10 things to know about Anna Hazare and Lok Pal Bill

 1. Who is Anna Hazare?
 An ex-army man. Fought 1965 Indo-Pak War
 2. What's so special about him?
 He built a village Ralegaon Siddhi in Ahamad Nagar
district, Maharashtra.
 3. So what?
 This village is a self-sustained model village. Energy is
produced in the village itself from solar power, biofuel
and wind mills.
 In 1975, it used to be a poverty clad village. Now it is
one of the richest village in India. It has become a model
for self-sustained, eco-friendly & harmonic village.
 4. Ok,...?
 This guy, Anna Hazare was awarded Padma Bhushan and is a
known figure for his social activities.
 5. Really, what is he fighting for?
 He is supporting a cause, the amendment of a law to curb
corruption in India.
 6. How that can be possible?
 He is advocating for a Bil, The Lok Pal Bill (The Citizen
Ombudsman Bill), that will form an autonomous authority who
will make politicians (ministers), beurocrats (IAS/IPS)
accountable for their deeds.
 8. It's an entirely new thing right..?
 In 1972, the bill was proposed by then Law minister Mr.
Shanti Bhushan. Since then it has been neglected by the
politicians and some are trying to change the bill to suit
thier theft (corruption).
 7. Oh.. He is going on a hunger strike for that whole
thing of passing a Bill ! How can that be possible in such
a short span of time?
 The first thing he is asking for is: the government
should come forward and announce that the bill is going to
be passed.
 Next, they make a joint committee to DRAFT the LOK PAL
BILL. 50% goverment participation and 50% public
participation. Because you cant trust the government
entirely for making such a bill which does not suit them.
 8. Fine, What will happen when this bill is passed?
 A LokPal will be appointed at the centre. He will have
an autonomous charge, say like the Election Commission of
India. In each and every state, Lokayukta will be
appointed. The job is to bring all alleged party to trial
in case of corruptions within 1 year. Within 2 years, the
guilty will be punished. Not like, Bofors scam or Bhopal
Gas Tragedy case, that has been going for last 25 years
without any result.
 9. Is he alone? Who else is there in the fight with Anna
 Baba Ramdev, Ex. IPS Kiran Bedi, Social Activist Swami
Agnivesh, RTI  activist Arvind Kejriwal and many more.
 Prominent personalities like Aamir Khan is supporting his
 10. Ok, got it. What can I do?
 At least we can sign this petition: http://www.avaaz.org

We can spread the message. How?
 Putting status message, links, video, changing profile
 At least we can support Anna Hazare and the cause for
uprooting corruption from India.
 At least we can hope that his Hunger Strike does not go
in vain.
 At least we can wish for his good health.

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