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Anti-Corruption Campaign in India

Date: 19 Nov 2012

By Sajjad Shaukat:

Although corruption is rampant in many Third World countries, yet it has rapidly increased in India where some families have good standards of living due to corruption, while the majority cannot get two meals a day.In this regard, Indian activist Anna Hazare who incited the country last year with his hunger strikes against corruption, began a new fast on July 29, this year to press demands for a crackdown on official graft. Supporters of Hazares campaign want parliament to strengthen a pending anti-corruption bill and the creation of a powerful ombudsman to probe possible graft allegations against senior politicians, ministers and civil servants including Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Indias government faced fierce criticism by the media and the opposition on December 30, 2011, after it failed to pass anti-corruption bill in the Upper House. In this respect, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee described it as a sad day for democracy. The Indian Express daily reported that the ruling coalition had egg on its face, while the Mail Today indicated that the law was now in cold storage.

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