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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 Uttarkashi.

Police said the women activists, holding banners and black flags, barged into a public meeting, which was being addressed by Khanduri at Ramlila ground in Uttarkashi town.

They said they rounded up all the activists, who were shouting slogans against Khanduri and calling for ban on all the major hydel projects on the Bhagirathi, a move, which they claimed, would wipe out the identity of the holy river. [more]