India, Oct. 23 -- Anupama S Chandran (23), former leader of the Students Federation of India (SFI), who accused her parents of kidnapping her newborn three days after delivery, began a fast before the state secretariat on Saturday seeking the return of her baby.

"It is a shame on Kerala. I need my baby," holding a black placard she and her husband began their fast even as the ruling Communist Party of India (Marxist) tried its best to wean her away promising action. State health minister Veena George made a last-ditch effort after talking to her but Anupama said there is no going back.

"I am forced to the street. It is not a struggle against the party or government. It is a fight of a mother to get her baby back. No mother should underg...