The Gulabi Gang of pink saree clad women, known for its novel and aggressive campaigns aimed at women’s empowerment, on Monday took its drive a step further by organising a big demonstration in support of Bulandshahr District Magistrate B Chandrakala, who has been in the eye of a storm ever since she got a youngster clicking a selfie with her, to jail”We will organise a demonstration in Lucknow very soon, and if the government takes any action against her (the DM), we will fight it tooth and nail,” said Gulabi Gang leader Sampat Pal, who led the demonstration at Banda in Bundelkhand in southern UP. Apart from activists of her outfit, a number of lady advocates also joined the protest.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>In a related development, sanitary workers of Bulandshahr in west UP piled up heaps of garbage right outside the gates of a local Hindi newspaper office there in protest against the alleged campaign it has been running against the DM. The newspaper is reported to be justifying the youngster’s act of taking the selfie with the DM despite her strong resistance. The sanitary workers have said they would continue their protest in this manner everyday until the Hindi daily stops its campaign against the DM.The young lady DM B Chandrakala has been in the news for her innovative style of functioning which has been much appreciated by the public at large.The youngster who clicked the selfie with the rather aggressive lady officer was recently sent to jail for four days. There are reports that he was related to a senior reporter of the Hindi daily which allegedly started a smear campaign against the DM for what it described as “unfair and harsh” treatment meted out to a youngster.Meanwhile, an audio clip of the lady DM has gone viral on social media. In this recording of a telephone conversation, the lady officer is heard virtually threatening the reporter of the Hindi daily that she could send “strange men” to his house for clicking selfies with his wife and sister “if you are comfortable with it”. She mocks at the reporter and pulls him up for trying to justify the youngster’s indiscreet act.

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Selfie row: Gulabi Gang protest in support of lady DM in UP