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Anna Hazare We are With You...

Discussion in 'National Politics' started by xXX-Nair:::Saab-XXx, Aug 9, 2011.

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Should we Indians Support Anna for his Fight against Corruption

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  1. Star Wars

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    AM seeing Aravind Kejrival steaming rolling through all the opposition . Its really irritating why all the News Anchors keep disturbing them while they talk.....
     
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    Will go for protests tmrw , keep the fire burning people..don't let it die down....
     
  3. JanjaWeed

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    lol.. just heard from Arvind Kejriwal that Laloo & Amar Singh are the part of that standing committee which decides on lokpal bill.. parliamentary sovereignty at its best!! :lol:
     
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    Those who are saying BJP and RSS are behind our agitation should be sent to "mental hospital": Anna Hazare
     
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    Hey Guys Tomorrow is Sunday...Hoping Larger Head counts in Annajis Campaign...

    U guys Try to organize March in ur Campaign... Yesterday i saw People saying...it was a Mistake to elect Congress is Government...

    Some were terming Puppet singh as shameless PM of India...
     
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    Anna’s message travels on ‘Jan Lok Pal Express’

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    What constitutes civil society? What is the meaning of ‘civil’? What is Lok Pal? These were just some of the questions passengers of the 10.57 a.m. local train posed hundreds of Anna Hazare’s supporters, who swarmed the ‘Jan Lok Pal Express’ on Saturday in a bid to spread awareness about the Bill on Saturday.

    The mundane train commute turned into an educational ride for commuters as volunteers of the India Against Corruption campaign distributed fliers explaining the differences between the Jan Lok Pal and the government Bill. Volunteers, who divided themselves into small teams and boarded the 12 compartments of the train, invited doubts from people and exhorted them to support the andolan.

    Volunteers enter with ticket

    Befitting the anti-corruption fervour perhaps, one team leader was seen conscientiously directing volunteers to enter the first class coaches only with a valid ticket. Women volunteers campaigned in the ladies’ coaches.

    Forgetting their daily stress, commuters took an active interest in what was being said and even joined the campaigners in raising the slogans ‘Vande Mataram’, ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’ and ‘Inquilab Zindabad’. Bogie after bogie resounded with uproarious cries packing the moderately-crowded train with much energy.

    The Indian tricolours flying from each of the 12 coaches made for a spectacular sight and as the train gained momentum it seemed to have grown wings.

    'People have matured'

    “People have become matured and we are moving to a better democracy. I think we have been suppressing our anger against corruption for long,” Medha Shah, who asked the query about civil society, told The Hindu.

    Another commuter Geeta K. Gandhi, a retired professor, said, “It is imperative that everyone participates in this andolan. If we don’t, the future generations will not forgive us. The people are not slaves. They can think for themselves. As per our culture, even the king is liable to punishment. What Anna Hazare is demanding is as per our ‘sanskriti’ [culture]. All, even the Prime Minister should come under the Lok Pal.”

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    Sabishi Shankar, a first class commuter, said she had boarded a train after about a year. “I got text messages about the Jan Lok Pal Express. I am tired of simply reading about this movement sitting at home. I don’t want to play couch politics. It is easy to say on Facebook or Twitter that I don’t believe in Anna Hazare, but I am against corruption. Look at this energy! I want to see the mood at Azad Maidan. I have not told anyone at home I am going. I feel it is people like us, the educated, who can make a difference. The poor are suffering. I am privileged and not affected in anyway, but we must think of others. What Anna Hazare is saying makes sense. The government Bill is just an eyewash,” she said.

    Although some commuters stayed aloof, the campaign had reached a cross section of society. Saumya Naidu, a transgender person, from a community who is routinely seen asking for money on the trains, said, “You go anywhere they ask for money, for giving the ration card, for instance. They enter politics to make money and the poor don’t get anything. Public me revolution ana chahiye [There should be a revolution among the people]. Anna Hazare is so old, but he is doing so much for the country. We should not let him fight alone.”

    The lone partially-dissenting voice came from an Arts student who did not wish to be named. “It’s a good cause, but I also feel there is some merit in what the government saying. You cannot sit for a fast for everything. One person doing it does not make it a fight. We must resolve not to give or take a bribe. If those protesting still pay a bribe at the end of the day to get work done quickly, then it beats the purpose. We have to be responsible citizens. But if feels good that people have supported this issue in such large numbers.”

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    Police bandobast was put in place on platform 7, from where the train began its southward journey. As it roared into Churchgate station, the crowd of supporter had touched around one thousand. The strong gathering raised slogans and sang the national anthem at the station before proceeding to the Azad Maidan.

    The Hindu : News / National : Anna
     
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    Jammu shows solidarity with Hazare

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    Even as Jammu showed solidarity with social activist Anna Hazare through rallies and demonstrations in the last five days, Kashmir continues to remain aloof of the crusade.

    People gathered in small numbers in many areas of Jammu city, and in neighbouring towns and villages, to show support for Mr. Hazare's crusade against corruption.

    The demonstrations saw the participation of social activists, students, professionals and traders.

    Sangarsh RTI Movement leader Balvinder Singh said rallies would be organised here on Tuesday and Thursday under the banner of “India Against Corruption”.

    In the Kashmir Valley, in contrast, there have been no rallies or demonstrations in support of Mr. Hazare. Analysts give varied reasons for this.

    Political scientist Gull Mohammad Wani says the Indian civil society has by and large failed to “own any empathies with Kashmiris — particularly in the last 20 years.” “Hazare and his associates are not known to Kashmiris the way Jayprakash Narayan and Mridula Sarabhai are. They had supported the people of Kashmir in crucial political times.”

    Convenor of Jammu and Kashmir RTI Movement Muzaffar Bhat, however, says that the Lokpal was irrelevant to the State as it could not be implemented here on account of Article 370.

    Hard-line Hurriyat chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani said, “The efforts by Hazare are futile and meaningless. The campaign launched by him depicts the amount of corruption in India. However, his campaign and the proposed measures to curb corruption are futile and meaningless until there exists a strong and powerful body that holds everybody accountable.” To bring about a change, he said, there needed to be a nationwide overhaul of conscience. “Until then such efforts will not bear any fruits.”

    His counterpart in the moderate camp Mirwaiz Umar Farooq praised Mr. Hazare and his crusade against graft.

    “An old man in India has waged a war against corruption and loot. In Jammu and Kashmir, where we are facing repression, we do not lag behind in corruption,” he said.

    The Hindu : News / States : Jammu shows solidarity with Hazare
     
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    Congress paralysed in face of Hazare-tsunami

    The Congress seems to be in a flight mode, facing the danger of Anna Hazare’s movement. Many of the partymen want to skirt the issue when confronted by the media and the future scenario is simmering beneath a brittle surface.

    A senior office-bearer excused himself from speaking on the Hazare-created political tsunami saying he was busy with the Rajiv Gandhi birth anniversary celebrations and that it would take a long time to explain the Congress view on the man who has shaken the foundations of the UPA government.

    The only thing the Congressmen can bring themselves to say with conviction is that the Hazare movement is now being supported by the RSS, and it is meant to destabilise the government. This gives solace to the party that it is losing out to fascist forces and it is satisfied that it is attaining secular and socialist martyrdom.

    Another office-bearer said: “Kapil Sibal should have consulted the party high command to know the pulse of the people.” It is clear the partymen are not happy with the manner that government’s pointsman had dealt with the Hazare episode. He also said, “We respect Chidambaram....” There are reservations with the way the home minister is handling the crisis.

    There is also a sense of gloom in the absence of party president Sonia Gandhi. A Congressman said: “Yes. Her absence is causing problems.”

    There is no one in the party who can call the government into question when it is committing blunders. There is no one to rally the party to put up a good fight against the detractors. And there is no one with the authority of Sonia to make that innovative and bold gesture to reach out to the opponent.

    There are many in the government - prime minister Manmohan Singh, finance minister Pranab Mukherjee, home minister P Chidambaram, defence minister AK Antony —who can take a decision in an emergency. There are none in the party who can hold the fort in Sonia’s absence. The party is literally rudderless.

    Party general secretary Rahul Gandhi, the apparent heir-apparent, is both reluctant to shoulder the responsibility — he is deeply aware that he is not yet ready for the job — and the party is also not sure whether they should expose him to the dangerous uncertainties of the volatile political situation.

    There is feverish speculation in party circles and whispers in the corridors of power about the likely developments in the party.

    While one scenario suggests that Rahul Gandhi will be pushed into taking over as working president of the party because of the vacuum created by the absence of Sonia Gandhi, there are reservations about the young Gandhi’s ability to manage the situation.
     
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