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Hazare to move Supreme Court against any govt crackdown

Social activist Anna Hazare will be moving Supreme Court on Monday seeking its intervention to prevent the government from suppressing his fast from August 16 as it did in case of Baba Ramdev.

delhi Updated: Jul 17, 2011 22:53 IST
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Social activist Anna Hazare will be moving Supreme Court on Monday seeking its intervention to prevent the government from suppressing his fast from August 16 as it did in case of Baba Ramdev.

Hazare had announced indefinite fast from August 16 at Jantar Mantar in a bid to put pressure on the government to have a strong lokpal to fight corruption.

"Government said we will suppress the agitation of Anna Hazare as had been done in the case of Ramdev. Is this democracy or autocracy? You cannot suppress.... That is why we will go to the Supreme Court tomorrow," Hazare said on Sunday.

Hazare said that the Constitution has given right to every citizen to protest democratically and he will start his indefinite fast from August 16 as announced.

The exercise to work out an agreed draft of the lokpal bill between the government and Hazare-led civil society had ended in failure last month after which Hazare had announced that he will go ahead with his August fast.

Hazare has been demanding that the Prime Minister be brought under the ambit of Lokpal which has been opposed by the government.