KINKRI DEVI – PERSONALITIES OF H P

KINKRI DEVI - PERSONALITIES OF H P

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Kinkri Devi

✓Born in 1927 , Ghaton, Sirmaur.
✓Widowed when she was just 22 years.
She came in limelight when she filed PIL in the HP High court in 1987 seeking a Ban on illegal quarrying in the Sangarh area of Sirmaur.
✓She stayed in Shimla for 19 days, when the money got exhausted, she worked as maid there.
✓She even started a fast in front of the HC to highlight the issue.
In 1991 the court directed the government to close all the active mines in the area.
Ministry of Human resource Development felicitated her with the award of “Jhansi Ki Rani Lakshmi Bai Stree Shakti Puruskar,1999”
In 1995 she was invited to attend international women’s conference in Beijing.
✓She was invited by Hilary Clinton wife of former US president Bill Clinton to light up the lamp at inaugural function.

✓ She died in 2007