India News | Written by Siddharth Ranjan Das | Saturday March 28, 2015
In a unique protest, Congress lawmakers in Madhya Pradesh sat on a hunger strike inside the state Assembly for almost 72 hours after the government rejected their demand for a discussion on the farmers hit by unseasonal rain.
Tamil Nadu News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday March 18, 2015
A Puducherry-based Tamil activist today went on a hunger strike in Delhi demanding the Centre to direct the Delhi government to give gold medals for six Tamil scholars, who were awarded the highest literary award, five years ago.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday February 24, 2015
Three jailed Mauritanian anti-slavery activists went on hunger strike on Monday to protest their treatment by prison authorities, their campaign group said in a statement.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday February 13, 2015
A former Guantanamo inmate resettled in Uruguay after staging a hunger strike appealed Thursday to neighboring Argentina to take in more prisoners from the controversial US military detention center.
South | Press Trust of India | Sunday February 1, 2015
President of YSR Congress YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has launched his 48-hour 'rythu deeksha' (hunger strike) over farmers' issues on Saturday.
Press Trust of India | Tuesday January 13, 2015
The day-long hunger strike is aimed at seeking the Tamil Nadu state government's attention.
India News | Written by Monideepa Banerjie | Monday January 12, 2015
The parents of West Bengal's Jadavpur University students are today sitting on a 12-hour fast at the gate of the campus, supporting the students who are demanding the ouster of Vice Chancellor Avijit Chakraborty.
Kolkata News | Written by Monideepa Banerjie | Friday January 9, 2015
A third-year engineering student of Jadavpur University in Kolkata was rushed to the hospital this evening after he fainted on campus. Shivam Ghosh was one of 12 students who went on an indefinite hunger strike since Monday night demanding Vice Chanc...
World News | Associated Press | Sunday December 28, 2014
A prominent environmental activist in Trinidad who claims to have passed the 100-day mark of a hunger strike said he will reject medical intervention and keep protesting a highway project he says could hurt wetlands and remote villages.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday December 2, 2014
Student-led demonstrators are demanding free leadership elections for the semi-autonomous Chinese city, with the main protest camp continuing to block a long stretch of a multi-lane highway in central Hong Kong for over two months.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday November 12, 2014
A group of Guinean activists went on hunger strike on Tuesday to demand the safe return of thousands of villagers they say have fled their homes amid Ebola-related unrest in the south.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday November 4, 2014
A British-Iranian woman jailed in Iran after trying to watch a volleyball match is on a hunger strike, refusing food or liquids, her brother told AFP on Monday.
AgenceFrance-Presse | Tuesday November 4, 2014
British-Iranian woman Ghoncheh Ghavami is protesting because the judge is yet to officially confirm her one-year prison sentence.
Cities | Wednesday October 29, 2014
Undertrial prisoners on Tuesday staged a hunger strike in Mathura jail but called it off soon after authorities promised them proper treatment.
Reuters | Monday October 6, 2014
Iranian women in the Islamic Republic are banned from watching certain male sports events such as football and volleyball.
World News | Reuters | Sunday October 5, 2014
An Iranian-British woman has gone on hunger strike in prison in Tehran to protest against her arrest for trying to watch a men's volleyball game, the opposition website Kalame reported on Sunday.
Friday September 19, 2014
Labour trouble seems to be brewing at Renault Nissan Automotive India Pvt Ltd (RNAIL) plant here with around 200 former trainees employed at the factory Friday deciding to go on hunger strike, led by Aam Admi Party (AAP).
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday August 28, 2014
The father of one of the high school students killed in South Korea's ferry disaster on Thursday abandoned a hunger strike aimed at forcing lawmakers to set up a full independent inquiry.
Cheat Sheet | Edited by Vishnu Varma | Friday August 22, 2014
Activist Irom Sharmila, who has been on a hunger strike for the last 14 years in her efforts to repeal the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in Manipur, was today re-arrested by the police. A court in Imphal had freed her two days ago.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday August 22, 2014
The father of one of the high school students killed in South Korea's ferry disaster was hospitalised Friday after mounting a 40-day hunger strike to demand a full independent inquiry.
India News | Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Thursday August 21, 2014
Irom Sharmila, who has been on a hunger strike in Manipur for 14 years against army atrocities, is sitting on protest just half a kilometer from a jail hospital from where she was released on Wednesday.
India News | Reported by Monideepa Banerjie, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Thursday August 21, 2014
Irom Sharmila, who has been on a hunger strike in Manipur for 14 years, will be released shortly from a hospital room where she has been kept for years.
India News | Reported by Alok Pandey, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Tuesday August 19, 2014
Irom Sharmila, who has been on a hunger strike in Manipur for 14 years, will be released, a local court said today.
World News | Associated Press | Monday August 18, 2014
Two years after Bogota's leftist mayor suspended bullfights at the capital's history-steeped bullring, a clutch of apprentice matadors is pressing for their reinstatement with a hunger strike.