What are movement groups?

What are movement groups? Give examples.

When an organisation starts a movement to achieve a specific goal or an issue, such organisation
is called movement groups.

  • Narmada Bachao Andolan: The movement started due to a specific issue of displacement of tribal people due to construction of Sardar Sarovar Dam on river Narmada. They wanted to stop this construction to get back to their home.
  • Nepalese Movement: It was started by a Seven Party Alliance group to regain democracy in Nepal which had been taken over by the ruling King Gyanendra. Its specific objective was to regain democracy.