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India Against Corruption

Second Freedom Struggle has started, Let's demonstrate people power!!. Corrupt should go jail. In a democracy, peaceful protect is the right of every citizen.

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India Against Corruption

Second Freedom Struggle has started, Let's demonstrate people power!!. Corrupt should go jail. In a democracy, peaceful protect is the right of every citizen.

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India Against Corruption

Second Freedom Struggle has started, Let's demonstrate people power!!. Corrupt should go jail. In a democracy, peaceful protect is the right of every citizen.

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India Against Corruption

Second Freedom Struggle has started, Let's demonstrate people power!!. Corrupt should go jail. In a democracy, peaceful protect is the right of every citizen.

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India Against Corruption

Second Freedom Struggle has started, Let's demonstrate people power!!. Corrupt should go jail. In a democracy, peaceful protect is the right of every citizen.

Kejriwal government releases anti-corruption helpline number

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has launched an anti-corruption helpline number for people to lodge complaints if they are harassed for bribes.

The anti corruption helpline number – 011-27357169 will be operational from 8am to 10pm daily.

Kejriwal said that helpline number will guide and suggest ways to complainants on how to catch bribe takers red handed. “Every citizen will be anti-corruption inspector. We will ask people to record anyone who asks for a bribe. With due evidence anyone who is corrupt will be charged,” he said.

Kejriwal added that the identity of the complainant will be kept anonymous.

He added that the Vigilance Department, which will follow up on the complaints received, has enough officials at present but added that he has asked L-G Najeeb Jung to provide police personnel to help them in their operation.

ANNA HAZARE TO FAST ON MARCH 25th

Anti-graft campaigner and social activist Anna Hazare has invited several families to be a part of one-day fast for a stronger whistle blower protection mechanism under the Jan Lokpal Bill, and owing to the short notice for the participants, the event that was going to be held of 18th March earlier, will now be held on 25th March. Anna will also be joined by thousands of people from across India.

At least 15 Indians, who tried to blow lid of the corruption scams or fought the menace in other ways, have been killed since 2010. These gory killings have brought to fore the need for a strong whistle-blowers protection system, under control of Jan Lokpal and Jan Lokayukta. The country knows it well that the Congress sabotaged the Janlokpal bill meant to bring culprits to book in a speedy manner. If the Janlok Pal would have been implemented justice would not have remained elusive.

While the Jan Lokpal ensure security to the whistle blowers, the proposed bill on the issue floated by the UPA government is inadequate and gives the responsibilities without powers to CVC. The CVC is a designated authority to receive complaints and to ensure adequate protection to the whistleblowers under the Public Interest Disclosure and Protection of Informers Resolution (PIDPI). One of the limitations faced by the Commission under the resolution is that the Commission has not been provided with enforcement powers nor has it been made mandatory for the administrative authorities to comply with CVC’s directives to protect whistleblowers from harassment.

A strong Jan Lokpal Bill is needed to provide protection to whistleblowers, not the one presented by the UPA. Government’s law seeks to protect corrupt and victimize whistleblowers.

Thus, in demand of a strong whistle-blowers protection system, join Anna and thousands of others who stand for the protection of India’s anti-corruption heroes under the Janlokpal.

Venue: Jantar Mantar, Delhi

Date: 25th March

Time: 11 am onwards

Anna Hazare to tour country to advocate ‘right to reject’

right-to-reject

Anna Hazare on Friday said he would undertake a nationwide tour before the 2014 General elections to advocate the voters’ “right to reject” unwanted candidates.

“After the Jan Lokpal Bill, I will undertake a nationwide tour prior to 2014 General elections to plead for the ‘right to reject’ of voters,” he told reporters at the city airport after his arrival from Delhi.

Hazare said the presence of “goondas” posed a threat to the democratic process in the country.

“The voters should have the option of rejecting unwanted candidates while exercising their franchise and asking for a repoll,” said the activist, who later left for his native village Ralegan Siddhi in Ahmednagar district.

The 74-year-old Gandhian reiterated that he was now “fit” to continue his anti-corruption agitation after undergoing treatment for his ailments in various hospitals.

Live updates about Anna Hazare’s fast begun at MMRDA grounds

click here to check Live updates about Anna Hazare’s fast begun at MMRDA grounds

Anna Hazare is an avatar of Lord Krishna: Supporters

MUMBAI: Supporters of Anna Hazare gathered here to participate in the three-day fast for a strong Lokpal look upon him as an avatar of Lord Krishna, who will deliver the country from the menace of corruption.

Ashwini and Arti from Powai said, “We principally agree with what Anna says…So coming here was our way of expressing support and solidarity.” The two women do not plan to stay overnight but will return tomorrow.

Those from outside Mumbai like Manoharlal Chaurasia from Bhopal, who will fast with Hazare, says he would be backing the Gandhian fully for a strong Janlokpal.

“He wants the CBI and PM to be under Lokpal. I am fed up with corruption. I had to pay bribe to lawyers and judges and police. When I heard Anna, I felt he was voicing my feelings,” he said.

Vijay Pulaste and Satyanarayan Panchal, who have come from Haryana, Sunil Arya and Nano Varma from Delhi, do not want Hazare to plunge into politics.

“We are impressed with the ‘tyag aur samarpan’ (renunciation and dedication) of Anna. We believe in the ‘Rananiti’ (strategy) of Kejriwal and leadership of Anna. Congress has created the existing system for the plunderers and not for the common man,” said Pulaste.

Panchal said people were disillusioned with Parliament because it was not heeding ‘Lokbhavna’ (public sentiment).

“If people’s sentiments are not respected, they will be forced to look for other alternatives. For us Anna is like Lord Krishna who will rid the country of the evil of corruption,” said Sunil.

Hazare’s supporters were critical of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi.

“We were Congress supporters till the time of Indira Gandhi. ‘Unhone America ko itna haavi hone nahi diya hum par’ (she did not allow Americans to dominate us),” Pulaste said.

“The PM knows every thing but acts as a ‘maunibaba’ like Narsimha Rao. He appointed Thomas as CVC despite opposition. We never had such a weak leadership like in Manmohan Singh. We are ashamed of him,” said Nano.

All four will be in Delhi with Hazare for the fill-the-jail campaign.

Amol Korgaonkar from Kolhapur, who reached Mumbai early this morning, says he came straight to the MMRDA ground to fast with Hazare. “I have brought the blessings of Goddess Mahalaxmi for Anna”.

At the MMRDA ground, the venue of Hazare’s fast, a separate ‘shamiana’ has been erected for those fasting with him. The India Against Corruption volunteers are collecting their personal details.

Notwithstanding the media hype over the fast, there were hardly around 200 people from the public at the ground which has the capacity of 40,000. A big media and police contingent was, however, present.

Anna Hazare waves to the crowd on his way to MMRDA ground

Anna Hazare waves to the crowd on his way to MMRDA ground

Anna Hazare (C) waves as he travels on an open vehicle to a venue for a 3 day-long fast at the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) recreation ground in Mumbai on December 27, 2011.

The 74-year-old former soldier, Hazare, along with volunteers of his India Against Corruption (IAC) organization embarks on a fresh hunger strike against the proposed new Lokpal Bill. AFP

27 December Pamphlet, Sarkari Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazareji’s letter to PM, Govt Citizen Charter Bill, Kiranji’s case

Click here to download the Pamphlet

Click here to download note on Sarkari Lokpal Bill.

Click here to download Anna Hazareji’s letter to PM

Click here to down load Comments on Govt Citizen Charter Bill

Click here to down load  the documents related to Kiranji’s case.  The following documents were released at the  Press Conference held on 28-11-2011.
1) Letter issued to Kiranji by Vedanta Foundation
2) Letter by Microsoft issuing a Pay Order for supporting the activities for India Police dated Nov 16, 2011
3) The respective MoUs

Anna’s jail bharo call gets overwhelming response

Jail Bharo Andolan

Anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare’s call to court arrest in favour of a strong Lokpal has been getting massive response from across the country. At the last count on Monday evening, around 1.32 lakh people had signed up for the three-day campaign - Jail Bharo Andolan – scheduled to start from December 30.

Anna supporters have been registering their names on a website - www.jailchalo.com - hosted by NGO India Against Corruption (IAC) for the purpose. They have also been registering their names by sending SMSes.

Team Anna’s third round of agitation for a strong Lokpal begins in Mumbai on Tuesday. This time, unlike previous occasions when it was restricted to mass hunger strike, the three-day fast would be followed by a nationwide jail bharo agitation. The call has gone out using modern technology, SMS and internet.

So far, Delhi and NCR is leading the chart with maximum registration of around 18,500 people. It was followed by around 13,300 people in Maharashtra, excluding capital Mumbai where around 12,000 volunteers had registered to be a part of the agitation.

Police worried
The response to the jail bharo stir has been giving sleepless nights to the police as they have been worried about accommodating the thousands who were expected to court arrest.

Sources said Delhi Police commissioner, along with special commissioner law and order, was scheduled to hold a meeting with the home ministry officials in this regard on December 29. The final strategy would be worked out after the meeting.

Likely spots
In the capital, the police have identified some key locations where people were likely to gather on December 30 before courting arrests. These locations are Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s residence (10, Janpath), party general secretary Rahul Gandhi’s residence (Tughlaq Lane) and its headquarters (24, Akbar Road).

Even the Gandhian made it clear in his village Ralegan Siddhi on Monday that he would protest outside Sonia’s residence.

Over the next three days the number of people registering to court arrest would only rise. Even if a quarter of them turn up, the police would have a hard time arresting them.

All set for Anna’s fast in Mumbai

All set for Anna's fast in Mumbai

Hundreds of Team Anna volunteers gathered at the sprawling MMRDA grounds in Mumbai on Monday to oversee preparations a day ahead of the three-day “peaceful agitation” by Anna Hazare for a strong Lokpal bill. Hazare is expected to reach the city late in the evening, an aide said. “Annaj is likely to leave Ralegan Siddhi on Monday afternoon. He will visit the Sant Dnyaneshwar Samadhi (at Alandi near Pune) enroute and should reach Mumbai by 9 p.m.,” Hazare’s close associate said.

“However, owing to security concerns, we are not revealing where Annaji would be staying tonight before he begins his fast Tuesday morning,” he added.

Hazare, who is running fever and is troubled by a cough, is adamant on going ahead with his agitation to press for the creation of a strong ombudsman. His agitation will correspond with the three-day extended session of parliament’s winter session to debate the Lokpal bill, which was tabled last week.

As Hazare is all set to reach Mumbai, preparations are in full swing to ready the MMRDA ground, located in the suburban Bandra-Kurla Complex by Monday night, officials said.

Volunteers of Hazare’s India Against Corruption (IAC) are overseeing the preparations at the ground and have finalised the security details and other arrangements.

The 48,000 sq m Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) can accommodate over 60,000 people. However, the authority has only rented out 20,000 sq m for the rally and 10,000 sq m for parking on a rent of Rs.7.78 lakh, with Rs.5.29 lakh as a security deposit.

Around 2,000 constables, 200 sub-inspectors, six platoons of the state reserve police force, three Quick Response Teams and two Bomb Detection and Disposal Squads have been requisitioned for security at the ground.

The ground will have six emergency exits, 16 fire extinguishers and six metal detector units, besides round-the-clock ambulance services.

A special room along with a cot and attached toilet, which will have 24-hour hot water supply, will be provided to Hazare.

“A team of doctors, comprising volunteers, will be present. We will have an information centre, a media room and a registration counter at the venue,” IAC coordinator Mayank Gandhi told reporters here.

A determined Hazare, while addressing the gram sabha at his native village of Ralegan Siddhi Sunday evening, reiterated that he would stage a dharna outside the residences of Congress president Sonia Gandhi and party general secretary Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi after his three-day fast in Mumbai.

He urged his supporters not to indulge in any violent acts during the three-day agitation.

“Some people are waiting for violence during the agitation. If there is violence, the agitation will be maligned,” he said while addressing residents of his village.

 

Anna Hazare to stage dharna outside homes of Sonia, Rahul

Anna Hazare to stage dharna outside homes of Sonia, Rahul

RALEGAN SIDDHI: Anna Hazare on Sunday said he would stage dharna outside residences of Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi in Delhi after his three-day fast in Mumbai and asked his supporters to refrain from violence during the stir.

“Some people are waiting for violence during the agitation. If there is violence, the agitation will be maligned,” Hazare said addressing a “gramsabha” here tonight.

The anti-graft crusader said he would reach Mumbai tomorrow for his three-day fast beginning on December 27 at the MMRDA ground.

“After the fast, I will go to Delhi and stage a dharna outside the house of Sonia and Rahul. After Mumbai, we will hold a fast in Delhi. Our agitation has been going on for over a year but to no avail. We will need to speak in the language they (government) understand,” Hazare said.

“During the agitation in Delhi, we have prepared ourselves to receive lathi blows if the government resorts to canecharge,” he said.

The MMRDA ground rent is around Rs 2 lakh per day and the organisers of the fast have paid the rent with donations from the people, he said.

“The duration of the fast at Mumbai has been kept only for three days due to insistence from people not to undertake a long fast,” Hazare said, adding he was fully fit to do it.