An­other seer fast­ing for Ganga hos­pi­talised

The Times of India (Mumbai edition) - - TIMES NATION - MS Nawaz

Harid­war: Swami Gopal Das, a seer who like Ganga cru­sader Swami Sanand had been fast­ing since June 24 for a clean and free-flow­ing Ganga, was shifted to the hos­pi­tal by the Harid­war dis­trict au­thor­i­ties late night on Fri­day. Af­ter Swa- mi Sanand’s demise on Thurs­day, Gopal Das — who was ob­serv­ing his protest fast in Badri­nath — had been shifted to Ma­tri Sadan on Fri­day. How­ever Ma­tri Sadan head Swami Shivanand ad­vised him to end his protest and re­sume it af­ter Oc­to­ber 20 when the Navra­tra pe- riod ended. Fol­low­ing this, Gopal Das had agreed to take lemon wa­ter but was still shifted to AIIMS Rishikesh.

Speak­ing to TOI, Swami Shivanand said, “Swami Gopal Das had reached Ma­tri Sadan ashram for giv­ing his sac­ri­fice for Ganga and wanted to start his fast unto death but we re­quested him to de­fer it till af­ter Oc­to­ber 20. Even though he agreed, the dis­trict ad­min­is­tra­tion sent of­fi­cials here at mid­night and force­fully shifted Gopal Das to AIIMS.” He added, “It is clear that they are plan­ning some foul play with him as well.”

FIGHT TO SAVE THE RIVER: Though Gopal Das had agreed to Ma­tri Sadan’s re­quest to de­fer his fast, he was still shifted to AIIMS Rishikesh

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from India

© PressReader. All rights reserved.