Hazare hails start of ‘new revolution’ in India | euronews, world news

A lashing monsoon rain was not enough to put off the jubilant crowds in New Delhi as India’s anti-corruption campaigner Anna Hazare was freed from jail. Earlier he had refused to leave prison before police agreed to allow him to begin a fortnight’s hunger strike. The 74-year-old told supporters that although the British had left, … Continue reading

Excerpts from news article (the Anna Movement)

by Sudip Mazumdar for www.newsindia-times.com   …India’s sweeping mass movement. It is peaceful, non-violent and all-inclusive, propagating a “middle path” shunning the extremism of Maoists on the one hand and rightwing bigotry on the other. We must remember that ordinary Indians have been brutalised for far too long by tyrannical state functionaries ranging from a ruthless … Continue reading

The ANNA Fever: NEWS

“He has been able to mobilise public support because there is so much dissatisfaction with the issue. Citizens have even created a website –ipaidabribe.com — where people can denounce the corruption they encounter in their daily lives,” the CNN reported.   “Fueled by obsessive coverage on India’s all-news television networks, the jailhouse protest clearly captured … Continue reading