09 Apr '11, 7am

Indian activist ends hunger strike: NEW DELHI: A 73-year-old Indian social activist who staged a five-day hunger...

Indian activist ends hunger strike: NEW DELHI: A 73-year-old Indian social activist who staged a five-day hunger...

NEW DELHI: A 73-year-old Indian social activist who staged a five-day hunger strike in protest at corruption ended his fast Saturday after the government agreed to his demands over a new anti-graft bill. Mahatma Gandhi devotee Anna Hazare began a hunger strike in New Delhi on Tuesday, winning wide public support amid rising anger over a slew of corruption scandals that have tainted Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's government. The activist broke his fast with a sip of lemon juice. "Our fight must not end here, we will keep meeting," Hazare said. "The real fight begins now," Hazare said, as thousands of supporters loudly cheered him, shouting "We are with you." Hazare said late Friday that "I feel that all of India has won a victory" after the Congress party-led government announced it would accept his demands. Singh said in a statement Saturday he was "happy that the governm...

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