Swami Agnivesh assaulted in Delhi, had gone to pay homage to Atal Bihari Vajpayee

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Aug 17, 2018, 01:58 PM(IST)

Swami Agnivesh Photograph:( ANI )

Social leader Swami Agnivesh was assaulted at Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg in central Delhi on Friday. 

He was reportedly on his way to pay tribute to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

Soon after Agnivesh arrived at the venue on Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg, some people raised slogans asking him to go back. 

Agnivesh was recently attacked in Jharkhand`s Pakur district in Jharkhand when he was on way to attend a public function in a village. 

Swami Agnivesh is widely known for his campaign against bonded labour through his foundation Bandhua Mukti Morcha (Bonded Labor Liberation Front).

He was elected to the Haryana Assembly in 1977 and was made education minister after two years.

He, however, resigned from the post in protest against the Haryana government’s inaction against police who had opened fire at workers protesting bonded labour.

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