Friday, April 8, 2011

Anna Hazare...

This is a mail I got right now. And I think it answers every question people have so posted it.

A Mahatma Announces Fast unto Death
Anna Hazare has given an ultimatum to the Prime Minister Dr Manmohan
Singh to enact a stringent anti-corruption law - the people's "Jan
Lokpal Bill"!
Jail to the corrupt a must! We have been betrayed by those that are leading us!
When & Where?
From 5th April at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi
Who is Anna Hazare?
A soldier, lone survivor in his unit in1965 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.
He is a living Mahatma Gandhi!
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 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, AllIndia
Bank Employees Federation, PAN IIT Alumni Association, Common Cause
and many other prominent organizations and leaders participatd as
India comes out on the streets! 100+ CITIES WILL RALLY BEHIND ANNA!
This is a defining moment for India that can give our children a
better future! Let us unite and standby him! Thousands will be there
to support him. Will you be there?
Anna's 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.
If possible, come and stay with Anna at Jantar Mantar for a few days
from April 5th.
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 month's 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
8. What if some officer in Lokpal becomes corrupt? The entire
functioning of Lokpal/Lokayukta will be completely transparent. Any
complaint against any office 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
JAN LOKPAL BILL will act as deterrent and instil fear against corruption
(This movement is neither affiliated nor aligned to any political party)

Sent on my BlackBerry® from Vodafone


  1. I agree with your views and very happy to know that youths are using all kinds of new media in order to make this movement more powerful , this agitation must not stop until the we get the justice and plz keep on agitating and don't lose hope against corruption.Keep yourself blogging and bring awareness among society .

  2. hmm thanks for sharing this....i dont know how many people would be knowing about this lokpal bill but every citizen of this country needs to know this....Anna is doing this for all of us ...he doesn't has any wife or children to support...he is doing this for our future,our lets support this cause....

    Pooja Babe, kudos to you and kind of you for posting this ....