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Slum demolition: Medha Patkar ends fast

Slum demolition: Medha Patkar ends fast

Mumbai: Social activist Medha Patkar called off her over a week-long fast following an assurance by Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan that an inquiry would be conducted into the demolition of a slum here.

She ended her fast after midnight last night, an associate of the veteran activist said.

Patkar was fasting since April 4 after 43 houses of the Ganesh Krupa Housing Society in Mumbai's Golibar slum area were razed by civic authorities.

"Ended the fast after a meaningful resolution of issues following meetings with Secretary Housing & CM. Thanks everyone for support. Zindabaad!" Patkar tweeted this morning.

The NHRC has issued a notice to the Maharashtra Chief Secretary and the Director General of Police to reply within two weeks on the demolition.

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