Denouncing the attack on Union agriculture minister Sharad Pawar, Anna Hazare on Thursday said there was no place for violence in a democracy.
He, however, asked the government to take appropriate measures to keep public anger under check.
"There is no place for violence in democracy. I condemn the attack," Hazare told reporters in Ralegan Siddhi.
"However, the government has to think about how to keep the anger of the masses under check. The people are angry. There is corruption and price rise....there is the issue of Jan Lokpal....people are angry over so many things," he said.
When a reporter pointed out that BJP leader Yashwant Sinha had warned of violence if price rise went unchecked, Hazare said,"There should not be violence in a democracy."