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Social activist Ila Pathak died

Jan 11, 2014 15:39 IST

Ila Pathak, the socialist activity died on 10 January 2014 following a brief illness at Ahmedabad hospital. Her death was confirmed by a NGO, Charkha. She was 80.

About Ila Pathak
• She was born in 1933 and was an active member of Movement for Secular Democracy
• She was the vice-president of People Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL)
• She was one of the lead members, who played key role in the movement for justice to the victims of the 2002 Gujarat riots
• She was the former professor of HK Arts College. She served in English language and literature
• She supported the agitation of Irom Sharmila of Manipur against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA)
• She was the president of India Chapter of Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)
• She turned to social activism in 1981 as one of the founder members of the Ahmedabad Women’s Action Group – AWAG, which raised voice of women against violence

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