Dharna is defined as a way of seeking justice in India.(noun)
An example of dharna is sitting in front of someone's door who borrowed money from you and refuses to pay it back and not eating until they pay what they owe.
See dharna in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Hindi dharnā, persistence, a holding firm: for IE base see dharma
See dharna in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Hindi dharnā
Origin: , from Prakrit dharaṇa
Origin: , from Sanskrit dharaṇam, act of supporting, stay; see dher- in Indo-European roots.