STAND WITH ANNA HAZARE

WE ARE With ANNA HAZARE in his honest & justified protest against corruption. We support the JAN LOKPAL BILL: Civil Society Version put forth by the protestors.

It has come to our notice that a section of the Indian news media in trying to plant uncertainty in public minds by transmitting a story that  the civil society is a “divided lot” about the movement against corruption spearheaded by Anna Hazare. Such stories also propagate a view that the Indian government is likely to make use of such “split”.

The representatives of our association had been monitoring the movement very closely for the last four days, and we wish to mention firmly that such stories of divided opinion or split is baseless, fanciful and based on utter falsehood.

– Prabir Ghosh and all members of Science & Rationalists’ Association of India

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Right now, Anna Hazare, a 73-year-old Gandhian, sits fasting in the burning sun, and he will stay until death — unless the government agrees to consider a powerful law that could rid Indian politics of the scourge of corruption.

This “Modern Mahatma” is taking the utmost act of courage and determination to push through a bill that would give an independent body the power to punish corruption — even in the Prime Minister’s office. Across the country a movement has exploded, driving a media storm of pressure that’s engulfing Singh. But dirty politicians are desperately trying to water down or kill the law.

For the first time in forty three years, we have the chance to change the way politics is done. Let’s join together and stand with Anna Hazare to tackle corruption and clean up Indian politics. We have no time to lose — sign the petition to be delivered directly to Prime Minister Singh and reported to the media, and spread the word to everyone:

Hazare is championing a citizen-developed bill called “Jan” Lokpal that will create an independent body, selected by judges, citizens and constitutional authorities, with enough power to investigate and punish all politicians. No minister or bureaucrat will be able to influence its investigations.

Since 1968, when this bill was first introduced, greedy politicians have thwarted its passing. Now the government is pushing for a watered down Lokpal with no hope of ending fraud, vice and dishonesty — it gives politicians overriding power to decide who will be investigated, and is a complete sellout.

Pressure is mounting on Prime Minister Singh to endorse the “Jan” Lokpal. Members of the opposition party have begun to make the right noises in support of Anna Hazare. And even the National Advisory Council, a powerful advisory body to Sonia Gandhi have come out in favour of the bill. But corrupt politicians and vested interests are doing all they can to kill it.

Anna Hazare has set the example. But only a national citizens movement can ramp up the pressure to get Singh to endorse “Jan” Lokpal and save Hazare’s life.

Corruption in politics has become a plague across our country, it is draining our resources and demoralizing our nation. This bill would go a long way to deterring those that steal and undermine the public good. Last year, the Avaaz community in Brazil won an important victory — against the odds millions of people came together and pushed through a historic anti-corruption law. India has a proud history of people power overcoming oppression — today if we all stand with one voice we can fight this corruption that is poisoning our political system.

Courtesy: Avaaz.org

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12 Responses to “STAND WITH ANNA HAZARE”

  1. Anindyasundar 29 July 2011 at 3:10 PM #

    I am With ANNA HAZARE. We want strong Lokpal.

  2. Dwijapada Bouri 29 July 2011 at 3:34 PM #

    I agree with Anindyasundar

  3. Tintumon 29 July 2011 at 9:48 PM #

    With the revelations coming out of so many SCAMS for the past many months, it is all the more necessary to bring even the P.M , Judiciary and the actions of MPs on the floor of the house under the perview of LOK PAL bill without any exception. It is hoped that better counsel will prevail on our
    leaders at the time of discussion and pass the bill as proposed by the Citizens forum. Then only ours can be called a Democratic Country.

  4. apurba 29 July 2011 at 10:01 PM #

    i am with Anna Hazare

  5. Asok Kumar Das 29 July 2011 at 10:54 PM #

    There is no wrong being a ‘devided lot’. The civil society is always devided. And should be one like that. The society however, is not devided on whether corruption should end, but devided on its strategy.Opinion among wise people regarding the strategy against any social problem must differ. Otherwise the society would have been a cold cluster of thoughtless people devoid of rationality. Please see the examples of a religious community or of nonhuman animals.They sound similarly all over the world. They never split – they follow only. Let opinion of the gentry be devided and split, and let us debate to find the correct strategy to fight corruption.
    From corruption point of view, we may find three kinds of human being in the earth – the corrupt, the waiting to be corrupt and in the last the abnormal. Anna and and members of his small minority tribe are grouped in the last list. Let us take his side, as SRAI does, and fight against the other two.
    Asokdas Charbak
    California, U.S.A.
    asokdas.godless@gmail.com

    P.S. Is Probir Ghosh no longer a member of SRAI? If not, why ,while signing the post, his name has been separated from ‘all the members’ by an ‘and’? My confussion may kindly be dispelled.

  6. A K Bairagi 30 July 2011 at 8:18 PM #

    I am with Anna Hazare, I want to Pm in ‘Lokpal Bill’. I think the poeple who are against Anna Hazare are most correpted like our PM, our MPs, MlAs.

  7. নীল ধ্রুবতারা 30 July 2011 at 11:25 PM #

    I am stand with Anna Hazare.We want Lokpal.

  8. Gablu 31 July 2011 at 7:30 PM #

    We need a strong Lokpal Bill to abolish corruption from our beloved motherland.
    We are with Mr. Anna Hazare, it is truly the 2nd battle for INDIPENDENCE.

  9. Madhusudan Mahato 2 August 2011 at 2:19 PM #

    I with Anna Hazare.

  10. Vijay 16 August 2011 at 9:40 AM #

    I am with Anna Hazare to fight with correption .

    We all together can force government to implement Lokpal bill as directed by Shri Anna

  11. KRS 11 August 2012 at 1:20 AM #

    NOT ONLY ME , AS A GOOD CITIZEN THE WHOLE OF INDIA PUBLIC WILL SUPPORT ANNAJI . HIS REASON FOR AGITATION IS TO CLEN UP THE CURRUPTED LOOTERS OF THE COMMON MAN AND KILL CURRUPTION AND THE CURRUPTED IN INDIA .
    WE AS GOOD INDIAN CITIZENS MUST SUPPORT ANNJI AND HIS CAUSE. JAI ANNAJI , JAI HINDUSTAN .

  12. KRS 11 August 2012 at 1:29 AM #

    LETS ALL SUPPORT ANNAJI AND CLEAN UP OUR COUNTRY OF THE BIG SICKNESS CALLED ” CURRUPTION ” THIS HAS BEEN THE CAUSE FOR ILLEGAL ACTS GOVTS / POLITICAL PARTIES / AND PUBLIC SERVENT , MANY A TIME. THE MAIN CAUSE FOR THE LOSS OF OUR CONTRY’S ECONOMIC CONDITION . TODAY DUE TO CURRUPTION AND THE CURRUPTED , ALL OUR POOR AND EVEN MIDDLECLASS PEOPLE ARE SUFFERING TO MEET ENDS . AS GOOD CITIZENS , IS IT NOT OUR DUTY TO REMOVE THE SICNESS FROM OUR SOCIETY AND OUR COUNTRY .???????
    IT IS SHAME ON OUR CUNTRY AND US , WHEN OTHER COUNTRIES RANK OUR COUNTRY AS CURRUPTED .
    THIS GOVT SEEMS TO BE SUPPORTING CURRUPTION AND I SAY THIS BECAUSE , WE HAVE ALL SEEN HOW RELUCTANT THIS GOVT IS IN INTRODUCING THE STRONG LOK PAL BILL SUGGESTED BY ANNAJI AND HIS TEAM .
    HENCE WE SHOULD ALL JOIN HANDS TO REMOVE NOT ONLY CURRUPTION IN OUR COUNTRY BUT ALSO THE CURRUPTED GOVT.


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