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Citizens express support for Anna Hazare

April 7, 2011

Support poured in for anti-graft activist Anna Hazare on the Lokpal Bill on Thursday, who is on a fast until death that has caught the imagination of thousands of citizens fed up with scandals.

Reuters’ Urvashi Sibal and Anurag Kotoky get some views from the venue of Hazare’s protest at the Jantar Mantar in central Delhi.

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A Humble Appeal.

Dear Indian Media,

We Indians sincerely Thank you for providing necessary support to this revolution against corruption. We really do hope that you will keep covering this revolution with same zest and vigor not only till the government agrees to form the committee but beyond that till the bill is actually implemented and we the common people of India are made aware/ learns how to approach Jan Lokpal, how to raise voice against corruption happening around them in their day to day life. At some point in time you might be tempted to give front page coverage to IPL, or something which you might perceive as more sensational in that particular second/hour/day. We hope that you will realize the need and potential of this movement based on not what it is today but what it can bring tomorrow for all of us. You have a role to play and perhaps might be required to keep aside the profit making moves, motives and news for a few days but be rest assured the people of India will definitely reward you for your insights, updates and transparency about this movement against corruption.

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