Saturday, July 7, 2012

Team Anna gets permission for protest rally at Jantar Mantar from July 25

Two days after refusing the nod for its protest in the capital, Delhi Police today granted permission to Team Anna to hold its indefinite fast from July 25 at Jantar Mantar. They have been allowed to hold protest rally till August 8.

Earlier, police had refused permission to hold an indefinite fast at Jantar Mantar, saying the protest timing coincides with the Monsoon Session of Parliament when other outfits will also have to be accommodated at the spot.

Team Anna had announced the indefinite protest against the UPA government on the issue of corruption and its alleged failure to enact a strong Lokpal as well as not setting up a Special Investigation Team to probe charges against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his 14 Cabinet colleagues.

Delhi Police said they have given permission after Neeraj Pandey, a member of Team Anna, signed the required undertaking. Team Anna had to give undertaking that the gathering should not have more than a thousand volunteers and five thousand people per day.