7th APRIL 2015 - Vol.XXXVIII No.018

National hunger strike?

India has rediscovered the "fast" as a technique of protest or a means to mobilise public opinion.

It was deployed by Mahatma Gandhi as part of his non-violence strategy.

Now, Anna Hazare and Baba Ramdev have undertaken fasts to highlight the cancer of corruption.

I urge India - 1.1 billion people - to go on a hunger strike to protest over corruption and the money stashed abroad by rich politicians and others.

Rajendra K Aneja

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