Conflict & Justice

Anti-Corruption Protest In India Grows


India anti-corruption protest (flickr image: Pushkar V)

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has told parliament that the hunger strike by anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare is "totally misconceived". He said the 74-year-old was trying to circumvent democracy by demanding the overhaul of an anti-corruption bill. Hazare spent the night inside Tihar jail in Delhi after rejecting an offer by the authorities to release him. He has said he will remain there unless he can resume the public protest stopped by his arrest on Tuesday. Protests backing his campaign have been gathering momentum across the country. Lisa Mullins will get the latest from the BBC's Rahul Tandon in today's broadcast.

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Rahul Tandon spoke with some of the people protesting in support of Hazare: