Anna Hazare begins his token fast at Jantar Mantar

anna hazare fast at jantar mantar 25MarchAnna Hazare has arrived at Jantar Mantar for his token fast which will end at 6pm. He is joined on the stage with family members of whistleblowers, as well Team Anna members Arvind Kejriwal, Shanti Bhushan and Justice Santosh Hegde. The crowd observed two minutes silence for all the whistle blowers who lost their lives while trying to expose corruption.

Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal has begun addressing the crowd at Jantar Mantar. Hitting out at the government for not protecting those who risked their lives to protect corruption Kejriwal said, “Killers of whistleblowers are roaming freely. Jan lokpal could have saved some lives”. The speech was followed by the screening of a 2 minute documentary on slain whistle blowers.

The Uncle of Slain IPS Officer Narendra Kumar, who was also present on the stage, said that Narendra was a patriot and he was murdered because he raised his voice against Corruption.

Referring to slain IPS officer Narendra Kumar, who was killed in Morena district of Madhya Pradesh while intercepting a tractor-trolley carrying illegally-mined stones, Hazare said the government has turned a blind eye to the common man’s fight against corruption.

“Twenty-five people who fought against corruption were murdered. We have been stressing on protection of whistle-blowers through a law but the government is not ready to do it,”  Anna said.

“There will be a bigger, countrywide movement against this. The government has not even investigated into the murder of people who stood against corruption,” he added.