28 Aug '11, 5am

Anti-graft activist Anna Hazare ends 13-day hunger strike after India's govt agrees to consider his demands

Anti-graft activist Anna Hazare ends 13-day hunger strike after India's govt agrees to consider his demands

Indian anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare (above) ended his 13-day hunger strike on Sunday, a day after parliament agreed to consider his demands over proposed legislation. -- PHOTO: AFP NEW DELHI (AFP) - Indian anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare ended his 13-day hunger strike on Sunday, a day after parliament agreed to consider his demands over proposed legislation. Mr Hazare took sips of coconut water mixed with honey on a stage in New Delhi in front of tens of thousands of cheering supporters, before delivering a speech broadcast live on national television. 'This protest has been a lesson for the world,' Mr Hazare told the crowds after his peaceful campaign tapped into massive support among India's urban middle classes and rural poor. 'Today corruption is increasing because power is centralised in the government ministries.' Arvind Kejriwal, a senior organiser of M...

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