The Adivasis were not scared. They were brave and fearless. They believed that they deserve that land and nobody can take that away from them. Their entire livelihood depended on it so they had to keep it, come what may. If they had to go to jail to keep the land, then so be it. Their will power and determination to keep their community and family safe could not be broken by anyone so easily for their own selfish benefits.
They conducted a meeting with the leaders and the oldest, most experienced people of the tribe. After a lot of discussion, brainstorming and arguments, they devised a plan. The leaders motivated the other members and encouraged them to be faithful and loyal to the group. They said, “ We are not members of a tribe. We are members of a family. We must stand by each other in this time of difficulty as we do with our own family members. We must know that our unity and determination is what will take us forward. United, we will stand. However, if divided, we will fall.”
The next day, they were charged up. They marched towards the nearby city with their family members- wives, children, mothers and fathers. They created slogans and chanted them along the way. They reached the police station and got locked up in jail. People who knew about this were enraged due to the injustice. The common public too joined this movement and supported it in large numbers.
Soon this movement got media coverage and people across various regions joined the movement. There newspaper articles published, there was live coverage on news channels, and millions of posts went up on social media in support of the Adivasis.
On the other hand, the jail was filled with people. There were protests occurring outside the police station. Many activists were involved in the protests. The police were helpless, and they started looking for the builder to punish him. In a matter of a few days, this fierce movement got attention from the senior officials and politicians in the country. They looked into the matter and pressurised him.
Thereafter, the builder was found guilty. The police arrested him for his crimes, giving justice to the Adivasis. They were set free from the lock-up and given assurance from the government that their land would not be snatched away from them. They returned to their dwellings with the satisfaction that they could continue their daily lives in peace and harmony.