Friday, August 12, 2011

Turn off the lights: Team Anna

New Delhi, Aug 11: Gandhian Anna Hazare and his team has appealed to citizens to turn off the lights for an hour on August 15 in the run up to his indefinite hunger strike from the next day.

"Anna Hazare will appeal to the nation on August 15 at 1900 hrs to join the hunger strike for the sake of the country. In addition, he would request everyone to turn out their lights between 2000 hrs to 2100 hrs," activist Arvind Kejriwal told newspersons here.

He added that during that one hour of darkness, they should light a 'diya' (an earthen lamp) "which will signify a ray of hope to remove illiteracy, hunger and corruption from this country".

Mr Hazare will go on fast from August 16 at Jaiprakash Narayan park adjacent to the Firoz Shah Kotla Ground in the capital for the Lokpal Bill issue.

Mr Kejriwal advised people to have a non-violent protest. "We appeal that no one should resort to violent means and people should not be adversely affected. We have come to know that some mischief mongers may enter the peaceful protests across the country and try to resort to violence," he said.

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