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41 years ago on this date, Gaura Devi led a group of 27 women in the Garhwal Himalayas, to form circles around trees to stop them being felled by loggers. Their protest lasted four days and eventually succeeded when contractors gave up. It was the birth of the Chipko movement in India.

41 years ago on this date, Gaura Devi led a group of 27 women in the Garhwal Himalayas, to form circles around trees to stop them being felled by loggers. Their protest lasted four days and eventually succeeded when contractors gave up. It was the birth of the Chipko movement in India.

May 5, 20151548Views

“Bring out your instruments and play love songs… Otherwise, what the hell are you doing here?” ~ Jthek (the undeclared leader of the peaceful revolution)

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