Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Janlokpal Yatra: Citizens all set for Anna's protest on Aug 16
New Delhi, Aug 6 : Girding up their loins for another mass movement against corruption led by Gandhian Anna Hazare from August 16, thousands of citizens are organising Jan Lokpal Yatras across the nation to show their anguish against "anti-people" Ombudsman Bill proposed by the government.
The city's Jantar Mantar will witness hundreds of people assembling together to burn the copies of present version of the Bill, as initiated by Mr Hazare on August 4 when it was tabled in Parliament for discussion.
Similar marches will be held at Lucknow in UP, Raipur in Chhattisgarh, Pune in Maharashtra and Jodhpur in Rajasthan, a statement issued by India Against Corruption, Anna's NGO, said.
A car and bike rally, led by activist Arvind Kejriwal, was also organised today that started from Mewar College in Sector IV of Vasundhara, Ghaziabad and concluded at Vaishali via Indirapuram, Sahibabad, Kaushambi and some parts of Delhi.
In Jamia Nagar, nearly 500 students joined in an event to burn the Bill while in the evening, Nukkad Nataks were organised in Ajmeri Gate and Hauz Qazi chowk area.
Mr Kejriwal appealed to people to take leave for a week and come out on streets in support of the movement from August 16.