Few activists arrested in Bhima Koregaon violence case go on 'hunger strike' at Yerawada jail

Advocate Surendra Gadling, writer-editor Sudhir Dhawale, and activists Mahesh Raut and Rona Wilson participated in the strike.

Published: 14th September 2018 06:28 AM  |   Last Updated: 14th September 2018 06:28 AM   |  A+A-

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By Express News Service

MUMBAI: Some of the activists arrested in the Bhima-Koregaon case observed a day-long hunger strike on Thursday at the Yerawada Central jail to commemorate the martyrdom of freedom fighter Jatin Das, their friends and well-wishers claimed.

But, the jail authorities maintained that they had no knowledge about the stir. “We have not received any intimation regarding any such agitation,” a senior official said.

Incidentally, about 200 jail inmates had threatened to proceed on hunger strike against the changes in parole rules about 10 days ago.

Advocate Surendra Gadling, writer-editor Sudhir Dhawale, and activists Mahesh Raut and Rona Wilson participated in the strike.

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