Ekta Parishad is a people’s movement dedicated to non-violent principles of action. Their activists work towards building community-based governance (gram swaraj), local self-reliance (gram swawlamban) and responsible government (jawabdeh sarkar). Their aim is to see India’s poorest people gain control over livelihood resources, especially land, water and forest.
Belief in an India where...
"Each one could benefit fromequal and guaranteed access toland, forest and water, and thewhole population - regardless of the origin or cast - could live with dignity."
"A land reform and a development model would take into account thepoorest so that the rights of all citizens would be fairly protected."
"The application of the Gandhian principles of non-violence would ensure respect for the fundamental rights of the vulnerable and marginalized communities."