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Nilgiris residents fast to support Anna Hazare

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Emphasize the need to cleanse the system

In one voice: Representatives of various organisations observing a fast in Coonoor on Tuesday. - Photo: Special Arrangement
In one voice: Representatives of various organisations observing a fast in Coonoor on Tuesday. - Photo: Special Arrangement

People from all walks of life who participated in a fast organised under the banner ‘Nilgiris Against Corruption' at Coonoor on Tuesday came down heavily on graft at various levels.

Offering their support to the nation-wide struggle to end corruption initiated by Gandhian Anna Hazare, speakers emphasized the need to cleanse the system before it reached a point of no return.

Listing specific instances, some of them lamented that despite the movement gaining momentum, the style of functioning of some of the government and municipal offices had not changed.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh should not allow some of his cabinet colleagues to continue leading him up the garden path.

The fast was inaugurated by an Octogenerian citizen of Coonoor V.A. Subramanian. The President, Coonoor Merchants Association (CMA), R. Parameswaran presided.

Among those who participated were representatives of various organisations including the Coonoor Citizens Forum, Consumer Protection Council, Human Rights Organisation and the Coonoor Tea Trade Association.

Meanwhile police said that a protest march organised by some of the youth here will be held on Wednesday.

The district INTUC council has also given a call to the people to observe two minutes silence on August 26 at 11a.m. in support of the anti-corruption movement.

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