War on graft: hunger strike hero hailed

2011-08-19 00:00

A supporter of anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare displays his handcuffed hands in front of a portrait of Hazare during a protest against corruption in Hyderabad, India, yesterday. Hazare struck a deal with police to hold a 15-day public hunger strike against graft, ending a bizarre standoff at a New Delhi prison in which the activist turned his brief detention into a sit-in protest. Hazare’s stand has hit a chord with Indians fed up with rampant corruption. Tens of thousands of demonstrators marched through cities across the country to show their support for his demand to strengthen a reform bill.

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