from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A fast conducted at the door of an offender, especially a debtor, in India as a means of obtaining compliance with a demand for justice, such as payment of a debt.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A debt collector in India who sits on the doorstep of a debtor until the debt is paid.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A coercive measure resorted to in the East Indies by a creditor, complainant, or claimant, who sits at the door of the debtor, without tasting food, until the debt is paid or the demand is complied with: as, to sit dharna (or in dharna).
The high voltage drama of 'dharna' byChandrababu Naidu, former chief minister of Andhra
Saxena, in his application, has questioned the veracity of the medical report, claiming that on the day of her court hearing, she was busy staging a 'dharna' at the collector's office at Nandurbar in Maharashtra.
Saxena, in his application, has qustioned the veracity of the medical report claiming that on the day, she was busy staging a 'dharna' at the collector's office at Nandurbar in Maharashtra.
The former Andhra Chief Minister will reach Tirupati on August 7 and lead a 'dharna' (sit-in demonstration) with over 20,000 TDP workers in front of the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams
Chairman of moderate faction of Hurriyat Conference Mirwaiz Umer Farooq staged a 'dharna' at
Senior police officers visited the spot and assured the protesters that their complaints would be looked into, persuading them to call off their 'dharna', police said.
Demanding to increase the cosmetic charges and release of pending scholarships, large number of students staged a 'dharna' before the Collectorate under the aegis of Akhila
HYDERABAD: Legislators of Congress, Telugu Desam, TRS and BJP forming part of Telangana Joint Action Committee staged a 'dharna' in front of Mahatma Gandhi statue on the premises of Assembly here on Tuesday demanding statehood.
Assistant Commissioner of P.lice (Royapettah) P. Vasantha Kumari said that around 10.30 a.m. more than 100 youngsters attempted to stage a 'dharna' on Conran Smith Road following an argument with the ground staff.
The shopkeepers have supported the Long March but don't like the prospect of doing no business for a week or for the days of strife that will follow the "dharna" if the government does not fall.
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