I Support Anna Hazare

We had a Human chain today from Sarjapur junction to ITPL to express solidarity for the Jan Lokpal Bill from the ‘IT Community’. Im not sure how much of all this bill being passed is actually going to trickle down to lower levels of Goverment Officials – when it comes to Passport offices, Govt offices etc; I dont even want to get into the amount of bribery that happens in BWSSB,BBMP and such offices for really small work! So, will this bill really be helpful to us – we can only hope atleast in the long run – where we have a common body where we can atleast complain and some action will be taken upon our complaints… Hope For the Best.

Yes, most everyone I know are cynics – they did not want to join in the chain and neither did they support the bill! According to them – 1 person not joining in is not going to make a difference! As for me – I believe in ‘Little Drops of Water makes a mighty ocean” – When we crib about nothing being done, sitting inside AC offices and cribbing about the amount of money we had to pay for a passport renewal – why cant we oppose it? Isnt that what all this expressing solidarity all about? when we dont want to even stand in the sun(Its a cloudy day today,by the way) for 1/2 hr how can we expect any changes to happen?

Leaving you with the mail that was sent to us:

See how Lokpal Bill can curb the politicians, Circulate it to create awareness:

Dear All,

Please go through the details carefully & try to be part of this mission against corruption. Things to know about Anna Hazare and Lok pal Bill:

1. Who is Anna Hazare?

An ex-army man(Unmarried). Fought 1965 Indo-Pak War.

2. What’s so special about him?

He built a village Ralegaon Siddhi in Ahamad Nagar district, Maharashtra

3. This village is a self-sustained model village. Energy is produced in the village itself from solar power, biofuel and wind mills. In 1975, it used to be a poverty clad village. Now it is one of the richest village in India. It has become a model for self-sustained, eco-friendly & harmonic village.

4. This guy, Anna Hazare was awarded Padma Bhushan and is a known figure for his social activities.

5. He is supporting a cause, the amendment of a law to curb corruption in India.

6. How that can be possible?

He is advocating for a Bill, The Lok Pal Bill (The Citizen Ombudsman Bill), that will form an autonomous authority who will make politicians (ministers), bureaucrats (IAS/IPS) accountable for their deeds.

7. It’s an entirely new thing right..?

In 1972, the bill was proposed by then Law minister Mr. Shanti Bhushan. Since then it has been neglected by the politicians and some are trying to change the bill to suit their theft(corruption).

8. Oh.. He is going on a hunger strike for that whole thing of passing a Bill ! How can that be possible in such a short span of time? The first thing he is asking for is: the govt should come forward and announce that the bill is going to be passed. Next, they make a joint committee to DRAFT the LOK PAL BILL. 50% government participation and 50% public participation. Bcoz u can’t trust the govt entirely for making such a bill which does not suit them.

9. What will happen when this bill is passed?

A LokPal will be appointed at the centre. He will have an autonomous charge, say like the Election Commission of India. In each and every state, Lokayukta will be appointed. The job is to bring all alleged party to trial in case of corruptions within 1 year. Within 2 years, the guilty will be punished. Pass this on n show ur support..

The Government has put condition to get 25 crore people to support JanLokPal. To give your support call 02261550789 (as given by Kiran Bedi) from your mobile no. Your Call will disconnect after 1 ring and your no registered automatically. You will get an SMS confirming this. Do it along to all your friends. Forward to as many people as you know .. verbally, by mails, by messages. Support Anti-corruption campaign lead by Anna Hazare …

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