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Cardinal Piat’s Highly Symbolic Visit To Nishal Joyram Who Is Entering His 21st Day Of Hunger Strike

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Nishal Joyram’s hunger strike is starting to create awareness across the country. Opposition, NGOs and yesterday, Cardinal Piat even came to see him. And if the number of sympathizers who visit him on the square of the cathedral in Port-Louis, to support his cause, does not stop growing. And it is with a smile that Nishal Joyram welcomed the people who came to encourage him.

Nishal Joyram reiterated his call to the Prime Minister to demand negotiations with the government to lower fuel prices. He even contacted Nandinee Singla, High Commissioner of India in Mauritius to plead his case.

On Friday, candlelight ceremonies were organized in the four corners of the island. On Sunday, he received the visit of Cardinal Maurice Piat on the square of the St-Louis cathedral. Cardinal Piat gave him a blessing. Earlier, parishioners of St. Helena in Curepipe also came to support Nishal Joyram. Father Gérard Mongelard took the opportunity to call for dialogue with the country’s leaders to find a solution.

Nishal Joyram Hunger Strike
sympathizers visit him on the square of the cathedral in Port-Louis

Commenting on the hunger strike, the Prime Minister said: “Tou dimounn ki fer lagrev démann enn zafer, mo bizin aksepté mwa? Faizal Ally Beeghun, a trade unionist, was also present.

Raouf Khodaboccus, from Linion Pep Morisien and a man of all fights, was helping to clear the entrance of Nishal Joyram’s tent, as water had accumulated after yesterday’s showers. Then, holding a placard, he began to protest loudly, inviting the people to wake up to injustice.

Dr. Gujadhur was also, as he has been for several days now, at the striker’s side. He has been noting in his notebook the health parameters of the latter,  blood pressure, questions about the night he spent…

Does he intend to give up? “No, I have to fight for the people… Very important thing too, young people must know that they have the right to dream and to realize their dreams. They must not stop dreaming,” says Nishal Joyram. He adds: “Mo pou manz ar li ziska lafin.”

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