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Arya Samaj Leader Swami Agnivesh passes away at 80

NEW DELHI, 11 September 2020: Arya Samaj top leader Swami Agnivesh passed away this Friday after a cardiac arrest at the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences at New Delhi.  His condition deteriorated and he could not survive despite a lot of efforts by hospital authorities. He was suffering from liver cirrhosis.

Hindus of Pakistan are aggrieved over the loss such a great leader. Swami Agnivesh, a former MLA from Haryana, founded a political party, Arya Sabha, that was based on the principles of the Arya Samaj, in 1970. He was also an advocate for the dialogue between religions.

Agnivesh was also involved in various areas of social activism including campaigns against female foeticide and emancipation of women. He was a prominent associate of Anna Hazare during “India against Corruption” campaign run in 2011 to implement the Jan Lokpal Bill. He was supported of giving rights to the Kashmiris.

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