PUDR condemns Hazare arrest

August 16th, 2011 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Peoples Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR) Tuesday described as “unconstitutional and undemocratic” the arrest of Gandhian activist Anna Hazare.

“PUDR considers the conditions laid down by the government (regarding Hazare’s protest) to be authoritarian. PUDR is concerned that this clampdown on democratic rights represents the shrinking democratic space in the country,” a PUDR statement said.

Hazare was arrested earlier in the day here before he could begin his fast in support of a strong Lokpal bill.

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