Bountiful Bristol Bulletin

Indian land rights walk this Sat, Bristol to Bath! by nadiacatkinhillman
October 4, 2012, 12:20 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

DATE: Saturday 6th October

LOCATION: The Bristol – Bath railway path. We will have two meeting points:
1)* Bristol Temple Meads train station at 10am*, near the ticket
barrier on the ticket office side. Look out for green flags and a sign! Sophie will be there – contact her to let her know to expect you (
2) Easton Community Centre at 10.30am, to leave promptly at 11am. We’ll gather on the patio in front of the centre.

A reminder to:

Put your walking shoes on and come on a ‘*pad yatra’* (foot march)! It’s a bodily of expression of solidarity with *Jan Satyagraha* (March For Justice) 2012 – a huge people’s action taking place in October in India this year which is organised by the social movement Ekta Parishad.

Some people will be raising money for the campaign through sponsorship or ‘voluntary poverty’ (giving something up to raise money), but please do join us simply to take part. It’ll be fun, colourful and expressive and we’ll be sending photos of what we do to local media and to the Ekta Parishad international website. Here are the details…

Hope to see you there!

FOOD: We’ll eat a bring and share picnic along the way! Please bring some food that you can easily share with others, and plenty of water for the journey.

DRESS CODE: “Land, forest, water.” Or wear green!

RSVP: Please could you let me know you will be joining us by emailing me:
It would be very helpful to know where you will be joining us.

For the full programme please see our flyer :

In October 2012 there will be a huge nonviolent people’s action in
India. 100,000 landless and homeless people will walk 300 km in 30 days from Gwalior to Delhi , for the right to ownership of the land they till. They will walk, eat and sleep on the road itself. They are demanding implementation of laws to protect land, water and forest from corporate land-grab for industrial development. Determined to pressurise the Indian government into action, they are bringing international attention to issues that affect indigenous and rural people across the globe. Ultimately, all of us depend on these
same natural resources for life. The action is organised by Ekta Parishad (People’s Unity), and follows in the Gandhian tradition of mass nonviolent action. See also
more information.


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