New Delhi: Veteran Gandhian and social activist Anna Hazare will approach the Supreme Court on Monday to ensure that he is allowed to protest August 16.
"The government says Ramdev`s campaign was crushed, in the same way Anna`s agitation will be crushed. Is this a democracy or autocracy? We will go to the Supreme Court Monday," Hazare told reporters yesterday.
Yoga guru Baba Ramdev`s campaign against corruption here was ended with a police crackdown on the night of June 4-5.
"In a democracy every citizen has the constitutional right to protest, so we will sit in protest on Aug 16," Hazare said.
Campaigning for a strong Lokpal bill to check corruption, Hazare fasted for five days in April. The government then set up a panel of five cabinet ministers and the Hazare team to draw up a Lokpal bill.
Although the two sides met more than once, the efforts failed following enormous differences between them.
Hazare then declared he will again fast from August 16 - if a comprehensive legislation was not brought in Parliament before that day.