Subhash Mishra, India Today
Lucknow, December 30, 2008
Gloom and desperation continues to engulf the small hilly state of Uttarakhand, created eight years back in 2000 as economic disparity and development continues to widen the rift between the hilly and plain regions of the state.
A number of Uttarakhand people sacrificed their lives, bore the brunt of the state and refused to compromise on their demand of having their own state away from Uttar Pradesh which has failed to address their problems and neglected the region since independence. [more]