India anti-graft activist urged to end fast

Prime minister calls on Anna Hazare to break hunger strike for new anti-corruption law.

anna hazare in 8th day hunger strike

It has been eight days since Anna Hazare began his fast in protest against corruption in India.

India’s prime minister has asked him to end his fast, as the deadlock continues over Hazare’s proposals for a new anti-graft legislation.

Addressing a crowd of supporters, Hazare said, “I want to make a request to all for you that if by August 30th, this bill is not passed, then rather than sitting here, people in their thousands should go and sit outside the houses of lawmakers.”

Al Jazeera’s correspondent, Prerna Suri, reports from New Dehli.

Source: Al Jazeera