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Swami Agnivesh

About Swami Agnivesh

Swami Agnivesh is a social activist. He is also a peace negotiator between the Indian Government and the Maoists and a social activist.

On August 20, 2010, a day after Maoist leader Koteshwar Rao alias Kishenji said they are ready to observe a three-month ceasefire for talks, Swami Agnivesh has said Kishenji should come forward with a concrete step, not only public statements.

On February 17, 2011 Swami Agnivesh appealed to the Maoists not to cause any bodily harm to R Vineel Krishna, the abducted District Collector of Odisha's Malkangiri District.

Swami Agnivesh was manhandled in Bhopal on 30 November 2012 for his alleged derogatory remarks against God Shiva. The incident took place after a programme to launch the Maila Mukti Yatra in which Union Minister Jairam Ramesh and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan particpated.

Swami Agnivesh in News

Swami Agnivesh calls for judicial probe in Maoist encounter
Social activist and Maoist sympathiser Swami Agnivesh has called for a judicial probe into gunbattles between security forces and rebels in Chhattisgarh, after the latest exchange of fire.

"Annandolan" -- Another book on Anna's movement
The enigmatic allure of the 'anti-corruption' agitation spearheaded by Anna Hazare and his brigade has no doubt captured the imagination of the common masses. For nearly a year, it remained the burning topic for electronic as well as print media

Chhattisgarh hostage crisis: Raman Singh convenes high-level meet
With the Maoists forwarding their demands in exchange for the release of Sukma District Collector Alex Paul Menon, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh has reportedly convened a high-level meeting to decide on the future course of action.

Collector's abduction: Agnivesh asks Maoists to come forward for talks
Social activist Swami Agnivesh on Sunday condemned the abduction of the Collector of Chhattisgarh's Sukma District, Alex Paul Menon, and asked the Maoists to come forward for talks.

Swami Agnivesh expresses shock over acquittal of Bhojpur dalit carnage accused
Social activist Swami Agnivesh on Tuesday expressed shock over acquittal of 23 persons accused of killing 21dalits in the 1996 Bhojpur massacre case in Bihar by the Bihar High Court.

Agnivesh lauds Patnaik's decision to release 27 Naxals
Social activist Swami Agnivesh on Friday said the decision to release 27 Maoists for securing the safe release of abducted Biju Janata Dal MLA and an Italian is a welcome step.

Agnivesh calls for credible negotiator in release of Italian tourists
Social activist Swami Agnivesh on Monday said Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik should authorize a credible person to negotiate with the Maoists in release of two Italian tourists abducted by the rebels.

Swami Agnivesh believes notice by Delhi government a conspiracy to malign him
Reacting to the show-cause notice issued by the Delhi government for alleged fudging of bills and not returning unused money allocated to the NGO for conducting a survey, social activist Swami Agnivesh has said that the whole episode was a conspiracy to defame him.

Swami Agnivesh lauds government version of Lokpal Bill
Lauding the Parliamentary Standing Committee version of the Lokpal Bill, social activist Swami Agnivesh has said there is a marked improvement in comparison to the original one.

Anna Hazare undecided on ties with Swami Agnivesh
Veteran social activist Anna Hazare on Saturday said that there was no harm in talking to social activist Swami Agnivesh.

Hindu organisation slams Agnivesh for participating in 'Bigg Boss'
The Hindu organisation, Arya Samaj, on Wednesday criticized social activist Swami Agnivesh for making his debut in the television show 'Bigg Boss', and said that the latter has hurt the religious sentiments of the saffron clan through his act.

Agnivesh entering 'Bigg Boss' House with objective of achieving social transformation
Social activist Swami Agnivesh on Tuesday said that he would use his stay in the reality show Big Boss 5 to create awareness about various maladies that exist in Indian society and to promote steps to remove them.

Swami Agnivesh to take part in Bigg Boss 5 reality show
Social activist Swami Agnivesh will take part in the reality show Bigg Boss season 5.

Digvijay Singh says allegation against Kejriwal of fund misuse is serious
Senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh has said that the allegation made by Swami Agnivesh against Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal about funds being diverted to the latters's NGO is a serious matter.wami Agnivesh had earlier questioned the use of funds donated by the public, claiming that the money deposited in the trust run by Kejriwal lacks credibility.

Swami Agnivesh questions diversion of donated funds
Former close aide of veteran anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare, Swami Agnivesh, on Sunday questioned the use of donation funds by the public, claiming that the money deposited in the trust run by Arvind Kejriwal lacks the names of major team members from the trustee list.

Agnivesh asks Kiran Bedi to submit her NGO for probe
Commenting on news reports that former senior police officer and civil society activist Kiran Bedi presented inflated travel expenses to NGOs and other institutions, social activist Swami Agnivesh on Thursday asked Bedi to tell either the police or the CBI to probe the earnings made from over-invoiced air tickets.

Swami Agnivesh condemns attack on Arvind Kejriwal
Social activist and Anna Hazare's estranged aide Swami Agnivesh on Wednesday criticised the attack on RTI crusader Arvind Kejriwal, and said ifferences should be sorted out through talks.

Court declines anticipatory bail to Swami Agnivesh for statement on Amarnath shrine
A Chandigarh court on Friday reportedly dismissed the plea for anticipatory bail of social activist Swami Agnivesh, who is facing a criminal case for making anti-Hindu remarks on Amarnath Temple, a religious shrine of Lord Shiva.

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