2008 Malegaon blast case accused Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, who was on a fast-unto-death for not being allowed to take a holy dip during the ongoing Simhastha Kumbh at Ujjain, is expected to break her fast today after a ‘snan’ in the Kshipra river.
Pragya, who is undergoing treatment at Bhopal’s Pandit Khushilal Sharma Government Ayurveda College and Institute began her fast on Monday for not being allowed to attend Kumbh mela in Ujjain despite a court order.
Sadhvi Pragya, who was given a clean chit by the NIA in the Malegaon blast case, had earlier threatened to begin a fast unto death if not allowed to take a holy dip in the river Kshipra.
Her lawyer had earlier written a letter to the Jail Superintendent and copied the same to President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, the Chief Justice of High Court, the Human Rights Commission and Women Commission.
He had pointed out in the letter that when the trial court had accepted her application seeking permission to take a dip in the river, then why was she not being allowed by the state government.
Sadhvi Pragya has in the letter said she is suffering from cancer, adding it is her last wish to visit the Kumbh as she may not be able to do so in the future.
Her close aide Bhagwan Jha carried the letter to the Jail Superintendent, who assured him to raise this issue with senior officials.
She had issued an ultimatum to the government till May 21.