ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Vahini. It was particularly the Chhatra Yuva Sangharsh Vahini which encouraged the fisherfolk to form an organisation of their own. Thus was formed ihe Jal Shram ik Sangha which began to fight against the age old exploitation and op- pression. Later on the Jal Shramik Sangha along with some other social organisations formed the Ganga Mukti Andolan. Several protest boat processions followed from Bhagalpur to Patna. 'No-tax' campaigns were also organised. As in the past, the 'panidars' musclemen tried to suppress the agitations by terrorising and even killing the fishermen.

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