Hazare supporters sign memo to PM in blood

Over 800 people, including students, signed in blood a memorandum addressed to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, expressing their support to the movement against corruption led by Anna Hazare.

Updated: Aug 23, 2011, 21:31 PM IST

Ahmedabad: Over 800 people, including
students, signed in blood a memorandum addressed to Prime
Minister Manmohan Singh, expressing their support to the
movement against corruption led by Anna Hazare.

The memorandum prepared by All India Democratic Students
Organisation (AIDSO) was signed by students and others
supporting Hazare`s campaign.

"Over 800 persons including students from the Gujarat
University and other colleges signed the memorandum with their
blood," Bhavik Raja of the AIDSO told mediapersons.
The blood was drawn from thumb of the volunteer using
sterilised needles under supervision of a medical expert, he
said, adding that many have put in their thumb impressions in
blood on the memorandum.

"This is the need of the hour and the youth of the city
are in support of Hazare and want corruption to be eradicated
from the country," Raja said.

He said that the memorandum along with signature of over
800 persons in blood would be sent to the Prime Minister
through registered post tomorrow.
The members and volunteers of AIDSO have been holding
protests and rallies since last eight days ever since Hazare
began his fast demanding passing of the Jan Lokpal Bill in the
parliament.

PTI