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Indian activist dies during hunger strike over Ganges river pollution

GD Agarwal had been fasting since 22 June to protest against government inaction in cleaning the river

An Indian environmental activist has died on the 111th day of a hunger strike to pressure the government to clean the Ganges river.

GD Agarwal, a former professor of environmental engineering at one of India’s top universities, died on Thursday afternoon in hospital in the north Indian city of Rishikesh, where he had been admitted earlier that day.

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