Anna Hazares Fast-unto-death continues

Anna Hazare
Anna Hazare addresses the media at Jantar Mantar.

Social activist Mr Anna Hazare’s fast-unto-death entered the fourth day today even as anti-corruption activists wait for a communication from the Government over holding another round of talks to iron out differences over notifying formation of a joint committee to draft an effective Jan Lokpal Bill(Citizen’s Ombudsman Bill) an important new law to fight corruption.

I will fight till death,” Mr. Hazare had said addressing hundreds of supporters gathered near Jantar Mantar here after word spread that talks between government and anti-corruption activists were deadlocked.

Expressing dissatisfaction over the government’s reluctance to come out with a notification to constitute the committee, he said his fast will continue.

A close aide of Mr. Hazare said the 71-year-old activist was in good health though there he was feeling weak. “We are waiting for the results of third round of talks,” the aide said.

Last night, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi had appealed to Mr. Hazare to end the fast. “I am sure that Hazareji’s views will receive the government’s full attention as we move forward to fight this menace. I appeal to Anna to give up his fast,”Sonia had said in her appeal.

Three of the five demands raised by Mr. Hazare and his supporters have been met by the government. These are formation of a joint committee with five members each from government and civil society, immediate setting up of the panel and bringing the Bill in Monsoon session.

However, government did not agree to the demands of the activists that Hazare be made the chairman of the joint committee and issuing an official notification for the constitution of the committee.

Mr Hazare wants civil society representatives to be included in the committee that drafts the bill. The government says that while it is willing to incorporate suggestions, legislation is the business of Parliament alone. Mr Hazare disagrees.

“I will continue fast-unto-death till the government agrees to form a joint committee comprising 50 per cent officials and the remaining citizens and intellectuals to draft the Jan Lokpal Bill,” he has said.

Hazare said politicians did not want a Lokpal Bill because it would put a stop to their “loot” of the exchequer. “Now scams like 2G spectrum, Commonwealth Games and Adarsh housing are being exposed but the corrupt are not going to jail. We want a Lokpal Bill to jail the corrupt and get them hanged,” the activist said, much to the surprise of his supporters.

“You must be wondering why I am talking about hanging [the corrupt] despite my being a Gandhian. But the situation today is such that we should follow not only Gandhiji but also Chhatrapati Shivaji.”

Dr. Praveen Sharma, a neurosurgeon from Mumbai, who has been monitoring Mr. Hazare’s health, said the septuagenarian was in good health and his vital statistics were normal.

Support swells for Anna Hazare’s hunger strike

Students at Bangalore’s Freedom Park raise slogans in support of Anna Hazare's indefinite fast
Students at Bangalore’s Freedom Park raise slogans in support of Anna Hazare's indefinite fast

Support has been pouring from Indians across the globe in support of Anna Hazare’s fast against corruption. Indians in Los Angeles are organizing a day-long fast Saturday in support of Indian social activist Anna Hazare’s fast against corruption in India.

According to “India Against Corruption” volunteers, the number of people who have joined Mr. Hazare in his fast-unto-death has risen to 210. Three persons fainted and had to be given medication on Thursday.

As many as 45 cities in the US, 40 cities in India and 8 other countries globally joined the movement.



  1. Indian

    This fasting should bring real change in the indian politics. Everyone should afraid to do corruption. Unlike others this fasting should get completed and implemented in our country so that our next generation could atleast live in a corruption free india…jai hind

  2. Urvashi

    I’m happy that India is getting is new edition of FREEDOM V1.0.

    My children don’t have to go to foreign countries to study, work, and be a slave or a silent citizen for none of their mistakes.

    Surprisingly no rally or processession against Corruption in Chennai (the corruption capital of India), when the whole nation is marching towards a modern, middle-class freedom.

    India should ignore IPL towards Lokpal Bill.

    If god exists, he/she should find a solution out of LPB. Sometimes, I wonder if god exists seeing the amount of corruption and number of rapes. I think god has long ago left this world due to human atrocity without ethics and conscience.

    Enjoy cricket if only no corruption!!!!

  3. Urvashi

    Freedom v 0.0 by Gandhi from British was meant for – the rich and the powerful

    Freedom v1.0 from Indians to Indians for – the poor, the commons, the middle class, and souless NRIs

  4. Aravind

    Anna Hazare plz dont loose u r life in fighting these beggers…..they wont pass the bill even u r at the verge of death…all r blood bullshits in politics……….they are white collered criminals….look our lwa minister Mr.Kibal sibal….he would use his talents to prove there is no corruption in Indai..he even told 2G spectrum there is no loss in allocation…its a errors calculation by CAG…..i feel very sad that u r putting u r life at stake……u have kindled the inner most feelings of our heart…but what to do…we have only the choice of choosing between worst and bad………even if u loose u r life it wont go waste…….u have started fire in the minds of youth and it willl burst in to flames one day…it may take years but u r the spark for that burst…..donno what to say…..u r real hero for our younger generation……

  5. Aravind

    Anna hazare we people had become very much tolrable to corruption…we would watch IPL and forget u very soon…these media people will also do the same..

  6. karthi fan

    Its not like tat Aravind,ungalukku therila ithoda theeviram ippo ivaroda sernthu some public also in fasting. mumbai people so aggressive now in this case.without get a solution they never back somethong is going to happend.Politcians ippo mirandu poi kidakkuranga except our state all state people ippo ivarukku support if they(politicians)ignore him india will become like another one Egypt,so don’t loose .

  7. Aravind

    Nallathu nadantha seri Karthi fan….i know its getting serious….if Anna dies what would happen to the movement???who will fowrd it…..anthu than en kavalai……

  8. Aravind

    Karthi we have lot of diversity man along with lot of difference between us such as caste,religion and laungauge…….but Egypt has one laungauge and religion…so they have unfied thro a common bond…thats why they achieved thro revolution….these Indian politicians have cleverly divided us and wont let to create unity……..North indians view us as madrassis……even in this weside people like Naidus create division in the name of laungauge… at one point India would disintgrate……..thats happened in USSR….look up the history……We got independence bcas Gandhi united us……even for a selfless leader like him took more than 40 yrs….look now…what we are now…..

  9. Tamil- Indian

    hurray! hazare succeeded in his mission. Jai Ho! thanks fr ur support guys. special thanks to kollytalk admin.

  10. Aravind

    what is lokpal bill…here its features….A look at the salient features of Jan Lokpal Bill:
    1. An institution called LOKPAL at the centre and LOKAYUKTA in each state will be set up 2. Like Supreme Court and Election Commission, they will be completely independent of the governments. No minister or bureaucrat will be able to influence their investigations.3. Cases against corrupt people will not linger on for years anymore: Investigations in any case will have to be completed in one year. Trial should be completed in next one year so that the corrupt politician, officer or judge is sent to jail within two years.4. The loss that a corrupt person caused to the government will be recovered at the time of conviction. 5. How will it help a common citizen: If any work of any citizen is not done in prescribed time in any government office, Lokpal will impose financial penalty on guilty officers, which will be given as compensation to the complainant.6. So, you could approach Lokpal if your ration card or passport or voter card is not being made or if police is not registering your case or any other work is not being done in prescribed time. Lokpal will have to get it done in a month’s time. You could also report any case of corruption to Lokpal like ration being siphoned off, poor quality roads been constructed or panchayat funds being siphoned off. Lokpal will have to complete its investigations in a year, trial will be over in next one year and the guilty will go to jail within two years.7. But won’t the government appoint corrupt and weak people as Lokpal members? That won’t be possible because its members will be selected by judges, citizens and constitutional authorities and not by politicians, through a completely transparent and participatory process. 
    8. What if some officer in Lokpal becomes corrupt? The entire functioning of Lokpal/ Lokayukta will be completely transparent. Any complaint against any officer of Lokpal shall be investigated and the officer dismissed within two months.9. What will happen to existing anti-corruption agencies? CVC, departmental vigilance and anti-corruption branch of CBI will be merged into Lokpal. Lokpal will have complete powers and machinery to independently investigate and prosecute any officer, judge or politician. 10. It will be the duty of the Lokpal to provide protection to those who are being victimized for raising their voice against corruption.Read more at:

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  11. karthi fan

    Ipdi ethaiyaavathu solli vaaya adachirunga aravind.we have no unity athu enakkum theriyum but athalam namakkula irukkanum pothu idathula karuthu pathivila atha solla thevai illai poonaiku mani katta oru aal kilambina atleast avar pinnaala naama irukkanum.Eppothum negative thoughtsle iruka koodathu.Ungaloda karthukkal mathavagnaloda urchaakatha kuraikka koodathu namakku sila visayathula arivu irunthuchunnalum atha kaata koodathu makkalukku ethu nanmai apdinuthaan paarkanum,atleast naamaloda kartuhukkalaala itha padikkiravanga thoondapadanum nadakkutho illaiyo aana ithu oru nalla munmaathri innaikku illainnaalum naalaikku nadakkum,aakaiyaala naamaloda ariva orathula vechuttu ippo kalai edukka vendiyathu lancham oozhal athukku oru thaatha vanthirukkaru avarukku aatharavu koduppom.

  12. karthi fan

    Ivarthaan unmaiyaana indian thaatha,reel thaatha kathiya eduthu sorukinaaru ivaru Gandhiya kaiyila eduthirukkaaru,ivaruku vetri nichayam.Thamizharkal anaivarum ondrupaduvom vetrumai maranthu otrumai aavom gandhi avatharamaana anna hazareskku aatharavu koduppom.Puthiya bhaaratham kaanbom.

  13. Naidu

    Arvind nan thirundhitaen… I feel guilty…. updating indecent comments & dividing people in the name of language its not healthy to our nation.V all r 1 & v hav 1 nation will secure dat.

  14. Nanbenda

    Hi Naidu,

    Nanbha… Good to see you like this. I need people to change for a good cause… & u hav changed for our Nation, i really appreciate u.. Keep going like this & we all together work hard for our nation through this Website…. Great Going…..

  15. Theriyadhavan

    Naidu Thirindhita paaaaaa, Dei Vasin, Naidu Thirindhitanae..Due 2 Anna Hazare revolution even Naidu Changed… But 1 thing Naidu never change for anyone, b u r self, u had been famous in a short period of time due 2 u r comments & dat made u so popular in kolly talk website..So many people wer against u & u stood tall. I thought u had never say die attitude & i thought wil never give up 4 anyone but u made my hopes wer false.
    Come on Naidu dont change 4 anyone, b u r self, start updating u r controversial comments.. I hav observed u r uniqueness  & u made people 2 think & u hav dat ability..

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