Anna Hazare

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Anna Hazare Ends Hunger Strike

After India's government expresses support for parts of his anti-graft plan

(Newser) - Indian activist Anna Hazare agreed to end his 11-day hunger strike tomorrow morning, after the government announced it was in favor of some of his demands. The AP reports that after a nine-hour debate, Parliament today expressed nonbinding support for the 74-year-old's demands that a proposed anti-graft bill ensure... More »

Anna Hazare Leaves Jail

Activist tells the crowd it's time for a second revolution

(Newser) - Anna Hazare left jail today amidst a throng of supporters who cheered and tossed rose petals for India's most prominent anti-corruption activist. “Whether I live or not, corruption shall not live,” Hazare told supporters, before heading to the public square of Ramlila Maidan to begin his hunger... More »

Indian Anti-Graft Crusader Freed to Start Hunger Strike

Tens of thousands rally in support of Anna Hazare

(Newser) - Indian authorities, facing huge protests in cities and towns across the country, have backed down and agreed to allow anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare to begin a 15-day hunger strike. The 74-year-old activist was arrested along with at least a thousand supporters Tuesday. Despite an order for his release, he had... More »

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