Protesters take out semi nude march against inflation in New Delhi

August 7th, 2008 - 8:29 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, August 7 (ANI): A group of protesters took out a semi nude march here today to demonstrate against the rising prices of basic commodities.

Activists of Indian Justice Party marched on Delhi roads wearing neckties over underpants, which were covered with plant leaves, and took out a demonstration against the United Progressive Alliance (UPA)-led central government for failing to curb inflation.

The protesters lamented the alleged apathy on the part of the central government in failing to control the rising prices of basic commodities making it difficult for people to make the ends meet.

The protest is against the price hike. It is getting difficult for people to survive in this country in the wake of inflation. The government is not concerned are not worried about the woes of the common man, said Ram Kishan Saini, a protester.

Inflation rate, is ruling at a 13-year high, just below 12 per cent in the country.

Last week, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) raised its short-term lending rate by half a percentage point to nine per cent, citing inflation concerns. (ANI)

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