Marching for Peace: Reconciliation in Central India

By Devansh Mehta

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About the Problem

A civil war has been raging in the poverty-stricken, tribal regions of Central India for the past 50 years. The Maoists and the security forces have been waging a neverending war, with the local Adivasi tribal population caught right in the middle of this tussle. More than 12,000 people have been killed in the conflict over the past 20 years, prompting then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to describe the rebellion as “India’s greatest internal security threat.”

Winds of Change

In the recent past, things have begun to change. Adivasis have now mobilized themselves using the tools of awareness and technology and are striving to attain a peaceful and just society. As a first step, tribal leaders from Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Orissa and Jharkhand organized a 3-day conference at Tilda (Chhattisgarh) on June 8th to discuss a viable 3rd path for tribal communities, separate from the Maoists and the government -

The Way Forward

A consensus was reached by the tribal leaders to organize a 10-day, 186 km peace march through the forests of Bastar in the areas most affected by violence. The peace march is an appeal to all the sons and daughters who took up arms and joined the Maoists to shed violence and return home for a new beginning. More than 100 Adivasis have confirmed their participation in this march, with many more expected to join along the way.

How You Can Help

The peace march is planned on October 2nd (2018) as a gift to the Father of our nation, a lifelong believer in the power of non-violence to end bloodshed. In this struggle of the Adivasis, we ask you to make a contribution to make this journey possible and help keep alive the Gandhian belief in Ahimsa and Satyagraha.

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Devansh Mehta
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