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Dalit Agricultural Labour Organisations of Punjab defy section 144 to launch protest outside Chief Minister’s house in Sangrur

Dalit Agricultural Labour Organisations of Punjab defy section 144 to launch protest outside Chief Minister’s house in Sangrur

Ten agricultural labourer unions of Punjab — under the umbrella of Sanjha Punjab Morcha — swarmed in like a huge army in front of Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann’s residence in Sangrur’s Dreamland Colony on Monday. They heroically defied the imposition of Section 144 orders and notices issued to them. to launch  on a 72-hour dharna fron 12-14th September. The[Read More…]

by 14/09/2022 Comments are Disabled India
Dalit agricultural labour denied land plots promised in Patiala

Dalit agricultural labour denied land plots promised in Patiala

The Zameen Prapt Sangharsh commitee on August 29th lodged a sustained protest outside the District Collectors office in Patiala, under the leadership of Zonal secretary Gurvinder and Dharamveer Harigadh. Around 50 persons participated. Mukesh Malaudh adressed a gathering, stating that the authorities in villages of Patiala reverted their decision to distribute Panchayat land for agricultural labourers and even in the[Read More…]

by 02/09/2022 Comments are Disabled India
Dalit Agricultural Labour counter dummy land auctions by capturing seven acres of Land in Hardike village in Sangrur

Dalit Agricultural Labour counter dummy land auctions by capturing seven acres of Land in Hardike village in Sangrur

In Village Hardike in Sangrur the Zameen Prapt Sangharsh committee planted their flags to launch a successful land capture of seven acres of land. A truly remarkable victory giving the ruling classes a striking blow and tribute to relentless spirit of activists. Heroically they resisted strong police contingents assembled who were determined to sabotage the proceedings, who were shaken to[Read More…]

by 27/08/2022 Comments are Disabled India
Dalits gherao Panchayat Officials in Sangrur protesting dummy land auction

Dalits gherao Panchayat Officials in Sangrur protesting dummy land auction

The Zameen Prapt Sangharsh Committee tightened the noose around the neck of the authorities in Hardike village in Sangrur by undertaking   a sustained 6 hour gherao. The protestors demanded scrapping of dummy land auction of panchayat land. The protestors deflated the tyres of the official’s vehicles in addition to locking all gates of the BDPO Office and locking the BDPO,[Read More…]

by 01/08/2022 Comments are Disabled India
Ghunghutipada Slum in Sambalpur district of Odisha – How Temple project discriminates against the Landless Dalit

Ghunghutipada Slum in Sambalpur district of Odisha – How Temple project discriminates against the Landless Dalit

The Ghunghutipada slum in ward no.17 of Sambalpur Municipal Corporation is home to more than 200 households belonging to scheduled castes (SCs). About 400 years back the then king Rajabalaram Deo had engaged their forefathers to beat drums during temple rituals and also to maintain the cleanliness of the temple premises. Since then they have been staying over the land[Read More…]

by 01/08/2022 Comments are Disabled India
Protest in Hardike village in Sangrur by Dalit Agricultural Labour for scrapping distribution of Reserved Quota of Land

Protest in Hardike village in Sangrur by Dalit Agricultural Labour for scrapping distribution of Reserved Quota of Land

In village Hardike in Sangrur a land distribution of reserved quota for dalit agricultural labour bid was thwarted by the administration. The Zameen Prapt Sangharsh Commitee lodged a concerted protest on July 13th in the village mobilizing over 500 persons.Shingara Singh, Shinder Kaur,,Jaswant Sinh Khedi ,Jasvir Kaur and Hakim Singh adressed the meeting. They elaborated the motive of the village[Read More…]

by 16/07/2022 Comments are Disabled India
Zameen Prapt Sangharsh Commitee stages protest of Dalit agricultural labour outside BDO office at Sherpur town in Punjab 

Zameen Prapt Sangharsh Commitee stages protest of Dalit agricultural labour outside BDO office at Sherpur town in Punjab 

The Zameen Prapt Sangharsh committee staged an impressive blockade outside the office of the Block Development Officer at Sherpur town, in Sangrur.It was preceded by a rally staged from the fruit market to the bazaar.   Around 1000 persons participated. Parmjeet  Kaur Longowal ,  Darshan Singh Kheri,  Darshan Singh Bajwa,  Jasmeer Singh and  Bikkar Singh Hathua .They .stated that in the[Read More…]

by 10/07/2022 Comments are Disabled India
Dalit agricultural Community wins major victory in Sangrur in Punjab

Dalit agricultural Community wins major victory in Sangrur in Punjab

The Zameen Prapt Sangharsh Commitee has secured a major victory after launching a sustained struggle ,in Jaloor village of Sangrur.It has managed to secure a lease for a 3 year period for 110 families to obtain 1/3rd Panchayat land. Noteworthy how the resistance has crystallised to be a major  thorn in the flesh for the ruling classes. Bikka Singh Hathuah[Read More…]

by 19/06/2022 Comments are Disabled India
Dalit Agricultural Labour Organisations in Punjab wage protest in Sangrur fruit market for Panchayat land Rights

Dalit Agricultural Labour Organisations in Punjab wage protest in Sangrur fruit market for Panchayat land Rights

The saga of Dalit agricultural labour confrontation with ruling classes continues in Punjab. A rally was organised by the Pendu Mazdoor Union, the Punjab Khet Mazdoor Union, the Krantikari Pendu Mazdoor Union and the Zameen Prapt Sangharsh Commitee on June 10th at the Fruit market in town of Sangrur,projecting the demands of dalit agricultural labour for distribution of Panchayat land[Read More…]

by 16/06/2022 Comments are Disabled India
Zameen Prapt Sangharsh Commitee relentlessly confronts Administration in Sangrur to win rights for reserved Panchayat land for dalits

Zameen Prapt Sangharsh Commitee relentlessly confronts Administration in Sangrur to win rights for reserved Panchayat land for dalits

The saga continues of the betrayal of the administration to fulfill promise of distributing Reserved panchayat land in Punjab for dalit community. In no uncertain terms leaders of the Zameen Prapt Sangharsh commitee challenged the rulers that they would under no conditions accept land auctioning till the panchayat land reserved for dalits is distributed. Rage of dalit agricultural community is[Read More…]

by 15/05/2022 Comments are Disabled India
Zameen Prapt Sangharsh Commitee stage Protest in Sangrur outside residence of Chief Minister  Bhagwant Mann

Zameen Prapt Sangharsh Commitee stage Protest in Sangrur outside residence of Chief Minister  Bhagwant Mann

The Zameen Prapt Sangharsh Commitee on May 12th launched a protest besides the residence of chief Minister Bhagwant Mann’s residence, voicing their outrage against their being denied procurement of panchayati land . Over 2000 agricultural labourers stormed in raising slogans. Preceding the protest in the morning a march was undertaken starting at the fruit market to traverse other areas of[Read More…]

by 13/05/2022 Comments are Disabled India
Auctions of Reserved Panchayat Land for agricultural dalit labour scrapped in 11 Sangrur Villages

Auctions of Reserved Panchayat Land for agricultural dalit labour scrapped in 11 Sangrur Villages

The auction of Common Panchayat land reserved for dalits was withdrawn by the administration in Balab Kalan village in Sangrur. The Dalits had raised a demand to obtain the land for lease for three years. In a virtual conspiracy in denying dalit agricultural community their rights Auctions of panchayat land were scrapped in a cluster of 11 villages of Sangrur,.They[Read More…]

by 07/05/2022 Comments are Disabled India
Begampura conference of Dalit agriculture labourers demands land for the landless

Begampura conference of Dalit agriculture labourers demands land for the landless

In Bhawanigarh  in Punjab on February 10th the Zameen Prapt Sangharsh Commitee held the Begampura  conference on the issue of the implementation of the land ceilings act on the Occasion of birthday Guru  Ravidas .Comprising around 2000 persons it was a most qualitative assembly in channelizing the wrath of the agricultural dalit labour against the oppressive social order. It also[Read More…]

by 12/02/2022 Comments are Disabled India
Flag hoisted in village Garacho by ZPSC celebrating victory over winning land rights.

Dalit assertion in Punjab

Spark of Resistance ignited by dalit agricultural labourers led by Zameen Prapti Sangharsh Commitee shimmers at a crescendo to engulf many a village in Punjab to score heroic victories  The flag of the Zameen Prapti Sangharsh Commitee in recent weeks is heroically fluttering in many villages of Punjab in Sangrur-Patiala region after the implementation of the land distribution of the[Read More…]

by 31/05/2021 Comments are Disabled India
Land May Be A Deeply Philosophical Issue But Must Face Practical Realities of This World

Land May Be A Deeply Philosophical Issue But Must Face Practical Realities of This World

The more one thinks about it, the stronger appears the case for distribution of land based on equality, justice and actual need. Tolstoy, one of the greatest philosophers but by inheritance also a very big landlord, thought a lot about this issue and the more he thought, the more convinced he became that the most logical, in fact , the[Read More…]

by 11/04/2021 Comments are Disabled India
 Land to the tillers for genuine food system change

 Land to the tillers for genuine food system change

The Asian Peasant Coalition (APC)’s observance of 29 March as “Land of the Landless: Land to the Tillers”, reminds us of the words of Mahatma Gandhi: “In reality, the toilers is the owner of what he produces. If the toilers intelligently combine, they will become an irresistible power.” Socialist leader Dr Ram Manohar Lohia had also echoed in the last[Read More…]

by 29/03/2021 Comments are Disabled World
Land Rights And Ending Hunger

Land Rights And Ending Hunger

In Conversation with Michael Taylor, Director, Global Secretariat, International Land Coalition, Rome Michael Taylor is the Director of the global secretariat of the International Land Coalition (ILC). ILC is hosted by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), a UN Agency in Rome, Italy. Michael is a citizen of Botswana, with a PhD in Social Anthropology. He has worked on[Read More…]

by 30/10/2020 Comments are Disabled Human Rights
Zameen Prapti Sangharsh Commitee led Movement in Punjab-A turning point in Revolutionary history of Punjab and India 

Zameen Prapti Sangharsh Commitee led Movement in Punjab-A turning point in Revolutionary history of Punjab and India 

The Zameen Prapt Sangharsh Commitee has played the most defining role ever in determining the destination of the upsurge or emancipation of the dalit community of Punjab from enslavement. The movement it has inaugurated in 2014 has virtually written a new chapter or defined a new epoch in the history of struggle of Dalit agricultural labour. With detailed or incisive[Read More…]

by 20/09/2020 Comments are Disabled India
Dalits-Adivasis And The Land Rights

Dalits-Adivasis And The Land Rights

India is a country of villages. Accordind to 2011 Census it has got 6,40,867 villages. According to the same Census out of a total population of 121 crores 83.3 crores live in villages and 37.7 crores live in cities. As such nearly 70% population of this country is rural and 30% only is urban. Out of the total 24.39 crore[Read More…]

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