Sunday, May 1, 2011

INDIA - A new anti-corruption Gandhi

Anna Hazare, a Gandhian activist, 73, became the new symbol of the fight against corruption. He is on hunger strike since April 4 in New Delhi to protest against the current draft law on corruption, "Lokpal Bill". That militant, who is not affiliated with any party, request that civil society be truly integrated into the discussion of this law.

Thousands of Indians, overwhelmed by the massive corruption scandals that have hit India in recent months, went to his bedside and organize mobilizations since the beginning of the week in solidarity. If the enthusiasm is great, "Some criticize the radical nature of such action. Anna Hazare is often described as stubborn and impulsive.

Some think that bypasses the democratic process in mind to do well for the nation," said The Hindu. The hunger strike "until death" that he initiated could seriously endanger his health.

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