A Delhi court on Monday fixed June 5 for hearing a case in which rights activist Irom Sharmila is facing trial for allegedly trying to commit suicide during her fast-unto-death at Jantar Mantar here in 2006.
A fast-unto-death that couldn’t last for even half-a-day. Yes, BJP MP Navjot Singh Sidhu called off his fast before noon on Saturday, barely few hours after starting it, after he received an assurance from Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal through fax.
The former CM is demanding that a special Assembly session be convened to pass a bill that would protect the people who had
been displaced or face the threat of displacement following encroachment in govt land.
State minister Golma Devi has
continued a fast-unto-death for the second consecutive day here today as a mark of protest against the alleged apathy of the Rajasthan government towards the demands of tribals.
Congress termed indefinite hunger strike by social activist Anna Hazare for a
stronger Lokpal Bill as "premature", saying the government had already constituted a panel headed by Defence Minister AK Antony to go into the issue.
Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers
Party (JKNPP) on Tuesday threatened to undertake fast-unto-death in
front of the Raj Bhawan if the government fails to regularise
employment of non-permanent state employees within a month.