Team Hazare to move SC against detentions

The Anna Hazare team today said they will approach the Supreme Court against detention of the Gandhian and his supporters ahead of the proposed indefinite fast, claiming the police action was "totally undemocratic".

Last Updated: Aug 16, 2011, 10:35 AM IST

New Delhi: The Anna Hazare team today said
they will approach the Supreme Court against detention of the
Gandhian and his supporters ahead of the proposed indefinite
fast, claiming the police action was "totally undemocratic".

"We will move the Supreme Court," Prashant Bhushan,
lawyer and close associate of Hazare, said.

Terming the detentions as "totally undemocratic", the
lawyer said the action showed that the government has no
regard for fundamental rights of the citizens.

"Time has come to rise up against this government. We
appeal to people to protest against the government
peacefully," Bhushan said. Bhushan`s father and former Law
Minister Shanti Bhushan was also among the detainees.

Police detained Hazare and his close associates -- Arvind
Kejriwal, Kiran Bedi and Shanti Bhushan -- after the Gandhian
remained adamant on his plans to go ahead with the protest
defying prohibitory orders.

PTI