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From college-goers to cabbies, Anna finds support in one and all

Last updated on: December 11, 2011 16:07 IST

Image: Hundreds of cyclists rallied for Anna Hazare in Mumbai on Sunday
Photographs: Satish Bodas/Rediff.com

As anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare began his day-long fast at Jantar Mantar on Sunday, thousands of his supporters came out on to the streets across the country.

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From college-goers to cabbies, Anna finds support in one and all

Image: A woman taxi driver at the vehicle rally in Mumbai
Photographs: Satish Bodas/Rediff.com

On Sunday morning, around 4,000 Mumbaikars participated in vehicle rally which flagged off from Shivaji Park and ended at Azad Maidan.

From college-goers to cabbies, Anna finds support in one and all

Image: Around 4,000 people participated in the protest
Photographs: Satish Bodas/Rediff.com

From college-goers to cabbies, from toddlers to senior citizens, people from all walks of life and from all age groups, hit the streets shouting slogans and carrying banners supporting Hazare's fight for the Jan Lokpal Bill.

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From college-goers to cabbies, Anna finds support in one and all

Image: Mumbaikars wearing Hazare masks poured in to Shivaji Park
Photographs: Satish Bodas/Rediff.com

Many army personnel, law activists and dabbawallas donning the trademark Gandhian topis walked the distance from Shivaji Park to Azad Maidan and the message to the government was clear: There will not back down till the Jan Lokpal Bill is passed.

From college-goers to cabbies, Anna finds support in one and all

Image: Motorcyclists joined in the rally which snaked through central and south Mumbai
Photographs: Satish Bodas/Rediff.com

Youngsters on their Harley Davidsons and Royal Enfields and a few cyclists joined in carrying the tri-colour as the rally orgainised by the Mumbai chapter of India Against Corruption snaked through BDD Chawl, Worli, Worli Naka, Haji Ali, Tardeo, Nana Chowk, JSS Road, Opera House, Metro before culminating at Azad Maidan. The thousands of Hazare supporters also observed a fast throughout the day.

From college-goers to cabbies, Anna finds support in one and all

Image: A girl holding the national flag and a boy sporting the Gandhian cap in Mumbai
Photographs: Satish Bodas/Rediff.com

Similar protests were seen in various cities across India. Residents of Hazare's village Ralegan-Siddhi supported him with a total shutdown. Around 2000 people gathered near the Padmavati temple and half of the villagers were sitting on a token fast which they will break with Hazare in the evening.

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From college-goers to cabbies, Anna finds support in one and all


Photographs: Satish Bodas/Rediff.com

The Hazare movement has got a unique kind of support in Bulandshahr, with people expressing their feelings against politicians through currency notes.

For past few days, notes of the denominations of Rs 10, 20 and 50 carrying stamped hate messages against politicians on their blank spaces are in wide circulation across various commercial establishments in the region.

From college-goers to cabbies, Anna finds support in one and all

Image: A Hazare supporter at the Mumbai rally
Photographs: Satish Bodas/Rediff.com
Lambasting the Central government for its failure to bring in a strong Jan Lokpal bill in Parliament, supporters of Hazare sat on a dharna and held protest demonstrations in Jammu.

Led by the State Coordinator of India Against Corruption Ravinder Raina, over 100 supporters converged at Mubarak Mandi historic complex in Jammu city and held protest demonstrations in support of Hazare.

From college-goers to cabbies, Anna finds support in one and all

Image: Many of Hazare's supporters observed a day-long fast on Sunday
Photographs: Satish Bodas/Rediff.com
They sat on a dharna at the complex shouting slogans like 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' and 'Vande Materam'. Demanding a strong Lokpal bill be passed in Parliament, they backed Hazare's day-long dharna in New Delhi to press for the issue. "We are on a dharna here to support Anna Hazare's fast at Jantar Mantar in support of the Janlokpal Bill," Raina told the media.

With inputs from PTI

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