Janadesh Walk for Land 2007 (20 images)
Protest marches are no rare occurrence in India. Since Mohandas Gandhi added the padyatra (foot march) to his repertoire of nonviolent tools with the 1930 Salt March to Dandi, leaders and activists across the world's most populous democracy have used long marches to draw attention to their causes. As a result, Indian politicians are used to this sort of mass action, and the sight of 25,000 people walking, even along the country's national highway, is not so remarkable. In an atmosphere of...