Describe in brief the Saminist Movement of Indonesia.
Surontiko Samin of Randublatung village started a movement in Indonesia, questioning state ownership of forests. He argued that the state had not created the wind, water, earth and wood, so it could not own it.
The movement gained momentum and by 1907, 3000 families followed his ideas. Some of the Saminists protested by lying down on their land when the colonial Dutch power came to survey it, while others refused to pay taxes, fines or perform any labour.