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Social Activist Swami Agnivesh Dies At A Hospital In Delhi

Swami Agnivesh, 80, died at a Delhi hospital on Friday night time

New Delhi:

Social activist Swami Agnivesh died after a cardiac arrest Friday night on the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences in Delhi. He was 80 years outdated. Admitted to the hospital on Tuesday, Swami Agnivesh was being handled for liver cirrhosis and had been on ventilator assist following multi-organ failure.

According to a press release by the hospital, his situation started deteriorating this night and he suffered a coronary heart assault at 6 PM. Doctors tried to resuscitate him however failed, and he was declared lifeless at 6.30 PM.

A social activist, spiritual chief and former Haryana MLA, information of Swami Agnivesh’s dying was greeted with shock, with Congress MP Shashi Tharoor and senior lawyer and activist Prashant Bhushan amongst those that tweeted.

“I am shocked and saddened by his passing. A man of vigour and conviction, he never looked, sounded or behaved his age! The country is diminished by his passing & I mourn with the millions whose rights he fought to uphold. Om Shanti,” Mr Tharoor stated.

“The demise of Swami Agnivesh is a huge tragedy. A true warrior for humanity & tolerance. Among the bravest that I knew… willing to take huge risks for public good. Was brutalised in Jharkhand by a BJP/RSS lynch mob 2 yrs ago. Liver got damaged,” Mr Bhushan stated.

In July 2018 Swami Agnivesh was brutally assaulted, allegedly by BJP Yuva Morcha staff, in Jharkhand’s Pakur, the place he was attending an occasion.

As he got here out of the lodge he was staying in, he was attacked by a mob who have been allegedly chanting “Jai Sri Ram” as they thrashed him.

“I am against any sort of violence. I am known as a peace-loving person. I don’t know why I was attacked,” he instructed NDTV later.

The BJP condemned the assault and insisted that the attackers weren’t related to the occasion, however added that the incident was not a shock given “Swami Agnivesh’s ‘track record'”.

“They were carrying black flags and without any warning pounced on me. They punched, kicked and dragged me on the ground. They also used cuss words,” Swami Agnivesh instructed NDTV.

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