Print edition : May 03, 2013

October 3, 2012: Thousands of protesters, mostly poor farmers and tribal people, set out from Gwalior on the Jan Satyagraha march demanding land rights. Photo: A.M. Faruqui

Participants play traditional musical instruments during the Jan Satyagraha march. Photo: AP

October 11, 2012: Jairam Ramesh, Union Minister for Rural Development , and P.V. Rajagopal of Ekta Parishad in Agra before the Parishad and the Union Ministry of Rural Development signed the agreement on land reforms. The Jan Satyagraha march the Parishad led was called off subsequently. Photo: V.V. Krishnan

PESA, which is seen as an enabling law for tribal self-governance, is violated brazenly by both the Union government and State governments in the name of development.
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