Anna Hazare's Stir Represents Communal Harmony

Faisal Fareed
Daijiworld Media Network - Lucknow

Lucknow, Aug 21: Anna's anti graft stir became a symbol of communal harmony with hindus and muslim brethren joining hands vowing to eradicate corruption from the country on Sunday.

At the Ramlila ground, it is Janmashtmi fervour and Ramdan festivities. With hindus gearing up for celebrating Janmashtmi-the birth of Lord Krishna and muslims observing their fast during Ramdan, the Ramleela ground became an epitome of religious brotherhood. Civil Society member and Team Anna's member Arvind Kejriwal also announced people gathered at the grounds will together break the Ramzan and Janmashtami fasts on Monday.

Several muslim groups from Jamia Nagar, Okhla, Zakir Nagar-the predominantly muslim dominated areas also joined the stir on Sunday at Ramleela grounds. "Corruption does not discriminate between religion and we are also affected by this evil. Our country is suffering due to the menace and we will strive for eradicating it," said Zuhaib Ansari, a protestor from Ghaffar Manzil locality.

Meanwhile, Anna's stir received a shot in arm when country's biggest Islamic seminary, Darul Uloom, Deoband also denounced corruption. Vice-Chancellor (V-C) Maulana Abul Qasim Nomani while talking over phone remarked: "Corruption affects every citizen and it should be eradicated. We are with the issue of removing corrutpion but cannot associated ourselves with the means of protests as dharna and rallies."

On Saturday Anna Hazare's stir at Ramleela ground also witnessed participation by nearly 28 Arjuna Awardees who were personally present to support the Gandhian. Led by 1968 Olympian and Arjuna Awardee Bhim Singh the veteran sportsperson pledged their support to Anna Hazare.


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  • Girishkumar, Dubai

    Sun, Aug 21 2011

    Congratulation to all INDIANS! WELL DONE without violence & with respect to all. This movement will increase Indian youth image & respect all around world. World is watching peaceful INDIANS! Now world will say We proud that u r Indian! All best wishes to The great movement against corruption! Request to all NRI Indians Pls,Write & give your support to nation. JAI HIND!

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