Archive for September, 2010

September 29, 2010

Media coverage – 18th Sep 2010

Mazdoor Haq Yatra’s rallies get approval
Dainik Bhaskar, 18th September 2010
Dainik Bhaskar - 18 Sep 2010 - Mazdoor Haq Yatra's rallies get approval

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September 29, 2010

Press Note – 27th September 2010

27th September 2010

Hindi Press Note

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September 26, 2010

Hindi Pamphlet – Older version

The Hindi Pamphlet on the homepage has been updated. The previous version is archived below.

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September 26, 2010

Press Note – 25th September 2010

25th September 2010

Hindi Press Note

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September 24, 2010

Press Note – 24th September 2010

24th September 2010

Hindi Press Note

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September 24, 2010

Pictures from the Yatra – Jodhpur – 24th September 2010

Pictures from the yatra in Jodhpur
24th September 2010

Yatris’ procession

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People listing to what our yatris have to say

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Presenting a puppet show

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Yatris explaining issues to the people

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Presenting a street play

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September 24, 2010

Pictures from the Yatra – Ajmer – 24th September 2010

Pictures from the yatra in Ajmer
24th September 2010

Truck being used for the yatra

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Yatris in procession

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People signing on a cloth

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Ramkaran talking about the Mazdoor Haq Yatra and Satyagraha

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People listening to what our yatris have to say

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A flex being used by the yatris

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Yatris making a point

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September 23, 2010

Field Notes – 23rd September 2010

Field Notes

23rd September 2010

Stayed put in Devdungri for the entire day because of imposition of Sec. 144 in Rajasthan.

– Aditya Vikram Rametra, A volunteer with MKSS in the yatra travelling in Rajsamand, Bhilwara and Pali

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September 23, 2010

Field Notes – 22nd September 2010

Field Notes

22nd September 2010

We started the day at Anjana Chouraha. Took a procession through the market – songs, slogans, speech. About 50 – 60 people attended. Collected Rs. 50. people evinced great interest in the statistics reg. rising prices, and Govt. salaries.

Next halt: Devgarh
Here we joined a group of people protesting in front of the Tehsil office, against illegal occupation of common land adjoining their villages. They listened to our presentation with rapt attention and made the single largest contribution by any group – Rs. 271! There were about 50 people in this group.
Made another presentation in the market area – songs, slogans, speech, and a puppet show. Collection Rs. 35. few people attended because of the hot sun.

Next halt: Taal
Took a procession through the market – songs, slogans, speech by Narayan Singh. Collection Rs. 116; about 110 people attended. Got lots of signatures on our banner for support of our demands.

Next halt: Toddgarh
Had a very good meeting here. Around 130 people attended. Took a procession through the market – songs, slogans, speech by Tej Singh, Narayan Singh. Pupet show by Punna Ram. One NREGA mate complained that wages ranged from Rs. 60 – 69, and were delayed on average by six months. Total collection: Rs. 289. All collections monitored diligently by Chaitanya, with help from others!
Had tea at Tej Singh’s place!

Night halt: Devdungri

– Aditya Vikram Rametra, A volunteer with MKSS in the yatra travelling in Rajsamand, Bhilwara and Pali

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September 23, 2010

Field Notes – 21st September 2010

Field Notes

21st September 2010

Our presentation in the morning comprised songs, speech, and money collection, signatures etc. around 30 – 40 people attended. Collection Rs. 25. low attendance due to a festival going on in the village. Another employee of Mahila Manch joined us here.

Next halt: Charbhuija
Took a procession through the market – songs, slogans, speech by Paras. One person again complained of low wages in NREGA – Rs. 60; another of delayed payments by 6 months. Collection Rs. 35. attendance: 50 – 60 people.

Next halt: Gomti Chauraha
Had breakfast, bathed in the river, and washed clothes in Gomti.
Took a procession through the market – songs, slogans, speech by Lal Singh. Around 70 people attended. Collection Rs. 52.

Had great lunch in Bassi village. A short program incl. song, and a speech by Mohan Ba.

Next halt: Dewer
Took a procession through the market – songs, slogans, speech. Around 100 people attended. Collection Rs. 62. one person in the audience complained of corruption in all govt. depts.

Next halt: Kamli Ghat
Took a procession through the market – songs, slogans, speech. Also an interactive puppet show by Punna Ram. Around 100 people attended. Collection Rs. 78. as a rule, we noted the names of people contributing money, but some people did not give their names. One person said he received full payment of Rs. 100 in NREGA.

Night halt: Dolpura
Stayed the night at Panchayat Ghar. Before dinner we made a presentation in the village. This was probably our largest gathering – over 250 people attended. An interactive puppet show by Punna Ram, songs, speech, signatures, and also a play performance. People – old, young, kids, women – all listened with rapt attention. Great response here. Collection Rs.142. one person, Sohan Ji, contributed Rs. 50. Two people from the audience participated in the discussions, and made short speeches in support of the yatra, and our efforts. The program lasted over 90 minutes here.

– Aditya Vikram Rametra, A volunteer with MKSS in the yatra travelling in Rajsamand, Bhilwara and Pali

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