We all can do more to stand up and fight against Corruption in our great Country….it is eating away the moral fibre that our nation has been build on
Take this pledge today itself…and try and live upto it..be it not bribing the traffic cop or the ration card official to not bribing bureaucrats and politicians and judiciary for bigger favours
- I shall neither indulge in nor abet in Corruption in anyway nor shall I allow my family to do so
But this is the least we can do….support Anna Hazare and his Satyagraha for a really genuine and effective Jan Lokpal Bill…I urge all of you to support by signing up on awaaz.org
Ofcourse the Politicians and Bureaucrats have drafted a watered down diluted and impotent version of the Lokpal Bill making it just an advisory body….this is scandalous…they are in a sense ensuring they cannot really be pulled up for corruption unless they themselves agree to be investigated and prosecuted !…Lokpal has no suo moto powers….and Anna Hazare has a valid point…”How can corrupt leaders be responsible for drafting the Anti Corruption Lokpal bill in the first place !”
I have already lend my support through awaaz.org and received this email from them
Thank you for standing with Anna Hazare against corruption! Your name has been added.
Avaaz.org is a 7-million-person global campaign network that works to ensure that the views and values of the world’s people shape global decision-making. (“Avaaz” means “voice” or “song” in many languages.) Avaaz members live in every nation of the world; our team is spread across 13 countries on 4 continents and operates in 14 languages. Learn about some of Avaaz’s biggest campaigns here, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.
The more people join this campaign, the more powerful our call will be. Please, spread the word by forwarding the email below and by posting a message on Facebook and Twitter:
Thanks so much,
The Avaaz Team
Here is the original email to forward to your friends:
Dear friends across India,
Right now, Anna Hazare, a 73-year-old Gandhian, sits in the burning sun fasting, and he will stay until death — unless the government agrees to consider a powerful law that could rid Indian politics of the scourge of corruption.
This “Modern Mahatma” is taking the utmost act of courage and determination to push through a bill that would give an independent body the power to punish corruption — even in the Prime Minister’s office. Across the country a movement has exploded, and a media storm of pressure has been sparked that’s engulfing Singh. But dirty politicians are desperately trying to water down or kill the law.
For the first time in forty three years, we have the chance to change the way politics is done. Let’s join together and stand with Anna Hazare to tackle corruption and clean up Indian politics. We have no time to lose — sign the petition to Prime Minister Sing h and send this on to everyone:
Hazare is championing a citizen-developed bill called “Jan” Lokpal that will create an independent body, selected by judges, citizens and constitutional authorities, with enough power to investigate and punish all politicians. No minister or bureaucrat will be able to influence its investigations.
Since 1968, when this bill was first introduced, greedy politicians have thwarted its passing. Now the government is pushing for a watered down Lokpal with no hope of ending fraud, vice and dishonesty — it gives politicians overriding power to decide who will be investigated, and is a complete eyewash.
Pressure is mounting on Prime Minister Singh to endorse the “Jan” Lokpal. Members of the opposition party ha ve begun to make the right noises in support of Anna Hazare. And even the National Advisory Council, a powerful advisory body to Sonia Gandhi have come out in favour of the bill. But corrupt politicians and vested interests are doing all they can to kill it.
Anna Hazare has set the example. But only a national citizens movement can ramp up the pressure to get Singh to endorse “Jan” Lokpal and save Hazare’s life. Sign the petition and forward it to everyone now:
Corruption in politics has become a plague across our country, it is draining our resources and demoralizing our nation. This bill would go a long way to deterring those that steal and undermine the public good. Last year, the Avaaz community in Brazil won an important victory — aga inst the odds millions of people came together and pushed through a historic anti-corruption law. India has a proud history of people power overcoming oppression — today if we all stand with one voice we can fight this corruption that is poisoning our political system.
Saloni, Shibayan, Ricken, Ben and the whole Avaaz team.
India Today, “Lokpal vs Jan Lokpal: A study in contrast”:
The Hindu Business Line, “Anna Hazare on fast-unto-death demanding Jan Lokpal Bill”:
Times of India, “On day Anna Hazar e begins fast, NAC too calls for lokpal debate”:
Tehelka, “Social activists come together to show flaws in Lokpal Bill”:
Anna Hazare’s fast against corruption strikes huge chord