Anna writes to PM complaining of Delhi Police restrictions

August 13th, 2011 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS  

Manmohan Singh New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Unhappy over restrictions put by Delhi Police, social activist Anna Hazare Saturday wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh complaining that the order restricting his fast to three days was a violation of fundamental rights.

Hazare, in a two-page letter, said the constitution allows every citizen to hold peaceful protest and stopping them is violation of their fundamental rights.

“I am writing to you with a hope that you will protect our fundamental right. It is your duty to protect the democracy and constitution and I am hopeful that you will take some action regarding this,” Hazare said.

Anna’s letter further said that freedom fighters fought for these very rights and it was so ironical that ahead of Independence Day, these rights were being violated.

The Delhi Police in its order Friday night asked the Anna Hazare team to give an undertaking that it will end its protest fast at a park in central Delhi in three days.

“First we were told that we cannot protest at Jantar Mantar as this will not leave any space for other protestors and we agreed to it. Then we suggested four new places and Delhi Police rejected them without any reasons,” he said.

“Then we were told to hold protest at J.P. Park and we agreed. Now we are being told that we can protest only for three days. This is unconstitutional and undemocratic,” he added.

Anna will sit on indefinite hunger strike from Aug 16 against the government Lokpal bill.

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