Sardar Sarovar Dam: Medha Patkar’s hunger strike enters 11th day
The Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) activist Medha Patkar's indefinite hunger strike demanding rehabilitation of those displaced due to Sardar Sarovar Dam's construction enters 11th day.
Medha Patkar and 11 others are on fast since July 27 on Narmada bank in Dhar district's Chikhalda village. Their health is constantly deteriorating as today is their tenth day on fast.
The activists are protesting after the government closed the gates of Sardar Sarovar Dam on Narmada River, due to which houses of 40,000 families are facing submergence.
MP: Social activist Medha Patkar's hunger strike in Dhar over rehabilitation to families affected by Sardar Sarovar Dam enters 11th day. pic.twitter.com/c7Ui1H5pYS— ANI (@ANI_news) August 6, 2017
Meanwhile, Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan had requested Patkar to end the fast.
Patkar longest fast was in Delhi in 2006, which went on for 26 days. Her last fast was in Bhopal in 2014, which lasted for three days.