Old Age Home Essay

Topics: Ralegan Siddhi, Anna Hazare, Protest Pages: 3 (866 words) Published: October 7, 2011
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ANNA HAZARE

Born| Kisan Hazare
15 June 1937 (age 74)
Bhingar, Bombay Province,British India|
Nationality| Indian|
Other names| Kisan Baburao Hazare|
Known for| Indian anti-corruption movement, Watershed development programmes,Right to Information| Influenced by| Mahatma Gandhi, Swami Vivekananda|
Political movement| Indian anti-corruption movement, Peace movement| Religion| Hinduism|
Spouse| Never Married|
Parents| Laxmibai Hazare
Baburao Hazare|
Awards| Padma Shri (1990)
Padma Bhushan (1992)|

Anti-corruption protests in Maharashtra
Anna Hazare listening to the problems of people at Nanded, Maharashtra. In 1991 Hazare launched the Bhrashtachar Virodhi Jan Aandolan (BVJA) (People's Movement against Corruption), a popular movement to fight against corruption[30] in Ralegaon Siddhi. In the same year he protested against the collusion between 40 forest officials and timber merchants. This protest resulted in the transfer and suspension of these officials.[31] In May 1997 Hazare protested against alleged malpractices in the purchase of powerlooms by the Vasantrao Naik Bhathya Vimukt Jhtra Governor P. C. Alexander.[32] On 4 November 1997 Gholap filed a defamation suit against Hazare for accusing him of corruption. He was arrested in April 1998 and was released on a personal bond of 5,000 (US$110).[33] On 9 September 1998 Hazare was imprisoned in the Yerawada Jail to serve a three-month sentence mandated by the Mumbai Metropolitan Court.[14][34] The sentencing caused leaders of all political parties except the BJP and the Shiv Sena came in support of him. [35] Later, due to public protests, the Government of Maharashtra ordered his release from the jail. After release, Hazare wrote a letter to then chief minister Manohar Joshi demanding Gholap's removal for his role in alleged malpractices in the Awami Merchant Bank.[36] Gholap resigned from the cabinet on 27 April 1999....
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