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20 women activists held in Uttarakhand

Press Trust Of India Dehra Dun, June 11, 2008 Amid mounting protests against hydel projects on Bhagirathi river in Uttarakhand, twenty women social activists were held on Wednesday for allegedly trying to disrupt a rally of Chief Minister BC Khanduri in the hill town of…

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A Poor Understanding of Democracy

In another ludicrous blow to free speech and civil liberties, a group of European and American tourists have been told to leave the country because of their participation in Tibet protests in Uttarakhand. From the persecution of journalist Prashant Rahi to the inhuman imprisonment of…

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The Voice of Rebellion

Dehradun, 5 December 2006 This Tuesday, Derhadun’s town hall played host to a well-attended Jugalbandhi that brought together two of Uttarakhand most eminent poets in the cause of rebellion. Hosted by the Indian People’s Theatre Association (IPTA) and the Umesh Dobhal Smirti Trust, Girish Tiwari…

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UKD protests revisions to BPL list

Dehradun (July 10): The UKD staged a sit-in in front of Dehradun SDM’s residence and promised to gherao the chief minister to protest extensive omissions in newly revised BPL lists. These omissions as well as the transcription of the list into roman characters threatens to…

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Moneylenders Attack Kisan Sabha Activists

People’s Democracy, Vol. XXX No. 25 June 18, 2006 MONEYLENDERS turned land mafias resorted to yet another attack on Kisan Sabha leaders and activists, including large number of women in Shakti Farm under Sitarganj block in Udham Singh Nagar district of Uttarakhand. This attack on…

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PD (2006.5.14): Peasants Struggle For Land In Uttarakhand

People’s Democracy Vol. XXX, No. 20 May 14, 2006 PROTESTING against the attacks of moneylenders turned land mafias on poor peasants in collision with local police, the All India Kisan Sabha local unit organised a demonstration at the block head quarters of Sitarganj block in…

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DH: UKD to blacken corrupt officers

DHNS,Dehra Dun: The Uttarakhand Kranti Dal (UKD), a key regional party, has embarked upon a novel campaign targeting “corrupt” government officials in Uttaranchal. The Uttarakhand Kranti Dal (UKD), a key regional party, has embarked upon a novel campaign targeting “corrupt” government officials in Uttaranchal. As…

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UNI (2006.1.20): Partial bandh in Dehra Dun evokes mixed response

Dehra Dun: The Dehradun bandh called by the Uttarakhand Kranti Dal (UKD) seeking unconditional release of their party workers arrested while demonstrating in the tehsil a few days back evoked mixed response today as most of the business houses in the city area remained closed…

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UNI (2006.1.7): Badal demands Uttaranchal CM's resignation

This is interesting, as Badal is known to owns enormous tracts of illegal land in the Terai. Wealthy Punjabi farmers have also largely evade land ceiling laws through illegal Benami transactions. Calling the Kashipur incident akin to 1984 riots is gross irresponsibility. Amritsar, UNI: The…

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ANI (2006.1.2): Demolition drive against illegal properties in Uttaranchal

Udham Singh Nagar (Uttaranchal): District administration in Uttaranchal started a demolition drive against buildings constructed on government land in Udham Singh Nagar on Monday. Following a recent order by the Supreme Court, authorities recovered farms of over 1050 acres, which were illegally occupied by some…

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