Netizens root for Hazare

Press Trust of India New Delhi | Updated on March 12, 2018 Published on August 16, 2011

Netizens, including Bollywood stars, poets and writers flooded the social networking sites with messages extending support to Anna Hazare following his arrest on Tuesday.

Criticising the arrest of Mr Hazare and his associates, the ‘Ttwitterati' and Facebook followers and bloggers broadly felt that the government will have to pay a “heavy price” for not allowing citizens to protest which is a “democratic right.”

“Arresting Anna n team is deplorable. The Govt has pushed itself into a sorry situation from which it will find difficult to extricate itself,” renowned Bollywood actress and activist Shabana Azmi tweeted.

“We condemn the arrest of Anna Hazare and his team and the ban on the proposed fast. Right to protest peacefully is a democratic right,” she wrote.

Film producer Shekhar Kapoor said, “Arresting Anna Hazare will provoke sporadic violence bec (because) he will not b able 2 control it frm prison.”

“Corruption hurt UPA. Arrogance will kill it,” said author Chetan Bhagat.

Film maker Pritish Nandy condemned the police action and said, “This Govt cannot stop corruption, inflation, terrorism. It can only stop the protest of its own citizens.”

Published on August 16, 2011
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