Chandan Dangi, October 8, 2004
The govt. today arrested both the hunger striking women activists Dr. Uma Bhatt and Smt. Dhooma Devi from Gairsain. They are being taken to Ranikhet civil hospital and fed by forced and treated there.
Before the police swung into action this morning, there was stiff resistance by the Satyagrahis and their supporters, which lead to a lathi-charge by the police.
Chandra Kala Bisht, another prominent activist of 1994 movement, who had suffered a lot, has now sit on hunger strike and the movement is picking up momentum.