2011 Indian anti-corruption movement

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2011 Indian anti-corruption movement
2011 Indian anti-corruption movement

Protesters take part in protests at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi.

Date

4 April 2011 – ongoing (2 years, 2 months, 2 weeks and 5 days)  India [1] 28°36′N 77°12′E Coordinates: • • • • • • • • • •

Location

28°36′N 77°12′E [1]

Causes

[][] Government corruption [] Police corruption [] Judicial corruption [] Corporate corruption [] Kleptocracy [2] Electoral fraud [][] Red tape [] Discretionary powers of politician [] Black money [] Establishing strong and independent janlok pal anti-corruption legislation and enforcement; (Not Completed Yet)

Goals

Methods Non violent protest Status Ongoing

The 2011 Indian anti-corruption movement was a series of demonstrations and protests across India intended to establish strong legislation and enforcement against perceived endemic political corruption.[] The movement was named among the "Top 10 News Stories of 2011" by Time magazine.[] The movement gained momentum from 5 April 2011, when anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare began a hunger strike at the Jantar Mantar in New Delhi. The chief legislative aim of the movement was to alleviate corruption in the Indian government through introduction of the Jan Lokpal Bill. Another aim, spearheaded by Ramdev, was the repatriation of black money from Swiss and other foreign banks. Grievances of mass protesters focussed on legal and political issues, including political corruption, kleptocracy, and other forms of corruption. The movement was primarily one of non-violent civil resistance, featuring demonstrations, marches, acts of civil disobedience, hunger strikes, marches and rallies, as well as the use of social media to organise, communicate, and raise awareness. The protests were nonpartisan and most protesters were hostile to attempts made by political parties to use them to strengthen their own political agendas.

2011 Indian anti-corruption movement

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Historical background
Issues regarding corruption in India have become increasingly prominent in recent years. The country was subject to socialist-inspired economic policies dating from independence in 1947 until the 1980s. Over-regulation, protectionism, and government ownership of industry led to slow economic growth, high unemployment, and widespread poverty.[3][4] This system of bureaucratic control by government is called the License Raj and lies at the core of endemic corruption.[] The Vohra Report of 1993, submitted by the former Indian Union Home Secretary Pranay Nahar, studied Anna Hazare's hunger strike at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi, on the the issue of the criminalisation of politics. The report second day of his fast contained several observations made by official agencies on the criminal network which was virtually running a parallel government. It also discussed criminal gangs who enjoyed the patronage of politicians and the protection of government functionaries. It revealed that political leaders had become leaders of street gangs and rogue elements in the military. Over the years, criminals had been elected to local bodies, State Assemblies, and the Parliament.[5][][] The Right to Information Act of 2005 helped civilians work effectively towards tackling corruption. It allows Indian citizens to request information, for a fixed fee of 10 (US$0.22), from a "public authority" (a body of Government or "instrumentality of State"). In turn, this public authority is required to reply to the request within thirty days. Activists have used this to uncover corruption cases against various politicians and bureaucrats – one consequence being that some of those activists have been attacked and even killed.[6]

Pre-launch of the movement
The movement has connections to several anti-corruption campaigns that occurred between October 2010 and March 2011. These included:
Date Anti-corruption Campaign

29 October, An anti-corruption press conference organised by NGO India Against Corruption was held at the Press Club of India to highlight the [] 2010 fact that the government-appointed Shunglu Committee had inadequate powers to investigate the Commonwealth Games scam 1 November, 2010 14 November, 2010 24 November, 2010 10 December, 2010 By order of Defence Minister of India A.K. Antony, the Indian Army establishes a court of inquiry into the Adarsh Housing Society [7] Scam

After India Against Corruption registers a complaint regarding corruption in the Commonwealth Games scam, nearly 10,000 people [] assembled at the Parliament Street Police Station

The Central Bureau of Investigation's arrests of several senior bankers under allegations of receiving bribes to issue corporate loans in [8] the 2010 housing loan scam

The Central Government of India and the Directorate General of Income Tax (Investigation) file a delayed joint affidavit to the [9] Supreme Court of India declaring the November 2007 wiretapping of corporate lobbyist Nira Radia in the Radia tapes controversy

2011 Indian anti-corruption movement [10] 3 22 December.000-person anti-corruption protest in response to the 2G spectrum scam held at New Delhi's Ramlila ground The Supreme Court of India criticises the administration for not publicly disclosing Indian nationals named on Rudolf Elmer's "black money" list disclosed by Julian Assange's Wikileaks. 2011 21 February. Keshub Mahindra. 2011 Feb–Mar. Thomas on charges of corruption by the Supreme Court of India [25] [24] 3 March. The citizens are the masters of this country and the ministers are their servants". 2011 The worldwide 50-city Dandi March II organised by People for Lok Satta and India Against Corruption [26] The "Drive around Delhi" protest organised by India Against Corruption The Wikileaks' Cash-for-votes scandal involving the delayed leak of a diplomatic cable describing an Indian legislative aide showing [27] a US embassy official "chests of cash" used to bribe Indian lawmakers over a vote on an Indo-U. and other leading Indian industrialists demanding reform of "the widespread governance deficit in almost every sphere of national activity. 2011 12 March. 2011 In a public address to the Parliament of India. Gupta had also violated McKinsey & Co. 2010 17 January.J. 2011 1 March. 2011 30 March. 2011 13 March. the President of India Pratibha Patil stated that measures to ratify the United Nations [20] Convention Against Corruption and other legislative and administrative measures necessary to improve transparency will be taken The United States Securities and Exchange Commission action against Indian School of Business Chairman Rajat Gupta in the Galleon insider trading scandal.'s firm policy by corruptly backdealing through his own [21][22][23] consulting firm. also.S. complaining of the inadequacy of Commonwealth Games [] corruption investigations and petitioning for the Jan Lokpal Bill Hazare's hunger strike at Jantar Mantar How can the government stop anyone from protesting? The land is not their 'father's property'. The public release of an anti-corruption open letter from Azim Premji. 2011 30 January. and the Government’s Lokpal Bill were torn up by the thousands.The Income Tax Department issues summons and arrest notices to many tax [11][12] evaders. 2011 A 20. business [13] and institutions" Former Chief Minister Chandra Babu Naidu announces launch of his "war on corruption" through his NTR Memorial Trust and Jana [14] Chaitanya Vedika Thousands of people marched against corruption in more than 52 cities in India and abroad. nuclear deal back in July 2008 Famous cricketer Kapil Dev's letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. 2011 29 January. 2011 10 February. Copies of the CVC Act. the CBI Act. – Anna Hazare (When asked by a press reporter how could he protest at Jantar Mantar in spite of prohibitory orders) [] . 2011 8 February. MindSpirit LLC The forced resignation of Chief Vigilance Commissioner P. 2011 17 March. all High Courts of [19] India ordered to seek quarterly reports from lower trial courts on the progress of corruption cases 18 January. sending a strong message that the people lack faith in the [] ineffective anti-corruption measures The Central Bureau of Investigation's and Income Tax Department's arrests of co-conspirators implicated in the 2G spectrum [15][16][17] scam Indian-born American executive Anjan Dutta-Gupta charged for bribing United States Navy officials in seeking software contracts [18] worth approximately $10M The Supreme Court of India orders all trial courts in the country to expedite handling of corruption cases. covering government.I-T Act.

[41] Communist Party of India (Marxist) The Communist Party of India (Marxist) came out in support of Anna Hazare. Arvind Kejriwal.[42] . Hazare's strike led to the resignation of Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar from the Group of Ministers on corruption. Guwahati. "I will fast until Jan Lokpal Bill is passed". L. many celebrities showed their public support through Twitter.[] 4 Government response to Hazare On 7 April. former Indian Police Service officer Kiran Bedi. The government stated that it would table the bill in Parliament in the upcoming Monsoon session. the government finally agreed to have a 50:50 distribution of the Government appointed officials and the members of the civil society. and thousands of supporters.[34] Protests spread to Bangalore. Politicians like Uma Bharti and Om Prakash Chautala were shooed away by the protesters when they came to visit the site where the protest was taking place. Ahmedabad.K. Mumbai.[35] On 8 April. the government started seriously considering the demands of the protesters.[29] He stated. Swami Agnivesh and former Indian cricketer Kapil Dev.[40] BJP leader Narendra Modi posted on his Facebook account that he was praying for Hazare's health. In addition to spiritual leaders Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. with prominent member Arun Jaitley urging the government to take Hazare's fast seriously.[36] On 9 April. He also published an open letter to Hazare thanking him for the latter's support for the development work in Gujarat. including Medha Patkar. Noted Hindi Poet Kumar Vishwas and Jayaprakash Narayan lent their support to Hazare's hunger strike and anti-corruption campaign. Advani. He reiterated his support for the Jan Lokpal Bill. PM Manmohan Singh stated that the Indian government had completed the ratification of the UN Convention against Corruption. after his demand was rejected by the Prime Minister of India Manmohan Singh.[38] Political party response to Hazare Bhartiya Janata Party The Bhartiya Janata Party supported Hazare.[33] On 6 April 2011 Sharad Pawar resigned from the group of ministers formed for reviewing the draft Lokpal bill 2010. Almost 150 people reportedly joined Hazare in his fast.[] The movement attracted attention in the media. Shillong.2011 Indian anti-corruption movement Hazare began his Indefinite Fast[28] on 5 April 2011 at Jantar Mantar in Delhi to press for the demand to form a joint committee of the representatives of the Government and the civil society to draft a stronger anti-corruption bill with stronger penal actions and more independence to the Lokpal and Lokayuktas (Ombudsmen in the states). suggested that a meeting of political parties should be convened to discuss the issue "particularly in the context of black money and curbing money-power in elections". Modi also warned Hazare of possible vilification by a certain 'powerful-group' that wishes to defame Modi and Gujarat.[30] Social activists. Swami Ramdev.[39] Another prominent BJP figure. People have shown support in internet social media such as Twitter and Facebook.[31][32] Hazare decided that he would not allow any politician to sit with him in this movement. Chennai. Aizawl and a number of other cities in India.[37] On 13 May. Prakash Karat pledged support to Hazare over the Jan Lokpal Bill.

000 sq ft) of overhead waterproof tenting and 650 toilets were stationed inside the maidan. a second major protest took place at the Ramlila Maidan. Kapil Sibal. police raided the site where Ramdev was fasting and forcefully detained him and removed his supporters from the site after firing tear gas shells and resorting to lathicharge to end his day-old indefinite hunger strike. The leader for these protests was Ramdev.[54] Seventy-one people were injured and moved to hospital. London.[52] His yatra ended on 1 June at Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh after traveling over 100. Pawan Kumar Bansal and Subodh Kant Sahay along with the Chairman of the Central Board of Direct Taxes. The movement was called "Satyagraha against Corruption".[][43][44][45][46][] Ramdev's ground protests at Ramlila Maidan Background Following Hazare's initial protest.000 square metres (2. four of whom were reported to be in critical condition. met Ramdev to discuss his issues and demands at Delhi Airport on 1 June 2011.2 million "netizens" joined the campaign. Glasgow. but added that the government had to do that as Ramdev had no permission to hold a protest at the Ramlila Ground. said many of these girls were roughed up when the police tried to reach Ramdev and were crying since police officials were pulling their hair. New Delhi on 4 June 2011. that the act of caching money alleged to have been obtained illegally in foreign banks should be declared a crime against the state.2011 Indian anti-corruption movement 5 Global response to Hazare Fast India community – people of Indian origin and Students came out in support of Anna's Indian Anti-Corruption Movement across the globe. further. Almost 3. The ground protests A volunteer centre at the extreme end of Ramlila Maidan was set up and the ground was booked for 40 days for the protest. medical facility and a media centre with three communication towers. dragging them and their clothes were torn.[49] Back-channel talk between two sides were held in The Claridges.000 supporters were still missing according to Ramdev. 250. It is estimated that around $350 billion to $1. however.[50] The next day.[56] Jadeep Arya. a key advisor on Ramdev’s team.[55] About 5. Los Angeles.700.[53][] Police action On the midnight of 5 June. Paris.000 mi) [citation needed] across the country. New Jersey.[48] He declared one of the main objectives of the movement was to bring about an end to corruption and bring back black money stashed away in various financial institutions in the country and abroad.[51] Ramdev claimed that more than 100 million people were directly involved with the Bharat Swabhiman Yatra movement. women’s representative of the Trust. Sudhir Chandra. Artesia. Protest showing solitary with the movement were held in various countries' cities including Washington DC. Four senior Union Ministers Pranab Mukherjee. Houston.[] .4 trillion worth of black money is stashed away in foreign banks. said that about 19 girls students from the Chotipur Gurukul who were seated near the dais were thought to be still missing.[] Behen Suman. Ramdev demanded that untaxed money invested abroad should be declared to be the wealth of the nation and. The government gave a response to the demands but Ramdev planned to go ahead with his hunger strike.000 kilometres (62. A drinking water facility. out of which 40 percent were designated for women.[][47] Ramdev declared that a people's movement to liberate the country from rampant corruption and build a strong spiritual ‘Bharat' would be launched by him in June. Police. said no one was missing. New Delhi on 2 June 2011.[] Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee called the police action "unfortunate". his aim was to highlight the need for strong legislation to repatriate black money deposited abroad. talks were held for a third time between the ministers and Ramdev and both sides claimed consensus. Stolberg.

" He said that the "strangulation of democracy" would cause civil society to launch protests throughout the country to "teach government a lesson". Delhi Chief Secretary and the Delhi City Commissioner of Police seeking reports within two weeks regarding the midnight crackdown at the Ramlila Ground. Ramdev's detention was not a spontaneous decision but had been planned for several days.000 mi)."[] Pawan Bansal commented on the midnight police action and said that "It was not a crackdown. the National Human Rights Commission of India issued notices to the Union Home Secretary.[64][65][66] Hazare said there might have been some faults with Ramdev's agitation but that the beating up of people at night rather than in the day-time was a "blot on democracy" and that "there was no firing otherwise the eviction was similar to Jallianwala Bagh incident.[] 6 Aftermath Protests were held in many different parts of country. Protests against the action also spread to Nepal. also termed the use of police force on non-violent sleeping protesters as undemocratic.[67][68] Government response Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh called Ramdev a "cheat" and "fraud".[] Police clarification A senior police officer commented on the police action saying. Ramdev wanted to continue his fast from Noida but was denied permission to do so by the Uttar Pradesh government." Allegedly.[][] Other civil society leaders. and Lucknow. over 5000 police officers were briefed to get ready for action.[57][58] He maintained that second phase of Bharat Swabhiman Yatra would begin from October 2011 year and the Yatra would once again travel a distance of 100.[] In a response to the crackdown on Ramdev. Shanti Bhushan and Swami Agnivesh also criticised the police action to end the hunger strike.[] Protest against police action On 6 June. "there were talks in the police headquarters since June 2 that Baba Ramdev would be detained as we knew he is definitely not going to hold a yoga camp.[71] Nationalist Congress Party General Secretary Tariq Anwar said that "Both Hazare and Ramdev are blackmailing the government and they should first peep into their own hearts.Wikipedia:Vagueness heading towards the ground but were sent back from the borders. The Ramlila Ground was then surrounded by several buses. Hazare said that he would hold a one-day hunger strike at Jantar Mantar on 8 June. He decided to continue his hunger strike and satyagraha from Haridwar only until 12 June 2011. alleging that government negotiator Kapil Sibal had cheated him through a "scheming and cunning" attitude. The venue was changed to Rajghat when he could not get police permission to do so.000 kilometres (62. asking to cease-and-desist from holding the protests.2011 Indian anti-corruption movement There is an allegation that CCTV footage of the raid is missing.[59][60][61][62] Civil society response Ramdev accused the government of not being serious about discussing issues of corruption and black money.[] The police said Ramdev was informed around 11 pm (IST) on Saturday that his permission to continue his agitation had been cancelled.[63] After being evicted from Delhi. such as Arvind Kejriwal.[69] According to him the government had reached an agreement before the protests were held. By that time. He also claimed that the ruling government chairperson Sonia Gandhi and the United Progressive Alliance government will be responsible for any threat to his life and alleged that he was nearly strangled by the police. Jammu.[70] Prime Minister Manmohan Singh wrote to Ramdev. Hyderabad. we [the . Bangalore. including the cities of Chennai. Mumbai. He alleged that there was a conspiracy to kill him and a "threat" was given to him during a meeting with senior ministers.

. they found fault with the yoga guru for making the issue of black money "farcical" by entering into a secret agreement with government. Students' Federation of India. However. political parties. It is also an attack on the fundamental rights of the citizens. student organisations and many millions of people from across the country supporting the anti-corruption campaign led by Anna Hazare.[] • Janata Dal (United): Nitish Kumar.[75] Nitin Gadkari further added. leader of JD(U) and the Chief Minister of Bihar." and "The Prime Minister and Sonia Gandhi used force on democratic ways of protest against corruption and black money. Various youth and student organisations has activetly participated in the campaign. though the youth of India has been the prominent factor and major participant to the movement. Charging the ruling Congress Party.[][] • Samajwadi Party: Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav condemned the incident saying that the action shows Centre has lost its mental balance. I want to say that Congress is the biggest thug and it should introspect its deeds.2011 Indian anti-corruption movement government] had to do it to maintain law and order". coming to a secret agreement to withdraw the hunger strike on the basis of assurances.[72] All India Congress Committee secretary Janardan Dwivedi described Ramdev's protest as a political game by Bharatiya Janata Party pointing out that despite being treated in the same hospital as Swami Nigamananda Saraswati who fasted for over two months." Yadav told reporters at a press conference. condemned the government's midnight crackdown on Ramdev and demanded that Supreme Court of India order an investigation into the incident stating that justice cannot be expected from the Central Government. Major student organisation such as Chhatra Bharati. They were lathi charged and teargas was used.[] • Shiv Sena: The Shiv Sena strongly condemned the police action against Ramdev.[76] • Communist Party of India (Marxist): CPI(M) termed the police action at the protest site of Ramdev as "deplorable and shortsighted".[77] "The manner in which Ramdev's demands were drafted and the way in which he has conducted his interactions with the government. This reminds us of the Emergency days in 1975. condemned the attack saying "It is a major blow to democracy and an attack on the democractic rights of the people . But today. then reneging and announcing its extension trivialised the seriousness of the issue of black money and made it farcical.[74] BJP President Nitin Gadkari said they will organise a 24-hour long Satyagraha at Rajghat independent of government's permission. I condemn the action of Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi.[] • Bahujan Samaj Party: BSP leader and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister. Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad has given their support to the movement.[] "The government swooped down on Ramdev and his supporters as if it were carrying an attack on a foreign enemy.. Yadav further said: "A Congress leader said that Baba is a thug.”[] Senior BJP leader Lal Krishna Advani said that the police action reminded him of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre and added that the police crackdown on Ramdev is a "naked fascism". It had the approval of the Prime Minister and full approval of the Congress President."[] Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi strongly condemned the incident comparing atrocities on Ramlila ground by comparing the government with Ravana-Lila further adding that “It is one of the worst days of Indian history. NGO's. Ramdev got more attention.[] Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj said: "This is not democracy.[] • Rashtriya Janata Dal: RJD leader Lalu Prasad Yadav accused Ramdev of being a front for the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh. The Prime Minister had said during the elections that he would bring back black money stashed in Swiss banks within 100 days of coming into power. "Women and children were attacked. They should apologize for the act." the party said..”[] 7 Other Organisations There are thousand's of social organisations. the police cannot alone had taken such a step.. Mayawati. We strongly condemn it.[73] Political party response • Bharatiya Janata Party: The party called the police action to break up the hunger strike "undemocratic". it is two years and nothing has happened. .

but as by the voice of the majority in his/her constituency.[83] The Vishwa Hindu Parishad also came out in support of Hazare's movement.[79][80][81] Hazare's crusade for a strong Lokpal Bill found support in Mumbai as the Mumbai Taximen's Union. as advised by Supreme Court of India.2011 Indian anti-corruption movement Suo Moto cognizance by the Supreme Court The Supreme Court of India issued notices to the Union Home Secretary. The participants also voted to bring judges under the Lokpal.3% of Chikkaballapur constituency and 79. about 94.[85][86] . people from across the country should support his campaign. Chief Secretary of Delhi. nearly 44. Hazare declared that he had written a letter to the Prime Minister about his decision to go on an indefinite fast from 16 August at Jantar Mantar. They also pledged to go on a hunger strike at Allahabad from 16 August in support of Anna Hazare.000 taxis. comprising over 30. toothless" bill drafted by the government. The union's decision came after a meeting with Hazare's team in Mumbai.[] The Supreme Court on 29 August 2011. The questionnaire had a set of eight questions that brought out crucial differences between the Jan Lokpal Bill and the Lokpal Bill put forth by the government.[78] 8 August protests Background On 18 July 2011. The bench expressed its displeasure that before the matter came up for hearing. the entire contents of the petition had been leaked to the media. members of parliament should vote for the Lokpal. give adequate powers to the Lokpal to dismiss officers guilty of corruption.[84] In a poll conducted by India Against Corruption in Karnataka. and to bring all levels of officers under the bill.[82] In Allahabad. Lawyers of Allahabad High Court held protests in support of Anna Hazare at Allahabad by burning copies of the Lokpal Bill. agreed to extend their support to Hazare's cause on 16 August. The results showed that a majority of the population wanted the Jan Lokpal Bill to be passed by the Parliament and not the "watered down. Hazare said that it was the right of Indian citizens to protest and the government could not crush their movement.7% of Bangalore South wanted to bring the prime minister under the ambit of the Jan Lokpal Bill.000 people had shown interest in joining the protest from 16 August. Around ten parliamentary constituencies across the nation conducted a similar exercise and the results from the nation-wide campaign will be consolidated and presented to the members of Parliament in time for the monsoon session. blamed the Delhi Police for the forcible eviction of Ramdev Baba and public who had gathered at Ramlila ground on 5 June 2011. and asked for the people's vote on the same. The union's proposal was to keep all taxis off the roads or ply less taxis on 16 August. monitor corruption at the central as well as state level through Lokayuktas. and Delhi Police Commissioner. the legal community expressed their support of Hazare's campaign against corruption. unlike the Ramlila ground protests. Hazare declared that he was ready to get arrested and beaten up and informed the Delhi Police about his protest. blocking roads and shouting slogans against the callousness of the government. The 6. Delhi administration. The Mumbai chapter of India Against Corruption claimed that till 26 July.000 participants at the referendum also said that being representatives of the people. saying that for a strong Lokpal Bill. not as directed by their parties. The Delhi Police had earlier refused to file suo moto cognizance of the brutality on innocent protesters.

Telugu Desam Party president N. Arun Jaitley. three other leading activists of Team Anna. set off a groundswell of protests across the country and this appeared to be spreading quickly. the chief ministers of some non-Congress ruled states. along with close associates. Bihar Deputy Chief Minister SK Modi today called upon the people to come to the streets to hold demonstration in support of Hazare's movement against corruption "peacefully and democratically. which he said was taken at the behest of some cabinet ministers. Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Brinda Karat described the arrest as "a strong attack on democratic rights". Prashant Bhushan. Kumar Vishwas and Manish Sisodia.[88] Opposition parties. Late afternoon. he was produced before a special executive magistrate. Kiran Bedi. announced a march from India Gate to Parliament House on Wednesday to protest against the police action. Delhi police commissioner BK Gupta said that the police were not keen for Hazare be sent to judicial custody. Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar described the detention of Hazare and his associates as a "rehearsal of emergency" which people will never tolerate. Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha and BJP leader Sushma Swaraj strongly condemned the action and demanded and explanation from Prime Minister. In a message released after his detention. a spokesperson for Team Anna said that he had begun his hunger protest India Against Corruption protestors in Pune. said. one of Hazare's key associates. After he refused to sign a personal bond to be allowed to get out on bail he was remanded in judicial custody for seven days.[87] As protests built up in several cities and towns over the arrest. He said police were prepared to release him on a personal bond if he would have given an undertaking that he would not defy Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code which prohibits the gathering of five or more people and ask his supporters not to do so also. Within hours of his detention.30 am from a residence in east Delhi for "intending to defy prohibitory orders".2011 Indian anti-corruption movement 9 Hazare's arrest On the morning of 16 August 2011. Hazare said this was the beginning of the "second freedom struggle" and he called on people to participate in a "jail bharo" agitation. Chandrababu Naidu asked the Prime minister Manmohan Singh to apologise to the nation for having sent Hazare and other social activists. where the ruling government took away the right to protest and the right to dissent. In Chandigarh and Ludhiana. Hazare was picked up by police at about 7. Slamming the Centre for detaining Anna Hazare and his aides. Traffic was also blocked at several intersections. have also been sent to judicial custody on similar grounds."[92] In Hyderabad. while in police custody and that he was not accepting even water to drink. Hazare was taken to the Tihar jail where he will spend the time in judicial custody. Hazare. Manmohan Singh saying that the government is hell-bent on crushing the civil rights of the citizens. people from all walks of life took to the streets – despite inclement weather – to join the protest for a strong Lokpal. non-government organisations and even parliament did not transact any business after an uproar on the issue forced an adjournment for the day. peeved over the attitude of the Congress in parliament. leader of the opposition in the Rajya Sabha.[91] In Patna. and "a murder of democracy." Punjab chief minister Prakash Singh Badal also condemned the arrests saying that the Congress has panicked over the movement of Anna Hazare and accused Congress leaders of stashing money abroad. that it was a very sad day for Indian democracy. was remanded to judicial custody for seven days.Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Dates and numbers#Chronological items Communist Party of India leader Gurudas Dasgupta said he had proposed a boycott of parliament for three days.[89][90] Senior Bhartiya Janata Party leader L K Advani said he was not surprised at the detention of Mr Hazare and he charged the government with looking for scapegoats and stopping peaceful protests instead of fighting corruption. who are fighting against corruption. The arrest of Hazare and some of his close associates. Arvind Kejriwal. said they would meet later today to decide on the course of action. The arrest was condemned by political parties. Among them were activists of the NGOs 'India Against Corruption' and 'Awaaz' who launched a relay hunger strike. to Tihar . Hours after arrest of Hazare.

on the evening of 16 August. were first taken to the Delhi Police Officer's Mess in North Delhi and were shifted to another after Hazare's supporters gathered in large numbers at Civil Lines. In Maharashtra.2011 Indian anti-corruption movement jail. which Hazare had earlier refused to sign. on the busy Nagpur-Jabalpur national highway that runs through the Civil Lines area. Over 1. Chidambaram hoped they would not respond. An unidentified assailant shot her dead from point blank range while she was leaving in her car to attend a demonstration in support of Anna Hazare. on release. With Hazare demanding three principles.[100] Anna Hazare agreed to leave jail after Delhi Police granted him permission to fast for 15 days against corruption at Ramlila Maidan. Hazare supporters Kiran Bedi and Shanti Bhushan were released by the Delhi Police early on 16 August.[93][94] In a broad day light murder at Bhopal.[98][99] However. Shehla Masood was shot dead around 11.[96] Hazare on 16 August asked government employees across the country to go on mass leave to show solidarity with the movement. Anna finally decided to break his fast on 28 August instead as he did not wish to break his fast after sunset. (ii) lower bureaucracy to be under Lokpal through an appropriate mechanism and (iii) establishment of Lok Ayuktas in the states. capital of Madhya Pradesh. he said he was suspending his fast for the time being and will end it only after the strong Lokpal bill is passed by the Indian Parliament. Many people wearing 'Gandhi' caps with slogans 'I am Anna' gathered at the Reserve Bank of India Square. a larger venue than JP Park. an RTI activist and a strong supporter of Anna Hazare's anti-corruption movement. who was to address a seminar at Malvankar Hall in city. However. . A large number of people courted arrest in support of the demand for an effective Lokpal. the members of All India Students Association showed black flags and shouted anti-government slogan against Kapil Sibal. Union Home minister P.[] It was then that Hazare agreed to break his fast after 12 days starting from 16 August 2011. Congress sources said that the Government decided to release Hazare and his supporters after coming to the conclusion that keeping him in jail would disrupt law and order unnecessarily. Thousands poured into south Mumbai's Azad Maidan since early in the morning. However. at around 12noon IST. in protest against the arrest of Anna Hazare and his close aides by the Delhi Police. both houses of Parliament agreed to the principles. The decision to release Hazare was made after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh met party General Secretary Rahul Gandhi. in preparation for the 'Jail Bharo' programme. who disapproved of the arrest. Anna left Tihar jail after 3 days.500 people who have been detained for taking part in protests demanding Hazare's release were released. The Delhi Police sent a warrant to the Tihar Jail for the release of Hazare and his supporters withdrawing bail bond conditions. he had to spend another night in jail as the venue was not ready. Anna Hazare refused to leave Tihar jail until the government agreed to give unconditional permission to hold protests at JP Park. Supporters welcomed him with spontaneous roar as he headed towards Delhi's Ramlila Maidan to launch his hunger protest.[95] In Delhi.[] Parliamentary debate A debate on the Jan Lokpal bill was held in Parliament on 27 August 2011.[97] 10 Hazare's release After protests all over India. crowds gathered in many cities and towns in response to Mr Hazare's call to court arrest. (i) citizen charter. the Delhi Police decided to release Hazare after he had been sent to Tihar Jail for seven days.30 am on 16 August. including Kiran Bedi and Arvind Kejriwal. Hazare and his aides.[] On 19 August. describing the call as "completely wrong.[] At the time of breaking his fast. indicating he would carry on his fast in jail. Hazare had even refused food and water intake in Tihar jail." Hazare's close associate and lawyer Prashant Bhushan urged government servants to join their cause and take a mass leave for a day and join the protests in their city.

which is scheduled for discussion tomorrow. The debate saw Bhartiya Janata Party leader Sushma Swaraj punching holes in the government's Lokpal bill.[102] The participation of people is very low in comparison to August Movement.[103] The debate resulted in Lokpal Bill being passed to Rajya Sabha.[106] Detailed timeline 4 April 2011 • Hazare announced that he would commence his "fast unto death" and that this would last until a comprehensive measure to tackle corruption was introduced. including Arvind Kejriwal and Kiran Bedi insisted Hazare to end his fast taking into consideration his ill health.[citation needed] 5 April 2011 • Hazare initiated his fast at Jantar Mantar in Delhi. IAC expected 50.[107] • Campaigners for India Against Corruption (IAC) estimated that a petition circulated in the city of Pune which demanded that the government enact a bill had attracted between 5000 and 6000 signatures between 3 and 5 April. and implied that at least one of the people who was to be on the drafting committee – Sharad Pawar – might be unsuitable for that role because of his large landholdings. Its numbers did not cross 273 which is just past the half-way mark of the total number of seats in the Lok Sabha. He claimed that the government had excluded "civil society" from the panel set up to draft the Jan Lokpal Bill.[101] The members of India Against Corruption. The bill that would have granted the Lokpal constitutional status failed as the government did not manage the two-thirds majority[104] of MPs present and voting on two of the three clauses of the Constitutional Amendment Bill. She added that the government has been compelled to introduce the bill that envisages the setting up of an effective anti-graft ombudsman.000 people participated. the more these people are trying to climb over the head and that no more concession to be given and the movement need to be stopped.2011 Indian anti-corruption movement 11 December protests Anna Hazare on 27 December 2011.000 people where as only 4. Bangalore. She later gave her assent for the Bill to be tabled in the Rajya Sabha. Elsewhere. The basement of the protest was shifted from Delhi to Mumbai owing to the cold climate in the former city. Hazare was suffering from cold and mild fever for few days before the fast.[108] Protesters have come out in support of Anna Hazare . however the later remained adamant on continuing his protest.[] Later a video exposed Agnivesh talking to Kapil sibal and saying. again began his fast demanding a stronger version of the ombudsman Lokpal bill at MMRDA ground. however was not given constitutional status as expected. people attended a protest at Freedom Park. Hazare has been involved with IAC.[105] The Lokpal Bill was sent for review to Indian President Pratibha Patil the next morning.000–5. on 28 December 2011. this is happening like mad. Kiran Bedi and Swami Agnivesh voiced their support for Hazare. a group established by various prominent activists with the primary purpose of achieving the legal enactment and subsequent enforcement of a strong version of the Jan Lokpal bill. The more concessions are given. Parliament debate 27 December 2011 also saw Lok Sabha debating on Lokpal Bill in the parliament. Both conditions need to be satisfied to amend the Constitution. This is standard operating procedure for any legislation that will have financial implications. Bandra Kurla Complex. Mumbai.

Bajaj Auto Chairman Rahul Bajaj.[112] 8 April 2011 • Protests spread to numerous other places. and the University of Jammu. music director Vishal Dadlani.[111] Protests have continued as the Government fails to offer better terms to the activists 12 • Hazare and the protesters tried to keep the protests non-political.[114] Protesters in Delhi Protesters in Pune • Renowned Indian/Qatari artist Late M. including Mumbai. Sreedharan.[116] • Many prominent people from government agencies as well as from various corporate houses came out in support of the movement. Hyderabad. after the protesters objected to their presence. the president of the Indian National Congress party and the head of the National Advisory Councilappealed to Hazare to end his indefinite fast. As a consequence of this. There was agreement regarding constituting a panel to examine the Bill but the government would not accede to demands that it should be a formally constituted panel or that Hazare should lead it. Ranchi. Kolkata. FormerHaryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala. with actors.[] • The government continued to squabble with the activists stating that the bill drafting committee will be headed by a government appointed minister and not a civil society member as the protesters demanded to avoid allowing the government to make the bill less powerful.[115] • Indian students at Cambridge University.[109] • Narendra Modi. Bhargava.2011 Indian anti-corruption movement 7 April 2011 • Two rounds of talks failed. Thiruvananthapuram. Godrej Group head Adi Godrej.[] • The Prime Minister. Director Farah Khan. poet-filmmaker Pritish Nandy and actor Tom Alter all visited Jantar Mantar.[110] • Sonia Gandhi. met with the President of India to outline to her how the government was going ahead with the demands of the population.[][118] . others stated their support for the movement via social networking websites or the media. F. the chief Minister of Gujarat lashes out at Manmohan Singh for resisting the passage of the Jan Lokpal Bill. actor Anupam Kher. Bhopal. Tata Steel vice-chairman B Muthuraman.[113] • Bollywood came out in support of the protests. Rahman also declared his support for the anti-graft movement. Hazare continued his fast. Hero group's Sunil Munjal. R.[] • 15 supporters of Hazare on fast were hospitalised. which they believed was harming the integrity of their movement. Chennai.[117] (also called the Metro Man of India). C. No politicians were welcome at the site of the fast. They all declared their support for Hazare and the movement. Ahmedabad. Manmohan Singh. Punj Lloyd chairman Atul Punj. Biocon Chairman and Managing Director Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw and Kotak Mahindra Bank vice-chairman & managing director Uday Kotak. Some of them were – Delhi Metro chief E. former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Uma Bharti and journalistBarkha Dutt were forced by civilians to leave. Maruti Suzuki chairman R. the former alma mater of the Indian Prime Minister also expressed their support for the movement. Oscar winning Indian composer A. Pune. musicians and directors speaking in support of the movement and Hazare. Patna. Jaipur. Hussain showed his support by drawing a cartoon of Hazare.

000 followers gathered at Ramlila Maidan.[120] 9 April 2011 • After accepting all the demands of Hazare. Organisers of the India Against Corruption said 30.[121] and even Hazare's village. You are not the masters. You should wipe it out of your mind that you are the masters. AIIMS Trauma Center and Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital. 5 June 2011 • At midnight. Santosh Hegde. the Government of India issued an Official Gazette saying that the draft of the lokpal would be made and presented in the coming monsoon session of Lok Sabha.[126] • Many commentators have called the movement the 'wake-up' call for India. the people are. Justice N.[] 16 April 2011 • The first meeting regarding a draft of the Lokpal Bill was held on 16 April. and RTI activist Arvind Kejriwal. repeating their support for the movement.[] Hazare demanded that the proceedings be televised live but the government refused. Gram Sabha is more powerful than Lok Sabha or State Assemblies ” —Anna Hazare.[][][] • One of Baba Ramdev's supporters was injured in the incident and her condition was still critical as of 17 August 2011. The government agreed to audio-record all meetings of the Lokpal Bill panel and to hold public consultations before a final draft is prepared. burned the place and lathicharge the crowd at 1 am (IST) to evict them.[] • In a press conference in the evening Kapil Sibbal made public a letter from Ramdev's camp to call off the hunger strike. • Victory celebrations took place at locations throughout the country.000 people from Maharashtra expressed their support on their website.[132] • 65. advocate Prashant Bhushan. • Within a day of the beginning of the agitation.[] • Protesters huddled near the Metro station. • Ramdev was sent to his Patanjali Yogpeeth ashram in Haridwar where he delivered a press conference.[125] • Protesters and leaders of the movement alike stated that the path to attaining complete passage of the bill is still a difficult one.[133] • 53 people were injured and were treated at the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash (LNJP) hospital. Ramdev took it as a betrayal and hardened his position. and the movement may see harsher days ahead.000 likes. who was disguised in a salwar kameez with a group of female protesters heading peacefully towards the New Delhi Railway Station • Ramdev was held in a government guesthouse for a few hours and then sent to Dehradun in a BSF aircraft. police raided the grounds.[129] The website has 20.2011 Indian anti-corruption movement • ASSOCHAM President Dilip Modi and FICCI Director General Rajiv Kumar.[119] Bhushan was one of the original drafters of the Lokpal Bill along with Hazare.000 members in Mumbai alone. bus depots and railway stations.[130] Within a few days the Facebook page for India Against Corruption had more than 220.000 people had pledged their support to the Lokpal Bill. A large police force lobbed tear gas shells. too came out in support of the movement. Many walked down to Gurdwara Bangla Sahib and other nearby ashrams.[122][123][124] • Bollywood lauded the outcome.[] • The Government of India accepted the compromise formula that there be a politician chairman and an activist non-politician Co-Chairman. more than 30.[131] 4 June 2011 • Swami Ramdev begins his indefinite hunger strike at Ramlila Maidan in Delhi to bring back the black money stashed in tax havens abroad.[127][128] 13 “ I want to tell the government that we are not two but one.[134] According to New Delhi railway station authorities. supporters .[] • Delhi Police arrested Ramdev. It was reported that Pranab Mukherjee will be the Chairman of the draft committee while Shanti Bhushan will be the co-chairman.

described Anna Hazare as being "involved in corruption from top to bottom".[] 14 August 2011 • In a scathing attack on Anna Hazare. others took shelter at an Arya Samaj facility in Paharganj.[] 14 “ We are really curious why the government is against the idea of telecasting live the proceedings of the committee. two drafts would be sent to the Cabinet. Manish Sisodia and more than 1200 supporters[137] were also taken into preventive custody by the Police.[136] 22 June 2011 • In a veiled warning to Anna Hazare for his proposed fast. Manmohan Singh did not elaborate as to why force was used on a peaceful gathering and why the swoop was done at 1 am in the morning. Congress spokesperson. The people ought to know the reasons why there is a difference between your and our viewpoint.[138][139] • Anna Hazare was sent to seven days judicial custody to Tihar jail after refusing to sign a personal bond to be released on bail. He also urged people to court arrest to push for a stronger Lokpal bill. out of a total 71 recommended. While several supporters spent the day at a park near Ramlila Maidan. he would start his hunger strike from 16 August 2011. and that there was no alternative. as yoga guru Ramdev was given at Ramlila ground. ” [] —Shanti Bhushan. Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Wednesday indicated that the Gandhian might be meted out the same treatment. However.[] • Section 144 was imposed a night before the planned protest date. threatening to otherwise intensify his anti-corruption agitation and start another fast from 16 August.[] 15 August 2011 • Anna Hazare announced at a press conference that he and his supporters were determined to go ahead with the fast on 16 August 2011 as planned.[] 16 June 2011 • The Government and the civil society split wide open due to differences in jointly drafting the bill. Delhi. Arvind Kejriwal. and an MP from Ludhiana constituency. Team Anna also claimed that only 15 points. 9 June 2011 • Hazare described his fight against corruption as the "Second Freedom Struggle" and set an ultimatum of 15 August 2011. were agreed upon and included in the joint draft. and also mentioning that the social activist needed to be “shown his place”. as the last date to pass a strong Jan Lokpal Bill. Hazare declared that if the government version of the bill was passed in the Parliament. which prohibited assembly of five or more persons.2011 Indian anti-corruption movement continued to leave in batches through the course of the day. one drafted by the Government and the other drafted by the civil society.[135] • Ramdev was prohibited from entering Delhi for 15 days. Delhi Police had asked Anna not to leave his home. which he declined. depending upon the prevailing situation at that time. at JP Park. "neck deep in corruption”. Rajghat and Dilli Gate.[] 16 August 2011 • Anna Hazare was detained by Delhi Police in the early morning before he could start his hunger strike at JP park. and Anna was detained at his residence in Mayur Vihar. Kiran Bedi. Government representatives said that if a consensus on the common bill was not reached. Manish Tewari. 6 June 2011 • Prime Minister Manmohan Singh justified the action against Baba Ramdev as an operation that had to be conducted.[140] .

Bhopal. He said – "India will get a sure gold medal if corruption is entered as an item in the Olympic Games.[] • The current telecom minister Kapil Sibal was greeted with black flags and booed by a group of students at a seminar on the Jan Lokpal bill.[] 17 August 2011 • After almost a day. Anna waved the national flag towards the crowd.[] • Kiran Bedi and Shanti Bhushan. an RTI activist and a strong supporter of Anna Hazare's anti-corruption movement. Mahatma Gandhi's secretary. preparing to release Anna Hazare late in the night.[] • Paying obeisance to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat and Amar Jawan Jyoti at the India Gate. However.[][] • Over 100. detained by Delhi Police on the morning ahead of Anna Hazare's fast-unto-death.30 am IST. this fight will continue. was shot dead around 11.[] He also addressed the public stating: "Whether I am there or not." which too received a huge roar of applause. and also confirmed that Anna Hazare would leave the jail once the grounds at Ramlila Maidan are ready for the fast.2011 Indian anti-corruption movement • Shehla Masood. We may not be a force in football or athletics or hockey. But India is the undisputed global leader in corruption.[] 19 August 2011 • Anna Hazare left Tihar Jail at 15 minutes to noon IST after 3 days. Anna Hazare reached Delhi's Ramlila Maidan to launch a 15-day mass protest against corruption. Anna still refused to leave jail and spent the night in a room in Tihar jail.[] 15 . who responded by waving hundreds of smaller flags and chanted "Anna zindabad (long live Anna)". stepping up from seven days to 14 days and finally 21 days at Ramlila Maidan.[] 21 August 2011 • Anna Hazare's camp on Sunday called their supporters to confront individual Members of Parliament and Union Ministers at their residence and also warned the UPA government that its days would be numbered if it failed to pass the Bill by 30 August. In Chennai. he would spend another night in Jail till the venue is ready. Kalyanam said it was easier to fight foreign tyranny than the tyranny of our own people. to show their support against corruption. Kejriwal called this move as just the beginning of their fight against corruption. An unidentified assailant shot her in front of her house in Koh-e-Fiza. were released in the evening at around 6:30 pm IST.[] • Congress made a statement that they suspected a foreign hand in the protests and asked the government to probe if the US was behind Anna's agitation. saying that Jan Lokpal Bill is better than anything the nation has seen before and would like to make a small contribution in his own way. Just past the gates.[][] • Arvind Kejriwal left Tihar jail being there for two days.” Referring to Anna Hazare’s arrest in New Delhi. despite the government decision to free him.[141] however Anna refused to come out of Tihar jail until the government agreed to an unconditional permission to hold protests at JP Park. He ridiculed the contention of Union ministers like Kapil Sibal and Chidambaram that Parliament was supreme and civil society had no voice.[] • Varun Gandhi. he raised his hand in the air and shouted "Bharat mata ki Jai (Victory to Mother India)". Bharatiya Janata Party MP announced that he will introduce Anna Hazare's Jan Lokpal Bill in the Lok Sabha as a private member's bill.[] 18 August 2011 • Anna Hazare agreed to leave jail after Delhi Police granted him permission to fast for 15-days against corruption at Ramlila Maidan. to a spontaneous roar of welcome from the huge crowd assembled near the Jail.[][] • Anna Hazare finally launched his protest at Ramlila Maidan as he declared that he will not quit the venue till the Jan Lokpal Bill is passed.[] • With the Government of India. V Kalyanam led the protestors.000 supporters had thronged Ramlila Maidan on Sunday. • Delhi Police made concessions for Anna Hazare to fast.[142] • Demonstrations were held all over India protesting Anna Hazare's arrest.

However the meeting ended with Mukherjee appealing Anna Hazare to end his fast.[] .[] 22 August 2011 • On behalf of Anna Hazare. Lokayuktas in all states with Lokpal powers and inclusion of lowest to highest bureaucracy.[] 23 August 2011 16 “ This kind of peaceful movement is possible only in India which is the birth place of Sathyagraha ” [] —Rajinikanth. the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) or Maharashtra Chief minister Prithviraj Chavan regarding the Jan Lokpal Bill. He stated his visit was as a common man and had nothing to do with his party as he supported the cause of Anna Hazare. He also said he would only negotiate with Congress MP Rahul Gandhi.[] • Anna Hazare. He wrote a letter to Anna stating that he will ask Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar if Anna's Jan Lokpal Bill can be sent to the Standing Committee.[] • Popular South Indian actor Vijay met Anna Hazare at Ramlila Maidan[] and also fasted throughout the day to express his support towards anti-corruption.[] • An all-party meeting was chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at his official residence in New Delhi represented by finance minister Pranab Mukherjee. Saluting Hazare's "will-power". on his 7th day of fast said he would not negotiate with any other mediator. Advani's residence to discuss the Lokpal issue and garner opposition support.[] 26 August 2011 • Government asked Anna Hazare to guarantee of ending his fast once the discussion(debate) opens in Parliament. Hazare had also put forward his three demands to the Prime Minister – Citizen's Charter.[] • Union Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh met Anna Hazare at his protest camp at Ramlila Maidan.[] 24 August 2011 • Bharatiya Janata Party MP Varun Gandhi visited Ramlila Maidan on Wednesday morning. • South Indian superstar Rajinikanth pledged his support for Anna Hazare's movement for the Jan Lokpal bill stating that he was happy that an able and dedicated leader like Anna Hazare is leading the fight against corruption.[][] • Anna Hazare had asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to start the parliamentary discussion the next morning itself. reportedly in one of the biggest protests in Mumbai. He also congratulated all Indians for lending their support to the 'bloodless revolution'.000 supporters[] marched in the streets on Mumbai to support Anna Hazare's call for an effective anti-corruption legislation.[] • Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday appealed Anna Hazare to end his fast. K. prompting the civil society to declare that they were "back to square one". Chidambaram or Kapil Sibal. He also said that the bills prepared by Aruna Roy's NCPRI and Jaiprakash Narain will also be debated by the Parliament along with the Jan Lokpal Bill.2011 Indian anti-corruption movement • Around 50.[][] 25 August 2011 • Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday offered a new formula saying that the Government was ready to debate all versions of the Lokpal Bill in circulation at Parliament. Deshmukh reportedly conveyed a message from the Prime Minister to urge Anna to end his fast and also asked him to consider the Prime Minister offer to debate all versions of Lokpal Bill in Parliament. including P. The marchers started from the Bandra railway station and walked all the way to Juhu. Sri Sri Ravishankar on Monday met NDA leaders at L. Prime Minister also said that the government was concerned about Anna's health. Vijay said its praiseworthy the way the movement got public support that too without any political background.

[] 27 August 2011 17 “ Anna has not eaten for 12 days.[] • Supporting Anna Hazare anti-corruption movement. TDP and BJD participated in the public debate on Lokpal bill.[] • Thousands of supporters gathered at India Gate following anti-corruption crusader's call to celebrate their victory.[] • Finance minister Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday initiated his debate in the Parliament on the Lokpal Bill issue. "I congratulate every MP on what has happened today. Supporting the anti-corruption campaign.[] 28 August 2011 • Anna Hazare ended his 12-day fast after 288 hours on Sunday morning at around 10 am IST(UTC+05:30) before thousands of cheering supporters at Ramlila Maidan.2011 Indian anti-corruption movement • Veteran Bollywood actor Om Puri visited Ramlila Maidan and met Anna Hazare on his 11th day of fast. Lokayuktas in all states with Lokpal powers and inclusion of lowest to highest bureaucracy) laid down by Anna to end his hunger strike and is willing to vote in favour it.[144][145] 22 December 2011 • The expected introduction of the Lokpal bill in the Lok Sabha did not occur. the Food Security Bill was first introduced and subsequently the process of the Lokpal Bill was hindered by procedural and party . "We have won only half the battle. expressed her party's support for Anna Hazare. Hazare was driven straight to Medanta Medicity run by eminent cardiologist Dr Naresh Trehan who was attending to him along with his team during his entire period of fast. Initiating the speech.[] • Bharatiya Janata Party MP Sushma Swaraj. Mukherjee again requested Anna to end his fast. who was on his 12th day of his indefinite fast. In everyone's heart. So I urge him here to please end his fast today ” [] —Aamir Khan.I am worried about you. The protest for the first time saw politicians sharing stage with Hazare.[] 24 November 2011 • Union Minister of Agriculture. CPI.[] • Both the houses have passed the resolution agreeing upon all the three conditions set by Anna in Jan Lokpal Bill.. There are several allegations of corruption against Sharad Pawar. JD(U). singer Sonu Nigam performed at Ramlila Maidan on Saturday. Sonu took blessings of Anna.[] • Government agreed to voice vote on Lokpal debate in Parliament." said Hazare standing before wildly cheering crowds and flanked by his key aides and Union minister Vilasrao Deshmukh. with leaders of BJP. 11 December 2011 • Anna Hazare sat on a day-long fast at Jantar Mantar protesting against proposals of Parliamentary Standing Committee on the anti-graft measure. and we need Anna's leadership for our struggle. during the debate in Lok Sabha." Anna Hazare said. Sharad Pawar was slapped by a youth named Harvinder Singh at the New Delhi Municipal Corporation centre while leaving the premises. Instead. Consumer Affairs and Food and Public Distribution.[143] because of corruption and price-rise.. and said the BJP largely agrees with the three pre-conditions (Citizen's Charter. Akali Dal. Khan urged Anna to end his fast stating his leadership is required for the campaign as passing the bill will be a long process. former Maharashtra chief minister who has been an interlocutor. there is concern for you. This will be a long process. • Bollywood actor Aamir Khan met Anna Hazare at Ramlila Maidan. CPI(M).[] Anna Hazare also declared of breaking fast on Sunday morning at 10 am. expressing his support to anti-corruption movement.

wmflabs. along with a Constitutional (116th Amendment) Bill. Nigamananda left to die?" [154] http:/ / articles. news. The rally also saw India Against Corruption members Kiran Bedi and Arvind Kejriwal. a day ahead of schedule. indiatimes. asianage. yahoo. 18 International response Spokesperson for the United States Department of State. and we encourage all countries and all parties to do the same. tere liye jaan bhi de denge". com/ india/ anna-supporters-protest-london-800 [44] http:/ / www. org/ geohack/ geohack. even as they work to maintain public safety. "Dil diya hai. ndtv. he vatan. who put forward a revised proposal.[150] • Hazare was greeted by some people with Black Flags. We support freedom of expression and assembly. com/ 2011-05-19/ nagpur/ 29559762_1_yoga-guru-baba-ramdev-bharat-swabhiman-yatra-patanjali-yog-samiti [73] http:/ / www.[153] • Hazare also announced the cancellation of "Jail Bharo" movement due to his bad health condition. com/ indefinite-fast-only-option-anna-hazare-144205887. php?pagename=2011_Indian_anti-corruption_movement& params=28_36_N_77_12_E_region:IN-DL_type:country [28] Indefinite fast the only option: Anna Hazare – Yahoo! (http:/ / in. In. com/ 2011-08-19/ india/ 29904711_1_largest-democracy-indian-role-indian-democracy .[146][147] The Lokpal Bill that had been proposed previously was discarded by the government. however.2011 Indian anti-corruption movement political issues. ndtv. She said "With regard to the case (Hazare).[151] • Hazare addressing the crowd for the first time at MMRDA ground. Victoria Nuland blamed 'some extremely inaccurate reporting out of India' for Indians taking umbrage over the US stand on Hazare's protest and said it supported the right of non-violent protest universally. ndtv. you know where we are. Bandra Kurla Complex.yahoo.com (29 July 2011). which translates to "I(Anna Hazare) have given my heart. com/ video/ special/ support-for-anna-message-from-germany-536/ 208996 [46] http:/ / www. [43] http:/ / www. timesofindia.ready to give my life for you(India). said. The first day also turned out to be disappointment for the people who support the movement as the turn out was very low. Hazare boarding an open truck to reach the fast venue.[149] 27 December 2011 • Anna Hazare began his fast demanding a stronger version of the ombudsman Lokpal bill at MMRDA ground. timesofindia. 29 and Jail Bharo Andolan subsequently to pressurise the Government. com/ news/ slide-show/ slide-show-1-ramdev-treated-nigamananda-left-to-die/ 20110614. html)."[154][155] Continuation in 2012 • See 2012 Indian anti-corruption movement References [1] http:/ / tools.news. All democratic governments have a responsibility to allow peaceful protest and freedom of dissent. in an attempt to resolve the issues that were being raised during the session regarding reservation for minorities and other under-represented groups. Mumbai. Due to deteriorating health of Hazare and low turn out across the country were among the reasons for ending up his fast. just postponed. 28. com/ video/ special/ houston-roots-for-anna-536/ 208514 [45] http:/ / www. rediff. Retrieved on 29 August 2011.[148] • Hazare announced that a hunger strike would take place on 27."[152] 28 December 2011 • On the second day of his fast. indiatimes. He said that. Thousands of his supporters had joined his rally from Juhu Beach to the MMRDA ground. htm "Ramdev treated. after paying respect at the statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Juhu. the movement is not stopped. com/ video/ special/ meet-li-l-anna-from-paris-536/ 208621 [52] http:/ / articles. Hazare repeated his threat to campaign against Congress in the five poll-bound states for not bringing a strong Lokpal.

uk/ news/ world-south-asia-14554000) (BBC) Images of Indians protest the arrest of Anna Hazare (http:/ / www. uk/ world/ gallery/ 2011/ aug/ 17/ anna-hazare-protests-in-pictures?INTCMP=ILCNETTXT3487) (Guardian) Images of Indian Anti corruption Movement (http:/ / timesofindia. 0) (WikiLeaks Forum) • A documentary film (http://www.org/) — Official website • IAC Public Community (http://www.indiatimes.2011 Indian anti-corruption movement [155] http:/ / www.nic.com/) • PM writes to Shri Anna Hazare (http://pmindia.youtube. guardian.2089265. html) (Time) Video of Anna Hazare phenomenon (http:/ / www. com/ topic/ Indian-Anti-corruption-Movement/ photos) (Times of India) Video of Indian Anti-Corruption Movements (https:/ / www. co. indiatimes.in/) Be counted! . wikileaks-forum.nic. com/ index.29307.in • Videos of the Anti-Corruption Supporters Imprisoned in India (http://mayomo.00.indiaagainstcorruption. bbc.com/topic/ Indian-Anti-corruption-Movement) • I am Anna too! (http://iamannatoo. time. co. html 19 External links External images Images of India protests over campaigner's arrest (http:/ / www.asp?id=1303) — pmindia. youtube. com/ time/ photogallery/ 0. com/ news/ anna-protests-mccain-lauds-india-s-democracy-news-national-list4lfcahh. sify.in/lprel. • India Against Corruption (http://www. freed from jail (http:/ / www. php?topic=570.com/ 99135-anti-corruption-supporters-imprisoned-in-india) • Coverage at the Times of India (http://timesofindia.indiaagainstcorruption. com/ watch?v=eC6Y_ROxoO0& feature=fvsr) (YouTube) Indian anti-corruption campaigner.com/watch?v=rnntoghaf34&feature=results_main& playnext=1&list=PL289CB1388A0D2728) about Anna Hazare and the Jan Lokpal movement.

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