Mitti Satyagraha Yatra is being organized across the country in support of the indefinite farmer movement on Delhi borders for 131 days, on the demand of legal guarantee on MSP, repeal of three farm laws, electricity amendment bill, pollution bill and against the anti-farmer-labour policies of the central government.
The Mitti Satyagraha Yatra started from Dandi (Gujarat) on March 30 and reached Delhi borders via Rajasthan, Haryana, Punjab. During this yatra, the soil was collected from 1500 villages of 23 states, have reached Delhi yesterday with the farmer organizations.
The Mitti Satyagraha Yatra is being organized by NAPM in decentralized form from March 12 to March 28 in several states of the country like Maharashtra, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Assam and Punjab.
On April 6 farmers will reach the Singhu border, and at 4 pm Yatra will reach the Ghazipur border. All senior farmer leaders of SKM at the border will be a part of this Satyagraha Yatra.
The citizens of Delhi reached the Delhi borders with the soil of 20 places. Mitti Satyagraha Yatras from many states also reached the borders and martyred farmers’ monuments have been built on every border.
Soil from all over the country will be dedicated to the martyrs of the farmers’ movement. Martyr memorials will be built on the border. The farmers’ organisations are determined to carry forward the idea of restoring the values of the freedom struggle.
Some historical sites from where the soil was collected are Shaheed Bhagat Singh’s village Khatkhad Kalan, Shaheed Sukhdev’s village Naughara district Ludhiana, Udham Singh’s village Sunam district Sangrur, Shaheed Chandrashekhar Azad’s birthplace Bhabhara, Jhabua, Mama Baleshwar Dayal’s Samadhi Bamania, Sabarmati Ashram, Sardar Patel’s residence, Bardoli farmer Movement sites, Sivasagar in Assam, Singur and Nandigram in West Bengal, Uttar Dinajpur, Vasava Kalyan, and Bellary in Karnataka, Mandis in 33 districts of Gujarat, 800 villages, 150 villages in Maharashtra, 200 villages in Rajasthan, 150 in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Villages, 75 villages of Uttar Pradesh, 30 villages of Bihar, 60 villages of Haryana, 78 villages of Punjab.
The soil of village Papadahandi in Navarangpur district was also brought by farmers of Odisha where 19 Satyagrahis were killed by the British in 1942. The soil was also collected from Sambalpur, Bastar, Dalli Rajhara, Dhamtari, Mulatai where 24 farmers were killed by bullets of police, Gwalior and Chhatarpur.