Ahmednagar: A bandh, being observed in the
home district of the anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare, entered
second day on Thursday with thousands of youth participating in the
peaceful protests for strong Lokpal.
Responding to a clarion call given by Hazare who hails
from Ralegan Siddhi village, the educational institutions and
commercial establishments across the district remained closed
for the second consecutive day in the wake of the spontaneous
Thousands of youth today held a protest rally in support
of the 73-year-old Gandhian, who stirred the nation with his
peaceful protest against corruption, in Ahmednagar town.
According to local police, nearly 50,000 youths took to
the streets at 59 locations across the district.
The protesters, comprising lawyers, doctors, students,
housewives and even commercial sex workers, came out in
support of Hazare at various villages and raised