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National Alliance of People’s Movements (NAPM) emerged in 1992, in response to the impact of the Ayodhya incident and in the midst of the globalization spree. It took a definite shape in 1996, after senior activists undertook a long national tour of 15 states, as an alliance of progressive people’s organisations and movements. 

While retaining their autonomous identities, these organizations and movements work together towards the primacy of rights of communities over natural resources, conservation and governance, decentralised democratic development and a just, sustainable and egalitarian society in the true spirit of globalism. We stand against corporate globalisation, communalism and religious fundamentalism, patriarchy, casteism, untouchability and discrimination of all kinds. 

We believe an alliance which has emerged through this process, with shared ideology and diverse strategies, can give rise to a strong social and political force and a national people’s movement. In this quest for a larger alliance, NAPM also reaches out to integrate various civil society organisations and individuals working towards similar goals and provides a forum for vibrant strands of ideology to come together. 

In its own programmes, actions and conceptualisation of development perspectives on the emerging paradigm of sustainable development, equity, freedom, justice and peace, NAPM draws on the thought of Ambedkar, Gandhi, Marx, Lohia, Phule, Periyar and others.

विमल भाई अमर हैं! हमारे दिलों में! आज़ादी और न्याय के लिए हमारे आंदोलनों में!

प्रतिरोध के इंद्रधनुष को सलाम: विमलभाई (1962 से 2022) 15 अगस्त, 2022: नई दिल्ली: बहुत दुःख के साथ हमें साझा करना पड़ रहा है कि जाने-माने सामाजिक और पर्यावरण कार्यकर्ता विमल भाई की आज एम्स, नई दिल्ली में देहांत हुआ। विमल भाई और उनकी देखभाल करने वाले सभी लोगों के लिए पिछले छ: दिन बेहद…

Press Release: Activists, academics, citizens across India call for withdrawal of FIR against Medha Patkar and Narmada Abhiyan Trustees

Petition open for Endorsements here: 14th July, 2022: In response to a petition initiated by the National Alliance of People’s Movements (NAPM), more than 1,400 people from 23 + states signed up, to demand the immediate withdrawal of a dubious FIR filed against social activist Medha Patkar and 11 other trustees of Narmada Nav Nirman Abhiyan (NNNA) alleging ‘misuse of funds’ for ‘anti-national’ activities!…

Withdraw the trumped-up FIR filed against Medha Patkar and other trustees of Narmada Nav Nirman Abhiyan

Endorse here: हिंदी के लिए कृपया नीचे देखें Withdraw the trumped-up FIR filed against Medha Patkar and other trustees of Narmada Nav Nirman Abhiyan End the persecution of civil rights and social movement activists for standing with the oppressed sections of society We, the undersigned, strongly condemn the FIR filed against social activist Medha…


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