CK Raut ends hunger strike
Oct 1, 2014-
CK Raut, a Madhesi campaigner who stands accused of being involved in a secessionist campaign, has ended his hunger strike on the 11th day on Wednesday.
Raut’s health condition had deteriorated after he staged hunger strike while on custody. He was receiving medial attention at Maharajgunj-based Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital.
Binaya Panjiyar, a student at TUTH, informed that Raut ended his hunger strike upon government’s request and commitment to respect freedom of expression.
Nepali Congress Vice President Ram Chandra Poudel, Minister for Information and Communications Minendra Rijal and Agriculture Minister Hari Parajuly reached the hospital today to urge Raut to end the strike.
Raut, who had been staging fast-unto-death since September 20, was admitted to the hospital on last Thursday after complains of severe stomach pain.
Raut was arrested by Morang police on September 13 and was booked under the Public Offence Act. The Morang District Administration Office had then remanded Raut to six-day custody to probe his campaign for “independent Madhes”. The Supreme Court later asked police to present Raut before court.
Published: 01-10-2014 15:26