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Save Ganga activist Swami Sanand ends fast

Mar 23, 2012 02:42 PM IST India India

New Delhi: Save Ganga activist GD Aggarwal also known as Swami Gyan Swarup Sanand broke his fast against dams on the Ganga at the Jawahar Auditorium in All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Friday. He broke his fast by taking a glass of fruit juice. His supports said that even though Sanand had ended his fast but his fight against dams on the Ganga would continue.

Union Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal was present when Sanand broke his fast. Jaiswal said that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had reviewed the progress and expressed concern over various issues raised by Sanand.

"Government will explore all measures possible on the issues raised by Swami Sanand. I assure the activists that the discussions held with the group will be processed by the concerned departments," said Jaiswal.

Sanand, a former professor at IIT Kanpur, was shifted to Delhi from Varanai after his condition deteriorated. He had been fasting for the past fortnight against dams being built on the Ganga.