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Deprived of basic amenities, Bageshwar women threaten stir

Lack of development belies state government’s tall claims

Tribune News Service
Nainital, February 18

Losing their patience over the failure of the administration to provide them with the basic amenities, the women from the rural areas of Bageshwar have threatened to launch a massive agitation if there is no improvement in the state of affairs over the next fortnight.

A large number of women, particularly from the Danpur belt staged a demonstration in the town on Thursday airing their demands. They walked from the Pindari taxi stand to the Tehsil office where they staged a dharna.

They later submitted a four-point charter of demands to the local administration to act upon. The main demands of the women pertained to the basic amenities like water, power and proper roads. [more]