Auto drivers’ to march in support of Anna

August 17th, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Autorickshaw drivers in the capital will march here Wednesday to voice their support for Gandhian activist Anna Hazare.

“We will stage a march from India Gate to Parliament House at 4 p.m.,” Rakesh Agarwal, secretary of Nyayabhoomi, an NGO associated with auto unions, told IANS.

The NGO, which has over 10,000 registered autorickshaw drivers, had Tuesday decided to go on a strike.

“We called off the strike last night because the situation was such that we thought Anna will be released. However, as the situation still remains the same, we will meet around 11 a.m. and take a decision about the strike,” added Agarwal.

Hazare, 74, was jailed here Tuesday ahead of his fast for an effective anti-corruption law. The Delhi Police action led to protests across the country. The government changed its mind later in the evening and released Hazare but he refused to come out until he was allowed to carry on his hunger strike without any conditions.

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