Friday, August 19, 2011

Jailed activist has become one of the most prominent leaders of a growing anti-corruption movement in India.

Many activists and journalists have termed Hazare's proposed ombudsman as "draconian and overarching" [Reuters]

Anti-corruption campaigner Kisan Baburao, popularly known as Anna Hazare, has emerged as one of the biggest heroes for middle class Indians today. Although he has been involved in anti-graft programmes in his home state of Maharashtra for decades, Hazare was only catapulted to national fame in April, when his highly publicised fast-unto-death galvanised people across the nation on the problem of corruption....

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