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Mumbai: Elgar Parishad accused Sudhir Dhawale to go on day-long hunger strike

Updated on: 05 July,2022 08:13 AM IST  |  Mumbai
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“My co-accused are not being treated properly, not being sent to the government hospital for further treatment. Also, the health system in the prison lacks basic facilities,” Dhawale stated

Mumbai: Elgar Parishad accused Sudhir Dhawale to go on day-long hunger strike

Human rights activist Sudhir Dhawale, an accused in the Elgar Parishad case


Elgar Parishad accused Sudhir Dhawale is set to go on a one-day hunger strike in Taloja jail to protest the poor condition of the medical facility in the jail, on Tuesday which marks the death anniversary of Father Stan Swamy, a co-accused in the case


Dhawale has intimated Jail Suprintendent Uttam Pawar about the strike. In his letter the human rights activist said, “Father Stan has died due to ill-treatment in jail. He was suffering from Parkinson’s but was struggling for basic medical facilities in jail. At the same time, another co-accused 82-year-old poet Varavara Rao was facing the same issues in jail.”

Rao is currently out on bail and is set to return to the prison by July 13.


“My co-accused are not being treated properly, not being sent to the government hospital for further treatment. Also, the health system in the prison lacks basic facilities,” Dhawale stated.


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