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For fasts, Uttarakhand is the ‘karambhoomi’

Press Trust Of India
Dehra Dun, June 12, 2011

The indefinite fast of yoga guru Ramdev against corruption may have created a stir but in Uttarakhand, which is also known as ‘Dev Bhoomi’, such indefinite hunger strikes are not new. Perhaps taking inspiration from Mahatma Gandhi, several social activists have created a record of sorts by going on indefinite fast for as many as 84 days.

“Uttarakhand is a ‘karam bhoomi’ of social activists,” says Anil Prakash Joshi, a social activist, who had undertaken several marches all over the country. [more]