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Thursday, 13 October 2011

Prashant Bhushan: Anna Hazare condemns attack, asks for security

RALEGAN SIDDHI (MAHARASHTRA): Anna Hazare Wednesday condemned the attack on his team member and senior lawyer Prashant Bhushan and demanded security for his aides for "some time."

"I condemn the attack in the strongest terms. This is not the way. This is not right. The youths should not take law into their hands," Hazare told reporters here.

He said the youngsters are the hope of this nation.

"They will take care of our country. But the youths should not take law in their hands. I will pray for this. This is not our culture," he added.

He added that as they were "anti-social elements", his team members should be "given security for some time".

Bhushan was bashed up by some youths at his Supreme Court chamber in New Delhi. He blamed the attack, captured by a TV crew, on the rightwing Sri Ram Sene.

Hazare said he was not aware about the reason behind the attack.

Asked whether his team members should be provided security, he said they should be for some time.

"It does not matter if they get security but there should be a change in mindset. This has been proven by the assassination of India Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi," he added.

Then prime minister Indira Gandhi was assassinated by her Sikh guards Oct 31, 1984. Her son Rajiv Gandhi, the seventh prime minister of the country, was killed by a suicide bomber of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) on May 21, 1991.


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