The health condition of the women hunger strikers in Gairsain who’d been without food and water for the last 7 days demanding declaration of Gairsain as the permanent capital of the 18 year old state Uttarakhand has badly deteriorated with the blood pressure levels severely going up and shortage of blood in the body resulting in increasing anger, annoyance and outrage among the people of the area particularly the agitators.
These two women hunger strikers are the local president of the Gairsain Mahila Sangharsh Samittee Mrs. Krishna Negi and her colleague Kamala Panwar, a senior woman volunteer of the movement for Gairsain Capital. After undertaking hunger strike for the last seven days having literally eaten nothing, quite obviously and consuming not even a drop of water while Krishna Negi has developed Jaundice due to the shortage of blood in the body, Kamala Panwar is running high blood pressure.
The three hungerstrikers Krishna Devi, Kamala Panwar and Krishan Singh Bisht have also lost around 4 to 6 kg of weight. All the three activists have locked them inside the room apprehending forceful withdrawal of the hunger strike by the administration under the government’s pressure.
The movement activists of Gairsain and the convenor and co convenor of Uttarakhand Third Front journalist and activist Sunil Negi and Pandit Madan Mohan Dhaundiyal has warned the Uttarakhand government of serious consequences if the administration doesn’t look after them, properly and adequately and monitor the deteriorating health conditiion of these women hunger strike volunteers.
Both the leaders have asked the government authorities to immediate dispatch the doctors to asses their health condition and ensure that nothing adverse or untoward happens with their health.
The convenor of Uttarakhand Third Front Sunil Negi said if the law and order situation of the state or Gairsain deteriorates due to the increasing outrage and anger amongst the common masses due to the deteriorating health condition, it will solely be the state’s responsibility and not of the movement activists as the state government under chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat is not listening to the peoples’ long pending demand for Gairsain to be declared as Uttarakhand’s capital thus compelling the women power, ( Matra Shakti ) to undertake indefinite hunger strike and play with their health condition.
Mr. Negi said if anything untoward or adverse happens to Kamala and Krishna, the hunger strikers , the movement for Gairsain capital will further gain more credible momentum in the entire state thus compelling the deaf and dumb government to finally surrender to the peoples’ demand.
Both Negi and Dhaundiyal of Uttarakhand Third Front extended their full and outright support to the Gairsain movement and appealed to the women, youth, students and the senior citizens not to rest in peace till this long pending demand is finally met.
It may be recalled that except the ruling BJP all the political parties including the national crusader against corruption Anna Hazaare is fully backing the demand for Gairsain capital and had visited Garhwal, Uttarakhand just yesterday and held several largely attended public meetings
demanding Gairsain as the state’s permanent capital.
It’s really deporable that even after being in power at the centre as well as the state, the Gairsain demand is not being heard, attended and fulflled despite the fact that the people of Uttarakhand had accorded it a historic majority of 57 lawmakers out of 70, a record first time landslide victory during the last 18 years.