RTI activist Shehla Masood shot dead in broad daylight on way to rally for Anna Hazare

The woman, who was known for her activism to protect wildlife and the environment, had complained about receiving threats from a police officer

"Gandhi: the purpose of civil resistance is provocation. Anna has succeeded in provoking the government and the opposition. Hope he wins us freedom from corruption. Meet at 2pm Boat Club Bhopal." Thus reads the latest note on the Facebook page of Shehla Masood. It was also the last noting by the Bhopal-based activist who was murdered outside her residence in broad daylight on Tuesday.

Ms Masood had just got out of her house to attend the demonstration called to support Anna Hazare when she was shot dead by unidentified attackers.

Shehla Masood, known for her initiatives under the Right to Information (RTI) Act and wildlife activism, had allegedly been harassed and threatened by police officer Pawan Shrivastava and had lodged a complaint, but no action was taken on it.

In a letter dated 19 January 2010, addressed to the director general of police in Madhya Pradesh, Ms Masood wrote, "One and a half year ago, I had filed a complaint against IP officer Pawan Shrivastava for making threatening calls to me while he was on deputation as director cultural department. I had lodged (a complaint) at Maharana Pratap Nagar Police Station in Bhopal. I had also met the then DGP of MP, Mr Puwar, on 27/02/2008. I had provided the evidences, but till now nothing has been done."  

Ms Masood was also involved in issues of good governance, police reforms, the environment, 'Save the Tiger', women's and minority rights, and transparency. She was also active on many blogs where she discussed issues like anti-corruption, women's empowerment and progress. Her recent blog updates on scratchmysoul.com are on corruption.

In her letter to the director general of police, Ms Masood had expressed her fear that Shrivastava being a powerful police officer could implicate her in false cases. Interestingly, the Madhya Pradesh home minister had announced that the state would be the first state to treat all complaints as FIRs. However, "nothing has been done on my complaint," Ms Masood wrote in her letter.

Ms Masood's letter also had a note by the inspector general of police, Bhopal, that "legal action or departmental action may be taken as deemed fit."

Reacting to the news of the killing of Ms Masood, noted environment activist Sumaira Abdul Ali, said, "Activists are murdered every now and then. Despite making repeated assurances nothing has changed. The message is clear that the government doesn't mind such things. Shehla was very active in taking up environment issues, particularly mining, which is very risky and a lot of politicians have vested interests in it. It continues to flourish. It is also very clear that we are not safe."

Describing this as a sad incident, Mumbai-based activist Mukta Shrivastava said, "We don't know who is behind her killing. She was very much part of the anti-corruption movement. Her killing has once again raised the issue of safety of activists. In Maharashtra farmers protesting silently have been killed. It's an emergency-like situation and democracy is at stake. Such acts show the reality of state repression and the sorry state of affairs."

Ms Masood is the latest victim in the list of such attacks that also claimed the lives of whistleblowers and RTI activists Satyendra Dubey, Shanmughan Manjunath and Shashidhar Mishra.

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indudhawan

7 years ago

those who fight will suffer. and one should ready for that.

sanjay

7 years ago

Very shocking news, She is one more victim of RTI activism. In 2010 and 2011 numbers of RTI actvist has been victimised. In gujarat well known RTI activist was shot dead in front of gujarat high court. A powerful BJP MP Dinu Solanki was behind this cowardly act but due to support of ruling party BJP's CM narendra modi, he is still out there.

Angela

7 years ago

shame on police and govt of M.P.All of them should be sentenced to death for not taking any action against the death of an innocent activist.

Pajat

7 years ago

CONGRESS DIRTY TRICKS DEPARTMENT AT BEST

Cong digs Anna Hazare's dirt

http://indiatoday.intoday.in/site/story/...

indudhawan

7 years ago

the murder of sheela masood made me sad and raised the question inside that how long we would be tolerating this. Has govt replied for that? I Was stunned to see masses at tihar .when Rahul gandhi talks about Kalawati congress takes it senstively but Aanna talks about corruption by which crores of kalawati houses situation can imrove . the statement given by cong. spokesperson is derogatory. and that is reply to him by masses participating all over india and tihar jail.

M Suresh

7 years ago

It was very sad to read the news, how long this happens in this country ruled by corrupted people, O God, save this nation!

Pajat

7 years ago

Govt’s dirty tricks dept probes Team Anna record, comes up with zilch

http://www.firstpost.com/politics/govts-...

Abdul Quadir

7 years ago

Very dirty game led by UPA govm.

YASH VERMA

7 years ago

The CM of Madhya Pradesh should hang his head in shame that no action was taken by the DGP on the complaint of Ms Masood and she was murdered in broad day light. This is what happens to activists in India and thats why people shudder to join such movements. Police & admn is all powerful to teach a lesson, particularly to a LADY. Jai Bharat.

V K Bhimaraja

7 years ago

there is no safe for social activist. the govts state or center to protect them

nagesh kini

7 years ago

Shehla the first victim for the cause of India Against Corruption, joins the list of other Whistle blowers and RTI activists.
The Joke Pal Bill contemplates sentences of upto 2 years for them and only 6months for the corrupt.
The Civil Society ought to take up with the Human Rights Commission why her complaint with the name was not acted upon and protection granted. The Police Officer should be issued a notice forthwith.

tarun

7 years ago

shame on this govt who is breeding this type of goons

pavan

7 years ago

very sad state of affairs of current politics

Pajat

7 years ago

Dirty tricks department of Congress led by Sonia/Manmohan Singh at its best

Anna Hazare arrested by Delhi police; revives hunger protest on Lokpal; widespread condemnation of arrest

Gandhian, along with close associates, remanded to judicial custody for seven days. Parliament adjourned after uproar by opposition parties describing police action as undemocratic

New Delhi: True to his word, Anna Hazare today revived his hunger protest for a strong Lokpal, and even the Delhi police detaining him in the early hours of Tuesday did not deter the 73-year-old Gandhian in his non-violent struggle against corruption.

Mr Hazare was picked up by police at about 7.30am from a residence in east Delhi for "intending to defy prohibitory orders". Late afternoon, he was produced before a special executive magistrate. But he refused to sign a personal bond to be allowed to get out on bail and was remanded in judicial custody for seven days.



Within hours of his detention, a spokesperson for Team Anna said that the Gandhian had begun his hunger protest while in police custody and that he was not accepting even water to drink.

The arrest of Mr Hazare and some of his close associates, set off a groundswell of protests across the country and this appeared to be spreading quickly. The arrest was condemned by political parties, the chief ministers of some non-Congress ruled states, non-government organisations and even parliament did not transact any business after an uproar on the issue forced an adjournment for the day.

As protests built up in several cities and towns over the arrest, Prashant Bhushan, one of Mr Hazare's key associates, announced a march from India Gate to Parliament House on Wednesday to protest against the police action, which he described was taken at the behest of some cabinet ministers. "There is no freedom for Delhi police. It has become a puppet, an ornament in the hands of the central government," Mr Bhushan said. "This is a kind of detention under Maintenance of Internal Security Act (MISA)".

Delhi police commissioner BK Gupta said that the police was not keen that Mr Hazare be sent to judicial custody. He said police was prepared to release him on a personal bond if he would have given an undertaking that he would not defy Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code which prohibits the gathering of five or more people and ask his supporters not to do so also.

Mr Hazare is likely to be taken to Tihar jail where he will spend the time in judicial custody. Kiran Bedi, Arvind Kejriwal and Manoj Sisodia, three other leading activists of team Anna, have also been sent to judicial custody on similar grounds.

"This is a return of emergency without official proclamation. What crime did Anna commit? Unless we unite, we will be imposed by a defective Lokpal which protects corruption. We now need solutions not statements of intentions," Kiran Bedi, one of the key associates of Mr Hazare, told the Press Trust of India.

In a message released after his detention, Mr Hazare said this was the beginning of the "second freedom struggle" and he called on people to participate in a "jail bharo" agitation. "My dear countrymen, a second freedom struggle has begun and now I have also been arrested. But will this movement be stopped by my arrest. No, not at all. Don't let it happen," Mr Hazare said.

Opposition parties, peeved over the attitude of the Congress in parliament, said they would meet later today to decide on the course of action. Communist Party of India leader Gurudas Dasgupta said he had proposed a boycott of parliament for three days.

Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Brinda Karat described the arrest as "a strong attack on democratic rights. ... I believe it also reflects the Congress party's refusal to tolerate any movement against corruption. One can ask, why is the Congress leadership taking this decision? Clearly because its own government is steeped in corruption," she said.

Senior Bhartiya Janata Party leader LK Advani said he was not surprised at the detention of Mr Hazare and he charged the government with looking for scapegoats and stopping peaceful protests instead of fighting corruption. "I am not surprised at this development. This is the direction in which this government is moving. Instead of dealing with the problem of corruption and owning responsibility it is trying to find scapegoats and stopping peaceful protests," Mr Advani told the Press Trust of India.

Arun Jaitley, leader of the opposition in the Rajya Sabha, said, "I think it is a very sad day for Indian democracy. You cannot take away the right to protest and the right to dissent... this we have never seen earlier. This is completely unprecedented."

In Patna, Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar described the detention of Mr Hazare and his associates as a "rehearsal of emergency" which people will never tolerate. "It is a murder of democracy... It is also a rehearsal of emergency which people will never tolerate," Mr Kumar told journalists. "It seems that the people sitting in Delhi don't have the realisation of democratic values... It is sheer desperation of those sitting at the Centre." He said the act reflected that "the central government is afraid of the mass support the movement has."

Punjab chief minister Prakash Singh Badal also condemned the arrests saying that "the Congress has panicked over the movement of Anna Hazare as it is Congress leaders who have stashed money abroad. We are with the movement."

In Chandigarh, Ludhiana and some other places, people from all walks of life, including advocates and academicians, took to the streets-despite inclement weather-to join the protest for a strong Lokpal. Among them were activists of the NGOs 'India Against Corruption' and Awaaz who launched a relay hunger strike. Traffic was blocked at several intersections.

In Hyderabad, Telugu Desam Party president N Chandrababu Naidu said, "Prime minister Manmohan Singh should apologise to the nation for having sent Hazare and other social activists, who are fighting against corruption, to Tihar jail. The arrest of Hazare and his team is the height of despotic rule of the Congress-led UPA government at the Centre that is suppressing all civil rights."

In Ranchi, members of the '74 Chetna Manch, a forum of participants of the Jayaprakash Narayan movement, staged a sit-in at Shahid Chowk to demand an 'effective' anti-corruption bill. "Ours is a peaceful show of solidarity to Anna Hazare's movement against corruption. If the Anna team believes that effective Lokpal Bill can curb corruption what is the problem for the Centre to accept it," asked convenor Pramod Mishra.

In Maharashtra, crowds gathered in many cities and towns in response to Mr Hazare's call to court arrest. Thousands poured into south Mumbai's Azad Maidan since early in the morning, in preparation for the 'Jail Bharo' programme.

"Around 50 to 70 people will court arrest every half an hour. We will start from 2pm with women supporters, followed by youth and then the others," said Mayank Gandhi, in-charge of the Mumbai unit of India Against Corruption. Social activist Medha Patkar is co-ordinating the protests in Mumbai.

In Nagpur, a large number of people, including activists Umesh Choube and noted economist Srinivas Khandewale courted arrest in support of the demand for an effective Lokpal. Many people wearing 'Gandhi' caps with slogans 'I am Anna' gathered at the Reserve Bank of India Square, on the busy Nagpur-Jabalpur national highway that runs through the Civil Lines area.

In Pune, protestors gathered at Balgandharva Square from the morning to condemn the police action and his detention in Delhi this morning. They carried placards and shouted slogans in support of a strong Lokpal legislation.

In Nashik, a rally was taken out on the main street in protest against the arrest of Mr Hazare and this culminated in a public meeting in front of the district collectorate. Police resorted to a mild cane-charge to clear the road for traffic. The protestors included several professionals and a large number of women and youth. Protests were also reported from Mr Hazare's native Ahmednagar.

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nagesh kini

6 years ago

The need of the hour is not really the top heavy Lokpal with a new army of at least 55,000 whose incorruptibility cannot be assured. The provisions relating to corruption in IPC,Cr.PC and the PCA need to be implemented with greater vigour without fear or favour. In stead of Lokpal, I suggest amend the RPAct to kick in the Rights to Reject before elections as well as the Right to Recall non-performing elected representatives. This will deliver the message more effectively. Lokpal is farfetched!

Rajkumar Singh

6 years ago

I have a very simple and cheap solution to root out any type of corruption:

If we are against any minister for his misdeeds or not delivering
goods to the satisfaction of the people, who have democratically
elected that minister, the voters should be given the right also to
deselect or reject that minister.

If such a Public Interest Bill is passed, not only the ministers,
but also all the corrupted public servants will be taken to the tasks.

You will feel that by having this strength, you don't require any other
law than the RIGHT to elect and select the candidates for any election
and to make it cheaper, we have to just organise a "Signature Campaign" for it.

No worry for expenses towards re-election and the advantage of having
a disciplined minister who will have to dance to the tunes of the voters.


If they feel that by having a Lokpal Bill, they will be able to take action
against the politicians to root out the corruption, they are wrong, because
if the enforcers of the said bill is not honest in the implementation of the
said bill against those wrongdoers, who are democratically elected by
the people of India, and the same wrongdoers have the constitutional
power to initiate any action against the enforcers of the said bill, who
will then take action against the enforcers of the said bill for not implementing it?

Instead of digging up administrative dirt to look for truth and to ensure
justice through the Right to Information Act for an unending process to
make it more complicated, if those useful times were used for uniting
the public to demand for an easy access to all the information on a
mutually agreed prescribed procedure, we need not have to go through
the analysis of the entrepreneurs, who are the creations of the problems
generated for the people, by the people and of the people!


Will you like it or dislike it?

I will vote for MY POWER.

Rajkumar Singh

6 years ago

I have a very simple and cheap solution to root out any type of corruption:

If we are against any minister for his misdeeds or not delivering
goods to the satisfaction of the people, who have democratically
elected that minister, the voters should be given the right also to
deselect or reject that minister.

If such a Public Interest Bill is passed, not only the ministers,
but also all the corrupted public servants will be taken to the tasks.

You will feel that by having this strength, you don't require any other
law than the RIGHT to elect and select the candidates for any election
and to make it cheaper, we have to just organise a "Signature Campaign" for it.

No worry for expenses towards re-election and the advantage of having
a disciplined minister who will have to dance to the tunes of the voters.


If they feel that by having a Lokpal Bill, they will be able to take action
against the politicians to root out the corruption, they are wrong, because
if the enforcers of the said bill is not honest in the implementation of the
said bill against those wrongdoers, who are democratically elected by
the people of India, and the same wrongdoers have the constitutional
power to initiate any action against the enforcers of the said bill, who
will then take action against the enforcers of the said bill for not implementing it?

Instead of digging up administrative dirt to look for truth and to ensure
justice through the Right to Information Act for an unending process to
make it more complicated, if those useful times were used for uniting
the public to demand for an easy access to all the information on a
mutually agreed prescribed procedure, we need not have to go through
the analysis of the entrepreneurs, who are the creations of the problems
generated for the people, by the people and of the people!


Will you like it or dislike it?

I will vote for MY POWER.

Vaibhav Dhoka

7 years ago

War against corruption has just begun.But this demon of corruption has dripped to micro-level in India.It has become FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT of government machinery i.e babus and their bosses. Whole hearted support from every Indian will not keep this RAKSHAS of CORRUPTION for long.CHEERS for Crusaders and success for movement

Java

7 years ago

If the government appears to be running about like a headless chicken, the reason is because its head is missing, recuperating somewhere. UPA is bent on repeatedly proving my view that our governments are not just corrupt, they are also pathetically incompetent.

REPLY

Sachin Purohit

In Reply to Java 7 years ago

That Italian head also has nothing more than some spaghetti in there. She would have made no difference to the goings on. Lets recall that she and her son always keep away from all this.

Pajat

7 years ago

Govt’s dirty tricks dept probes Team Anna record, comes up with zilch

http://www.firstpost.com/politics/govts-...

YASH VERMA

7 years ago

Sad at the move of the govt to arrest Anna even b4 he did break any rule. "upar se order hai, aap ko arrest karne ka" is what he was told. Rahul Gandhi acted wisely in this episode and saved whatever face this govt is left with. Anna is not moving till he gets permission from Delhi police to continue his anshan at the same venue JP Park. Well done Anna, keep it up. Nation is with you.

Rajesh

7 years ago

Shame on the democracy and the govt.

nagesh kini

7 years ago

The Congress ruckus in the Lok and Rajya Sabha is evident of the contempt that the GOP holds for decency. This is just the reason why the citizens do not trust the Parliament to bring in appropriate laws. The Bill ought to cover EACH, repeat EACH and EVERY Indian, PM, Judiciary, Armed Forces and leave no one. After all the Complaints will anyway be screened before admission.

RSUDHAKAR

7 years ago

Anna hazare shouldnot be arrested. In fact Govt. should support him and Lokpal Bill. Any bill or ammendment in the constituency is not a fancy item. A full proof system is to be devised and implementing mechanism is non inluential by any body. There are many issues are to be addressed like poverty, education(it has become a business), medical, the population explosion which a concern. Un-employment is a burning issue. Dedicated, focussed and goal driven mass scale plans are to be implemented in the direction of upliftment of country. Country interest must be above all. Now time has come to realize and act at right dirction for alround improvement of the society and country. Why so many people are coming in support of Anna hazare, as every body some or other time deceived by the corruption.

REPLY

mina

In Reply to RSUDHAKAR 7 years ago

Each time traffic is disrupted by various rallies organised by political parties, and people caught unawares, does the police resort to preventive detention of politicians ? It is important to join this protest and show solidarity, in whatever manner and form - be it switching off lighs, wearing the Gandhi Anna camp, observing fast and say that I care and will dare any such move which restricts the basic right to protest peacefully. For my own self and for the future of the nextgen which is already supporting Anna for the cause that he has taken up for the sake of a better governance and accountibility.

Anna Hazare arrest: Civil society groups and NGOs rally against the brutal nature of the crackdown

The Gandhian anti-corruption crusader has been arrested and sent to Tihar. A number of concerned citizens have written to us, protesting the draconian action on Team Anna

It was with a sense of disbelief that the nation woke up when news started coming in than the government had made 'pre-emptive' arrests to prevent Team Anna from carrying out its peaceful protest against corruption and the call for a more comprehensive Lokpal Bill.

Here are a few responses that Moneylife has received from various groups of concerned citizens:

1)    Forum for Better Visakha (FBV, a coalition of NGOs and concerned citizens, based in Vishakhapatnam): EAS Sarma, former power secretary, and convener of FBV, wrote to us, condemning the government's "action to trample the Fundamental Rights of Shri Anna Hazare and his team." FBV called it an "onslaught on the civil society and the people of India."
The group's observations are:
 
a)    We are shocked and deeply distressed at the manner in which the government and its minions have trampled on the Fundamental Rights of Shri Anna Hazare and his team. It is nothing but a blatant attempt to shield the corrupt and gag the voice of the people of this country against the scourge of corruption and black money in India. The government's motives are clear.
b)    It is ironic that those who are corrupt among the ruling elite are allowed to move freely on the streets of Delhi and along the corridors of power in the Central Secretariat and elsewhere, whereas Anna Hazare who has spoken out vehemently against corruption should be arrested and put behind bars in Tihar Jail.
c)    When senior persons in authority were prima facie found to have plundered the nation of its natural resources and stashed away their black monies in tax havens all over the world, the same government had treated them with kid gloves and allowed them enough leeway to erase the evidence and cover their tracks.
d)    What all Anna Hazare had said was that the Bill in question should have the necessary strength and ambit to allow Lok Pal to be an effective custodian of the people's resources and their interests. Anna Hazare has not asked the Prime Minister for a lucrative portfolio in his Cabinet, as others did, not grabbed the precious spectrum for personal gains as the Prime Minister's colleagues did, not grabbed prime mineral blocks and valuable public lands non-transparently as some in the government allowed their associates to do and not stayed in five-star hotels as some Union Ministers did. By treating Anna so ham-handedly and in such an insensitive manner, the government has literally brought back memories of the Emergency days of 1975-77.
e)    It is ironic that this should happen soon after the Prime Minister delivered his resounding speech from the ramparts of Red Fort on the 64th Independence Day that he would combat the evil of corruption with all his might.
f)    The public anger against the scams and the scandals that have characterised the government during the last few years is reflected in the demonstrations and dharnas that the people all over the country have organised today to express their solidarity with the national campaign against corruption. On our part, we, the members of FBV too express our support to and solidarity with Anna Hazare's movement against corruption.
g)    The government should know that, while the Parliament is supreme, it is the people of this country in whom the Constitution has vested the ultimate authority to determine the country's future. The people of this country are determined to invoke that authority.
h)    The Constitution has conferred Fundamental Rights on each and every citizen. These include the right to freedom of expression of views. No government can ever suppress that right wantonly.
i)    We appeal to the civil society organisations all over the country to support Anna Hazare, despite differences in perception, if any, as Anna Hazare's struggle against corruption is the people's struggle against the well-entrenched corrupt.
j)    We are confident that Anna Hazare will succeed. We are confident that the people of this country will overcome the insensitive attitude of the government and succeed in setting up a durable institutional structure as the bulwark against corruption.

Moneylife has had more responses coming in from across the country, here's a response we received from OP Monga, trustee of Mumbai-based Forum for Fast Justice, whose two trustees have been arrested in New Delhi: "We hereby inform you that Bhagvanji Raiyani and M Venkatraman, Trustees of Forum for Fast Justice, Mumbai, have been arrested in Delhi along with Shri Anna Hazare at Delhi today morning. They were taken to a stadium which has been converted into a temporary jail by the Delhi Government. They were fasting along with Anna Hazare. They had gone to Delhi to support Mr Hazare.

"The Forum for Fast Justice strongly supports the anti-corruption crusade led by Anna Hazare. We are ready to sacrifice anything for this cause."

In a media release from Hyderabad, Lok Satta party President, Dr Jayaprakash Narayan, said that the detention of Anna Hazare was "senseless."

"Through its reckless and senseless detention of Anna Hazare and team, the Union Government squandered away a precious opportunity to build a national consensus on creating an effective mechanism to curb corruption," Dr Narayan said today.

He said there could be honest and legitimate differences of opinion and approach to the creation of the Lokpal, Lokayukta, and ombudsmen institutions between the Government and civil society. Some of the demands of the civil society on the Lokpal institution may be far-fetched, Dr Narayan said.

In such a situation, the Government is obliged to exercise patience and restraint, explain its viewpoint, and convince the public. Instead, Dr Narayan, said, the Government has resorted to the heinous practice of levelling corruption allegations against Anna Hazare and others fighting against corruption. "The Government's conduct is improper, immoral, immature, and counter productive. If there is any substance in the allegations it is making now, why has it not acted earlier," he asked. Instead of strengthening the Constitutional processes, the Government by its vindictive attitude is alienating people, Dr Narayan said.

He said that the Lokpal Bill has now become Parliament's property and the civil society should recognise that Parliament is an institution elected by people. It is time that all sections including the Government, political parties, civil society, and media mount concerted and authentic efforts to curb corruption, he said.

Dr Narayan regretted that the public debate on the Lokpal Bill has ignored corruption at the State and local Government levels. The Government should strengthen investigating agencies like the CBI (Central Bureau of Information) and the ACB (Anti-Corruption Bureau) and insulate them from political interference by bringing them under the protective umbrella of the Lokpal and Lokayukta.

"The need of the hour is mature negotiations and arriving at a consensus, said Dr Narayan and added there is no place for inflexible views in public debate. He appealed to all sections of society to "protest peacefully against the detention of Anna Hazare and others" without "disrupting people's normal life."

The Lok Satta Party is planning mass dharnas throughout the State on 17th August and demonstrations in association with others on 18th August to protest against the arrest of Anna Hazare and his team.

The National Alliance of People’s Movements (NAPM) has said that the anti-corruption campaign is a struggle for democracy. It also called upon the government to heed this national call, not just for a strong Lokpal Bill, but also for bringing in systemic change against the corrupt, corporatized, communal, consumerist governance and development model. The entity has also called for an unconditional apology to the nation from the Prime Minister and meaningful dialogue with all people’s struggles on the issue of strong anti-corruption legislation and systemic reforms.

All India Bank Employees Association’s (AIBEA) General Secretary Vishwas Utagi said in a statement on Wednesday, “Release Anna Hazare unconditionally. Don’t curb the democratic right to protest. Remove corrupt people from government. All our unions should hold demonstrations in all cities and towns on these demands.”

Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code is invoked depending on the urgency of the situation, so as to act absolutely—and that the emergent situation must be sudden and the consequences grave.

Did Anna Hazare's peaceful movement warrant such a draconian crackdown? We'll keep you posted as and when we get more responses from citizen groups and concerned citizens.

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Binod kumar Singh

7 years ago

MAi abhi news me dekha ki Sri Om Puri Ana Anshan ke waqt apni boli hui do bato ko wapas liya aur mafi manga,afsos mujhe bahut afsos hai,khair koi bat nahi,unki do bato ko ab mai keh raha hu,aur sath hi ye bhi keh raha hu ki bharat sarkar ki 95% M.P. aur MLA chor hai,isliye keh raha hu ki sansad aur rajya sabha me ana ki mang ki charcha karne ke liye samay nahi hai,kintu ek sachi kadua bat bolne par wo desh ki lakho rupee sansad me samay nast karke kharch kar rahe hai,mai phir kehta hu ,ki hamare desh ke 95% chor hai,aur mai agar galat hu mujhe sab saja manjur hai magar shart hai
(1)mai jiske upar dosh laga raha hu wo khud ko nirdosh sabit kare ,ya to mujhe mauka de mai unhe galat sabit karnunga,par sarkari tantra ki sahyogita chahiye

sanjay b pandya

7 years ago

i dont understand aap log media ko yeh batate kyoo nahi k sab se jyada brastachar to govt ke emp mey hi hai aur sarkari kaam kaaj mehi hota hai ,aur m.l.a hi jyada karte hai.yeh bataav media mey taki aam aadami ko jyada samaj aave lok pal bill

DrALSharma

7 years ago

I support Anna ji, I support Jan Lokpal Bill. Because I am an Indian and corruption is the problem faced by me along wid million other Indians.

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