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    Saint who self-immolated in Rajasthan dies in Delhi hospital

    Nidhi Khurana
    July23/ 2022

    Jaipur: Seer Vijay Das, who set himself afire in Rajasthan's Bharatpur to protest against illegal mining, passed away in a Delhi hospital, sources said on Saturday. The seer was shifted to Delhi's Safdarjung Hospital in a critical condition from Jaipur after he suffered 85 per cent burn injuries a couple of days ago. Meanwhile, saints in Rajasthan have denounced the state administration for "failing" to resolve their issue regarding illegal mining in Rajasthan and announced a major stir against its insensitivity towards the issue. "Sant Samaj has been staging protests for quite sometime. However, due to active land mafia there has been no solution to this raging problem. Unfortunately, this business is growing in connivance with politicians. The hills in question has religious significance as Shri Krishna and the cows are believed to have played there. Strict action should be taken against the guilty. All the seers will stage a meeting and decide a strong protest," Rewasa Dham seer Raghvacharya told IANS. Notably, seer Vijay Das committed self-immolation on July 20. His body will be taken to Barsana in UP, where his 16-year-old granddaughter will bid final goodbye to him later in the day. Sant Samaj's sit-in demonstration against mining was going on for about 500 days. Another seer was also sitting on a mobile tower. After Vijay Das set himself on fire, the administration accepted the saint's demands and they ended the movement. Sant Vijay Das was a resident of Badala village of Faridabad district in Haryana. Before becoming a monk, he was known as Madhusudan Sharma. His son and daughter-in-law were killed in an accident. After their death, he had come to Man Mandir in Barsana, Uttar Pradesh with his granddaughter. Sant Vijay ...

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