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Thousands across India march against corruption

Sunday May 01, 2011 08:37:16 PM, IANS

New Delhi: A day before the second meeting of the joint Lokpal Bill drafting committee, thousands of people marched in Delhi and over 20 other major cities in support of social activist Anna Hazare and and his struggle against corruption.

The march here started from Jantar Mantar, where Hazare had sat on his hunger strike, and culminated at the India Gate.

"We are here to support the struggle against corruption and to show that our support has not ended with Anna ji's hunger strike," said Shalini Chopra, a resident of Dilshad Garden area of east Delhi.

Marches and rallies were also taken out in Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Lucknow and other cities, according to activists of NGO India Against Corruption, which had organised the protests.

According to the group, over 32 lakh people across India have so far pledged their support to the anti-corruption movement through SMSes alone.


 

 

 

 

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