PUDUCHERRY: The two surviving sisters Nivedita Prasad and Hemlata Prasad, who had attempted suicide last December after being evicted from the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, on Monday observed a fast in front of the Head Post Office demanding reinstatement of the three sisters in the ashram. They have also reportedly pressed for granting of all facilities as extended to any Ashram inmate.
A source also said they demanded registration of an FIR and arrest of Ashram authorities responsible for abatement to suicide of their two sisters and mother. Five ousted sisters and their parents had made the suicide bid but the father and three sisters were rescued. The sisters had attempted suicide on December 17, 2014, after they were evicted from Sri Aurobindo Ashram on the orders of the Supreme Court of India in the final hearing of a case between the Ashram Trust and the five sisters of the Ashram.
The government has now provided accommodation to the sisters, as their own flat is small and cannot accommodate all three, but the sisters allege that no relief or justice has been granted to them. The sisters have also decided to continue the fast indefinitely unless their demands were met.