I have just heard a very sad story involving a poor and old woman named Shrimati Kalawati. She is an elderly lady from a lower caste named Koshtha.
She is from Mohalla Sarai Jama Masjid, Unnao Gate Chowki, under Kotwali Jhansi in Uttar Pradesh (UP).
Jhansi is in Bundelkhand, the place I also originally come from. Bundelkhand is a poorly developed region of UP.
She is desperately poor and is being persecuted by people in her neighborhood because of a variety of reasons including attempts to displace her from her home to enable them (neighbors) to occupy her dilapidated small home.
This is sad, painful and heart-breaking.
I have requested the Honourable Chief Minister of my State Uttar Pradesh, Shri Yogi Adityanath ji and the administration to issue orders to relevant people (officials) to help this old lady.
After an active campaign on Twitter, urging UP authorities (the Hon CM, Deputy Chief Ministers, Minister Swatantra Dev Singh, Chief Secretary UP, DGP, DIG Jhansi, Rahul Srivastav PRO to DGP, Nikhil Srivastava head of social media in CM office and a key OSD to the honorable CM and SSP Jhansi) to help this poor woman, a police team visited her. Words of assurance have been given. Things have started to happen. The system is moving.
Now what she needs is a Rashan Card & a connection for electricity. This is within the powers of District Magistrate of Jhansi. I have urged a few local people to help her in these matters. A message with this request has also been sent to the DM Jhansi directly.
Further update: Jhansi’s Govt authorities have visited her again and provided further help. Thank you. This tweet from Jitendra Yadav (a local police person) outlines what is being done.
“#बूढी_माँ का #सहारा बनने के लिये
#Respt @myogiadityanath सर आपका बहुत-बहुत धन्यवाद,बूढीमाँ के घर SDM सर~COCiTy सर ~नगरआयुक्त सर~समाजकल्याण अधिकारी~पुलिस प्रशासन ने पहुंचकर माँ से बात की एवं खाने के लिये राशन भी दिया,माँ को #सोलर लैम्प व #सिलाई का समान भी दिया @snikhil_social 🙏”
Sincere hanks are due to UP authorities to act in this matter. Thank you.
Dr Yadu Singh