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Central Chronicle: Tension brewing over Capital issue

Central Chronicle, October 11, 2004 DEHRA DUN: Tension is brewing among Uttarakhand activists all over the State following forcible shifting of Dhuma Devi from the troubled town of Gairsen to a hospital on the seventh day of her indefinite fast seeking an early establishment of…

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IANS: Women to share environment concerns with Nobel laureate

[India News]: New Delhi, Oct 10 : Two Indian women activists will share the platform with Wangari Maathai, this year’s Nobel Peace Price winner, at a United Nations environment meet in Nairobi Monday to highlight women’s struggle for livelihood. Bali Devi, who was part of…

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New Kerala (2004.10.09): High-tension wire poses threat to villagers in Uttaranchal

[India News]: Aagar Village (Uttaranchal), Oct. 9 : The villages falling along the route of laying high-tension election lines to be laid between Rishikesh and Tehri town demand for a relocation fearing risk on their lives while living under these high power grids. The first…

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GAIRSAIN UPDATE (Oct. 8)

Chandan Dangi, October 8, 2004 Dear all, The govt. today arrested both the hunger striking women activists Dr. Uma Bhatt and Smt. Dhooma Devi from Gairsain. They are being taken to Ranikhet civil hospital and fed by forced and treated there. Before the police swung…

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TOI (2004.10.6): Activists protest centre's poor environmental record

TIMES NEWS NETWORK [WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 06, 2004 11:30:47 PM] NEW DELHI: For the second time in as many months, over 40 activists have come together to protest the Union environment ministry’s poor record in protecting wildlife from destructive development and commercial pressures, demand people have…

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Renewing the Uttarakhand Movement

Rajiv Rawat, October 6, 2004 This past weekend marked the 10th anniversary of Kali Raat — the rape and massacre of rallyists by police that proved to be the turning point of the Uttarakhand separate state movement. However, in the region, commemorations of that awful…

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GAIRSAIN UPDATE (Oct. 5)

Chandan Dangi, October 5, 2004 That the people of Uttarakhand now want from the Govt., a final commitment for permanent capital at Gairsain. Uttarakhand Mahila Manch (UMM) and Uttarakhand Sangarsh Morcha (USM) have intensified the statewide struggle. Their key demands – declare Gairsain as permanent…

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ANI (2004.10.04): Sweepers strike turns Dehradun into a waste dump

Dehradun, October 04, 2004 3:41:51 PM IST (ANI) Sweepers in Dehradun have been on strike for the past 10 days. leaving the capital of Uttaranchal without an effective waste disposal system. So hazardous has the situation become, that the state administration has ordered the state…

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CALL TO ACTION: Gairsain Movement

October 2, 2004 Fast unto Death in Gairsen by Dr. Uma Bhatt and Srimati Bhooma Devi is a drastic decision by Uttarakhand Mahila Manch. The move comes close on the heels of the sad demise of Baba Mohan Uttarakhandi, who sacrificed his life on 9th…

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Drunkards Beware

Just eight months ago in Dhari, a village in Pithoragarh, Uttaranchal, liquor had made life hell for women. There were drunken brawls; women would be abused in front of their wailing children. But today, according to a Civil Society report, men here do not dare…

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