Saturday, 11 January 2014

Social Activist Ila Pathak Passes Away

Ahmedabad: Social activist Ila Pathak on Thursday passed away following a brief illness at a hospital here, the city-based NGO umbrella group 'Charkha' said.

Pathak  Passes Away (80) was the founder secretary of Ahmedabad Women's Action Group (AWAG).
A former professor of H K Arts College and president of India Chapter of Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), Pathak passed away today at 4 pm, said a statement by Movement for Secular Democracy (MSD).

Born in 1933, she was an active member of MSD and vice-president of Peoples' Union for Civil Liberties' (PUCL).

Pathak played a key role in movement for justice to the victims of 2002 Gujarat riots, movement against Patan P T C College gangrape incident, etc. She also supported Manipur's Irom Sharmila's agitation against Armed Forces Special Powers' Act (AFSPA).

She will be cremated tomorrow at Thaltej crematorium here.

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