India Today, Aug 29 2017, Badwani: Medha Patkar of the Narmada Bachao Andolan along with hundreds of her supporters started a four day ‘nyaya yatra’ from Badwani on Tuesday, seeking justice for those who have been displaced by the Sardar Sarovar dam.

The ‘nyaya yatra’ will pass through 50 villages of the three districts Dhar, Badwania and Khargone.

Patkar and her supporters started the rally from the Barwani vegetable mandi with black bands tied around their mouths.

There was no slogan shouting as the silent protest march passed through the town.

The black bands have been tied by the protesters in reaction to the court’s direction to Patkar in which she was asked not to obstruct government work.

Patker had started an indefinite fast in Chikalda in Dhar district on July 27 seeking cancellation of the raising of the height of the Sardar Sarovar Dam. She ended her fast after 17 days in Dhar district jail after a delegation of people including oustees requested her to end the same.

Patkar has alleged that 5000 families living in the catchment area of the Sardar Sarovar dam in Madhya Pradesh have not been adequately compensated and that the families have refused to leave their homes.The catchment areas are likely to submerge once the Sardar Sarovar Dam reaches it full tank level.