‘The idea emerged of an international campaign.’

Making a move: Gerald Conyngham walks with Jai Jagat 2020 UK

People on the Jan Adesh march in 2007. | Photo: Gerald Conyngham.

In 2007 I marched alongside 25,000 landless people, from Gwalior to New Delhi on the Jan Adesh march, to protest about them being turned off their land. Negotiations took place, but little progress was made and so there was another march in 2012 [the Jan Satyagraha march] to consolidate the gains. It was organised by Ekta Parishad, which works along Gandhian principles to campaign for social justice in India, and has strong links with Quakers. Some marchers came from other countries, such as Kenya and Brazil, where there are similar issues.

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