Conflict & Justice

Police in India Make Arrests to Halt Anna Hazare Hunger Strike

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Hundreds of Anna Hazare's supporters gathered as he was driven from his home. (Photo: BBC)

India has denied it is stifling democratic protests after police arrested 1,300 people to halt a hunger strike by an anti-corruption activist. Prominent campaigner Anna Hazare was arrested hours before his fast against a proposed new anti-corruption law. India has been embroiled in a series of government corruption scandals and Indians are fed up. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with BBC reporter Sanjoy Majumder in Delhi.

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