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The latest from Gairsain is that at 4:45 in the evening y/day, amid strong protest by over 150 agitators, a small force, mainly comprising of women took away Chandra Kala Bisht on her 8th day of fasting. Police tried several attempts since morning, before finally they could get hold of the fasting activist. She had lost 4 Kgs of body weight, though looked highly spirited. This time, she has been taken to Gopeshwar, not to Haldwani via Ranikhet.

Interestingly, the police also took Shri. D S Rawat into the Ambulance. But, as he started aurguing with the SDM and won his case by stating that he was fine and would break his hunder strike on 16th as declared by him before sitting on hunger stike!

The Admn. brought him back to the stage with respect and went away.

Today, on 16th of Oct, 2004, Uttarakhand Mahila Manch has declared that all the district H/Qs would hold rallies and put pressure on Govt to listen to their legitimate demands.

Interestingly, another women Bhuvneshwari Ji Kathaith of Dehradun will sit on fast unto death from 10AM today replacing Chandrakalaji.

Chandan Dangi