A tribal woman on Friday begun a hunger strike in Thrissur, Kerala demanding the repair of a road leading to her tribal colony that has been in a very poor condition for the last few years.
Sharada, 36, who belongs to the Edalikkod tribal family, is on a hunger strike, which started on Friday, in front of the Varandarappilli forest office in Palappilli.
Transport has been severely hit due to the shoddy condition of the road from Palappilli to Edalikkod. In spite of many protests by tribals in the past, seeking repair of the stretch, and forest officials promising to take necessary action, no measures were reportedly taken.
Sharada has decided to go on an indefinite hunger strike till work for repairing the road starts. Though officials told her that work on the road will begin before December 31, she is not ready to withdraw her strike.