Bhiksu Rahul Starts Hunger Strike
Bodhgaya, 12 August, (Dainik Jagran). Ven. Rahul Sankrityayan the Secretary
of the Vajrabodhi Society who was taken into police custody on Wednesday
night has begun a hunger strike. Whilst on Thursday a high level delegation
of the Buddhist Society of Bihar has seen him in custody and spoke to
'Jagran' saying saying that the police action was oppressive. The high
level delegation strongly condemned the police action.
The Society's secretary Bodhi Ratan said that the monk who lit the lamp
of education in the life of the poor children was being constantly harassed
by one who is overbearding and called a people's representative. It
was because of this that he had decided to immolate himself. He said
that if the administration did not give justice then the Bihar Buddhist
society would be forced to start an agitation. In the high level delegation
of the Buddhist Society were its chair, Ven Rahul, Ven. Prajnaratna,
and Nalanda's Ven. Prajnapal.