Saturday, April 9, 2011

Victory- A beginning for Democracy

Anna Hazare's Jan Lokpal Bill
Democracy is a form of government in which all citizens have an equal say in the decisions that affect their lives. Ideally, this includes equal (and more or less direct) participation in the proposal, development and passage of legislation into law. It can also encompass social, economic and cultural conditions that enable the free and equal practice of political self-determination. The term comes from the Greek: δημοκρατία – (dēmokratía) "rule of the people", which was coined from δῆμος (dêmos) "people" and κράτος (Kratos) "power", in the middle of the 5th- 4th century BC to denote the political systems then existing in some Greek city-states, notably Athens following a popular uprising in 508 BC. Sadly our Indian Political System stems from bygone Royalty and Dynastic Rulers. The present system is an apology and insult to Democracy- The consititution is not worth the piece paper on which it is written- the founders have not visualised that Criminals can artfully run a fake Democracy and blind the citizens and attempt to make them criminals! We salute Anna Hazare who is reviving Democracy and awakening the National Conscience. This is the defining moment in India's history where 1.2 billion people and the poor are crying out for Freedom from Corruption. Power emanates from Citizens!

8 Apr, 2011, 10.58PM IST,IANS
Government's nod to joint panel not end of struggle: Kejriwal
NEW DELHI: The central government's acceptance of a joint committee to frame a strong anti-graft legislation is not the end of the struggle as the bill has to be passed by parliament where many "corrupt leaders" are present, social activist Arvind Kejriwal said on Friday.
Addressing the gathering at Jantar Mantar where social reformer Anna Hazare has for the past four days staged his indefinite fast, Kejriwal termed the government's acceptance of their demands as a "victory of the people of India".
He, however, said the protesters will only disperse after the text of the government notification reaches them and in case, the government tries any trickery, the protesters will re-assemble at Jantar Mantar.
"The people will be consulted at every step and all the decisions made by the joint committee will be shared," he said.
Kejriwal also said the people's struggle would only end after the Lokpal Bill is passed by parliament, where there are "many corrupt people" who would try to oppose the legislation.
He called on people from all across India to gather at Jantar Mantar if these elements sought to thwart the bill's passage.
Nod to jooint Panel not end of the struggle

"I will fight till death," he said addressing hundreds of supporters gathered near Jantar Mantar after word spread that talks between government and anti-corruption activists were deadlocked.
Govt tries, but Anna remains fast to his cause
Anna's campaign is people's pledge against corruption: Nitish
Lending his full support to Gandhian Anna Hazare's campaign against corruption, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar has said that the agitation was manifestation of the people's pledge against corruption.
Nitish: click here to read more

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