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08-16-2011, 09:52 AM #1
Anna ...| lokpal ...| AND India
The government on Monday justified Delhi police rejecting permission for Anna Hazare's indefinite fast in New Delhi in the absence of an undertaking by his team saying law of the land is equal for all and even political parties have to take permission for holding agitations.
Police detain Anna from his house; protests erupt
Activist Anna Hazare was on Tuesday detained by Delhi Police ahead of his scheduled fast at the Jai Prakash Narain Park in the city. Also detained were Arvind Kejriwal and other supporters.
The police action prompted protests against the government and the police. Reacting to the Delhi Police action, former IPS officer and social activist Kiran Bedi said: "I have been saying that the Delhi Police is being given directions. He has been taken into preventive custody even when he has not broken any law. Emergency has revisited the country. This detention is unconstitutional and undemocratic."
Since early morning, a group of people had thronged an east Delhi apartment where Anna Hazare was staying to pledge their support ahead of his protest demanding a strong Lokpal.
The 74-year-old social activist, who is staying at Supreme Enclave, was planning to stage an indefinite fast at Jai Prakash Narain Park, near Feroj Shah Kotla Stadium, where prohibitory orders have been imposed....being a human...
08-16-2011, 09:56 AM #2
Going to jail for the country is no crime'
Anna Hazare is all set for a full blown confrontation with the government on the Lokpal bill, giving a call to his supporters to fill up jails across the country if he is arrested on Tuesday after being denied permission to hold fast in Delhi and prohibitory orders clamped.
Addressing a press conference on Monday after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh slammed him for resorting to fast as a protest when Parliament was seized of the Lokpal bill, the Gandhian said he will go to Jai Prakash Narain Park on Tuesday, the venue of his fast despite Delhi police imposing prohibitory orders.
"I come to understand that I will be refused permission. We will go there. If I am arrested, I will continue my hunger strike in the jail. If I am released, I will go back to the venue and this circle will continue," he said at a 30-minute press conference that came to an end to coincide with his "lights-off" call throughout the country from 8 pm....being a human...
08-16-2011, 10:49 PM #3
'Anna is not alone. We are also there'
Activists and parties ranging from the Left to the Right on Tuesday came down heavily on the government, condemning detention of Anna Hazare and the refusal to give him permission to hold his fast demanding a strong Lokpal, saying it is an attack on democratic rights of citizens.
Slamming the government for the police action against the Gandhian and his team, political parties accused the government of stifling the legitimate rights of the people and described it as a "sad day for Indian democracy".
"I think it is a very sad day for Indian democracy. You cannot take away the right to protest and the right to dissent....this we have never seen earlier. This is completely unprecedented," leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley said....being a human...
08-16-2011, 10:51 PM #4
'This vovement is not Anna's personal fiefdom'The detention of Anna Hazare and his aides is an act of repression by a government drunk with power, believes social activist K Govindacharya.
"It smacks of the Emergency and could well lead to a 1975-style mass movement," he said.
At the same time, he warned that Anna and his aides should shed their authoritarian and arbitrary approach as, "otherwise there could be a repeat of 1980 as well" (when Indira Gandhi came back to power after the Emergency).
Although the Congress has accused Govindacharya of being the force behind Anna, the former Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh pracharak expressed reservations about the methods and approach adopted by the activist.
"The movement against corruption is not Anna's personal fiefdom and he should not treat it as such. All those opposed to corruption should present a joint front," he said....being a human...
08-16-2011, 10:52 PM #5
Anna arrest: Shiv Visvanathan's open letter to PMYou seen a very timid man, Mr Prime Minister, you call on us to follow proper procedure. You seem to think politics is only a bit of table manners which does not allow people to object to what is allegedly served as food on the table. I think you are wrong Mr. Prime Minister and wrong in more ways than one. When you stood at Lal Qila, this time, one realized your goodness was not enough, because your goodness hides the arrogance and incompetence of your colleagues.
Think of Anna Hazare, Mr Prime Minister. He is another mild man like you and today he stands for the ideals the Congress has forgotten. Let me list them out- the dreams of honesty and idealism, the diligence that politics demands and the intelligence that morality requires.
For the young, Hazare represents the national movement today. He is a reminder of what the nation could have been. You are reminder of what the nation has become, a goodness that became timid as it fell prey to power. The sadness Mr Prime Minister is you should have protested. Mentioning tamely that you do not mind being under the scrutiny of the Lok Pal is not enough. Such coyness would be dismissed by your colleagues who know it is not meant for you but for Prime Ministers in waiting. You can still create history by joining Hazare.
There are moments when protest is a form of duty. When citizens realize that a government has abdicated its responsibility. So at this new Jantar Mantar I light my candle and send my SMS message of protest against a regime that denies the dream of the future. Civil disobedience is my right and now my duty. You give me no alternative, Mr Prime Minister. In arresting Hazare, you have made a mockery of democracy.
As a citizen who believes in the rule of law, as a democrat who believes in the necessity of governance and as an Indian who recognizes what history means, I stand by Hazare and what he fights for.
Shiv Visvanathan...being a human...
08-16-2011, 10:58 PM #6
Bollywood speaks up in Anna Hazare's defenceBollywood stars have joined thousands of Anna Hazare supporters in voicing their disagreement with the activist's detention. Stars took to Twitter to condemn his arrest, ahead of his indefinite fast in Delhi to protest an ineffectual anti-corruption bill approved by the cabinet.
Bipasha Basu tweeted: 'Anna Hazare needs to be supported to kill the 'Demon' called 'Corruption' that is eating up our Country!'
Shabana Azmi was just as upset. 'We condemn the arrest of Anna Hazare and his team and the ban on the proposed fast. Right to protest peacefully is a democratic right,' she wrote.
Dia Mirza tweeted: 'Its clear the government today has made Anna Hazare a bigger hero than he already was. I support Anna Hazare. India against corruption.'
Farhan Akhtar termed the arrest 'unconstitutional'. 'The Indian citizen has the right to protest peacefully. Anna's arrest is unconstitutional and shows symptoms of an authoritarian mindset,' he updated.
Anupam Kher called today the saddest day of democracy: 'Anna Hazare, Kiran Bedi and Arvind Kejriwal arrested even before they reach JP park. Saddest day for Indian Democracy.'
Shekhar Kapur tweeted: 'The implementation of the #Lokpal bill is complex. But tht cannt take away Anna's right to peaceful demonstration.'
Purab Kohli will be one of the many film personalities who will participate in a protest rally in Azad Maidan, South Mumbai. 'Im going to be at Azad Maidan in Mumbai Post lunch. join me and lets spread some love. Gandhian style!! I feel a fear of being arrested but I'm not going to be an arrested state of being anymore. Ill be at Azad Maidan at 3pm,' he updated.
Vishal Dadlani will join Purab. 'Presenting Anna's draft to parliament is the right course forward, and his arrest is very wrong. Joining the protest at Azad Maidan today,' he tweeted.
Anurag Kashyap is upset with the government too. 'Congress is really behaving like how they did during the emergency, they play it like they really have a lot to hide. Congress,by use of force is just reaffirming the negative view people have of their governance and gives more credibility to the accusations,' he tweeted....being a human...
08-16-2011, 11:01 PM #7
'PM ordered Anna's release after consulting Rahul'Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Tuesday evening asked Delhi Police Commissioner B K Gupta to revoke the detention orders against veteran activist Anna Hazare and all his supporters with immediate effect, sources told rediff.com.
The decision was taken following a one-and-a-half-hour meeting between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh , Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi and Congress chief Sonia Gandhi's political advisor Ahmed Patel, where the trio took stock of the situation following the detention of Anna Hazare, who began his fast unto death despite being in police detention.
The Gandhian was arrested on Tuesday morning from his residence at New Delhi before he could commence his indefinite fast to press for a stronger Lokpal Bill at the JP Park in the city. The entire country erupted in protest against his arrest.
Rahul Gandhi made it clear that the UPA government should not do anything that may force an uprising like in 1977, sources said.
PM Singh kept him updated all through the day with the developments and held consultations with his cabinet colleagues, sources added....being a human...
08-17-2011, 01:07 AM #8
Why govt has much to lose by Anna's arrest
The Manmohan Singh government seems to have scored a self-goal. While tackling the differences over Lokpal bill with social activist Anna Hazare and his team, it has ended up in a bigger mess by sending Hazare to Tihar jail. Sheela Bhatt explains.
The man who was condemned by the government as 'a small-time leader of an obscure non-governmental organisation until a year ago' will be now come out of Tihar Jail a 'hero'. He will be easily identifiable to all the Indians who are against corruption.
By taking the harsh decision of not allowing Hazare to protest in New Delhi, the government has made position of those who are opposing Anna on legal, logical or ideological grounds difficult.
The government tried hard to present a humble face by saying that the Delhi police took the decision under provisions of the law....being a human...
08-17-2011, 01:09 AM #9
Anna's arrest sends UPA in a tizzy
It was a day of high drama beginning with the arrest of Social Activist Anna Hazare on early Tuesday morning, when he was taken in preventive custody by the Delhi police. By late night, he was to be released from Tihar jail where he was lodged, after a magistrate ordered him to be in judicial custody for seven days when the same Delhi police moved an application. Renu Mittal reports.
Sources say arrangements were being made to send him to Maharashtra and not allow him to enter New Delhi, as had happened in the case of yoga guru Baba Ramdev.
It is learnt that the order of Hazare's release has come at the behest of Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi, as he did not want the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance to be seen to be anti-democratic, or as being dictatorial or fascist....being a human...
08-17-2011, 10:19 PM #10
Anna appeals to people to maintain peaceEven as talks between the government and Team Anna continued over the location of Anna Hazare's fast, the civil society leader on Wednesday appealed to the people to maintain peace and calm. "I appeal to people to maintain peace and calm and join us in the fight against corruption," senior lawyer Prashant Bhushan quoted Anna as saying in a message from the Tihar Jail.
Bhushan along with activists Medha Patkar, Swami Agnivesh and Kiran Bedi on Wednesday met Anna at Tihar Jail, which he has refused to leave in spite of being released on Tuesday evening after being arrested earlier in the day hours before he was to begin a fast-unto-death to demand a stiff anti-graft law. Anna says he will leave only if he is permitted to continue his fast for 30 days.
Bhushan said that he will inform the people about Anna's release and their future course of action.
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08-17-2011, 10:24 PM #11
Lokpal war: Govt gives in; Team Anna not happy
Bowing before public pressure after Anna Hazare's arrest, the Delhi police on Wednesday withdrew virtually all pre-conditions for the hunger strike by the activist and his team in the national capital.
After the Hazare team indicated that they were ready to accept Ramlila Maidan as the venue for the protest, police reworked the conditions lifting restriction on the number of protesters and allowed them to hold the agitation for seven days. This deadline can be extended, said the police.
The fresh proposals came after marathon discussions between Hazare, his team and the police. Initially, the police had insisted that they could allow only five days' protest, which was turned down by the activists who asked for permission for one month....being a human...
08-18-2011, 01:06 AM #12
India's youth and Anna's drive against corruption
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08-18-2011, 02:00 PM #13
He freed but refuse to leave jail ....
we are behind him
08-18-2011, 03:04 PM #14
08-19-2011, 01:46 PM #15
08-19-2011, 10:09 PM #16
Mumbai's dabbawalas join Anna's protest
For the first time in their 120-year-old history, Mumbai's famous dabbawalas, who deliver tiffins to over two lakh customers daily, on Friday took a break to support social activist Anna Hazare in his fight against corruption....being a human...
08-21-2011, 08:38 AM #17
Hazare broadens scope of agitation
At about 2 pm on August 20, anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare completed 100 hours of his indefinite fast. The 74-year-old Gandhian chose the moment to address the mammoth crowd gathered at the Ramlila Ground who had come from different parts of the country to express their support for Anna Hazare's cause.
Interestingly, now that Team Anna has got the government on the back foot, Hazare decided to broaden his scope of agitation, at times, making political remarks.
"You should not stop just at Lokpal," he stated with a confidence that his version of the Jan Lokpal bill becoming a reality was now inevitable. He exhorted India's youth to come forward and take the reins of the nation in their hands....being a human...
08-21-2011, 08:39 AM #18
Now, Anna Hazare to fight for farmersAnna Hazare's fast demanding a strong Lokpal to tackle corruption crossed 100 hours on Saturday, with Anna expanding ambit of his fight to include electoral reforms and a farmer-friendly land acquisition law.
As his fast entered the fifth day, his team said they were ready to talk to the government but no such communication channels have been opened so far but insisted the August 30 deadline set by Anna for passing of Jan Lokpal Bill should be met with.
With the government indicating that the deadline could not be met with, Team Anna said it appeared to be an exercise which will waste the time of people and Parliamentarians and demanded that the Jan Lokpal Bill be introduced on Tuesday.
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08-23-2011, 07:52 AM #19
Anna defiant as Govt looks for escape routeThe United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government, with its back against the wall, is still in a bind on how to deal with Anna Hazare's protest fast against corruption which entered its seventh day on Monday.
Despite losing 5 kg in the last seven days Hazare is still talking tough and has made it clear that he will negotiate only with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister's Officer or Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi.
Even as the logjam over the inclusion of the Prime Minister, judiciary and the entire bureaucracy under the proposed Lokpal continues, there was a hint of a climbdown from the Government with Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh indicating that a separate law for lower judiciary is under consideration.
According to Ramesh such a law will ensure transparency in the working of the bureaucracy.
"The Government is mulling a separate law for lower bureaucracy and this could be one of the proposals to be sent to Team Anna," said Ramesh.
The UPA had called in Bhayyu Maharaj, a spiritual leader close to Hazare, UC Sarangi, a senior Maharashtra bureaucrat, and Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, the master of the Art of Living, to engage with the 74-year-old social activist..
However, Hazare clarified that he would not negotiate with any other mediator including Union Home Minister P Chidambaram or Union Telecom and HRD Minister Kapil Sibal. Hazare said that Lokpal Bill negotiations cannot happen with non-government mediators. He also added that he was ready to talk with Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan....being a human...
08-23-2011, 10:11 PM #20
"Anna Hazare" says bring the black money .
Do you know what will happen if 1,456 Lakh Corers comes back.
1) India will be Financially no.1
2) Each District will get 60000 Crores.
3) 1 village will get 100 crors.
4) No need to pay Taxes for Next 20 years.
5) Petrol rs.25 per litre :
6) Diesel rs.15 per litre.
7) Milk rs.8 litre.
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