New Delhi, Oct 9: Around 25 prominent activists and dignitaries from various walks of life on Tuesday made a joint appeal to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for saving the life of noted environmentalist Prof G D Agrawal who has been on hunger strike in Kankhal-Haridwar since June 22 raising demands pertaining to the Ganga.
The dignitaries wrote to the PM, in the appeal, that the demand of a special law being raised by the IIT professor turned sanyaasi was justified and falls within the purview of the provisions made in the Constitution.
Prof Agrawal is the acclaimed authority who is capable of making scientifically viable suggestions for overcoming pollution and other related problems of the river, the signatories in the appeal stated.
Since, Prof Agrawal has resolved to shun even water intake from Wednesday morning, looking into his demands became a matter of utmost urgency.
Not drinking water, that too, after 110-day long hunger strike might pose serious threat to the life of the octogenarian activist.(UNI)