Atishi Begins Indefinite Hunger Strike On Water Crisis In Delhi

'Paani Satyagraha' On Delhi Water Crisis By Atishi Singh

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Atishi Begins Indefinite Hunger Strike On Water Crisis In Delhi

About Delhi’s Education Minister Atishi Marlena Singh

Atishi Marlena Singh is an Indian politician, political activist and MLA from Kalkaji, Delhi. She is a member of the Political Affairs Committee of Aam Aadmi Party and currently serving as Minister of Education, P.W.D, Culture and Tourism in the Delhi Government. She served as Advisor to the Former Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, Manish Sisodia, primarily on education, from July 2015 to 17 April 2018.

Atishi On Hunger Strike, Kejriwal Sent Best Wishes From Jail

Due to the water scarcity issue in Delhi, the Minister Of Education, Atishi Marlena commenced her protest in Bhogal, South Delhi. She launched her hunger strike in the presence of Arvind Kejriwal’s wife Sunita Kejriwal and other AAP leaders. Kejriwal, speaking from jail, extended his best wishes to Atishi as she commenced her protest in Bhogal, South Delhi.

Atishi Paid Homage To Mahatma Gandhi At Rajghat Before Sitting On Hunger Strike

Amidst this crisis, Atishi, accompanied by AAP MP Sanjay Singh and Delhi Minister Saurabh Bharadwaj, paid homage to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat before announcing the initiation of her ‘Pani Satyagraha’ in Bhogal to compel Haryana to meet its water supply obligations to Delhi.

Water Scarcity, A Serious Problem 

Water scarcity is a serious issue in many parts of India. This summer’s Delhi has met with the serious water crisis as many parts of Delhi are not receiving water supply due to water shortage in the National Capital. Delhi typically receives 1005 million gallons per day (MGD) for its populace, but recent actions by Haryana have seen a significant reduction in the allocated amount, leaving over 2.8 million residents facing acute water shortages.

Haryana Curtailed Water Supply

Through her protest on the Water Crisis issue, Atishi wants to highlight the diminishing supply, pointing out that Haryana had curtailed an additional 100 to 120 MGD in the past two days, intensifying the crisis. Arvind Kejriwal is currently in jail and is going through a judicial custody due to the allegations against him on the excise policy scam.

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