Agnivesh

Social activist, Organization founder

1939 –

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Who is Agnivesh?

Agnivesh is an Indian politician and a former Member of Legislative Assembly from the Indian state of Haryana, an Arya Samaj scholar, and a social activist. He is best known for his work against bonded labour through the Bonded Labour Liberation Front, which he founded in 1981. Agnivesh also founded and became president of the World Council of Arya Samaj, which he describes as an associate of the original Arya Samaj, and served as the chairperson of the United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund on Contemporary Forms of Slavery from 1994 to 2004.

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Born
Sep 21, 1939
Sakti
Religion
  • Hinduism
Profession
Education
  • University of Calcutta

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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