Protest by fasting seems to have become a popular way to express your opinion and to raise your voice against something and the man that made Dharna popular in India was Anna Hazare. People usually sit on dharnas  to ensure that their meaningful message reaches a large section of people. But dharna and fast for getting back your loved one is rarely heard of – but this is what happened with this couple in West Bengal.

A guy named Ananta Burman was in a relationship with a girl named Lipika for the last eight years. But suddenly, Lipika stopped communicating with Ananta, and blocked him from WhatsApp and other social media handles.

But Ananta   was not ready to give up on his love and did some digging and found out that Lipika’s family was looking to get her married elsewhere. Without wasting a minute, Ananta thought of an idea to get back with his girlfriend. When the prospective groom was about to visit Lipika’s home, Ananta started a dharna from Sunday, outside her home.

He was carrying a board with him that read ‘Give back my eight years’. Some people came out in support of Ananta. Meanwhile, the family of the guy also arrived at the spot and not just the family members, police also arrived at the location. But as they say, if you are in love you tend to cross boundaries and even the police couldn’t stop Ananta from breaking his fast, or moving from his place of dharna.

As the hours went on, Ananta’s health worsened and he was rushed to the hospital. Looking at this, Lipika finally agreed to get married to Ananta and after intervention from locals, her family also came around and agreed for the marriage proposal.

Ananta and Lipika got married almost immediately and went to a local mandir to complete all rituals.

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