Join Anna Hazare in his fight for New India

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There’s anger. There’s frustration. There’s unrest. And there’s bitterness against the menace called corruption and its perpetrators.

One visit to Jantar Mantar where 72 year old Anna Hazare is holding an indefinite hunger strike along with members of India Against Corruption (IAC) and you will witness the electrifying feeling of what Tahrir Square or our own 1921, 1942, 1947 or 1975 would have been like. Reports suggest that similar is the temperament among people across the country.

Where we failed?

The greatest failure of rule of law in our country has been the fact that people stopped believing that honesty too can be a way of life. Ask anyone and the reply comes, ‘Imaandaari ka zamaana kahan raha saab’. Honesty and simplicity are considered to be qualities of failure. This, despite the fact that most of us are most of the time honest in most of the things we deal with in our life. But the belief that being fair and honest is not an option for survival is the greatest failure Indian psyche ever have had. This defeatist mentality has put us in a situation where we stopped questioning corruption and rather accepted it as inevitable.

Raise Your Banner.

Raise Your Banner. A protester at the Jantar Mantar

First we ignored clerks and then petty officials. Next we tolerated corrupt bureaucrats and then came doctors, teachers and small leaders. Worse, we kept voting for corrupt politicians, or at least didn’t do enough to vote them out. Now, the situation is so terrible that there is not a single institution in this country which can be trusted. The most powerful institutions are full of most corrupt people. The highest judiciary has either not remain untouched. And the overwhelming numbers of corrupt people have made the situation so complex that no one dares to be honest. Right and honest individuals are suppressed, threatened and murdered.

What else anarchy is if not this?

Remember the killing of NHAI whistleblower Satyendra Dubey in 2004 in Gaya. There have been a series of murders after that. The most famous being the killing of IIM-Lucknow alumni and Indian Oil Officer Manjunath Shanmugham who was brutally murdered in 2005 for sealing a corrupt petrol station in UP. This year itself, in yet another brazen act, a day before the Republic Day of our country, Additional District Collector Yashwant Sonawane, 42, a Maharashtra-cadre officer was burnt alive in broad daylight at Manmad in Maharashtra’s Nashik district by the local mafia during raids to uncover the illegal hoarding of kerosene and petrol.

Up Against Corruption. People at the Jantar Mantar.

Up Against Corruption. People at the Jantar Mantar.

We have started ignoring the murder of Right to Information (RTI) activist the way we ignore killing of terrorists and insurgents. Right to Information (RTI) activist Satish Shetty — who exposed many land scams in Maharashtra — was killed on January 12 this year. RTI activist Amit Jethwa was murdered near the Gujarat High Court in Ahmedabad in broad day light on June 26 last year. The Hindu reported in July last year that eight RTI activist have been killed in seven month.

The fortunate development

Fortunately, people are taking note of corruption. As Anna Hazare’s fight enters day 3, the movement is growing wider and broader.

Young marcher gathered for the Candle March at India Gate. Candle March will be taken every eveing from India Gate to Jantar Mantar till the government doesn't meet the demand.

Young marcher gathered for the Candle March at India Gate. Candle March will be taken every eveing from India Gate to Jantar Mantar till the government doesn't meet the demand.

On Wednesday in New Delhi, students from Jamia Millia Islamia joined the protest. Jawahar Lal Nehru University student have already been around from day 1. Aligarh Muslim University students union will join on Thursday.

Reports of students from IITs and IIMs joining the protest across the country has also made into the headlines. Delhi University students are organizing “DU for Hazare on Thursday in Hindu College”. Equally overwhelming has been the participation from private institutions like Amity.

It’s not a student alone movement. Office goers, house wives, rickshaw pullers and school children are making pilgrimage to Anna’s temple at Jantar Mantar every day.

This is your chance

There have been cases of corruption earlier as well but our generation has mostly witnessed cases about corruption alone. For the last three decades corruption has gone from bad to worse. Favouritism, nepotism, and all sorts of immoral policies and isms have become the toast of our daily life. It’s showing no sign of stopping.

The candle marchers at the Jantar Mantar on Day 3

The candle marchers at the Jantar Mantar on Day 3

Our generation has the opportunity to play a decisive role in setting the agenda for the way this country should be run. It’s good that we are finally witnessing a movement where people from all walks of life, including Bollywood, are coming together for a cause beyond religion, region or caste.

Before I conclude

“Ay, fight and you may die, run and you’ll live. At least a while. And dying in your beds many years from now, would you be willing to trade all the days from this day to that for one chance, just one chance to come back here and tell our enemies that they may take our lives, but they’ll never take our freedom.”

Recall the eco of the thunderous dialogues above of William Wallace (Mel Gibson) in ‘Braveheart” in front of the Scott warriors and march against corruption wherever you are.

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  • surender singh yadav


  • Indrajit Kr. Saikia

    I am ready to die to fight against corruption.
    I am with Anna and by any means I want to join and assist this wise cause.

    indrajit Kr. Saikia

  • PK Prasad

    I fully support Anna Hazare and all those involved in the anti curruption activities. He has ignited the anger of common people who are suffering since long because of the rampant corruption and became helpless because of the corrupt politicians, govt agencies, business houses and high ranking officials. It is time that all the poeple join this noble cause and bring out a revolutionary change in the whole system to cleanse them once for all.

  • Archana Gupta

    Dear Anna Hazare,

    Thank you for igniting the flame in the hearts of all the true Indians. The corruption is there for all to see and complain but only you as a true Gandhian has taken the step to clean up our country. Enough is Enough. We Indians bow to you and stand by you in this fight against corruption, to weed out the corrupt and to punish the gulty.

    We will not accept any half measures extended by the Government. In honour of all the honest people who lost their lives in fighting corruption.

    Jai Hind.

  • siri

    Anna we all are with you. Iam very proud to know that atleast one man can fight and die for our nation in these time.

  • Mukeh Jagtap

    I am ready to die to fight against corruption.
    I am with Anna and by any means I want to join and assist this wise cause.
    I fully support Anna Hazare and all those involved in the anti curruption activities. He has ignited the anger of common people who are suffering since long because of the rampant corruption and became helpless because of the corrupt politicians, govt agencies, business houses and high ranking officials. It is time that all the poeple join this noble cause and bring out a revolutionary change in the whole system to cleanse them once for all.

  • Vinod Borse

    After 60 years of freedom half of the country is fighting to get basic needs, only reason is CORRUPTION, don’t support your yourselves support for our future generation which can not survive if it doesn’t stop now.

    I fully support to Anna.

    Beging every indian to support Anna

    Jai Hind


    I fully suppots the movement against corruption and Govt. has to accept the peoples requirement. ultimately they are made by the people.

  • Satish Chandra

    The “Gates Foundation, which has $80 million worth partnership with Bihar government in health sector, has shown its interest in expanding cooperation in agricultural sector too … said a beaming Gates while lavishing praise on chief minister Nitish Kumar sitting beside him” (Times of India, March 27 ’11). Why does BEGGAR Bihar need Gates’ CHARITY? Tamil Nadu gets Indian currency secretly printed in China which is used for numerous freebies to people — from food to houses to mixers to color TVs to lap top computers, etc. — for bribes to A. Raja and many other things because of which the Tamils have been calling Bihar and U.P. backward and stupid. This is what I said in my Press Release dated January 17, 2011:-

    “In my article titled “A Magical Solution to Disaster Relief” I gave the formula: the government should invite any and all individuals and organizations including companies to “Find a need and fill it and be reimbursed at double your cost” — in normal times a 50% profit may be enough incentive — to provide food, shelter. clothing and services to shanty-dwellers and be reimbursed at 50% over their cost; the only condition should be that the goods and services they provide must be ADDITIONAL PRODUCTION and not taken from existing supplies. The shanty-dwellers can also be employed for the production. The government has an unlimited amount of money simply by printing it so long as it is used for PRODUCTION; see my article “How India’s Economy Can Grow 30% Per Year Or More” which can be found by a Google/Yahoo search with the title. The above applies to ALL goods and services to fill ALL societal needs.”

    By suppressing any mention of me in the media via K. Subrahmanyam and C.I.A.-RAW, Tamils have been reaping the benefits of my work while denying them to the stupid North Indians who are full participants in this BEGGARING of India. And how has this BEGGARING of India been done? I have described it many dozens of times in these press releases, such as that dated January 30, 2011 and here it goes once more: “I am India’s expert in strategic defence and the father of India’s strategic program, including the Integrated Guided Missile Development Program. In my blog titled ‘Nuclear Supremacy For India Over U.S.’, which can be found by a Yahoo search with the title, I have described how the C.I.A. keeps India poor, weak and enslaved: “India’s greatest scientist and greatest living Indian publicly tortured in Harvard seminar, systematically and totally starved for up to 3 weeks at a time, made semi-starved and homeless and even blind for years, kept under 24-hour audio and video surveillance as well as surveillance of communications and electrical typewriter and computer use, document creation and photocopying, etc., by satellite for more than past 3 decades, systematically harassed and in poverty and neutralised and robbed of his work at the cost of hundreds of millions of dollars per year, robbed of crores in his money and property in India by C.I.A.-RAW, forced back into exile in the U.S., all with full cooperation and participation of India’s RAW and India’s C.I.A.-RAW-controlled prime ministers, politicians and media — to keep India poor, weak and enslaved” and how this means the nuclear destruction of New Delhi and then the coast-to-coast destruction of the United States.” According to India, five to six nuclear bombs have been prepositioned in various cities/countries such as New Delhi, Washington and New York. Three simultaneous explosions of twenty kiloton each in New Delhi, Washington and New York, with two or three in reserve for destroying additional U. S. cities if there is any retaliation, will end C.I.A.-rule over India. This will enable India to build, within five years, thousands of nuclear-armed missiles capable of reaching the United States and accomplish its coast-to-coast destruction.

    The banning of the book about the homosexuality of M. K. Gandhi — like Nehru a lifelong British agent — who wrote to the white man ‘how completely you have taken possession of my body. It is slavery with a vengeance’ and the media suppression of me and my advocacy of nuclear supremacy for India over the United States both reflect how completely the white man has taken possession of India. It is slavery with a vengeance. In my blog above I have described how this enslavement was done (see ‘Source of Manmohan Singh’s ‘Deep Love’ for Bush’) by the British killing over ten million Indians in just the ten years after 1857. That the behavior of the enemy’s Indian agents is due to the terrorization and subjugation inflicted on India by the white man does not mean such agents don’t have to be eliminated; in war even soldiers who are too terrorized to fight or advance on enemy positions have to be shot on the spot. The nuclear destruction of New Delhi — the seat of C.I.A. rule through its Indian agents — Washington and New York, followed by the coast-to-coast destruction of the United States, will end this slavery.

    Anna Hazare’s fast, sponsored by C.I.A.-RAW, is meant to keep India ‘Gandhian’, divert attention from what is said above by the greatest living Indian and keep India from building thousands of nuclear-armed missiles to destroy the United States to end its slavery.

    This does not mean that Anna Hazare is a C.I.A.-RAW agent. C.I.A.-RAW instigated the fast & the huge groundswell of support for it and pre-arranged the whole thing with the government, the Congress party, etc.

    India is being kept a beggar and slave by suppressing the greatest living Indian and this will not be allowed.

    After my reference to C.I.A.-RAW having instigated the fast, Hazare wrote to Manmohan Singh:
    “1. It is being alleged that I am being instigated by some people to sit on this fast. Dear Manmohan Singh ji, this is an insult to my sense of wisdom and intelligence. I am not a kid that I could be “instigated” into going on an indefinite fast. I am a fiercely independent person. I take advice from many friends and critics, but do what my conscience directs me to do. It is my experience that when cornered, governments resort to such malicious slandering. I am pained that the government, rather than addressing the issue of corruption, is trying to allege conspiracies, when there are none.”

    Since he was responding to what I said, why did he address his response to Manmohan Singh rather than to me? He was observing the C.I.A.-RAW prohibition that there will be no mention of the greatest living Indian in the media. This shows he is indeed a C.I.A.-RAW agent, not their unwitting tool.

    K. Subrahmanyam had staged his fake death right after India said that five to six nuclear bombs have been pre-positioned in various cities/countries. In my blog above I wrote that K. Subrahmanyam may be able to flee to the United States but most of the media people who are participating in these crimes against India and obeying the C.I.A.-RAW prohibition of any mention of the greatest living Indian in the media will not be able to flee. What will be an appropriate punishment for them? Seating each of them on a metal spike (‘Shooli’) in a stadium full of people so the tip of the spike passes right through their bodies and out of their tops.

    Satish Chandra


    I am in Bhopal. My son studies in St. Joseph Co-Ed school. Recently the school celebrated its silver Jubilee on a very grand scale. The school invited a Union minister, few state ministers and some bureaucrat. For this function they collected huge funds from some of the parents of the school having some huge business. They were called on the stage and honoured. Now in the new session the school is charging an additional fee of Rs 500 from each student. How to fight against this corruption when my son is studying in the school.




    This is not merely a hunger strike but in fact a CRUSADE against corruption. People who say it as black mail are not aware of the threat that it poses today. This movement has been initiated in the national interest and not for the interest of any particular individual or group of individual. ANNA has proved that AHIMSA is the most sophisticated weapon to fight any kind of misrule or inactivity.







  • manoharan

    dear annaji,

    u r not alone

    the living legends of patriots and those who have died in the past, buried under this mother land of india , who were massacred in the jalian wala bagh, who followed the ideals of mahatma gandhi and bhagat singh, nethaji are all with u.

    we are ready to overcome the fear of punishment imprisonment and what ever gimmics that these corrupt politicains hitherto doing….

    it is a shame to our nation to have these people as ministers and governers.

  • manoj

    respected anna jee .. i am with u against the corruption .. Indian govt will definitely do as ur choice i am fully supporting u nd and your agitation .. ..i will join ur movement on 16 th aug … ….really u r doing a grat work for india ..

  • Atul

    Here is an appropriate reaction in my support for Anna Hazare-Led-IAC-Movement :-

    “A corrupt government devoid of moral authority is ill equipped to deal rationally with legitimate public anger. By ordering the illegitimate detention of Anna Hazare before he began his fast in support of stronger anti-corruption provisions in the Lokpal Bill and the arrest of a large number of peaceful protesters in the national capital, the United Progressive Alliance government revealed its ugly, repressive face.

    “No representative government in a democracy can deny citizens their fundamental right to dissent and peaceful protest. Insisting on unreasonable, inequitable, and suspiciously contrived conditions that everyone knows the protesters cannot accept is tantamount to denial of the democratic right. Instead of honestly dealing with the issues raised by successive corruption scandals, the UPA government chose to cover up.

    “When that became unsustainable, it resorted to slurs and dirty tricks, and incrementally raised the level of repression to smother voices demanding accountability and corrective institutional measures. It is no wonder that from time to time such a government gets into panic mode, miscalculates, and commits acts that everyone outside the regime recognises as politically stupid.”

    Read the full editorial: Corrupt, repressive, and stupid
    - “The HINDU”

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