Candle light vigils, protests held in Jammu for Hazare
Unwavering supporters of anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare on Wednesday held demonstrations here and took out protest rallies against the Centre for arresting the Gandhian.Updated: Aug 17, 2011 15:22 IST
Unwavering supporters of anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare on Wednesday held demonstrations here and took out protest rallies against the Centre for arresting the Gandhian.
The city had witnessed candle light vigils in various parts last night.
Hundreds of demonstrators converged on Jammu-Pathankote highway at Traro area in the district and took out a protest rally. The rally, however, caused inconvenience to the commuters.
They raised slogans against the Centre and demanded immediate and unconditional release of Hazare.
Chanting slogans like 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' and 'Vande Mataram', the protesters flayed the government for shielding the corrupt by preparing a weak Lokpal bill.
"We will continue our protests till Anna is released and is allowed to carry out his fight against corruption," Anna's supporter Devinder Singh said.
Students bunked classes and staged demonstrations in front of GGM science college in support of Anna demanding his immediate release.
"We want Anna out of Tihar jail now. We want him to continue his war against corruption and ensure that Jan Lokpal bill is passed... Students are with them in his struggle", a college student Sunita Sharma said.
First Published: Aug 17, 2011 15:20 IST