Naikada Movement

During the 1860s, the Naikada forest tribe of Panchmahal Hills of Gujarat fought against the British colonial police in order to put an end to the oppressive British rule. They revolted to end colonial rule and establish the “Dharma Raj” in India. They wanted to begin the reign of a lawful leader or ‘Nayaka’.

The rebellion took place in 1868 under the leadership of Rup Singh and Joria Bhagat. However, the British suppressed the revolt after the capture and execution of Rup Singh and Joria.

Also Read: Tribal Movements in India

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