Sunderlal and Vimla Bahuguna

Together with his wife Vimla, Sunderlal Bahuguna fights since more than 40 years indefatigably against the deforestation of the forests of the Himalaya and against the increasing obstruction of the Ganges by dams. He has participated actively with the independence movement and was strongly influeced by Mahatma Gandhi’s philosophy of non-violent resistance. Bahuguna has already been several times on hunger strike to protest against the progressive deforestation and against the dam projects on the banks of the Ganges.