Medha Patkar arrested on her way to Dhar

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Indore (Madhya Pradesh) [India], Aug. 09 (ANI): Narmada Bachao Andolan leader Medha Patkar was on Wednesday arrested while on her way to Dhar after being discharged from Indore's Bombay Hospital. Police arrested Patkar as they suspected that she would again sit on hunger strike. Patkar was on indefinite strike since July 27 to demand proper rehabilitation of Sardar Sarovar Dam project oustees. The police have booked Patkar under Section 151 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). According to police, their sources had revealed that Patkar was going to Dhar to incite people to disrupt law and order. As per the press note, Patkar, despite of clear orders by the Supreme Court, has been trying to disrupt the law and order situation in and around the Sardar Sarovar Dam area. Patkar is the founder of the Narmada Bachao Andolan. Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) is a social movement consisting of adivasis, farmers, environmentalists and human rights activists against the number of large dams being built across the Narmada River, which flows through the states of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra, all over India. Sardar Sarovar Dam in Gujarat is one of the biggest dams on the river and was one of the first focal points of the movement. It is one of the many dams under the Narmada Dam Project. The main aim of the project is to provide irrigation and electricity to people in these states. Their mode of campaign includes court actions, hunger strikes, rallies, and garnering support from notable film and art personalities. (ANI)