraha News, March 2010

In this issue…


  • Ekta Parishad celebrates International Women’s Day
  • KGNS: 25 years in the heart of Kerala
  • Kerala: youth camp and foot march for the rights of the landless people
  • Ekta Media – Center for Development and Communication


  • Preparing Jansatyagraha 2012 (JS2012)
  • Madras Café, mixing Indian gastronomy and solidarity


  • Calendar of the next foot marches and youth camp