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Ananda Marga hunger striker, 1974 (2nd of 5)

Ananda Marga hunger striker, 1974

Devika Warren, a member of the socio-spiritual Ananda Marga movement, holds a three-day fast in Wellington's Civic Square in December 1974. She was protesting against the imprisonment of the movement's founder, P. R. Sarkar, in India. Sarkar was exonerated and released in 1978 but several of his followers in Australia and elsewhere were later charged with terrorist activities.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1974/7732

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Paul Morris, 'Diverse religions - Recent and new age religious movements', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/32287/ananda-marga-hunger-striker-1974 (accessed 21 October 2017)

Story by Paul Morris, published 5 May 2011, updated 13 Feb 2017