April 07, 2011

A Fighter announces fast unto death


Anna Hazare has given an ultimatum to the Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh to enact stringent anti-corruption law– the peoples “Jan Lokpal Bill”! Jail to the corrupt must happen! We have been betrayed by those  that are leading us!  



This is a defining moment for India   that can give our children a better future! Let us unite and stand  by him! Thousands will be there to support  him.

   
Will you be there?



Come and stay with Anna at Jantar Mantar for a few days from 5th April.



When & Where?  5th April at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi.



Who is Anna Hazare?  A soldier, lone survivor in his unit in 1965 Indo-Pak war, Anna dedicated his life to the well-being of society. A bachelor, an ascetic, he has no possessions, no bank balance and lives in a temple.



In Maharashtra, Anna has single handedly transformed barren and dry regions  into green and food surplus areas. He has fasted unto death on several earlier occasions.  He forced the Maharashtra government to dismiss the corrupt - 6 ministers and 400 officers.  



Due to his fast, the govt enacted the Maharashtra RTI Act. In 2006, when government of India tried to amend the Central RTI Act, he again went on an indefinite fast and forced the Indian government not to amend RTI Act.



Leaders, organizations and the common  man from across  India will be with him. This is a do or die moment   let us make it happen!



Across India, join Swami Ramdev, Sri Sri Ravishankar, Swami Agnivesh, Arch Bishop of Delhi Vincent Concessao,  Mahmood A Madani, Kiran Bedi, J M Lyngdoh, Shanti Bhushan, Prashant Bhushan, Arvind Kejriwal, Mufti Shamoom Qasmi, Mallika Sarabhai, Arun Bhatia, Sunita Godara, All India Bank Employees  Federation, PAN  IIT Alumni Association, Common Cause and many other prominent organizations and leaders, as India comes out on the streets! 100+ CITIES WILL RALLY BEHIND ANNA!




Annas appeal to the  people:

  • When  I sit on fast from 5 April, I urge my fellow countrymen to join me in fasting for one, two, three or whatever number of days you can comfortably fast. 
  • Along with fast, please pray to God (whoever you believe in) for better and corruption free India.
  • Collective prayers from all the people of India would definitely have a huge impact.
  •  Write an impassioned plea to our Prime Minister that we look upon him to pass “Jan Lokpal Bill”, else we will be compelled not to vote for his party in next elections.
  •  Remain calm and peaceful and develop the courage to go to jail, if required, in this next freedom movement.


   Salient features of Jan Lokpal Bill

Drafted by Justice Santosh Hegde, Prashant Bhushan and Arvind Kejriwal, this Bill has been refined on the basis of feedback received from public on website and after series of public consultations.  It has also been vetted by and is supported  by Shanti Bhushan, J M Lyngdoh, Kiran Bedi, Anna Hazare etc. It was sent to the PM and all CMs on 1st December. However, there is no response.




1. An institution called LOKPAL at the centre and LOKAYUKTA in each state will be   set up



2. Like Supreme  Court and Election Commission, they will be completely independent  of the governments. No minister or bureaucrat  will be able to influence their investigations.



3. Cases against corrupt people will not linger  on for years anymore: Investigations in any case will have to be completed in one year. Trial should be completed in next one year so that the corrupt politician, officer or judge is sent

to jail within two years.



4. The loss that a corrupt person caused to the government will be recovered at the time of conviction.



5. How will it help  a common citizen: If any work of any citizen is not done in prescribed time in any government office, Lokpal will impose financial penalty on guilty officers, which will be given as compensation to the complainant.



6. So, you could approach  Lokpal if your ration card or passport  or voter card is not being made or if police is not registering your case or any other work is not being done in prescribed  time. Lokpal will have to get it done in a months time. You could also report any case of corruption to Lokpal like ration being siphoned  off, poor quality roads been constructed or panchayat funds being siphoned off. Lokpal will have to complete its investigations in a year, trial will be over in next one year and the guilty will go to jail within two years.


7. But won’t the government appoint corrupt and weak people as Lokpal members?  That won’t be possible because its members will be selected by judges, citizens and constitutional authorities and not by politicians, through a completely transparent and participatory process.



8. What if some  officer in Lokpal becomes corrupt? The entire functioning of Lokpal/ Lokayukta  will be completely transparent. Any complaint against any officer of Lokpal shall be investigated and the officer dismissed  within two months.



9. What will happen to existing anti-corruption agencies? CVC, departmental vigilance and anti-corruption branch of CBI will be merged  into Lokpal. Lokpal will have complete powers and machinery to independently investigate and prosecute any officer, judge or politician.



JAN LOKPAL BILL will  act as deterrent and instill fear against corruption (This movement is neither affiliated nor aligned to any political party) To stay updated about movement, either send a missed call at 02261550789 or send us your email  ID.



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(I  received this e mail and thought I should share it with you. We all need to support this. It is what all of us want. )


13 comments:

  1. anna hajare is really doing very well. we are with him.

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  2. Thanks for doing your bit to help the cause. There is a long way ahead.

    Peace!

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  4. @Some unspoken words : what Anna hazare is doing is good, but to make that 100% foolproof is what we have to do.

    @Desi Baba There is indeed a long way ahead, this a start, meybe controversial, but it is, it is now on us how we take it ahead.

    @Lalit: I agree with your post and support it too :)

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  5. @Schizophrenic: it is interesting. From my computer, I cannot see any of my own response to this post of yours. All I see is my blog link:)

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  6. He is a true fighter , and a man with pure soul , his words speaks out for him.

    And this initial victory is of great historic importance as it has paved way for the greater cause and in building a corruption free shining India again .

    Though still a lot need to be done.

    Nice informative post Sneha thanks.

    take care
    hv a nice week ahead

    Cheers
    Vivek

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  7. yeah.. we should stand by him for the sacred cause...:) read mine take on corruption at http://rachitlifestyle.blogspot.com/

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  8. thats a whole lot of stuff there...

    hopefully his fight doesnt go in vain...

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  9. @Lalit: I can see your post :)
    @ Vivek : Thanks!
    @Rachit: you have got a nice blog out there!
    @Deeps : amen!

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  11. I was actually part of the rally at Gateway of India. It was an experience of a lifetime. Changed my perspective on a lot of things. The Jan Lokpal Bill would be a brilliant step forward in eradicating corruption in this country. Here, you can take a look at my post on the same. :)

    http://contradictoryexistence.blogspot.com/2011/04/cities-lit-by-candlelight.html

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  12. you really had the news at that time itself...cool..

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