Ratan Katyayni and Muktidhara team took upon an innovative way to implement this threefold plan in the Aravalis. As a result 400 nomadic communities, self-sufficient social rehabilitation have been created in 400 villages which are part of 400 Gram Panchayats, 40 development blocks, 7-8 Districts (Alwar, Jaipur, Bhartpur, Sikar, Dussa, Sawaimadhopur, Karoli and Chitorgarh) of the Rajasthan state. 17 Nomadic Communities (Gadialuhar, Banjara, Bhopa, Sapara-Kanbalia, Bawaria Mogia, Sigeewal, Bazigar, Bharupia, Nat, Bhat, Odd, Kalander, Nathjogi, Bhand, Kuchabanda etc). An effort is being made here to bring in the main stream of national unity and integrity, some 17-18 communities which are 60,000 total population in numbers. At present in these nomadic communities 40 Gram Panchayats are being represented by men and women of these communities. In the last one or two decades they have not only got the right to vote, Gram Adhikar as well. These communities believes in Gram Panchayat system only, till now they do not have any faith in executive Vidhaypalika, court. The reason for this is there is a lot of difference in human values right from education system to marketization. These communities were not only prosperous and rich but also they were the one’s leading the economy, the social system, education and justice for the country in the ancient Indian times.


These nomadic societies were very prosperous society but after the tenth century when the neighbouring countries started attacking Aryavrat. These rich and prosperous nomadic communities did not have any other option but to become slaves and lead a life of disgrace and penury. Till the time Yavan’s Shak’s, Hoon’s and Muslim rulers or we may say till 16th century these societies could lead a peaceful life in India as nomadic but in the beginning of 18th century when East-India Company was established in India, their officers harassed these nomadic communities a lot and declared them criminals under the British Parliament notification. These laws were established in India so that east India Company can rule peacefully. Criminal act made in the year 1871 was made only for this purpose.

During the freedom movement under Rashtrapita Bapu these nomadic communities took part whole-heartedly and fulfilled Bapu’s dream of Free India. But after Independence the constitution drafting committee of India was established under Dr. Bheem Rao Ambedkar with members of representatives from freedom struggle, representatives from political parties, representatives from homestead, educationist, law-makers, capitalist and social-workers. But these communities were totally ignored. In the constitution of India scheduled castes, scheduled tribes, backward classes were included to give them protection and to ensure their development reservation was made. But nomadic communities were totally forgotten. Today, even after 65 years of independence leave aside the development of these communities are not given the right of Indian societies. Such nomadic societies are prevalent on the east coast, west coast, heart of the country-from west Gujrat to Madhya Pradesh, from Orissa to the forests of Eastern Ghats and in the lower ranges of Aravalis some 250 nomadic tribes with a population of five and half crores is moving from one place to another without being citizens of India. These people have been asking the citizenship right from Rajghat to Parliament house with the slogan “Yeh Azadi jhooti hai, Yeh Azadi dhokha hai”. In these conditions keeping in view the dreams of Bapu, Ratan Katyayni is working for the human rights of these communities. This is an innovative way of human movement where educationist, young men & women, administrative officers, law makers of the country, new social servants, political leaders with good intentions, human right officers have got together under Muktidhara and decided to work for the welfare of these nomadic societies.

Nomadic communities from Rajasthan and neighboring states visit the Muktiashram training and reference center on daily basis. Here work planning is done on how to deal with State Governments and various ministries of Central Government executives and courts and present their case in Lok Sabha and Vidhan Sabha.

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