People of Lakshadweep to observe hunger strike on June 7

Kochi, India

Thousands of people living on the islands of Lakshadweep will observe a 12-hour hunger strike from 6:00am to 6:00pm on June 7 (Monday) to protest the string of legislations being pushed by the union territory administration unilaterally.

According to Kashmir Media Service, a decision to go on a hunger strike was taken at the maiden meeting of the ‘Save Lakshdweep Forum’ held in Kochi. Only those with medical conditions or under treatment would stay out of the strike.

The forum has also decided to take on the ‘anti-people’ draft legislations legally. A legal cell, formed for the purpose, is working on it, said a member of the Save Lakshadweep Forum.

The meeting was attended by Lakshadweep MP, Mohammed Faizal, ex-MP, P.P. Koya and others.—INP