Agra: Over 2,000 inmates of Agra Central Jail on Friday continued their hunger strike for the sixth consecutive day. The prisoners are demanding the immediate release of inmates, who have completed 14 years of sentence.
Half a dozen of the hunger strikers fell sick and have been shifted to the district hospital. When senior officials met them, the agitating inmates demanded that Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav should visit them.
Senior superintendent of police SHM Rizvi said their demands were referred to the state government and a decision was likely soon. Meanwhile, a few inmates complained that they were being harassed and pressurised to end the strike. But they were firmly committed to the action and would not end their strike till their demands were met, he said.