AIZAWL, April 8 � Various social organisations in Mizoram came out today in support of social activist Anna Hazare whose indefinite fast in New Delhi for a tough anti-graft law continued for the fourth day.
Prominent citizens and anti-corruption activists here organised a meeting to support the stir against corruption in the State. The activists announced their solidarity with Hazare�s �India Against Corruption� movement and said that they would carry forward the campaign. The meeting also decided to submit copies of the resolution to the President, the Prime Minister, Mizoram Governor, the State Chief Minister and the State Chief Vigilance Officer.
The Society for Social Action president informed that they would stand by Hazare in the fight against corruption. The Federation of Mizoram Trade Union (FOMTU) president, Lalhmingliana Saiawi also demanded that the Jan Lokpal Bill, drafted by former Supreme Court judge Santosh Hegde, lawyer Prashant Bhushan and RTI activist Arvind Kejriwal, be passed by the Cabinet.
The meeting was organised by the anti-corruption watchdog, People�s Right to Information and Development of Mizoram, Society for Social Action and the Federation of Mizoram Trade Union.
Our Shillong correspondent reports: Anna Hazare�s fast unto death has stirred the people here to stand up and fight against corruption.
�We have to join together and fight against corruption in India. The youths have a vital role to play in this movement,� Chandana Dkhar said today during a signature campaign against corruption organised here by Art of Living.
Dkhar, a college lecturer, is among the growing number of young people piqued at the frequent corruption cases surfacing in the country.
People from all walks of life came up and signed on a giant canvas hoisted at the rear gate of the old Assembly building premises at Police Bazar, pledging their support for Anna Hazare and taking a stand against corruption.
�If an old person like Anna Hazare can risk his life for the country, why can�t we young people also share responsibility in this fight,� Mitali Pal, another lecturer said.
In Shillong, there are other protests lined up against corruption to show support to Anna Hazare. The Maitshaprang Movement, the central puja committee, will hold protest rallies in the city tomorrow.
�There is corruption in all walks of live in India. We need to take a stand against it,� Sornali Das, a KG school teacher, said.
SD Bhattacharjee, lawyer, said there is also corruption in the judiciary and such practices must be stopped. �We want an end to corruption,� M Chowdhury, another signatory, stated.