The Constitution stands on the side of the oppressed. I elaborate on this with reference to Champaran peasant testimonies gathered under Gandhi’s guidance.
The Bharat Jodo Yatra concluded its first long march from Kerala to Kashmir, in Srinagar on 30 January 2023. The unprecedented communion of hearts, minds, hopes, and dreams across barriers has weakened the stridency of the ruling dispensation and enfeebled its speech and voice.
In considering the achievements on the ground, it cannot be forgotten that the Bharat Jodo Yatra was preceded and influenced by the anti-CAA protests across the country led by Muslim women, who as sociologist Ghazala Jamil points out, honed complex strategies of mobilisation to confront authoritarianism, by the protests against the abrogation of Article 370 in Kashmir, and by the farmers’ protests — all in a span of three years from 2019 to 2022.