Indian diaspora to fast in US to root out corruption in India
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Last Updated: Wednesday, May 04, 2011, 14:17
  
New York: Two organisations representing people of Indian-origin here are planning to launch a mass movement and fast to awaken the consciousness of Indian diaspora against the "massive corruption" in their homeland.

The Friends of India Society of International (FISI) and Bharat Swahiman Overseas (BSO) are planning to launch a mass movement and fast to awaken the consciousness of overseas Indians against the massive corruption, according to Bhishma Kumar Agnihotri, former Ambassador-at-Large of India.

He said FISI would bring together friends of India worldwide in order to safeguard the India and people of Indian origin living outside India.

BSO is inspired by the Bharat Swabhiman movement of Baba Ramdev.

To start with, the organisations are planning a public fasting on June 4 across the US similar to the one planned in India.

Fasting at least one day is part of the programme.

PTI


First Published: Wednesday, May 04, 2011, 14:17


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