Medha Patkar's fast enters sixth day, demands enquiry into slum demolition
Social activist Medha Patkar's indefinite fast to protest evictions in the Golibar area and to stop demolitions in the city, entered the sixth day today.
Mumbai: Social activist Medha Patkar's indefinite fast to protest evictions in the Golibar area and to stop demolitions in the city, entered the sixth day today.
Patkar has alleged that Mumbai's Slum Rehabilitation Scheme was marred by corruption, government indifference and builders' atrocities.
Patkar has demanded that work on the six Slum Rehabilitation Authority projects be stopped till the enquiry in the matter was completed.
Many people faced evictions and some of the houses in areas like Golibar were demolished to make way for slum rehab projects.
An associate of Patkar said the National Human Rights Commission has issued notices to the Chief Secretary and DGP of Maharashtra, calling for their response to the issues of demolitions and the indefinite fast by Patkar.
"Despite growing signs of weakness and deteriorating health like vomiting, body ache, back ache, Patkar is carrying on with the fast," a release said.
Many people including slum dwellers are joining the relay fast every day at Golibar ground, it said.
Unhappy with the manner in which the anti-corruption movement has been floundering for the past few months, its chief proponent Anna Hazare has decided to take some drastic steps to put it back on track, an official said here Monday.