Shimla (Apr 8): Several civil society organisations and youth bodies in Himachal Pradesh today expressed solidarity with the movement against corruption launched by Anna Hazare by holding protest marches and by observing hunger strike.
Himalaya Niti Abhiyan activists sat on a one-day dharna and hunger strike at all district headquarters/sub-divisions. A group under the leadership of Kulbhushan Upamanue chairman of HNA, sate on hunger strike in front of the SDM office in Palampur. A group under the leadership of Kesar Singh sat on hunger strike in front of the naib tehsildar office in Balichawaki, Mandi.
YES, a youth orgainisation, held a march in Shimla that starting from Indira Gandhi Sports Complex and ended at the Mahatma Gandhi’s statute on the Ridge where hunger strike was observed.
“We feel that a comprehensive legation should cover all law enforcing agencies, government officials, judiciary, political leadership of any status, but it is also essential that corporate, business houses, contractor, middlemen and social and political organisation also be include in to the ambit of the Lokpal Bill,” said Guman Singh of Himalaya Niti Abhiyan. Aakarshan Chauhan of YES said they would try to mobilize the young brigade in Himachal to take up the cause as a crusade.
On April 9, a group of local activists will be sitting on one-day hunger strike at Kullu. A group will site on hunger strike at Mandi, Una, Amb and many other places as well. “If you feel that corruption is a serious disease in our system then we appeal to all concerned citizens to act according to your own way against corruption and go for some sort of action,” said Kulbhushan Upamanue.