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India rises against corruption

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Scores of Anna Hazare supporters arrive to court arrest at New Delhi’s Chhatrasal Stadium on Tuesday. Photo: The Hindu/V.V. Krishnan

The arrest of social activist and anti-corruption campaigner Anna Hazare has sparked off a massive wave of protests all over India, with reports of people courting arrest in major cities and opposition parties criticising the arrest of Hazare and his associates as a vicious attack on democratic and civil rights of citizens in India. Yesterday, 15 August 2011, was India’s Independence Day. Reports:

In Chennai, Gandhi’s secretary leads pro-Anna Hazare protests – Youngsters in the age group of 18 to 25 turned up in large numbers at a private wedding hall in Chennai on Tuesday to express solidarity with Anna Hazare and his fight against corruption.

Over 3000 detained in Mumbai after protests over Anna Hazare’s arrest – Over 3000 people were picked on the charges of unlawful assembly from across Mumbai on Tuesday after they held demonstrations protesting against the police action against activist Anna Hazare.

Hundreds turn up for anti-corruption protest in Bangalore – Close to 100 people volunteered for the indefinite fast against corruption and in support of the Jan Lokpal Bill here at the Freedom Park on Tuesday. Though not fasting, at least 500 more were present to lend their support to the movement.

Is Anna Hazare’s arrest the right move? – Anna Hazare on Tuesday courted arrest after being detained by Delhi Police at his residence ahead of his indefinite fast against corruption. His asscociates Arvind Kejriwal, Kiran Bedi and Manish Sisodia were also taken into preventive custody.

Anna Hazare at Rajghat, New Delhi: Photo: The Telegraph

Anna Hazare sent to 7-day judicial custody – Anna Hazare has been sent to seven days in judicial custody and will be lodged New Delhi’s in Tihar Jail. Hazare’s supporters Manish Sisodia, Arvind Kejriwal, Darshak, Radheshyam, Suresh Pathare, Naveen Jaisingh and Dada Phatare have also been taken into custody.

Bangaloreans protest Anna’s arrest – Hundreds of people Tuesday gathered here in this Karnataka capital supporting a stronger Lokpal Bill and condemned the arrest of civil society activist Anna Hazare in New Delhi. “Such arrests cannot end the agitation against corruption.”

India against corruption: Refuses to offer bail, Kiran Bedi tweets – Former police officer Kiran Bedi tweeted on Tuesday that she has refused to offer bail after being detained with Anna Hazare and that she may be sent to Tihar Jail. “I have been asked to offer bail. I have refused to.”

Anna Hazare’s detention triggers protests across Maharashtra – Responding to social activist Anna Hazare’s call to fill jails as part of his campaign against corruption and demand for a strong Lokpal Bill, his supporters today courted arrests in Mumbai.

Lawyers back Hazare, stage protest – Lawyers on Tuesday staged protest outside the Delhi High Court premises against the arrest of Anna Hazare and his supporters who had planned to hold a fast in support of strong Lokpal Bill. “This is an Emergency-like situation.”


Written by makanaka

August 16, 2011 at 18:13

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  1. anna hazare is a real hero of India salut to him for work against corruption
    see more at


    August 17, 2011 at 02:18

  2. It is a pity that BJP is only interested in getting PM under Lokpal Bill. It seems that they feel that if this gets done, PM will be forced to spill all beans under Lokpal, which could translate into BJP’scapture of power. This is just a small strategy in the arena of politics. Great lot of people understand the underlying cause, behind BJP’s insistence on aiming at PM’s throat..

    BJP has to have larger vision with long term interests. This is the time they could ensure very very long longevity. In this new changed world of technology, days of facades are fast vanishing. Today’s public “sub Jaanti hai”. Actions speak much louder than words. this is what Congress did not understand and kept on making catastrophic mistakes, one after other done by Congress.

    BJP needs to prove that it is a “party with difference”.

    They must wholeheartedly, support Janlokpal Bill in most of its suggested clauses. Then only they will become darlings of masses, like Anna Hazare has become.

    Iron is red hot but it will not remain so for too long. BJP is failing to achieve even fraction of what it could, due to its myopic approach. Whichever party, whether Congress or BJP comes to realization first will reap rewards.


    August 18, 2011 at 11:19

  3. the best movement, to save the future of our children, if we dont control it today the gap between poor and rich will go on increase , perhaps a civil war may start like the French Revolution, We all the members of POPCONS are with you…………..
    POPCONS….Population control society

    Dr, Sudarshan.Goswami, M.S.
    Prof. D.H. Goswami.
    Adv. Vishnu. Raval,
    Pro. Parmar
    Pro.S. Acharya Gandhinagar Gujrat…9428433379


    August 24, 2011 at 20:46

    • all the best


      August 24, 2011 at 20:48

  4. […] movement against corruption, led by Anna Hazare, who is still on a protest fast in New Delhi [see earlier post on the movement]. A meeting of all the political parties was held on the issue of the Lokpal, an institution […]

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