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Anti-corruption Indian campaigner finishes fast

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  1. EMT

    EMT JF-Expert Member

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    Indian anti-corruption campaign Anna Hazare has ended a high-profile hunger strike in Delhi after 12 days. He accepted a glass of fruit juice from a five-year-old girl. His move came a day after MPs expressed support for proposed changes to anti-corruption legislation. After nearly nine hours of debate, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee told parliament the "sense of the House" was behind Anna Hazare's key demands: BBC News - Anna Hazare: India campaigner ends hunger strike
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    Honestly this is deeply inspiring ... there are several ways of demanding What is RIGHT and the Ultimate Democracy!

    Just a Q!! Is it possible that HUNGER STIKE will soon be adopted in Tz ... against MAGAMBA and the like ... !!???

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    Nina uhakika hata hilo tutachakachua, mtu atajidai yuko on hunger strike while chinichini anafukia zake swaaafi. You gotta love this country!
    Lakini ukibahatika kusoma kitabu cha James Vernon kinachoitwa Hunger: A modern History utafaidika sana katika kuelewa some history behind hunger strikes as a means of public rebellion.
  5. ubun2

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    What I find astonishing is the fact that the rigid Indian gvt. had to bow to this one man who dared to raise awareness on an issue that has been eating up India, the issue of wild, rampant corruption. I did not think the Indian gvt. esp. the old guard would succumb to this old man's demands. In the beginning the PM was not willing to even have dialogue with this man, and adopted a wait it out approach. However, it was the awareness that this old man raised in the masses that lead to enormous public pressure and the Indian gvt. had no choice but to deal with the issue of corruption which was not even on their priority list. The anti-corruption bill that Anna Hazare and team want to pass has been making the rounds of the Indian Parliament since 40 years. Anna Hazare with his anti-corruption agenda not only awakened the middle class and the masses to the EVIL's of corruption but he also awakened the moral consciousness of the nation. The fight against corruption is not only about the wealth of the people being stolen by only a certain few&mighty but also about raising a moral consciousness of the public. Its about saying NO to the wrongs, its about doing the right thing, its about saying ENOUGH is ENOUGH, I've had it with the exploitation and stealing. Its about JUSTICE.
    Its about what Dr. King said " the moral arc of the universe is long but it bends at the elbow of justice".
    This anti-corruption bill in India was loooooong overdue. In a democracy, the status quo cannot be corruption.
    If one looks at India, sure in the past 10 years the country has achieved alot, they have billionaires like the Reliance industry family on Forbes top ten list but the country's poor are more poorer. The rich got richer, more new elites came up, but life got hard for the middle class and the poor. Daily groceries got more expensive, prices of sugar, onions, fuel etc. went drastically up. Education got more exclusive and expensive, one had to give bribes in order to get a placement in college.
    So in reality the country has not achieved that much. If in a democracy the disparity between the rich and the poor just keeps growing than there is something wrong. It was the right time for Anna Hazare to step in and give this country's rigid power elite a jolt.
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    Subutu! Utajifia mwenyewe au utazuliwa ah si yule chizi/mchochezi/disgruntled element/kibaraka wa ukoloni mambo leo/etc. Our leaders live in state of self denial oblivious to predicaments of mwananchi wa kawaida.