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World media on Anna Hazare’s movement

World media on Anna Hazare’s movement
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First Published: Thu, Aug 18 2011. 03 48 PM IST

Updated: Thu, Aug 18 2011. 03 48 PM IST
• Deal would free Indian activist and allow protests
The protest leader Anna Hazare appeared to strike a deal with the police early Thursday morning that would enable him to leave a local jail and begin staging a hunger strike against corruption later in the day, according to a close aide and reports in the Indian news media. (Click here to read full story)
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• Indian activist Anna Hazare ends standoff with government
Anna Hazare had refused to leave jail. His arrest as he was about to start a hunger strike sparked protests and left the ruling party with a major crisis. The deal allows him to hold a 15-day protest. (Click here to read full story)
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A supporter of social activist Anna Hazare wearing a handcuff holds a portrait of Hazare as he attends a protest against corruption in Hyderabad on 18 August. (Reuters photo)
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• Anti-graft activist fasts in custody
An anti-corruption activist arrested Tuesday for planning a public hunger strike began his fast behind bars, as his supporters held protests across the country with thousands detained by police. (Click here to read full story)
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• Indian activist wins right to fast in public, prepares to leave jail
India’s leading anti-corruption campaigner prepared to leave prison on Thursday after winning an assurance from the government that he could continue his widely watched hunger strike and burgeoning protest against official graft at a park in central Delhi for at least 15 days. (Click here to read full story)
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Supporters of social activist Anna Hazare wave tricolour outside Tihar jail in New Delhi. (PTI photo)
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• India activist nears deal for release
An aide to jailed Indian activist Anna Hazare said the anticorruption advocate had reached a deal with police early Thursday under which he would leave detention and stage his planned hunger-strike protest in the capital for up to 15 days.
The tentative word came after several thousand people gathered in central Delhi and other Indian cities on Wednesday evening in support of Mr. Hazare, 73 years old, who was jailed on Tuesday after refusing to agree to conditions on his proposed hunger strike to call for a more powerful anticorruption ombudsman. (Click here to read full story)
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• India corruption: Anna Hazare accepts release offer
Detained Indian anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare has agreed to a police offer which will permit him to go on hunger strike in a park for 15 days, his aide says. A close aide of Mr Hazare said he would leave prison on Friday to begin the hunger strike. (Click here to read full story)
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• Hazare allowed to begin hunger strike
Crusader Anna Hazare accepts a deal to begin a hunger strike to protest government graft. (Video story)
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• Indian activist Anna Hazare allowed 15-day hunger strike
The high-profile anti-corruption activist whose detention sparked massive protests across India has won the right to fast publicly for two weeks in the centre of Delhi after reaching a deal with authorities.
As tens of thousands marched on the streets of towns and cities or held candlelit vigils, Anna Hazare and police officials held talks in the jail where the 74-year-old was taken after refusing to abandon his plans for a public protest earlier this week. (Click here to read full story)
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• Police detain Indian hunger striker Anna Hazare
The Indian Government sought to see off the campaign of anti-corruption campaigner by detaining him and his supporters just hours before he was due to embark on a public hunger strike. His detention in Delhi’s Tihar jail sparked spontaneous protests, which broke out across cities in India. (Click here to read full story)
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• A new ‘Gandhi’ shakes India
The economy may be booming but a hunger strike by Anna Hazare is feeding public anger against political and state corruption.
The streets of India are choked with anti-corruption crusaders, and walls are marked with busy slogans. Last week in Delhi I noticed a bumper sticker: “I AM FOR A CORRUPTION FREE INDIA. ARE YOU?” Who could fail to agree with that? It is the sort of self-righteous political claim (like “I’m pro-justice. Are you?”) that is designed to cancel debate rather than to encourage it. (Click here to read full story)
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• Indian anti-corruption activist refuses to leave jail
An anti-corruption protest leader whose arrest reverberated across India, sparking outrage at the government, ended the day with a very different twist: he refused an offer of release from jail.
The late-night drama on Tuesday came after a long day in which the protest leader, Anna Hazare, had initially planned to begin a hunger strike at a park in New Delhi, backed by rallies across the country. Seeking to pre-empt the demonstrations, the police arrested Mr Hazare and his aides and detained more than 1200 of his followers, though most were soon released. (Click here to read full story)
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• Jail the messenger
Anna Hazare, a 74-year-old activist fond of calling hunger strikes to demand a tougher fight against pervasive corruption in India, was due to start a big protest in Delhi on August 16th. But at dawn, as he and many thousand supporters prepared to gather at a city park, plain-clothes policemen arrested him and, struggling to get through a dense crowd, took him away. Apparently it was necessary to lock up the pensioner for “preventative custody”: he has been dumped in Tihar jail, Delhi’s main prison, for the next seven days. (Click here to read full story)
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First Published: Thu, Aug 18 2011. 03 48 PM IST
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