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delhi Updated: Aug 20, 2011 23:44 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times
Jan Lokpal Bill

For those who can’t be at the Ramlila Maidan in person, there is a place where you can join hands with hundreds of fellow fighters against corruption and light a candle in support of Anna Hazare — virtually.

A website,, has been witnessing a steady flow of sign-ups from netizens interested in creating a “human chain”.

The website has a picture of Hazare raising a fist in the air and a large crowd behind him in support with the tagline: “To support a strong Jan Lokpal Bill.”

The website also hosts a link to explain what the Jan Lokpal Bill is.

The human chain concept works through social networking site Facebook, where the website is linked as an application.
So the moment users log in with their facebook IDs and light a virtual candle on the site, it shows the link between friends and common friends on the social network.

One can also connect directly by signing up with their name, email ID and other info. The brainchild of Delhi-based user Rahul Suri, the Facebook application has so far gathered a little under 300 active users. Suri did not respond for a comment despite attempts to reach him. As far as causes go, nmillion has been supporting, or hosting quite a few for sometime.

It started off as a website uniting cricket fans on one platform. Then it propagated an anti-terrorism campaign before joining the cause for Jan Lokpal.