10 things to know about Anna Hazare and Lok Pal Bill

1. Who is Anna Hazare?

An ex-army man. Fought 1965 Indo-Pak War

2. What’s so special about him?

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

3. So what?

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. Ok,…?

This guy, Anna Hazare was awarded Padma Bhushan and is a known figure

for his social activities.

5. Really, what is he fighting for?

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 Bil, The Lok Pal Bill (The Citizen Ombudsman

Bill), that will form an autonomous authority who will make

politicians (ministers), beurocrats (IAS/IPS) accountable for their

deeds.

8. 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 thier theft (corruption).

7. 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 government 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%

goverment participation and 50% public participation. Because you cant

trust the government entirely for making such a bill which does not

suit them.

8. Fine, 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. Not like, Bofors scam or Bhopal Gas

Tragedy case, that has been going for last 25 years without any

result.

9. Is he alone? Whoelse is there in the fight with Anna Hazare?

Baba Ramdev, Ex. IPS Kiran Bedi, Social Activist Swami Agnivesh, RTI

activist Arvind Kejriwal and many more.

Prominent personalities like Aamir Khan is supporting his cause.

10. Ok, got it. What can I do?

At least we can spread the message. How?

Putting status message, links, video, changing profile pics.

At least we can support Anna Hazare and the cause for uprooting

corruption from India.

At least we can hope that his Hunger Strike does not go in vain.

At least we can pray for his good health.

2 thoughts on “10 things to know about Anna Hazare and Lok Pal Bill

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  2. manyuabhi

    hello, nice insight on ANNA ji and his values and life. I am truely impressed by this man not for his efforts but for the fact that even at this age he has in him the spirit of “doing it” .
    As far as courruption in the country is, I feel the problem is fairly deep rooted and things wont change by a law or protests. Please read my blog post on the two possible ways we can control corruption if not block it completly

    http://abhijamwal.wordpress.com/

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