Bhopal/Dhar: 12/8/17:Social activist Medha Patkar on Saturday ended her 17-day fast to protest against the government’s ‘apathy’ towards resettlement of those affected by the increase in the height of the Sardar Sarovar Dam.
Patkar, however, would remain in detention. She was detained on Wednesday, hours after being discharged from a private hospital in Indore.
On the request of several organisations associated with the Narmada Bachao Andolan, the social activist ended her fast. “Fifteen members representing various organisations went to Dhar jail, where Patkar has been detained for the past three days,” former MLA Dr. Sunilam said, adding: “Keeping her health condition in mind, the members requested Patkar to call off the fast.”
The former legislator also said “five false charges have been registered against Patkar and the hearing over the matter would take place on August 17”.