Protest held in Jammu in support of Anna
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Last Updated: Sunday, December 11, 2011, 13:56
Jammu: Lambasting the Central government for its failure to bring in a strong Jan Lokpal bill in Parliament, supporters of Anna Hazare on Sunday sat on a dharna and held protest demonstrations here.

Led by the State Coordinator of India Against Corruption (IAC) Ravinder Raina, over 100 supporters converged at Mubarak Mandi historic complex in Jammu city and held protest demonstrations in support of Anna.

They sat on a dharna at the complex shouting slogans like 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' and 'Vande Materam'. Demanding a strong Lokpal bill be passed in Parliament, they backed Hazare's day-long dharna in New Delhi to press for the issue.

"We are on a dharna here to support Anna Hazare's fast at Jantar Mantar in support of the Janlokpal Bill," Raina told reporters here.

"It is our duty to support Anna once again. We fully support the demands of Anna that the lower bureaucracy, higher judiciary, provisions for Citizen's Charter and setting up of Lokayuktas at the state level be brought under the ambit of the Bill", he said.

He said it is clear from the Standing Committee draft that the government is cheating the people. The committee had not included the lower bureaucracy and the CBI in the Lokpal's ambit, he added.

Over 150 supporters under the banner of J-K Peace and Justice organisation took out protest rally in support of the Anna Hazare and held demonstration in Dogra Chowk area of the city.


First Published: Sunday, December 11, 2011, 13:56

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