A group of 25 non-resident Indians (NRIs) from the Middle East will join Anna Hazare's fast here from Aug 16 to demand the enactment of a strong lokpal bill, a statement said on Saturday.
"We Indians abroad fully back Anna and his team in introducing a strong lokpal bill. Everybody cannot join the fast, so a group of 25 will carry with us the goodwill, emotional support, and spirit of patriotism of all NRIs as we believe that only an effective lokpal bill will lead India in the right direction," KK Sarachandra Bose, an advocate who will lead the delegation of lawyers and activists, said in a statement.
Bose added that many civil and criminal laws in India are outdated.
"Certain British colonial laws such as the Indian Penal Code (IPC) of 1860, Indian Evidence Act of 1872, Indian Contract Act of 1872, Indian Partnership Act of 1932, The Transfer of Property Act of 1882, Indian Court Fees Act of 1870 and Civil Procedure Code of 1908 are all outdated and good only to enslave and loot the innocent Indians," he added.