Anna Hazare – Good or Bad?

Posted on August 25, 2011


These days, Anna Hazare has risen to the rank of a hero in India. Most of the Indians have been calling him the second Mahatma Gandhi; without, of course, the awesome moustache and the John Lennon specs. However, there are some people like Justin Bieber who say that Anna is a bad guy. Whether Anna Hazare is good or bad; boon or bane; Lionel Messi or Emile Heskey; that’s what we’re going to find out.



Even Mr. Owl doesn’t know whether
Anna’s ideas are good or bad.
First of all, let’s see the views of different persons on Anna :-
“There are lies, damned lies; and Anna Hazare.” – The Indian National Congress

“Anna, we are with you!” – People who attend Anna’s speeches

“Well, if he’s a hero, I gotta meet him.” – Superman

“When everything’s meant to be broken,
He just wants you to know who he is.” – The Goo Goo Dolls

“I don’t know why people are making such a big fuss out of it. For heaven’s sake, the guy’s just fasting during the month of Ramzan.” – Professor Oak

As you can see; different people, different views. Now for the details of Anna.
Anna Hazare was born on 15 June 1937, and he’s older than your mom/mum/momma/mommy/mumma etc. Originally named Kisan Baburao Hazare, he was nicknamed ‘Anna’ after the currency that was used back in those days.
Anna attended his village school, where he was the local Beyblade champ. His life was all fun and games until seventh grade, when his trusty Beyblade Metal Draciel was broken in a battle. His opponent had used a Dragoon, and Anna accused him of calling upon the Ancient Spirit inside the blade to win the battle. Crying, Anna left the battlefield, calling his opponent “corrupt”.
Later that night, Anna decided that he wouldn’t tolerate corruption anymore. People were cheating, depravity was occurring more frequently, and even the data on hard disks was getting corrupted. He promised himself that he’d wipe corruption off the face of his homeland. However, procrastination took over, and he only managed to start his anti-corruption movement decades later in 2011.
Hazare started a fast unto death on 5 April 2011 at Jantar Mantar Chhoo! in Delhi. According to him, every minister in India was corrupt. And to uproot this corruption, he wanted the Jan Lokpal Bill to be passed. This bill was the key to a proposed anti-corruption law in India. It also stated that every Indian should get enough cheese, which is probably the reason the government didn’t want to pass it.
On 8 April 2011, the government of India accepted all the demands of the movement. They said that the Lokpal Bill will be passed, positively by 15 August 2011; and told Anna to end his fast. Anna did. While gobbling down McVeggies, Anna told the media, “Yeah, it’s really awesome. The Lokpal Bill will be passed soon, and India will be free of corruption. More importantly, we all will be able to eat moar cheese.”
However, on 15 August 2011, the members of the parliament were too busy flying kites and forgot about passing the bill. Anna was really disappointed with this, and said that he’ll start an indefinite hunger strike again.
On 16 August 2011, I was supposed to study for an Economics test and didn’t; so I’m probably gonna fail Anna was arrested before the hunger strike could begin. The police said he had organised a public rally and children’s picnic or something; which is officially a crime. Anna was sent to Tihar Jail, where he found some of his old friends: A Raja, Suresh Kalmadi, Cristiano Ronaldo etc.

As on 19 August 2011, Anna’s still fighting against corruption. He has gained massive support from the youth of India. Read moar about Anna in his autobiography that is set to be released any day now, named “The Diary of a Social Activist: Anna Hazare”.



So, my conclusion is that Anna is a really cool guy with the right idea; but his manner of putting the government under pressure is unjustifiable. Cheers, have a nice day.

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