Affected Citizens of Teesta started Satyagraha and went on hunger strike on June 22, 2007 at BL house premises, Gangtok. The campaign in the spirit of Gandhian Satyagraha was withdrawn after more than two years, on September 27, 2009. Intermittently, the pioneers were hospitalized at STNM hospital maintaining their hunger strike. They were supported by ACT members, monks, students and other NGOs.
In December 2006, Mamata Banerjee staged a 25-day hunger strike at Metro Channel in Kolkata, demanding return of land forcibly acquired from unwilling farmers of Singur. Her 'act of courage' radically changed the complexion of the state's politics pushing the ruling Left to a corner.
Magsaysay Award winner activist Anna Hazare launched an indefinite hunger strike on April 5, 2011 protesting Prime Minister's refusal to include civil society members in the formulation of the Lokpal Bill. The fast ended on April 9, 2011, the day after all of Hazare's demands were agreed by the government of India.
Social activist Medha Patkar was on a 9 day fast which ended on May 28, 2011 after the Maharashtra government agreed to her demands related to slum—dwellers and rehabilitation projects.
A charismatic yoga guru's hunger strike made it to National headlines after it exploded in violence as police fired teargas into a gathering of 40,000 of his supporters. Baba Ramdev, who always enjoyed a following of millions across India, staged the symbolic fast in New Delhi in protest at endemic government corruption.
Nigamananda Saraswati or Swami Nigamananda, often referred to as Ganga Putra Nigamananda, was a Hindu monk, who went on a hunger strike on 19 February 2011 to save the river Ganges from pollution caused by illegal mining in the river bed. He died on 13 June, the 115th day of his fast. The movement against mining in the river Ganges started in December 1997, and Nigamanand was a central figure of this movement.
The former Chief Executive Member (CEM) of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) on May 16, 2015 began his 'indefinite hunger strike' after he was denied permission to stage a 'fast unto death' agitation by the district administration of East Khasi Hills. Besides the passing of the Village Administration Bill, Nongrum is also demanding that the state government refrains from intruding into the jurisdiction of the district council by coming up with any law to empower the traditional heads.