Tenant Association of Punjab

June 27, 2019 Lucy J Parry, Participedia Team
June 23, 2019 Lucy J Parry, Participedia Team
September 18, 2017 Scott Fletcher Bowlsby
September 17, 2016 Scott Fletcher Bowlsby

The Tenant Association of Punjab is an organization representing 100,000 people living and working on land technically owned by the government and military.

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Mission and Purpose

The Tenant Association of Punjab represents 100, 000 people living on land in the Punjab region of Pakistan since 1900 under British rule [1]. According to Sarah Mun's Participedia entry on women's protest camps on the land,

"The organization works with famers to establish legal claims, protests and acts of civil disobedience to both demand ownership for the peasants and request harvest shares. The organization also works to contest to recent attempts by government to change the tenure arrangement to a contract system to eventually evict tenants (which is prohibited by the tenancy act). Downgraded from sharecroppers to renters, the tenants at Okara Military Farms refuse to pay rent, have staged many protests, to which the army has responded with cutting off water to the fields, sending troops to surround their villages, arrests and torture. In 2000, 7 villagers were killed in clashes between farmers and paramilitary forces. The organization’s most recent work is dedicated to facilitating and arranging Peasant’s Corner Meetings and protests against policy administration to discuss issues affecting local peasants, filing legal claims and solidarity." [2]

Origins and Development

Organizational Structure, Membership, and Funding

Specializations, Methods and Tools

Major Projects and Events

A case study of the organization's involvement in the Okara Military Farms-Women's Protest Camp is available here.

Analysis and Lessons Learned


See Also

Okara Military Farms - Women's Protest Camps


[1] Wikipedia (2019). Tenant Association of Punjab. Available at:

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