A Prominent Social Activist Swami Agnivesh Passes Away In Delhi.  

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Social activist and Arya Samaj leader Swami Agnivesh passed away Friday at the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences in New Delhi.He was 80.Agnivesh had been suffering from liver cirrhosis and was put on ventilatory support on Tuesday due to multiple organ failure.

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“His condition deteriorated today and he went into cardiac arrest at 6:00 PM.Resuscitation was attempted but the stalwart passed away at 6:30 PM,” said a statement by the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences.

Born into a Brahmin family in Andhra Pradesh, Swami Agnivesh came to be known for his campaign against bonded labor through his foundation Bandhua Mukti Morcha (Bonded Labor Liberation Front).

His public work spurred him to enter active politics.

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 labor.

Swami Agnivesh, who was president of World Council of Arya Samaj till 2014, had also angered Hindu groups for his comments on Amarnath shrine in Jammu & Kashmir.

Agnivesh, they alleged, insulted Lord Shiva by saying that the ice stalagmite doesn’t hold any religious significance.

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