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Sadhvi Pragya gets nod for Kumbh snan

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:49 IST

After getting a clean chit from the National Investigation Agency in the 2008 Malegaon blasts case, Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur has been allowed to visit Ujjain and take a dip in the Kshipra river during the ongoing Simhastha Kumbh.

Reportedly, all arrangement for Pragya's visit have been made by the authorities of Bhopal central jail.

She is expected to break her fast today after a 'snan' in the Kshipra river.

Pragya, who is undergoing treatment at Bhopal's Pandit Khushilal Sharma Government Ayurveda College and Institute began her fast on Monday for not being allowed to attend the Kumbh mela in Ujjain despite a court order.

Sadhvi Pragya had earlier threatened to begin a fast unto death if not allowed to take a holy dip in the river Kshipra.

Her lawyer had earlier written a letter to the Jail Superintendent and copied the same to President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, the Chief Justice of the High Court, the Human Rights Commission and the Women's Commission.

The lawyer had pointed out in the letter that when the trial court had accepted her application seeking permission to take a dip in the river, then why was she not being allowed to do the same by the state government.

In the letter, Sadhvi Pragya has also said that she is suffering from cancer, adding it is her last wish to visit the Kumbh mela as she may not be able to do so in the future.

Her close aide, Bhagwan Jha, carried the letter to the Jail Superintendent, who assured him of raising the issue with senior officials.

She had issued an ultimatum to the government till 21 May.

-with ANI inputs

First published: 18 May 2016, 10:31 IST