TNN | Apr 6, 2011, 12.20am IST CHENNAI: Social activist Anna Hazare's fast unto death in Delhi against corruption has evoked widespread response from activists in Chennai.
India Against Corruption, a non-governmental organisation, organised a prayer at Kapaleeswarar temple in Mylapore in support of Hazare who began the agitation on Tuesday demanding that the central government enact a comprehensive Lokpal Bill to prevent corruption.
K Banu Kumar, executive director of Fifth Pillar, an NGO, said the prayer was held because the activists were not given permission to stage a public programme to extend solidarity for Hazare's agitation.
Anti-Corruption Movement (ACM), another NGO, has planned an awareness campaign in front of Memorial Hall near Chennai Central on Saturday.
"It is high time the government addressed the demand of social activists to ensure transparency in governance. The whole nation should support Hazare to make his agitation a success," said ACM state general secretary S M Arasu.
Hazare has been demanding the adoption of the Jan Lokpal Bill, drafted by prominent civil society activists, as a law. The draft bill, among other things, seeks the setting up of a Jan Lokpal, an independent body'that would complete the investigation in corruption cases within a year, and envisages completion of trial in such cases in the next one year.
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Very large number of cities are organising rallies in support of Veteran Anna Hazare for the “Jan Lokpal Bill” and in Support of the All India Movement Against Corruption. It is time we all join this battle to save India.
Please do appreciate, major cause all problems in India, including injustice to Defence Services, is corruption in every field – in particular corruption among the politicians and and large number of Babus. So if you are interested in Justice to All – do join these rallies.
Those of you who are in NCR should kindly be there at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi at 10.00 AM on Tuesday, 05 Apr 11.
Venteran Anna Hazare is starting his “FAST UNTO DEATH” at the above given time.
IESM is setting up a tent at Jantar Mantar for ALL military veterans - so be there on the above time and date and thereafter – as often as possible till Veteran Anna Hazare is there on fast. Further programmes of future Anti-corruption Rallies will be intimated to you. Please aslo read the emails below.
In service of Indian Military Veterans
PS – Reaching Jantar Mantar is very easy – just catch Delhi Metro from anywhere and get down at Patel Chowk Metro Station. Jantar Mantar is about 300 metre from Patel Chowk.
Let us get out of shells and identify with the larger causes... Isn't it true that injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere? In Palakkad we, a few NGOs and some activists, are organising a satyagraha at the Martyr's Column, Fort Maidan, on 5 Apr from 10 am to 1 pm to express solidarity with Anna and India against Corruption. I take this opportunity to request all the Palakkad- Veterans to participate and help to send the message strongly to the powers that be!
regards n bw
(Maj PM Ravindran, Social Activist)
I am so glad that IESM have finally decided to take active part in the protest by Anna Hazare. They should get as many ESMs as possible to join him in the fast on the 5th and thereon to a relay fast every day that he continues to fast.
Our solidarity in combating the worst cancer that is eating our nation is of utmost importance. We need to join the protestors in whichever State it is taking place and lead in the ones that hasn't yet woken up yet! I would like to congratulate the IESM leadership for their decision and hope they take it even further.
Col Vivek Bopiah
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