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Anna Hazare calls off fast on RTI amendment

india Updated: Aug 20, 2006 00:12 IST
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Social activist Anna Hazare on Saturday called off his 11-day-old hunger strike following the Centre's decision not to go ahead with a move to amend the Right To Information Act.

Hazare, 68, who began his fast on August 9 at this town, 30 km from Pune, was offered a glass of juice by Prithviraj Chavan, Union Minister of State in the PMO.

The activist, who had started the hunger strike to oppose proposed amendments that would have diluted the law, has asserted he would not end the fast till the central government dropped its plan.

A large number of people visited the anti-corruption crusader during the fast. He lost four kilos and his blood pressure was fluctuating, his aides said.

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