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(About the photo- Vivek Umrao Glendenning is talking with the mass for decentralization of powers and economy with the around 100,000 villagers in a mass meeting organized by his organization.)
Just because I had/have different views on Anna Hazare’s media sponsored movement, I was abused by flag-bearers, photo-badge-bearers and email/sms forwarders of Anna Hazare.
I was asked that did I ever do anything for society, I was called as anti-nation and pro-corruption.
Now when Anna has finished his fast, I have few questions in my mind.
I am not very high intellectual also not highly dedicated as the Anna Hazare’s badge/flag/email/sms bearers. Many of the followers of Anna Hazare’s movement are highly dedicated, as they did not stop to take bribes though they were participating in evening candle-marches and marched with the flag of Anna Hazare in favour of Anna Hazare. It was matter of their dedication for anti-corruption movement that they called me many times for hot discussions though they never forgot to take bribes in last 15 days.
Because of their depth of dedication, honesty and objective observation capacity I do believe that they have a tolerance to listen opposite side.
I do not want to say anything for Anna Hazare as an individual, his works in Ralegao and out of Ralegao (if he really did works outside his own native villages except fasts for few days as pressure tactics) and his entire life-span of more than 70 years.
Anna Hazare knows better than I do about his honesty, his commitments, his vision and his interests thus I prefer to leave these matters.
But some important points on Anna’s Jan Lokpal Bill, civilian society and his latest fast, I would like to raise.
Jan Lokpal Bill:
Then who made it and why is it called Jan Lokpal?
How was civil society formed?
How were members of civil society decided? (I do not want to use word ‘selected’)
Anna Hazare’s fast started from 16th of August 2011:
Anna started fast on 16th August demanding PM & Judiciary under Lokpal and enact the Jan Lokpal Bill. However, before leaving Tihar Jail, Anna team had removed demand for Judiciary under Jan Lokpal.
The demands by Anna to end his fast during his fast and the results:
· Anna’s demand that after introducing their bill it should be debated and passed as law was not even given consideration.
I do not know why and what should I celebrate? I cannot understand the meaning of achieved second freedom by Anna Hazare.