All Photographs By: Simon Williams
Ekta Parishad has deep faith in the process of dialogue as a means of the Satyagraha to engage with all possible allies and opponents towards a positive impact for all.
During the 1970s, with the inspiration of ideals of Mahatma Gandhi, Acharya Vinoba Bhave, and Jaiprakash Ji (JP), the greatest engagement and conversation with the Rebels were started by Dr. SN Subba Rao (Bhai Ji) and Rajgopal Ji. This had resulted in the grand success as a surrender of 600+ Rebels who had decided to accept and practice nonviolence. This surrender of Rebels in the conflict zone of Chambal Valley is regarded as a historic peace process in the history of India
Engagements in Chambal Valley
During the 1980s, an alliance-building process was strengthened which resulted in many successful campaigns towards protecting the rights of marginalized communities across various regions of India. These processes of unionization were joined by many known movement-based organizations like Sarva Sewa Sangh, Tarun Bharat Sangh, Chhattisgarh Mukti Morcha, Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangthan, Jan Sangharsh Morcha, Bandhua Mukti Morcha, etc.
Building Alliances of People’s Movements