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Mumbai slum demolition: Medha Patkar ends fast

Social activist Medha Patkar called off her over a week-long fast following an assurance by Maharashtra chief minister Prithviraj Chavan that an inquiry would be conducted into the demolition of a slum in Mumbai.

mumbai Updated: Apr 13, 2013 11:22 IST
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Social activist Medha Patkar called off her over a week-long fast following an assurance by Maharashtra chief minister Prithviraj Chavan that an inquiry would be conducted into the demolition of a slum in Mumbai.


She ended her fast after midnight on Friday, an associate of the veteran activist said.

Patkar was fasting since April 4 after 43 houses of the Ganesh Krupa Housing Society in Mumbai's Golibar slum area were razed by civic authorities.

"Ended the fast after a meaningful resolution of issues following meetings with Secretary Housing & CM. Thanks everyone for support. Zindabaad!" Patkar tweeted this morning.

The NHRC has issued a notice to the Maharashtra chief secretary and the director general of police to reply within two weeks on the demolition.

First Published: Apr 13, 2013 11:09 IST