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E7 - Medha Patkar's Original Hunger Strikes

"You should be ready to die to live." Medha Patkar just ended a nine-day hunger strike to fight for the rehabilitation of people displaced by the Sardar Sarovar dam. Her struggle has gone on more than 30 years. Here's a look back at her fight in 1993 when she was forcibly removed by police and force-fed in hospital during her hunger strike. Her efforts caused the World Bank to withdraw funding to the construction of the dam. #TBT

12/09/2019 4:57 AMupdated: 18/09/2019 2:40 PM
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  • Naran P.
    12/10/2020 02:59

    Patkar is a bad actor as is not fooling anyone for her concern of the people dressed in sari. She is anti development and progress of India. Supports Jihad and Islamic terrorism. She celebrated 911 by throwing a party in her farmhouse.

  • Naran P.
    12/10/2020 02:53

    Best project.

  • Uthra S.
    19/03/2020 05:06

    She's one of the original urban naxals. The locals, in whose name she was allegedly fighting, HATE her & blame her for many of the area's problems. We visited a few temples in the area in 2017, and we asked our cab drivers and waitstaff in hotels, and a few other locals. Rule of thumb: these big-bindhied women are usually up to no good. This one, Brinda Karat, Ambika Soni, to name a few... there are exceptions to every rule and Sushma Swaraj was to this.

  • အာ က.
    25/10/2019 17:29

    hi

  • အာ က.
    24/10/2019 14:48

    hi

  • Muhammad S.
    18/10/2019 12:15

    You guys have one bride for whole family . All enjoy . You guys kill baby in womb if known to be girl. You guys give bath to stone bagwaan with milk and waste it . You guys drink urine . You guys are great . India is the greatest country .

  • Amit P.
    09/10/2019 17:59

    Ppl think Ugly looking ppl r HONEST All Protesters r CORRECT That Red BINDI Is for Respect And NAXALI R Dalits

  • Debashish K.
    03/10/2019 10:35

    Waste dammm

  • Raj K.
    29/09/2019 16:11

    Western Propaganda. Think about National needs.

  • Rajan D.
    27/09/2019 06:24

    Waste lady. Wasting her time needlesly

  • Ravi P.
    25/09/2019 04:41

    Naxali..

  • Anupam T.
    24/09/2019 16:54

    Medha Patkar..an anti national who was funded by those enemies, leftists and Vatican who want to see India a perpetually poor country.. She enjoyed limelight, five star comforts, liquor , $, travels abroad at the cost of millions of poor .Had she succeded in her mission , Whole of Saurashtra, Kutch, parta of MP, Maharshtra and Rajasthan would have starved , died due to drought.. She must be hanged in broad day light

  • D N.
    24/09/2019 02:49

    May God bless her more strength n desire to do something more for our mother Nature, pranam ---

  • D N.
    24/09/2019 02:47

    I salute her

  • Sk S.
    24/09/2019 01:50

    Thanks so much.

  • Doren K.
    23/09/2019 16:52

    Its ok to build dam.. But displaced villagers should be resettled to other place where they are safe and where there is enough land so they can do their farming. They should be provided house and farm land and compentation

  • Beverly D.
    23/09/2019 16:49

    Hunger Strikes do not accomplish anything. Those you are protesting against could care less about whether or not you live or die.

  • हिरेन प.
    23/09/2019 15:25

    आ चोदिनी 6 माँ चोदमनी

  • Sagar P.
    23/09/2019 07:48

    When a river stops it dies and the whole eco system along with..

  • Rathnakar S.
    23/09/2019 06:04

    Congres +bruit =one face of the coin

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