Anna aides vow to march to Parliament on Aug 17

Anna Hazare`s aides vowed to take out a protest march to Parliament House from India Gate on Wednesday in defiance of prohibitory orders.

New Delhi: Hours after the detention of Anna
Hazare, his aides on Tuesday vowed to take out a protest march to
Parliament House from India Gate tomorrow in defiance of
prohibitory orders clamped in the high-security area as part
of a country-wide agitation against the police action.

"A protest march will also take place tomorrow from India
Gate to Parliament House," lawyer Prashant Bhushan, a key
member of Hazare`s anti-graft campaign, told reporters here.

He said protests have been planned across the country to
vent their anger "peacefully and in a non-violent" manner
against the detention of Hazare and his supporters.

Alleging that the action against Hazare was taken at the
behest of the central government, Bhushan said, "The decision
to detain Hazare or to deny permission for his protest were
taken by cabinet ministers. It is not the Delhi Police which
is taking these decisions. There is no freedom for Delhi
Police. It has become a puppet, an ornament in the hands of
Central government."

He said students of Delhi University will protest outside
Chhatrasal Stadium, which has been turned into a special jail,
and court arrest while another protest will be organised at
Pragati Maidan from where the activists will take a march to
Jai Prakash Narain Park.

Prohibitory orders have already been imposed in the
localities mentioned by Bhushan.

Taking exception to Hazare being picked up from a flat in
Mayur Vihar, he said it was a "kind of detention under
Maintenance of Internal Security Act (MISA)".


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