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Anna Hazare denied permission for fast at Jantar Mantar

Jun 7, 2011

Veteran Gandhian Anna Hazare
has been denied the permission for a one-
day fast at the Janatar Mantar, which comes
under the New Delhi district of the national
capital. Hazare had applied for permission to
hold a fast on June 8 but the Government is
in no mood to relent.
As Section 144 (unlawful assembly) of the
Criminal Procedure Code is in force in the
New Delhi district so the permission has not
been granted.
The Government is also unlikely to start any
negotiations with Hazare or Baba Ramdev
and is of the view that governance has a
procedure and law making is its
prerogative.
Shanti Bhushan on Tuesday morning had
sent a notice to the Delhi police on behalf of
Anna Hazare saying that they had given a
call to the public for a day long fast at Jantar
Mantar on June 8.
Social activists Aanna Hazare, Kiran Bedi,
Prashant Bhushan, Shanti Bhushan and
Arvind Kejriwal met on Tuesday to discuss
the future course of action in regard to the
proposed June 8 protest fast and the Lokpal
bill.
Arvind Kejriwal said that protest called for by
Hazare would be held even if it meant
courting arrest.
"We will go ahead with our plan to protest
at Jantar Mantar tomorrow. Section 144
seems to be arbitrary, if there is a real law
and order problem, then let the government
tell us. We are also not irresponsible. The
government seems to believe that it has a
right to be corrupt and who ever raises
their voice against corruption, they impose
section 144. If the police stops us, we will
court arrest," said Kejriwal.