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Dabbawalas join Anna's protest

Last updated on: August 19, 2011 18:17 IST

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For the first time in their 120-year-old history, Mumbai's famous dabbawalas, who deliver tiffins to over two lakh customers daily, on Friday took a break to support social activist Anna Hazare in his fight against corruption.

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Image: Mumbai's dabbawalas shout slogans as they walk from Churchgate to Azad Maidan in Mumbai in support of Anna Hazare's protest
Photographs: Sahil Salvi
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"We don't have any demands of our own. We are here for Anna," a dabbawala told reporters at Azad Maidan. "Anna ji, we will be with your forever," he said.

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Image: Dabbawalas sing and dance as they protest against corruption
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"In the last 120 years, we have been on the job, come rain or shine. We never stop work. But we decided to back Hazare's agitation as it is for a just cause," said Sopan Mare of the Nutan Mumbai Tiffin Box Suppliers Association.

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Image: A dabbawala protests at Mumbai's Azad maidan
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The 5,000 dabbawalas moved in a procession from Mumbai's Churchgate station to Azad Maidan. Asked if their customers were inconvenienced, Mare said, "They know we are supporting a just cause."


Image: Mumbai's dabbawalas protest against corruption at Azad maidan in Mumbai

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