Anna Hazare Receives Letter Threatening To Kill Him For 'Spreading Unrest'

16/05/2016 10:13 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST
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Veteran Indian social activist Anna Hazare adjusts his glasses as he attends a sit-in protest in New Delhi February 23, 2015. A bid by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to make it easier for businesses to buy farm land for infrastructure and industry has sparked a backlash that could stymie his efforts to get reforms through a parliament session that began on Monday. While the change is aimed at unlocking hundreds of billions of dollars worth of projects, which have been stuck for want of land, opposition parties and rights activists say it discriminates against farmers. Hazare launched a two-day sit-in on Monday with his followers against the decree in New Delhi. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (INDIA - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS CIVIL UNREST AGRICULTURE)

AHMEDABAD -- Social activist Anna Hazare's office yesterday received a letter threatening to kill him for stoking "unrest" in society, his aide said.

"The handwritten letter in Marathi was received at Hazare's office in Ralegan Siddhi village in the afternoon," said his spokesperson Shyam Asawa.

When asked about the content of the letter, he said it reads: "Tumhi samajat asantosh pasravat ahat mhanun tumhala udvave lagel (You will be eliminated as you are spreading unrest in society)".

The name of the sender on the letter is 'Ambadas Lashkare' from Nevase, 65 km away from there.

When contacted, Parner police said they have received the information about the receipt of such letter, but refused to elaborate on investigation.

Hazare had previously received anonymous threat letters. Latest of them was in January that threatened to kill him on 26 January.

"Police have not traced the senders of these letters so far," Asawa told PTI.

Hazare's personal assistant Shyam Pathade had then said that the Gandhian does not fall prey to such threats.

Hazare has been given 'Z' category security cover.

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