Agence France Presse | Tuesday May 7, 2013
Free them or put them on trial. Thus urges a petition to President Barack Obama over the prisoners held at Guantanamo, jailed and in limbo for more than a decade.
Agence France-Presse | Wednesday May 1, 2013
President Barack Obama said on Tuesday the military jail at Guantanamo Bay is damaging US interests and vowed a renewed push to close it, as around 100 prisoners take part in a hunger strike there.
Indo-Asian News Service | Sunday April 28, 2013
Shakil Afridi, the doctor who allegedly worked for the CIA to help track down Osama bin Laden, is on hunger strike at a jail in Pakistan's Peshawar city to protest the jail administration's "ill-treatment".
Agence France-Presse | Monday April 15, 2013
Goa has decided to reject a proposal for India's first Playboy club on one of its beaches following complaints that it would promote prostitution, local officials said on Monday. A local lawmaker threatened to go on hunger strike last week if the nig...
Reported by Rashmi Rajput (With inputs from PTI), Edited by Abhinav Bhatt | Sunday April 14, 2013
A week after he made a crass remark ridiculing a farmer who was on a hunger strike on the drought situation in the state, Maharashtra Deputy Chief minister Ajit Pawar, as an act of his repentance, is on a day-long hunger strike in the Satara district...
Written by Saurabh Gupta | Thursday April 11, 2013
Social Activist Medha Patkar has been on a seven-day hunger strike to protest against the demolition of 43 houses in the Ganesh Krupa Housing Society in the Golibar Slum area of Mumbai.
Edited by Sabyasachi Dasgupta | Tuesday April 9, 2013
The farmer whose hunger strike provoked Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar to make a crass remark on drought-hit Maharashtra's water shortage, is shifting his protest today from Mumbai's Azad Maidan to outside the house of the Chief Minister, who is li...
Press Trust of India | Monday April 8, 2013
An MLA of the ruling BJP today threatened to go on a hunger strike if the Goa government grants permission to US-based Playboy Club to open a branch in the state.
Ankush Arora, Reuters | Sunday April 7, 2013
While I won't be among those who refuse to pay electricity bills, Kejriwal's supporters said hundreds of thousands of city residents had signed a pledge saying they would not pay their bills to the state.
Edited by Abhinav Bhatt | Friday April 5, 2013
Activist-turned-politician Arvind Kejriwal, will end his hunger strike tomorrow at 5 pm, after 14 days of surviving only on water, he said today.
Edited by Mala Das (with inputs from PTI) | Friday April 5, 2013
Anti-corruption activist-turned-politician Arvind Kejriwal's fast has entered its 14th day today. Mr Kejriwal has been on a hunger strike since March 23 against what he calls inflated water and power bills in the national capital. The core committee ...
Alok Pandey | Tuesday April 2, 2013
For 11 days, Arvind Kejriwal has survived only on water in nearly 38-degree heat in Delhi. The founder of the Aam Aadmi Party has lost seven kilos, according to doctors, since he began his hunger strike to protest against what he describes as the go...
Reported by J Sam Daniel Stalin, Edited by Abhinav Bhatt | Tuesday April 2, 2013
Around 3000 members of the Tamil Nadu film fraternity, including superstars Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan, today held a hunger strike in Chennai to show solidarity with Lankan Tamils. There was no film activity today.
Press Trust of India | Tuesday April 2, 2013
Suspected Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) operative and key 26/11 plotter Abu Jundal has threatened to go on a hunger strike if he is not taken out of solitary confinement.
Press Trust of India | Saturday March 30, 2013
Over 20 Telugu Desam Party MLAs, who were on an indefinite hunger strike since March 26 over the power issue, were evicted from the fast site by police in the wee hours today and shifted to a hospital.