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Anna Hazare Hunger Strike

Indian Activist Ends Hunger Strike

AP | Posted 12.28.2011 | World

NEW DELHI -- A prominent Indian activist called off his hunger strike Wednesday but said that he would travel the country and campaign against the gov...

India: Activist Declares 3-Day Hunger Strike To Protest Corruption

AP | MUNEEZA NAQVI | Posted 02.25.2012 | World

NEW DELHI — The powerful lower house of India's Parliament passed a contentious anti-corruption bill Tuesday after hours of fierce debate even a...

After 20-Day Silence, Indian Anti-Corruption Activist Vows To Reform Group

AP | MUNEEZA NAQVI | Posted 01.04.2012 | World

NEW DELHI — The charismatic leader of a popular Indian anti-corruption movement ended a 20-day vow of silence Friday with a promise to reform th...

Indian Activist Agrees To End Hunger Strike

AP | MUNEEZA NAQVI | Posted 10.27.2011 | World

NEW DELHI — An Indian reform activist agreed Saturday to end an 11-day hunger strike after Parliament expressed nonbinding support for parts of ...

Indian Prime Minister Urges Activist To End Hunger Strike

AP | By RAVI NESSMAN | Posted 10.25.2011 | World

NEW DELHI -- India's prime minister seized control of a national anti-corruption debate Thursday, calling on Parliament to discuss protesters' reform ...

Indian Activist On Hunger Strike Against Corruption Increasingly Criticized

AP | KATY DAIGLE | Posted 10.22.2011 | World

NEW DELHI — Criticism mounted Monday against an Indian activist's hunger strike, with public figures saying it threatens democracy and verges on...

Invoking Gandhi's Legacy, Indian Anti-Corruption Activist Launches Public Hunger Strike

AP | ASHOK SHARMA | Posted 10.19.2011 | World

NEW DELHI — An activist who has adopted Mohandes K. Gandhi's hunger-strike tactics and galvanized Indians' anger over government scandals led th...

India's Arab Spring?

Mark Juergensmeyer | Posted 10.18.2011 | World
Mark Juergensmeyer

The massive protest movement that has erupted throughout India in sympathy with a fast against political corruption conducted by an elderly social activist has all the earmarks of a new democratic uprising in the subcontinent.

Thousands On The Streets To Support Indian Anti-Corruption Activist

AP | RAVI NESSMAN | Posted 10.18.2011 | World

NEW DELHI — A renowned Indian anti-corruption crusader plans to embark on a 15-day public hunger strike that will pit him and his thousands of s...

Anti-Corruption Hunger Strike Stirs Emotions In India

AP | MUNEEZA NAQVI | Posted 10.17.2011 | World

NEW DELHI (AP) — An activist's threat to fast to death unless the government amends an anti-corruption bill has sparked debate about whether the tra...

Indian Social Activist Starts Hunger Strike To Fight Corruption

AP | KATY DAIGLE | Posted 10.16.2011 | World

NEW DELHI — Police ordered the release of an activist arrested for planning a public hunger strike, but the elderly anti-corruption advocate ref...