Civil society activists burn copies of Lokpal Bill

August 4th, 2011 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS  

Ghaziabad, Aug 4 (IANS) Civil society activists burnt copies of the government’s version of the anti-graft Lokpal Bill here after it was introduced in parliament Thursday.

“We are not focusing only on the prime minister’s inclusion in the Lokpal Bill. The bill is against the poor,” civil society representative on the drafting committee Arvind Kejriwal told reporters in this satellite town of the Indian capital.

“We are following the Gandhian way of non-violent protest,” he added.

Another civil society representative and lawyer, Prashant Bhushan said: “We are appealing that this is a symbolic opposition. No violent action should be taken after this protest in any part of the country.”

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