Swaraj Peeth Trust, a Gandhian center for nonviolence and peace, works for Mahatma Gandhi’s vision of Swaraj – Home-Rule or Self Rule based on culture of nonviolence or cultural democracy- through building a community based nonviolent social force called Gandhi Shanti Sena; organising public dialogues, training in nonviolence and ducation programmes for creating swaraj awareness in various areas of life. Read More

Dousing the Fire: Nonviolent Intervention in Communal Standoff: Narayanpur, Dist Bhagalpur, Bihar, Gandhi

Shanti Mitra Shri Krishna Kinkar and Ranjit Mandal effectively intervened in an armed stand-off between vegetable vendors of one community and 50-60 of the other community and averted what could have turned into a violent Hindu-Muslim communal clash. It all … Read more

Why Media Watch in J&K

Kashmiri people’s deep resentment about biased views and misrepresentation of happenings and sentiments of the people of J&K is often, sadly enough, supported by the manner in which many an   events – atrocity, death by security forces’ bullets, and expression … Read more

Preventing Communal Violence through Nonviolence

Taso is a small market town in District Darbhanga, an ancient capital of princely State, known also for Darbhanga drupad gharana, Political rivalry between Hindus and Muslims, handy work of vested political interests, showed up in a brawl over a … Read more

Nonviolence Instead of Gun: Magic of Gandhi’s Nonviolence

Shri Bhola Prasad Yadav a leader in his own right, resolved on 13 June 2014 a 14 year old land dispute between two parties with disputable claims over a part of 11 acres held in possession by one party in … Read more

Where the Minds Met

Miss Mariya Mushtaq, a bright, articulate post graduate student of literature at the Kashmir University who writes poetry and gets published, came to the Swaraj Peeth chapter’s meeting in Srinagar on 12th June, 2014. For her it was the first-time … Read more

Sahil Maqbool: Seeing “A Ray of Hope”

Listening and talking to Shri Sahil Maqbool, 44, on 10th June 2014 in Srinagar I experienced a range of opposite emotions: outrage, anger, revolt; calmness, solace, hope and confidence in future. Outrage at the impunity with which police  framed him, … Read more