Leaders go on hunger strike, police promptly break in and it is over. Police interference is obviating any assurances by the Government for which the leaders fast.
So many times so many have started hunger strike in recent times. YSR Congress party President YS Jagan did it twice for Samaikyandhra once in the jail and once out of jail on bail. His mother and Honorary President YS Vijayamma also sat in fasting. Many more leaders did it. But no one could complete it. Today Jagan is discharged after medical treatment for the loss of health in hunger strike.
Very recent hunger strike is of TDP Chief Chandra Babu Naidu at Delhi whose attempt to do it indefinitely till justice is done to Telugu people is also disturbed by taking him forcibly by the Delhi police to lodge him in Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital where he has been denying fluids through intravenous injection. But what if he goes in to coma? He will be saved by the doctors. Then treatment will continue and he will be discharged too.
As Government found out a way out for hunger strikes it now became a useless weapon in the hands of the protesters. Frequent hunger strikes will only leave its impact on kidneys. An irreparable damage may occur in the physical body system. But life is assured as police will certainly interfere. That way it is a safe bet but it is of no use.
Even the attempt will not be recognized by the people for whom it is done as the only method acceptable is the one that yields expected results.
It is time protesters should invent new methods as the Government found out a way out for the old method of fasting unto death.