Kisan Baburao Hajare (born 15 June 1937), popularly known as Anna Hazare is an Indian social activist and a prominent leader in the 2011 Indian anti-corruption movement, using nonviolent methods following the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi. Anna Hajare spent his spare time reading the works of Swami Vivekananda, Gandhi, and Vinoba Bhave. Anna as suggests the elder brother has two sisters and four brothers. He was studied till seventh standard. After that he started selling flowers at the Dadar railway station in Mumbai and was able eventually to own two flower shops in the city. His family members started to live at their native place Ralegan siddhi.

The Indo-China War of 1962 caused the Indian Army to commence emergency recruitment measures. Hazare was recruited in April 1963, despite not meeting the physical requirements, and was attested as a soldier on 16 November of that year after undertaking training at Aurangabad. During the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965, Hazare was posted at the border in the Khem Karan sector. He was the sole survivor of an enemy attack - variously claimed to have been a bomb, an aerial assault and an exchange of fire at the border - while he was driving a truck. He built a village Ralegaon Siddhi in Ahamad Nagar district, Maharashtra. This village is a self-sustained model village. Energy is produced in the village itself from solar power, biofuel and wind mills. In 1975, it used to be a poverty clad village. Now it is one of the richest village in India. It has become a model for self-sustained, eco-friendly & harmonic village. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan—the third-highest civilian award—by the Government of India in 1992 for his efforts in establishing this village as a model for others. Anna Hajare’s only income is a pension he receives from the Indian Army.[

a senior lawyer in the Supreme Court and Arvind Kejriwal. and Jayaprakash Narayan lent their support to Hazare's hunger strike and anti-corruption campaign. Hazare decided that he would not allow any politician to sit with him in this movement. 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. Hazare initiated a Satyagraha movement for passing a stronger anti-corruption Lokpal (ombudsman) bill in the Indian Parliament as conceived in the Jan Lokpal Bill (People's Ombudsman Bill). former justice of the Supreme Court of India and Lokayukta of Karnataka. He stated. Arvind Kejriwal. after his demand was rejected by the Prime Minister of India Manmohan Singh. And also all the peoples from the country supports Anna Hajare. People have shown support in internet social media such as Twitter and Facebook. The Anna Hajare’s supporters are the Ralegan Sidhhi’s common people. Swami Ramdev. Prashant Bhushan. These include placing "the Prime Minister within the ambit of the proposed lokpal’s powers". Hazare began his Indefinite Fast 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). a social activist along with members of the India Against Corruption movement. The Jan Lokpal Bill was drafted earlier by N. Seventeen men and women stood stedfast with Anna. On 6 April 2011 Sharad Pawar resigned from the group of ministers formed for reviewing the draft Lokpal bill 2010. Swami Agnivesh and former Indian cricketer Kapil Dev. This draft bill incorporated more stringent provisions and wider power to the Lokpal (Ombudsman) than the draft Lokpal bill prepared by the government in 2010. former IPS officer Kiran Bedi. many celebrities showed their public support through Twitter. including Medha Patkar. They gave up food for 12 days. ANNA HAJARE’S TEAM Almost 150 people reportedly joined Hazare in his fast. Social activists. In addition to spiritual leaders Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.LOKPAL BILL MOVEMENT In 2011. Santosh Hegde. "I will fast until Jan Lokpal Bill is passed". .

The bill will provide speedy. 1989. 1985. cheaper form of justice to people.WHAT IS LOKPAL BILL? Lokpal Bill is a measure to conduct an investigation regarding involvements of people with high profiles (Prime Ministers. 50% goverment participation and 50% public participation. Right now the punishment is 6 months to maximum 7 years. The Lokpal bill will not wait for any permission from the high commission to begin the inquiry into the alleged irregularities and corruption charges against political leaders. Government adopted his three main demands as an the proposed lokpal bill. under the supervision of the Lokpal at the centre. Because you can’t trust the government entirely for making such a bill which does not suit them. (3) Displaying a citizens' charter in all government offices. judge's or even the Chief Justice of India (CJI). 1998. The punishment. 1996. Next. (2) Establishment of Lokayuktas in all states. Chief Justice of India (CJI) and so on). . In the proposed system. beurocrats (IAS/IPS) accountable for their deeds. that will form an autonomous authority who will make politicians (ministers). 2001. Anna Hajare broke his fast on the 12th day of his indefinite fasting on Sunday at about 10. if found guilty will be 5 years to maximum life term in the proposed system. they make a joint committee to DRAFT the JAN LOKPAL BILL. politicians will not have any say in selections of chairperson and members of Lokpal.30am. The three key demands of Hazare that Parliament unanimously resolved to include in the draft Lokpal Bill are (1) Inclusion of the lower bureaucracy in the purview of the Lokpal. However. 1977. The first thing he asked for was: the government should come forward and announce that the bill is going to be passed. Lokpal Bills were introduced in the Parliament several times (1969. 1971. 2005 and in 2008) but failed to be passed all these times. The Jan Lokpal Bill (The Citizen Ombudsman Bill). Loss caused to government will be recovered from accused.

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

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