Guwahati: All shops and business
establishments here downed their shutters on Tuesday to express
solidarity with social activist Anna Hazare who is observing a
fast demanding a stronger Lokpal bill to curb corruption.
Shops and business establishments were closed in the
commercial hubs of Fancy Bazaar, Paltan Bazaar, Pan Bazaar and
People came out in large numbers to express their support
for Anna, whose fast entered its eighth day today, shouting
The business community also took out a procession in
Fancy Bazaar area of the city to protest government`s "apathy"
on the Jan Lokpal bill.
Meanwhile, the protest at NCP Ground in Dighalipukhuri
under the aegis of India Against Corruption continued for the
eighth day today with prominent intellectuals, social
activists and students participating in the sit-in.