Saturday, June 4, 2011

Civil Society of India wages war on corruption

Only a month or so after prominent Indian activist Anna Hazare went on a hunger strike to protest against the lack of anti-corruption measures put in place by the ruling Congress Party, India's most famous yoga guru, Swami Ramdev (pictured here) is threatening to start a hunger strike on Saturday in Delhi for the same reasons.

While Swami Ramdev insists that his protest is apolitical, various BJP commentators say that it is Congress that will suffer if holders of black money are made public, offering a political explanation as to why many prominent Congress politicians have pleaded with Swami Ramdev not to carry out his plans.

The now-famous Indian anti-corruption activist and former police officer Kiran Bedi was quoted as saying that "You will never have this kind of mass movement for the wrong reasons".
For the original article from International Business Times, please click here.
Please note that the photo of Swami Ramdev comes from Breaking news online, here.
Courtesy: Civil Society Against Corruption

War against corruption
A recent series of big-ticket corruption scandals in India ranging from the Delhi Commonwealth Games to the 2G telecom scam have plagued and electrified the nation, triggering massive public outrage. Earlier this month 71-year old social activist Anna Hazare held a four-day fast to pressure the Indian government to form a committee of politicians and social activists to finally come up with an effective anti-corruption bill.
For the link to the article, which includes the 25-minute Video with Ms Bedi and Prof Bhagwati, please click here.
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