Anna Hazare's 'maun vrat' enters sixth day, protesting for safety of women
New Delhi : Social activist Anna Hazare, who had once proved his mettle with a strong support of people for his protest against the Jan Lokpal Bill, is now protesting for the safety of women and instant execution of 2012 Delhi Gangrape convicts.
This time he has launched his protest with 'maun vrat', it's been six days he has not spoken a single word.
Except some of the students and locals, none of the political leader or government official has turned up for any kind of assurance so far, said one of his aide. "Even district officials have failed to turn up," he said.
Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut has been quoted saying in a report that the issue for which Anna Hazare is demanding justice comes under the Central Government and for the same he must have executed his exercise in New Delhi, instead of Ralegan Siddhi in Ahmednagar district.
"The issues Anna has raised does not concern state government and therefore state officials must have stayed away. I think he is trying to draw the central government's attention to the issues he has raised. He has also written a letter to the Prime Minister...the Centre should respond," said Raut.
On December 9, Anna had written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inform him that he would observe a "maun vrat" from December 20 to seek speedy justice for the December 2012 gangrape and murder victim and in cases of heinous crimes, and press for safety of women in the country.
Meanwhile, Anna Hazare had also blamed that since the day Narendra Modi became Prime Minister of India he has been ignoring him completely. "I have written 32 letters to him, but he has not bothered to reply," he said.