Chandigarh: Support to Gandhian Anna Hazare
in his crusade against corruption on Thursday spread across Punjab,
Haryana and their joint capital Chandigarh with people from
different walks of life continuing their demonstrations for
the third consecutive day.
Besides, activists of various political parties,
including BJP, Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) and Shiromani
Akali Dal (SAD) have also been joining the protesters, party
sources said here.
The attendance in teaching institutes, including Panjab
University, Maharishi Dayanand University at Rohtak and
several colleges and schools was also thin across the two
states, faculty sources said.
At most of the roundabouts in Chandigarh, students and
supporters were seen waving tri-colours and chanting patriotic
So far the protests at different places in Punjab, Haryana
and Chandigarh had been peaceful, police said.
"There is a need for a strong Jan Lok Pal bill to tame
corruption in the country," Shammy Chaudhary, a student of
Panjab University, said.
Meanwhile, the chain hunger strike by NGO `India Against
Corruption` at different places in Chandigarh, Punjab and
Haryana continued, NGO`s founder member Davinder Sharma said.
Students of a private SD college in Chandigarh staged a
demonstration at a roundabout in the city.
"The UPA government is corrupt and acted undemocratically
against those who raised concern against corruption," a
student of 12th class, Karanveer Singh, said.
Reports of demonstrations by various organisations,
students and others have been received from most parts of
Punjab and Haryana.
The Khap panchayat (caste council) have also started
relay fast at Jind in Haryana.