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 isproduced in the village itself from solar power, biofuel and wind mills.
In 1975, it used to be a poverty clad village. Now it is oneof the richest village in India.It has become a model for self-sustained, eco-friendly & harmonicvillage.
This guy, Anna Hazare was awarded Padma Bhushan and is aknown figure for his social activities.
5. Really, what is he fighting for?
He is supporting a cause, the amendment of a law to curbcorruption in India.
6. How that can be possible?
He is advocating for a Bil, The Lok Pal Bill (The CitizenOmbudsman Bill), that will form an autonomous authority who will makepoliticians (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 someare trying to change the bill to suit thier theft (corruption).
7. Oh.. He is going on a hunger strike for that whole thingof 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 shouldcome 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 canttrust 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 anautonomous 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 incase of corruptions within 1 year. Within 2 years, the guilty will be punished.Not like, Bofors scam or BhopalGas Tragedy case, that has been going for last 25 years without any result.
9. Is he alone? Whoelse is there in the fight with AnnaHazare?
Baba Ramdev, Ex. IPS Kiran Bedi, Social Activist SwamiAgnivesh, RTI activist Arvind Kejriwal and many more.
Prominent personalities like Aamir Khan is supporting hiscause.
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 foruprooting corruption from India.
At least we can hope that his Hunger Strike does not go invain.
At least we can pray for his good health.