Team Hazare will move SC against detention

Asks all Indians to strike work om Wednesday in protest


Danish Raza | August 16, 2011

Senior lawyer and Anna Hazare aide Prashant Bhushan and Delhi-based civil society group India Against Corruption (IAC) said that they will move the supreme court against the police detention of 73-year-old lokpal crusader and aides on Tuesday morning.

"The government is trying to crush a peaceful protest," Bhushan said at a press coneference here on Tuesday. Terming the detention "totally undemocratic", Bhushan said that IAC will be filing a petition in the supreme court gainst all the conditions the government has imposed on the protest and its leaders.

"We will not discuss anything on the lokpal bill with the government until it stops deploying police against the people," he added.

IAC has made an appeal to all Indians to strike work on Wednesday in protest of Hazare's and aides' detention. Social activist and Hazare aide Swami Agnivesh said, "We will make sure that the jan lokpal movement and the protest against the arrests spreads like wild fire across the country."

Hazare supporters have planned a protest march from Pragati Maidan to Jai Prakash Narain Park on Tuesday at 4 p.m.

Earlier report:

The Anna Hazare team today said they will approach the supreme court against detention of the Gandhian and his supporters ahead of the proposed indefinite fast, claiming the police action was "totally undemocratic".

"We will move the supreme court," Prashant Bhushan, lawyer and close associate of Hazare, told PTI.

Terming the detentions as "totally undemocratic", the lawyer said the action showed that the government has no regard for fundamental rights of the citizens.

"Time has come to rise up against this government. We appeal to people to protest against the government peacefully," Bhushan said. Bhushan's father and former law minister Shanti Bhushan was also among the detainees.

Police detained Hazare and his close associates -- Arvind Kejriwal, Kiran Bedi and Shanti Bhushan -- after the Gandhian remained adamant on his plans to go ahead with the protest defying prohibitory orders.




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