Head of Visakha Sri Sarada Peetham Swaroopanandendra Saraswathi will launch an indefinite hunger strike in Hyderabad from November 13 to protest against the “apathy of the State Government in arresting the staff of NTV”.

In a statement issued on Thursday, the Peetham secretary G. Kameswara Sarma alleged that the satellite channel had telecast a ‘baseless story' on the Peetham on June 1. The swamiji had lodged a complaint with the police that the channel staff had demanded money from him in the past.