Medha Patkar forcibly taken to hospital

Press Trust of India
New Delhi, April 5, 2006
Delhi police on Wednesday shifted Narmada Bachao Andolan leader Medha Patkar, who is on an indefinite hunger strike at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi, to a hospital after her condition turned critical.
“We have taken Medha Patkar to Ram Manohar Lohia hopsital”, Additional DCP (New Delhi) Manish Agarwal told PTI.
He said she was taken to hospital after doctors informed the police that her condition was critical and she had been refusing to undergo any medical tests.
There has been no arrest or detention of Patkar or any NBA activist, he added.
Patkar has been on fast for the last eight days protesting Government’s move to raise the height of Sardar Sarovar Dam and demanding rehabilitation for the people displaced by the project.

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