Marathi | HIndi
Medha Patkar is an Indian social activist working on various crucial political and economical issues raised by tribals, dalits, farmers, labourers and women facing injustice in India.
For a second time in just over two months, Narmada Bachao Andolan leader Medha Patkar and many persons affected by the Sardar Sarovar Dam have launched an indefinite protest demanding relief. The protest that began on Saturday has continued after the state government failed to put on record any assurances to help the oustees by bringing pressure on the Gujarat government.
Taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his supporters, social activist Medha Patkar who is leading the Narmada Bachao Andolan has said that Modi's birthday celebrations overshadowed the grief of those affected by the Sardar Sarovar Dam project.
A three-member team of independent mediators is on its way to Badwani with proposals suggested by Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath to persuade social activist Medha Patkar and her colleagues to end their indefinite hunger strike demanding proper rehabilitation of people in the flood-affected districts of Alirajpur, Dhar and Barwani in the state.