Bihar Padyatra and Canadian Solidarity 2001
11 Sep 01
The Bihar padyatra (march), which was launched on September 11th, 2001. The march will end on October 11th, 2001.
During this time, some 100 land rights activists and poor farmers will walk through 120 villages, covering a distance of 500 km, to focus attention on the plight of landless and marginal farmers in Bihar. Eighty per cent of the people of Bihar are rural.
At the same time, in the province of Ontario, in Canada, Pat Love, a 74-year-old Canadian woman, is walking, with some supporters, from Ottawa, the capital of Canada, to Peterborough, a city 250 km away. She was moved to undertake her own padyatra when she heard the story of the farmers in Bihar. She is making the link between the situation of landless farmers in Bihar and the severe housing shortage in Ontario.
Learn more about the Bihar Padyatra and Pat Love’s solidarity walk.