Modern History Simplified: Peasant Movement – Eka Movement / Unity Movement (1921)

  1. Towards the end of 1921, peasant discontent resurfaced in the United Provinces.
  2. The issues were high rents and the oppression of Thikadars who were incharge of revenue collection.
  3. The peasants vowed to not leave when evicted, refused to do forced labour and paid only recorded and not hiked rent.
  4. Leadership: Madari Pasi, other low caste leaders and many small zamindars. 
  5. By March 1922, severe repression by authorities brought the movement to an end.

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