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Monday, June 13, 2011

Save Lokpal Bill: Petition T hrough Avaaz

Posted by: danish Ahmed 3:06 AM


 As most of you would be aware, the ensuing media circus has taken the focus off the developments in the Lokpal drafting committee, the government representatives are now unwilling to bring certain important posts under the purview of the Lokpal. At the same time it has also invited public input though it hasn't been advertised much. Avaaz.Org has started a  campaign asking its mehembers to flood inbox of the members with petitions with strong messages to save the Lokpal bill. All you need to do is visit this site and send the petition, it also allows you to add your opinion and send it to government representatives of of Lokpal bill drafting committee and UPA chief  Sonia Gandhi. 

Following the petition I sent adding a few words of my own (italicized).  If you share a similar sentiment please visit this URL and send the petition.

Posted By danish Ahmed 3:06 AM

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Lokpal Bill And The Ramdev Factor

Posted by: danish Ahmed 1:49 AM

If you like me are wondering what the f..arce is going on in the nation's capital at the moment,I urge you to wind your clock back to exactly two months back. A relatively unknown Gandhian Anna Hazare began his indefinite fast protests against corruption on this date which quickly spiraled into a movement supported by the entire citizenry. Within days the government was forced to accept the reasonable demand and constituted the Lokpal bill drafting committee with civil society representatives as members which was just the beginning of the process not the culmination. Now the government representatives are weakening the bill,insisting that the PM and judiciary be kept out of the purview of the law. The government has asked for public input but before the public were even aware of the development the Ramdev saga began and continues like a roller-coaster ride.

Posted By danish Ahmed 1:49 AM