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Crowd thinning outside hospital

india Updated: Aug 30, 2011 23:36 IST
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Anna Hazare's supporters, who had gathered outside the hospital where the activist has been admitted, started retreating on Tuesday to ensure peace and comfort for the patients at the facility.

Finally, supporters seem to have got his message. The hospital authorities had been requesting them not to create rush at the entrance as it was disrupting traffic on the road and entry of emergency vehicles into the premises.

The supporters said that they understand their responsibilities and cannot create problems for other patients merely to show their concern for the anti-graft crusader.

Till Monday evening, a huge rush was seen outside the Medanta Hospital. But things changed from Tuesday. Traffic was seen moving smoothly and the supporters were returning from the area. Security personnel, who had been on their toes to manage the crowd till Monday, had an easy day on Tuesday. "Though we are still extra vigilant but things are different. At least people are not trying to barge inside the hospital," said a guard deployed at the entrance.

Mahesh Kumar, 23, one of the supporters of Hazare, was sitting quietly while waiting for Anna to come out after being discharged.

"We know that this is silence zone. We never wanted to create problem for any patient. But may be out of concern we crossed the limits. But now we are waiting for Anna to come out," he said.