The Bardoli Satyagraha in Gujarat in 1928 commemorated the beginnings of the freedom struggle for independence from Britain. It was organized by Sardar Vallabhai Patel. The women Satyagrahis gave this honor to Vallabhai Patel for his bravery in fighting avaricious British landlords. He led the protest of the farmers to protect their homes by making sure that the British would never find out whose property belonged to whom. Their attempt to forcibly take over farmers was rebuked during a raid when British policemen entered the village and found them to be empty because their inhabitants remained hidden in jungles. The policemen had to leave empty handed, their mission thwarted as there was no one to negotiate the transfer of deeds. The raid was unsuccessful and Satyagraha gained popularity all across the nation. The Satyagrahis peacefully protested authoritarian British laws, and called for India’s independence. Many thousands were beaten, tortured and arrested.