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Anna Hazare announces indefinite fast, cancels it hours later | India News


NEW DELHI: Social activist Anna Hazare said on Friday that she will not proceed with the indefinite fast against the new farm laws and stated that the central government has accepted some of her demands.
In a statement earlier in the day, Hazare (84) had announced that he would begin the hunger strike from his Ralegan Siddhi village in Maharashtra on Saturday.
In that communication, Hazare had said that he had written to the Union’s prime minister and agriculture minister five times about the plight of farmers, but to no avail.
“The Union government accepted some of my demands and also announced the creation of a committee to improve the lives of farmers. I have decided to suspend my proposal for an indefinite fast as of Saturday,” Hazare said.
In announcing the hunger strike, Hazare had said: “I have been demanding reforms in the agricultural sector, but the Center does not seem to be making the right decisions.”
“The Center is no longer sensitive to farmers, so I am starting my indefinite fast in my village from January 30,” he had said and had asked his followers not to flock to the district of his village in view of the coronavirus pandemic.
Hazare, who was at the forefront of the anti-corruption movement in 2011, recalled that when he went on a hunger strike at Delhi’s Ramlila Maidan, the then UPA government had called a special session of Parliament.

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