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Swami Agnivesh


Swami Agnivesh liberated bonded labourers as well as slaves of religion

September 16, 2021 8:02 am

Valson Thampu writes: He was truly a citizen of the world and did not allow narrow-minded jingoism to blind him towards his larger responsibilities to humankind.

Saffron And Secular

September 17, 2020 12:56 am

Swami Agnivesh’s commitment to plurality, rationality within faith never wavered.

Swami Agnivesh's commitment to plurality, rationality within faith never wavered

September 17, 2020 8:51 am

For this saffron-robed modern-day Swami, the colour of the robes Agnivesh proudly sported meant sacrifice, purity and commitment. In a life well and fully lived – one that should be celebrated—he brought a renewed faith in the colour saffron.

Swami Agnivesh believed that a theocratic state was dangerous

September 14, 2020 9:06 am

Swami Agnivesh was a votary of secular democracy. He fought to the bitter end the communalisation of the state, which he deemed a crime against history.

Meetings at night, schools at quarries: at Swami Agnivesh funeral, tales of rescue

September 13, 2020 8:04 am

Among those present at the funeral of Swami Agnivesh, who died in Delhi on Friday, was a teary-eyed Totaram, as grateful to the Arya Samaj leader and the anti-bonded labour crusader for coming to his father's help.

Ex-CBI chief Nageswara Rao faces flak for calling Swami Agnivesh's death ‘good riddance’

September 12, 2020 10:27 pm

The Indian Police Foundation (IPF), a multidisciplinary think-tank based in Delhi, said Nageswara Rao "desecrated" the police uniform and "embarrassed" the government with this tweet.

The Swami as a social activist, crusader against bonded labour

September 12, 2020 7:29 am

Critically ill, Agnivesh had been admitted to the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS) in New Delhi for treatment of “liver damage”, and died of multi-organ failure.

Renowned social activist Swami Agnivesh passes away

September 11, 2020 9:59 pm

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

Attack on Swami Agnivesh: Supreme Court declines nod for CBI probe, asks him to approach HC

September 17, 2018 5:40 pm

Swami Agnivesh alleged that members of the Bharatiya Janata Party had assaulted him in Pakur and Delhi in July and August.

Delhi: Swami Agnivesh attacked again, assaulted outside BJP headquarters

August 18, 2018 5:40 am

Police claimed that 30 companies of Delhi Police were deputed on the route, of which 650 personnel were in civil clothes. “Security arrangements were made on short notice and were overseen by the Police Commissioner.”