18 Aug '11, 9am

'I bribed someone for my mum's death certificate' Indians tell AFP how corruption is part of everyday life. #annahazare

'I bribed someone for my mum's death certificate' Indians tell AFP how corruption is part of everyday life. #annahazare

NEW DELHI: Public disgust with endemic corruption in India has seen huge crowds of people from all walks of life take to the streets of their cities with one message: enough is enough. In scenes not witnessed in the capital for decades, tens of thousands of demonstrators joined a spontaneous rally in New Delhi on Wednesday, venting their anger at a problem that pervades every aspect of their daily lives. Schoolchildren, office workers, retired government officers, army men and even a group of eunuchs all marched in a united call for action that has been promised by successive governments but never realised. Sandhya Yadav, a 54-year-old housewife, attended Wednesday's rally with two of her daughters, one of whom had failed to secure a college place despite a 90 percent exam score because she refused to pay a bribe. "We cannot afford to be mute spectators anymore," Yadav sai...

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