Saturday, April 9, 2011

Anna Hazare to call off fast today

Veteran social activist Anna Hazare's crusade against corruption won the battle on Friday with the govt relenting to the demands made by the social activist. (BCCL/Yogesh Kumar)
Social activist Anna Hazare, who entered the indefinite fast slammed the Congress for "misleading" the people by dubbing his agitation as unnecessary and premature. (PTI/Aman Sharma)
Anna Hazare rejected agriculture minister Sharad Pawar's offer to quit from the Group of Ministers (GoM) meant to look into the amendments required in the Lokpal Bill. (AP/Mustafa Quraishi)
Supporters of social activist Anna Hazare, staging fast unto death for Jan Lokpal Bill, in New Delhi. (PTI/Subhav Shukla)
A doctor checks the blood pressure of Indian social activist Anna Hazare, 72, as he begins his fast unto death against corruption, in New Delhi on April 5, 2011. (AP/Tsering Topgyal)
Anna Hazare has been on an indefinite fast, is pressing for enactment of the Lokpal Bill with stringent measures against corruption. (BCCL/Yogesh Kumar)
Veteran Indian social activist Anna Hazare and Kiran Bedi protest against corruption at Rajghat in New Delhi. (BCCL/Yogesh Kumar)
The 72-year-old social activist, supported by eminent persons including Kiran Bedi, has been demanding that the drafting committee for the Lokpal Bill to tackle corruption should include members of civil society. (AP/Mustafa Quraishi)
Hazare asserted that he would not end his fast unto death till the government agrees to have citizens' participation in the drafting of the legislation. (AFP/Raveendran)
Social activist Medha Patkar during the protest to support the demands for the enactment of a comprehensive Jan Lokpal Bill, a strong anti-corruption Law, outside CST station on what Anna Hazare the 78 years old social activist is started fasting till death in Dehli on Tuesday, 05 April 2011. (Mumbai Mirror/Deepak Turbhekar)

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