10 things about Anna Hazare


Who is Anna Hazare?
1. Who is Anna Hazare? An ex-army man. Fought 1965 Indo-Pak War

2. What’s so special about him? He built a village Ralegaon Siddhi in Ahamad Nagar district, Maharashtra

3. So what? This village is a self-sustained model village. Energy is produced in …the village itself from solar power, biofuel and wind mills. In 1975, it used to be a poverty clad village. Now it is one of the richest village in India. It has become a model for self-sustained, eco-friendly & harmonic village.

4. Ok,…? This guy, Anna Hazare was awarded Padma Bhushan and is a known figure for his social activities.

5. Really, what is he fighting for? He is supporting a cause, the amendment of a law to curb corruption in India.

6. How that can be possible? He is advocating for a Bil, The Jan Lokpal Bill (The Citizen Ombudsman Bill), that will form an autonomous authority who will make politicians (ministers), beurocrats (IAS/IPS) accountable for their deeds.

7. It’s an entirely new thing right..? In 1972, the bill was proposed by then Law minister Mr. Shanti Bhushan. Since then it has been neglected by the politicians and some are trying to change the bill to suit thier theft (corruption).

8. Oh.. He is going on a hunger strike for that whole thing of passing a Bill ! How can that be possible in such a short span of time? The first thing he is asking for is: the government should come forward and announce that the bill is going to be passed. Next, they make a joint committee to DRAFT the JAN LOKPAL BILL. 50% goverment participation and 50% public participation. Because you cant trust the government entirely for making such a bill which does not suit them.

9. Fine, What will happen when this bill is passed? A LokPal will be appointed at the centre. He will have an autonomous charge, say like the Election Commission of India. In each and every state, Lokayukta will be appointed. The job is to bring all alleged party to trial in case of corruptions within 1 year. Within 2 years, the guilty will be punished. Not like, Bofors scam or Bhopal Gas Tragedy case, that has been going for last 25 years without any result.

10. Is he alone? Whoelse is there in the fight with Anna Hazare? Baba Ramdev, Ex. IPS Kiran Bedi, Social Activist Swami Agnivesh, RTI activist Arvind Kejriwal and many more. Prominent personalities like Aamir Khan is supporting his cause.

11. Ok, got it. What can I do? At least we can spread the message. How? Putting status message, links, video, changing profile pics. At least we can support Anna Hazare and the cause for uprooting corruption from India. At least we can hope that his Hunger Strike does not go in vain. At least we can pray for his good health. Thanks for reading.

Embrace Pressure Governance, not pressure politics.


pressure politics vs pressure governance

Its a hot fuzz now, since the election heat waving on the air and adding a bit cherry to it, popular social activist Anna Hazare has ignited his strike for LokPal, a powerful, apolitical governing body to prevent corruption. There are immense of support and solidarity for his strike, coming from every niche of the society. This is a real good thing for Indian society and politics. Corruption is the deepest rooted cancer in Indian politics.
We have seen so many time, its came into the debates, discussions, so many people tried to stop it, even they proposed new parties, new ideologies ,claiming to prevent corruption, a new political party which is free from corruption, but sadly, they all grown up into politics with corruption.
So its been clearway from past experiences that, not a single party can succeed without corruption, because power always mixed with corruption.

So what is the solution for this? Each time, we ask this each other, then some of us jump for a new party, but the same old sad endings.

We have to propose a new solution, a new scheme. The contemporary schema we are seeing in the political area is the pressure politics. Organized communities and minority communities,cast-oriented communities, etc etc , all of them are using pressure politics. They are pressuring to these political parties according with their demands, which are specifically and precisely form these community interests. Unfortunately, no one cares about the common-man issue, the regular social issues. May be the society is not organized or federalized, thats the reason??

I guess, we can learn some thing from this Anna Hazare strike, we can evolve into some thing new and effective. No party can be clean from corruption. We need a stern,firm apolitical watch dog system for corruption. One of the main reason for this hike of corruption is the lack of precise sentences. Every one think that they can bend the law and violate rules by money, its so far as true also.
Here comes the importance of bills like LokPal, some thing, some legal system, which is powerful, yet apolitical, free from all kind of outside-pressure. This kind of a system or a board or a governing body, whatever we call, it can restrict the rate of corruption. People may not jump into corruption if there is a powerful watch dog. If they know, they will get caught, they will get serious punishments, these rate will down fall so fast.

So its time for pressure-governance. We need more and more influence into the governing system from the public side. We have a very powerful tool already, ie. information law, now we need some more spearhead to our arsenal. LokPal could be the best of them.

So support for this movement, Make this happen, take part more into the governance,contribute,influence into governance, not politics. Let the political parties do their work, but let them know , they are being watched. Thats the only solution for this, the better approach to make things clean and effective..