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Fast unto Death by Suman

Fast unto Death by Suman

History of Tehri King Narendra Shah -72

History of Tehri Kingdom (Tehri and Uttarkashi Garhwal) from 1815 –1948- 265

History of Uttarakhand (Garhwal, Kumaon and Haridwar) – 1513

By: Bhishma Kukreti (History Student)

For one month, Suman waited for administration fulfilling his demands. However, there was no reply from cruel Narendra Shah and his top brass officials  in the administration .  The Jail authorities enhanced harassment.  Authorities gave Rambans to Suman to beat. One day, when he was performing the concentration (sandhya), the jail authorities asked him to beat Rambans. There was a bit delay in Sandhya, Authorities started canning him.   Then, Suman    was sure that Authorities were bent to kill him.  Suman demanded for paper to write a letter to the King. However, authorities canned him and abused him . Suman asked them to inform the King (2)-

Registration of Prajamandal

Let the Maharaja listen his case

Let him have freedom of correspondences

Suman informed the authorities that if his demands were not fulfilled he would go for fast unto death from 3rd may 1944.

From that day (3rd May) , authorities started harassing him more . Authorities started canning him on a daily basis.   Authorities tried their best to take Suman to meal. However, Suman did not take a meal at all. Then, authorities shifted Suman from 8th barrack to a cabin. When the jail authorities failed to perusue Suman to break the fast from 15th day of his fast, authorities stopped beating him. On 28th day, a doctor and a magistrate came to jail and forced Suman  to take milk.  They failed to pursue Suman. On 48th day, the jail minister and Doctor Beliram reached jail and again persuaded   Suman to take milk. Dr. Beliram requested King Narendra Shah to accept the demand of Suman and freed him . cruel Narendra Sahh did not act at all. (20

References

1-Dabral S.P. Tehri Garhwal Rajya ka Itihas Bhag 2 (new edition), Veer Gatha Press, Dogadda, (1999) page 71

2- Bhakta Darshan, Suman Smriti Grantha p 129

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References

1-Dabral S.P. Tehri Garhwal Rajya ka Itihas Bhag 2 (new edition), Veer Gatha Press, Dogadda, (1999) page 72-73

2- Bhakta Darshan, Suman Smriti Grantha p 197

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