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Delhi to Haridwar padyatris in support of fasting saints seek "undammed" Ganga

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The Delhi to Haridwar padyatra in support of saints fasting for Ganga has completed halfway, even as Brahmachari Atmabodhanand completed his 140th day of fast in demand of a clean and "undam-aged" (undammed) Ganga. As many as 17 marchers started their foot march to Haridwar from Jantar Mantar on March 9.
If in Ghaziabad the yatris were received by the kind hospitality of Jansatta apartment residents, in Modinagar they were hosted by Sant Ashram, and in Meerut by Sheikh-ul-Hind Madarssa. The yatris included people from states ranging from Punjab to Bengal, Kashmir to Maharastra.
The padyatra hopes to create awareness among people about the issue of Ganga and saints fasting and dying for this cause. A statement issued on behalf of yatris said, "We also hope that government will wake up to the sacrifices being made by saints."
The padyatris participating in the march include Faisal Khan, Khudai Khidmatgar; Bhupinder Singh Rawat, Bhartiya Kisan Mazdoor Sanyukta Union; Kallol Roy, Nadi Bachao Jivan Bachao Andolan; Dharamveer Singh, Asangathit Mazdoor Union; Shankar Singh, Asha Parivar; and Sandeep Pandey, Lok Rajniti Manch.

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