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Indian anti-graft activist agrees protest deal

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Indian anti-graft activist agrees protest deal


Anti-corruption campaigner Anna Hazare has agreed to a police offer that will allow him to publicly fast in New Delhi for 15 days.

Hazare was arrested on Tuesday after calling for tougher laws against corruption, along with over one thousand of his supporters.

His jailing sparked a national outcry. Hazare had vowed to remain in jail until he was allowed to resume his protest.

The 74-year-old activist previously turned down an offer to hold a three-day rally.

He will now stage his fast on the grounds of the Ramlila Maidan from Friday when he is released.

Hazare’s movement has captured the imagination of Indians from all walks of life.

Students, lawyers, executives and workers have taken to the streets of cities, towns and villages across the country.

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