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Lawyer on hunger strike to protest price hike

A CITY lawyer and an office bearer of the Yuva Adhivakata Sangh, Vivek Saxena, has decided to sit on an indefinite hunger strike outside the court complex to protest price hike of petro products.

india Updated: Jun 14, 2006 00:00 IST

A CITY lawyer and an office bearer of the Yuva Adhivakata Sangh, Vivek Saxena, has decided to sit on an indefinite hunger strike outside the court complex to protest price hike of petro products.

He has also sent a memorandum to the President of India, the Prime Minister and the Union Petroleum Minister urging them to review their decision in the wider interest of the public. 

He has expressed concern over the rapid increase in the prices of commodities. He said that about 33 percent people of the country were forced to lead a distressed life. Most of the families in our society are facing financial crunch due to uncontrolled price hike.

Therefore, the stress, which arises due to the financial crunch, forces many to commit suicide.

He expressed his concern over the deteriorating employment opportunities in the country and said that in the absence of adequate means of employment the educated class was bound to adopt unlawful ways to earn livelihood.

The general secretary of the Yuva Adhivakata Sangh Prateek Nigam said that all the members of the Sangh were extending their support to Saxena.

Among the advocates who extended their support to Saxena on the first day of his hunger strike included Anil Kumar, Awadhesh Narain Kashyap, Atma Ram Gupta, Anand Bajpai, Praveen Fighter, Pradeep Srivastva, Upendra Tripathi, Avinash Katiyar, Sanjeev Shukla and many more.