Police asks Team Anna’s fasting members to head to hospital
New Delhi: Activist Anna Hazare meets today with his core group in Delhi to take stock of the team’s hunger strike against corruption, which has completed a week .
Anna, who is 75, joined the fast on Sunday. His aides like Arvind Kejriwal and Gopal Rai, have not eaten for a week; doctors attending to them have said they must end their fast. They have refused and have warned the government against trying to force-feed them. The Delhi Police has written to the activists reminding them that when the activists were given permission to hold their protest, they had agreed in writing to move to hospital if their health was in danger.
Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh said today “The government cannot be allowed to let people die without being called insensitive.” He also said that the government should engage with the activists, but “not at gunpoint.” About reports of the deteriorating health about those who’re fasting, he said “Nothing will happen” and pointed to the example of Irom Sharmila, the activist from Manipur who has been fasting for 11 years; she is regularly force-fed by the government via a drip. (NDTV.com)
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