Hazare wants to continue fast at venue: Bedi

August 17th, 2011 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Social activist Anna Hazare has refused to leave Tihar Jail till he is allowed to hold his planned fast at J.P. Park, according to his close confidante Kiran Bedi.

Speaking to reporters outside Tihar Jail, Bedi said Hazare wants no restrictions on his fast and after his release, plans to go to the venue to continue his fast for a strong Lokpal Bill.

Bedi said Hazare also wants Section 144 - that prohibits the gathering of five or more people - lifted from the venue, located next to Feroze Shah Kotla ground in the heart of the capital.

According to Manish Sisodia, another of Hazare’s close aides, who was with him in jail and released in the evening, the 74-year-old activist is continuing with his fast that he began in the morning. Four others were also released with Sisodia.

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