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Criticism Section[edit]

Ridiculously biased article - one needs to compare this with Sonia Gandhi's article with a total absence of criticism. Why the double standards in bios here in wikipedia? Are congress junkies editing so much content to manipulate wikipedia articles? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 202.78.251.130 (talk) 11:24, 1 August 2012 (UTC)

Highly biased article. The criticism is shrouded in sections to obfuscate the details. Wikipedia needs to take non partisan stand when writing the history.Some one please start new section where his criticism can be easily read. as,yhwh 11:34, 16 August 2011 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by As.yhwh (talkcontribs)

I am looking after the article for quite sometime,everything seems fine to me.If you feel,there in some need to add anything please feel free to discuss it here.Maverick.Mohit 13:30, 16 August 2011 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Maverick.Mohit (talkcontribs)

I have added a section on corruption charges. Other possible subsections here include
  • Views on death penalty
  • Allegations of attempts to undermine the parliament
  • Allegation of flogging

Please add your comments Anup (talk) 19:50, 17 August 2011 (UTC)

I think we should expand the criticism section. Anna Hazare supports violent punishment like Flogging and sources say that he used his Army belt to beat up a person who drunk alcohol at a nearby village. Anna also wants corroupt people to be hanged, which is barberic violent Capital Punishment. Mahatama Gandhi was against ALL violence, so Anna cannot claim to be a Gandhian.Thinkspank101 (talk) 16:33, 22 August 2011 (UTC)
Actually, Wikipedia's WP:NPOV policy explicitly says that we're not supposed to have a separate criticism section, because that gives it undue weight. In general, criticism should be embedded throughout the article, except where the criticism is a major part of what makes the person notable. Qwyrxian (talk) 06:45, 18 August 2011 (UTC)
I think we should do away with the criticism section,as most of the criticism is already present in the article.I request others to put their views on this.Maverick.Mohit (talk) 07:53, 18 August 2011 (UTC)


I also tend to generally agree with that. In that case, we may need to incorporate the existing content in existing sections. Any suggestions ? Anup (talk) 08:15, 18 August 2011 (UTC)
As per me the contents of 'Accusation of Corruption' is already mentioned in 'Anti-corruption protests in Maharashtra' section.Have a look,then let me know about your views. Maverick.Mohit (talk) 08:46, 18 August 2011 (UTC)
Agree. So lets get rid of that in criticism section. How about the reference to narendra mody ? Anup (talk) 10:33, 18 August 2011 (UTC)
I can only think of one way of doing away with it,that is we can make a separate section like 'Views about politicians' or something similar to it.I expect more suggestion regarding this,so all active editors,kindly let everyone know about your views.Once we reach a final consensus over this matter,we will remove the 'controversies and criticism' section,but will make sure that each and every sourced information of that section must be retained in the article. Maverick.Mohit (talk) 21:21, 18 August 2011 (UTC)
This article is essentially puffery, written by Hazare or one of his fanatics. "Much-acclaimed popular Indian social activist" reads like one of his propaganda articles. The only difference is the change from "well-acclaimed" which, in typical Indian English style (i.e. poor English), he uses. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 124.197.15.138 (talk) 18:50, 25 August 2011 (UTC)

Reference to RTI not generally understood[edit]

Could someone cite a reference and replace the RTI three letter acronym. RTI is not globally understood in English. User:Enock1970 (talk) 10:03, 23 August 2011 (PDT)

Corruption case against Anna Hazare[edit]

Anna Hazare, by his own admission is facing 10 to12 cases at various places in the state of Maharashtra. One such case relates to misappropriation of funds in Hind Swaraj Trust at Ralegan Siddhi to celebrate his 61st birthday in 2005. The complaint has been filed under sections 406 and 409 of the Indian Penal Code.as,yhwh 20:07, 13 August 2011 (UTC) http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/pune/Patil-demands-transfer-of-case-filed-against-Hazare/articleshow/8084496.cms

I think this issue should be mentioned in the this article. It is not necessarily an corruption issue but point that he used an trust's money worth more that 2 lakhs for his birthday celebrations in an poor country like India certainly deserves to be mentioned.

http://www.indianexpress.com/news/sawant-commission-didnt-term-hazare-corrupt-lawyer/832118/2 Josgap (talk) 10:06, 17 August 2011 (UTC)

Done. Anup (talk) 10:32, 17 August 2011 (UTC)
Here we are discussing about the possible misuse of fund in thousands by Anna Hazare but corrupt politicians and govt. officials are doing the misuse in crores. Please see the link: http://www.ndtv.com/article/india/congress-accuses-anna-of-corruption-126539

Responding to the allegations Mr Hazare said, The government is defaming me. The Sawant committee does not say that I am corrupt. On the question on the celebration of his birthday, he added. I've never celebrated my birthday. There were some people who wanted to celebrate it, but the trust money was returned. So where is the corruption?

I think this information should also go to this wiki article under subsection "Anti-corruption protests in Maharashtra". Thanks! --Aubaskar (talk) 10:38, 22 August 2011 (UTC)

Gender Bias Issues[edit]

The authors need to be mindful when they write "chairman" vs. "co-chairman." Both should be "co-chairman." and since the other is woman, please write "Chairwoman"!! Someone PLEASE correct this! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.228.92.127 (talk) 03:09, 9 April 2011 (UTC)

The other Shanti Bhushan is not woman kindly have a look. -- . Shlok talk . 03:21, 9 April 2011 (UTC)

Bias?[edit]

This article almost sounds like a promotion page than an unbiased article of facts. Other comments welcome. Also some parts of this page were copied directly from http://www.cfar.umd.edu/~venu/ANNA/ and may constitue copyright violations. Arundhati bakshi 05:25, 19 February 2006 (UTC)

Yes I agree.I am going to re edit it soon. Request you to also do the same, and make changes if you dont mind. And Thank you for the suggestion.
panchita 05:39, 19 February 2006 (UTC)
No problem. You might want to add the {{inuse}} template on the page since it looks like it will be undergoing major revisions. that will keep someone else from flagging it for deletion. I will try to wikify and add to the article as well. Cheers. Arundhati bakshi 16:26, 19 February 2006 (UTC)

o.k please feel free to do so.panchita 19:37, 22 February 2006 (UTC)To root out the corruption GET UP and come to every ones home sit on the dinning table give ideas TO OUR FAMILY to NOT INTERFERE IN THE CORRUPTION.

The biggest problem with the article is not the obvious bias, but poor editing. Too much repetition, obscure and confused narratives, and very bad English. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 124.197.15.138 (talk) 18:54, 25 August 2011 (UTC)

Wikify[edit]

This is my first attempt at wikifying an article. Please notify me if I did something wrong :) --Alex 03:59, 10 April 2006 (UTC)

pawan raje nimbalkar in picture type villon[edit]

when we show all news channel news in local men's statment we know that how this man is fraud . —Preceding unsigned comment added by 120.138.117.178 (talk) 03:22, 8 June 2009 (UTC)

Provide a reliable reference that he is a fraud and you can add that to article Gobade.abhay1 (talk) 12:52, 18 August 2010 (UTC)

navin ngo chalu karnya babat.[edit]

namskar saheb,amhi tumchya karyane prabhavit houn navin ngo suru karayche tharavle ahe.tari aamhala yogya ti mahiti aaplya kadun milu shakel ka?jar aapn aamhas madat karu ichita tar ti kuthlya margane milel?tumchyakadun aamhala khup aapekha aahet.tari aapn ya vishyacha gambhiryane vicar karava.aapen fakt aamhas margdarshan karave hich vinanti.nilesh m. bache.mumbai.

Nilesh,Wikipedia encyclopedia project based on an openly-editable model. this page is not maintained by hazareji. You can contact him on this email ID annahazare@hotmail.com . Gobade.abhay1 (talk) 12:51, 18 August 2010 (UTC)

Name is Wrongly Spelled[edit]

In Marathi Language 'Z'(झ) is not used for any pronunciation of J(ज), All pronunciations of Devanagari words beginning with J(ज) are written in J only not Z.Z is strictly used for JH word where pronunciation is distinct from normal J.Its हजारे and not हझारे ,In Hindi Devanagari Z is used to denote such a distinction of pronunciation.e.g.Santacruz is written as सांताक्रुझ and not like the Hindi word सांताक्रुज.Maza or Majha-माझा/मझा and Maja-मजा/माजा . Please change the article name to HAJARE

  • Marathi Hazare- हझारे
  • Hindi Hazare- हजारे

Marathi Devanagari has different set of rules of grammar than all other Devanagari script based languages like Hindi,Bhojapuri etc. Prasannakumar (talk) 08:55, 12 September 2010 (UTC)

No need for change,as Hazare in Marathi translates same as in hindi i.e. हजारे. Kindly check the link for further clarification.
   http://maharashtratimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/9639813.cms  Maverick.Mohit (talk) 19:50, 17 August 2011 (UTC)

English Translation of Name[edit]

Does Marathi Hazare and Hindi Hazare mean the number 1000? I just wanted to be sure about tranlating the name to English. I think it means 1000 (or several Thousand) eggs. Can anyone clearify if hazare means one thousand, or several thousands?. Please update the english tranlation ot the name. Thanks. Thinkspank101 (talk) 19:16, 17 August 2011 (UTC)

There should be a reliable source for the translation of his name prior to adding it to the article. Let's find a translation that is not "loose" and add the translation only if we have a reference. 19:37, 17 August 2011 (UTC)

The name Anna does not mean eggs. It is something of an honorific frequently used in Maharashtra to refer to an elder person. Please delete the translation in the article translating it as eggs, that is clear vandalism. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.180.28.68 (talk) 19:40, 17 August 2011 (UTC)

First,Anna Hazare,does not translates to 'eggs',it has nothing to do with it. Hazare 'vaguely' translates to 'thousand'(Hazar) Second,is there really a need to translate a person's name into English??Maverick.Mohit (talk) 19:44, 17 August 2011 (UTC)

The name Anna in English does originate with the meaning "Gracious" or even "Merciful", but most people in the West do associate the name with the feminine gender. So it will be a topic of discussion cross-culturally. Thedoctor98 (talk) 08:46, 30 August 2011 (UTC)

Copy edit Needed[edit]

  • Army life - Too long , - No References.
  • Right to Information Act - Need content
  • Anti Corruption Movement - Need content- -- . Shlok talk . 19:06, 5 November 2010 (UTC)
  • Please remove reference to Lalit Modi. It is an attempt at free publicity by a crook who is known for corruption. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 121.246.105.117 (talk) 04:56, 9 April 2011 (UTC)

Article need Anna's Photo[edit]

If anyone have a good photo of anna hazare ,kindly upload it to * http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Upload. . Shlok talk . 06:25, 7 April 2011 (UTC)

Photograph uploaded by me but the author of it is unknown. Need original work. Abhishekgharat (talk) 17:09, 23 August 2011 (UTC)

Edit request from 115.242.41.113, 10 April 2011[edit]

Please change name From: Kisaan Bapat Baburao Hazare (Marathi: किसन बापट बाबुराव हजारे) To: Kisaan Baburao Hazare (Marathi: किसन बाबुराव हजारे)

Reason: Bapat and Hazare are two different surnames and they can not be embedded as above, request you to please correct it.

References: http://india.gov.in/myindia/advsearch_awards.php

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Padma_Bhushan_Awards_(1990%E2%80%931999)

115.242.41.113 (talk) 08:24, 10 April 2011 (UTC)

  • Experts please look after this request as I found Google books search for Kisan Bapat Baburao Hazare does not match any documents.

Joy1963Talk 10:42, 10 April 2011 (UTC)

Not done: {{edit semi-protected}} is not required for edits to semi-protected, unprotected pages, or pending changes protected pages. Logan Talk Contributions 14:02, 11 April 2011 (UTC)

Edit request from Daljit.kumar, 11 April 2011[edit]

{{edit semi-protected}} Please change Nasbandi (ban on alchohal) to Nashabandi (ban on alchohal) along with the link on Nasbandi because Nasbandi is Sterilization (surgical procedure) and it is also linked to the page for Sterilization (surgical procedure).

Daljit.kumar (talk) 09:01, 11 April 2011 (UTC)

Done It is already done. Anyway, you could have done it yourself as the page is not protected. Reaper Eternal (talk) 12:02, 11 April 2011 (UTC)
Note that the page does have temporary semi-protection, which I requested due to the unacceptable of vandalism that was occuring. (Of course, there is no such thing as "an acceptable level of vandalism".) Joefromrandb (talk) 17:32, 13 April 2011 (UTC)

April 2011 copy edits[edit]

I have done copy edits on the material in the article, but the sections on events of April 2011 are repetetive (some items are mentioned three times). This material needs to be consolidated into a tighter narrative. This is beyone the scope of routine copy editors so I have not done it. --Diannaa (Talk) 00:51, 21 April 2011 (UTC)

WP:BLPSTYLE guidelines and controversies section of the article[edit]

WP:BLPSTYLE guidelines clearly state "Criticism and praise should be included if they can be sourced to reliable secondary sources, so long as the material is presented responsibly, conservatively, and in a disinterested tone. Do not give disproportionate space to particular viewpoints; the views of tiny minorities should not be included at all. Care must be taken with article structure to ensure the overall presentation and section headings are broadly neutral."

But it seems an editor is interested to repeat the Anna Hazare related part of the P. B. Sawant Commission report once again in the controversies section, though it is already mentioned in a preceding section. I deleted his edit twice, as it is not conforming with above policy. I want to know the opinions of the other editors on the issue. Joy1963Talk 04:48, 10 June 2011 (UTC)

Insufficient references, low quality article[edit]

This article suffers from quite a few claims that are not supported by the links provided. I.e.: the Hindu article linked to in support of the claim that "caste divisions have been eradicated in the village just quotes a press release that says Anna has done a lot to eradicate caste divisions.

Similarly, citation 16 - Springs of life: India's water resources - does not seem to deal with Anna Hazare at all but it just appears to be a Google books result for Anna Hazare and alcoholism. It also does not support the claim that the liquor stores that were destroyed by youths were illegal. I have serious reservations about whether this article meets Wikipedia's usual quality standards and is a reliable source of information on Anna... --Naimless (talk) 06:41, 18 July 2011 (UTC)

Support the truth[edit]

There is ample evidence to show that Anna Hazare supported and sometimes personally flogged drunks. The links to only some of this evidence is given below: 1) http://books.google.com/books?id=nlqBAAAAMAAJ&q=anna+hazare+lashing&dq=anna+hazare+lashing&hl=en&ei=uGozTsDNPKOimQWB7qXwCg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=2&ved=0CDAQ6AEwAQ 2) http://www.scribd.com/doc/52564827/Social-Innovation-Ralegan-Shindi-and-Anna-Hazare 3) http://www.scribd.com/doc/54044588/Mukul-Sharma-on-Ah-20May06 4) http://www.readersdigest.co.in/anna-hazare?page=2

Anna Hazare himself stated in the Reader’s Digest interview at this link http://www.readersdigest.co.in/anna-hazare?page=2 that he flogged them personally. Encyclopedic articles about politicians should present a truthful picture. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ordinarycitizenindia (talkcontribs) 04:31, 4 August 2011 (UTC)

So what? He is not Gandhi, but a person who is following Gandhi's footsteps. Not necessary that one can be a Buddha forever. When the limit is crossed, then he can become a Shivaji as well to ensure that goodness prevails in the society. But in this protest against corruption, it's truly peaceful and he need not have to flog anyone.Politicalpandit (talk) 12:27, 26 August 2011 (UTC)

Date Of Birth discrepancy in the article[edit]

The introduction section mentions the date of birth as 'born 15 June 1937' while in Early Life section it mentions '15 June 1940'. what is the correct date? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 199.43.32.85 (talk) 14:54, 16 August 2011 (UTC)


I think the one in " early life " is properly referenced. So that is correct. Anup (talk) 16:39, 16 August 2011 (UTC)
1937,is correct year of birth.Someone changed it,according to reference,he completed his 74th birthday in 2011.So that means he was born in 1937.Maverick.Mohit (talk) 19:01, 16 August 2011 (UTC)

Did anyone care to establish the reliability of the source [1] given in the introduction? It's simply a newspaper article, no further reference, no explanation about the discrepancy with uncounted other sources, not even mentioning the year of birth explicitely. Why should it be more reliable than [2] or Hazares facebook page[3], which claims he was born 1940. --Burkhard (talk) 22:48, 21 August 2011 (UTC)

  1. ^ http://www.indianexpress.com/news/lokpal-bill-team-anna-govt-fight-hard-.../803927/
  2. ^ http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2011-04-07/india/29392266_1_indefinite-hunger-delays-in-government-offices-anna-hazare
  3. ^ http://www.facebook.com/pages/Anna-Hazare/198167690219057?v=info&_fb_noscript=1

It's a quite common mistake by newspaper editors to re-use (parts of) older texts and forget to update the age mentioned in the text. --91.67.142.218 (talk) 22:33, 22 August 2011 (UTC)

Yes you guys are right,even i noticed this discrepancy.Facebook page can't be used for reference, if his website mentions his DOB then,i will edit the DOB.Please,look for other credible source.Maverick.Mohit (talk) 00:21, 23 August 2011 (UTC)

wp lock not showing on this page ...[edit]

wp lock not showing on this page ... why? error? It is confusing. 99.190.85.108 (talk) 17:42, 16 August 2011 (UTC)

Don't worry about image of lock,robot will add it later.Article is locked.Maverick.Mohit (talk) 18:58, 16 August 2011 (UTC)

Edit request from 168.40.105.95, 16 August 2011[edit]

Date of Birth of Anna Hazare is showing different in two places/sections:

1) Early Life

    Kisan Hazare was born on 15 June 1990

where as

2) Summary Box on the Top Right side of the screen.

Born 15 June 1937 (age 74) Bhingar, Bombay Province, British India

I am not sure which one is correct.

168.40.105.95 (talk) 18:04, 16 August 2011 (UTC)

Although,in the cited source,no specific year of Birth is provided.It's clear form that news article that he was born on 15 june 1937.someone edited the year of birth at one place,it has been corrected.Maverick.Mohit (talk) 18:42, 16 August 2011 (UTC)
Marking as answered Jnorton7558 (talk) 19:11, 16 August 2011 (UTC)

Edit request from 122.176.152.129, 17 August 2011[edit]

Editors, In the Section: "August 16 Fast and Aftermath", second paragraph there are four names: Arvind Kejriwal, Shanti Bhushan, Kiran Bedi, Manish Sisodia

All names are plain text. These would be more appropriate as hyperlinks. Please see what can be done.

TUKAKKAR (talk) 04:04, 17 August 2011 (UTC)

Done hyperlinks have been created,exception being Manish Sisodia,as there is no Wikipedia page on his name.Maverick.Mohit (talk) 08:13, 17 August 2011 (UTC)

The events on Aug 16 and the aftereffects[edit]

The events on/after Aug 16 was earlier under the subsection "Arrest and aftermaths" under the section Indefinite fast. Currently somebody has moved it to a special section under the name "2nd Indian Freedom Struggle, 2011 - Freedom against corruption" .

  • First of all this affects the continuity of the content. The events on Aug 16 should be under the indefinite fast section which is again under the Lokpal bill section.
  • The title "2nd freedom struggle" is not objective". It sounds rather like propaganda.

So I suggest to revert to the earlier title and sectioning. Please comment. Anup (talk) 08:02, 17 August 2011 (UTC)

I reverted that,but there was editing conflict coz you made some edit.I will edit it again.Maverick.Mohit (talk) 08:14, 17 August 2011 (UTC)
Thanks. But shouldnt "August 16 fast and aftermath" be a under the "indefinite fast " section ? Anup (talk) 08:27, 17 August 2011 (UTC)
I am not sure,but August 16 fast and aftermath is certainly bigger event,so it needs to be mentioned separately.Still,i think article required to maintained by some expert editor.

Maverick.Mohit (talk) 13:01, 17 August 2011 (UTC)

Yes, the indefinite fast is a big event. Hence it already has a subsection in the 'Lopkpal movement' section. I think this new section should be there for continuity. And anyways it is not wikipedia policy to stress undue importance on current events. Anup (talk) 15:11, 17 August 2011 (UTC)

Conspiracy to murder Hazare[edit]

I think that the section- "attempt on Anna's life" should be renamed "Conspiracy to murder Hazare" because there was no real attempt. It was just a conspiracy. Anup (talk) 08:40, 18 August 2011 (UTC)

Done Changed the misleading headline.Maverick.Mohit (talk) 23:17, 18 August 2011 (UTC)

References for statement in intro not reliable and verified[edit]

I would like to point out that the references for the statement "He has come under acute criticism by many political commentators for his authoritarian views on justice, including death as punishment for corrupt public officials and support for forced vasectomies as a method of family planning." are blogs (kafila) and opinion pieces that cite that blog. As such wikipedia does not allow blogs as sources. I propose that we change the statement to "However, many commentators have criticized his alleged authoritarian views on justice, including death as punishment for corrupt public officials and support for forced vasectomies as a method of family planning." I am invariant under co-ordinate transformations (talk)

Only Kafila is a personal blog other two references are through News agency(Yahoo) and well known magazine(open).I will remove kafila from reference but to judge the necessity of this info,expert opinion is required.Maverick.Mohit (talk) 21:54, 18 August 2011 (UTC)
Hey Mohit, the Yahoo piece (which is an editorial) refers to the Kafila as his source for these allegations. Also, these are allegations, there are no sources that conclusively prove that he said those things. So I would suggest that we keep the Open Magazine reference and change the text to mention that these are allegations. Thanks. 66.68.108.213 (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 00:30, 19 August 2011 (UTC).
Sorry, forgot to sign in before I submitted the last comment. I am invariant under co-ordinate transformations (talk)
I have already rephrased the sentence,have a look.Give me some time to review Yahoo piece.Maverick.Mohit (talk) 01:00, 19 August 2011 (UTC)

First of all, there is nothing "alleged" in the views expressed by the commentators. Anna has made public statements which are verifiable through independent and reliable media sources. Please see the following links:

Telco (talk) 03:37, 19 August 2011 (UTC)

None of the 3 article you mention,confirms about "FORCED" vasectomy,in first article it says 'OATH' taken by men,no one forces them.So,till you provide any reliable reference, i am making the edits as 'Alleged'.Next time before providing any reference,make sure you do read complete article.
Maverick.Mohit (talk) 08:43, 19 August 2011 (UTC)

Are you joking? Please read the Hindu article carefully : "Vasectomy has been made compulsory, as is the pre-marital HIV test." Do not make further changes to the article without discussion. It already looks like a hagiography. Telco (talk) 09:35, 19 August 2011 (UTC)

I feel you are forcing your views over others.Moreover,the two reference you have cited seems contradictory to each other.In one of them it says villagers take oath for undergoing vasectomy and in Hindu it says it's compulsory, no mention about oath.One more thing,if you think the information him being Gandhian is should be added in some other paragraph...then kindly do so after reverting edits from others,don't just advise them.Maverick.Mohit (talk) 17:24, 19 August 2011 (UTC)
Telco, these are reports and as Mohit points out they contradict each other. If indeed Hazare forced people to undergo vasectomies, he should have been charged and prosecuted. Is there any evidence for such a prosecution ? In its absence, these statements remain allegations. I am changing the article to reflect this. I am invariant under co-ordinate transformations (talk) 20:42, 19 August 2011 (UTC)
He has publicly admitted flogging individuals for consuming alcohol in his village(s). There have been no charges pressed. Is that your standard of proof? As of now, we have three independent and reliable sources including the Yahoo! News article by Amit Varma, The Open Magazine article by Hartosh Singh Bal and the Hindu by Amruta Byatnal which clearly mention "compulsory vasectomies" and "forced vasectomies". The third article, which is the Times of India, includes a direct comment by Hazare where he says that the men of the village have taken an oath to undergo vasectomy as a measure for family planning. I would advise you to please read Wikipedia's policy on verifiability. The encyclopedia does not require assertion of proof through law suits in the courts for inclusion of facts in the article, but their reporting in independent, secondary and reliable sources. These qualifications, are ostensibly, covered by the evidence that I have posted here. The article is written as a hagiography and is unbalanced. I am reverting your changes now and request you to please continue the discussion here before making any further edits which skew the article's balance. Wikipedia is not a soapbox. Telco (talk) 16:21, 20 August 2011 (UTC)
can you tell me,in which of the three source,it is mentioned about "forced vasectomy"?? Asking someone to take oath is "forcing", are you kidding me?? I am making it quite simple for you,like flogging source(reader's digest),get us a reliable source which talk of he admitting "forced" vasectomy,i will stop further discussion right away.one more thing,if you expect others to discuss it before reverting/changing your edits,kindly lead us by example,before reverting edits done by others.
Maverick.Mohit (talk) 21:29, 20 August 2011 (UTC)

(ri) Quoting from sources:

  • "He believes in "rigid implementation" of family planning, including forced vasectomies." Yahoo! News
  • "Hazare is no Gandhian, and if you forget appearances and concentrate on substance, adding enforced vasectomy to the list of requirements necessary for residence in his native village, Sanjay Gandhi is the only Gandhi who comes to mind in this context." The Open Magazine
  • "Anna also hates big families: to cut them to size, the men in the village undergo vasectomy." The Economic Times
  • "Vasectomy has been made compulsory, as is the pre-marital HIV test." The Hindu
  • "I asked them to take an oath banning liquor, excessive grazing by cattle and felling of trees. Another oath was to have small families with men undergoing vasectomy," [Anna] recalled during an interaction. Times of India.

Look, I cannot help you if you wish to ignore the facts available in these articles. There is one article which quotes Hazare referring to an "oath" where men undergo vasectomies. The rest include the words: "forced", "enforced" and "compulsory". With regard to "to cut them to size, the men in the village undergo vasectomy" – Would you reasonably believe that 100% of the men voluntarily agree with vasectomy? I can post all the facts in front of your eyes, but if you don't wish to see them, then I can't help it. If you have strong opinions in favour of Hazare, please feel free to write a blog, but do not use Wikipedia to push an agenda. Telco (talk) 03:45, 21 August 2011 (UTC)

Telco, statements written in articles do not constitute a proof. Also, there is a deep contradiction between what Anna has directly said and what the articles say. There is a big difference between asking someone to take a oath and forcing them. I am reverting your changes. We can settle this via the dispute resolution mechanism. 66.68.108.213 (talk) 07:07, 21 August 2011 (UTC)
Sorry forgot to sign earlier. 66.68.108.213 (talk) 08:44, 21 August 2011 (UTC)

Hunger Strike[edit]

I am confused about how the authorities can forbid or restrict a hunger strike. Will they actually force feed Hazare?! I assume they would not go that far.

Perhaps the answer lies in the statement (in the article), "The conditions included restricting the length of the fast to three days and the number of protesters at the site to 5,000." In other words, they (presumably) can't control how long he actually fasts, but they are putting restrictions on the number of protesters, and then also on any public statement he will make to protesters about how long he intends to fast (or is fasting).

Do I have that right? Toddcs (talk) 23:37, 18 August 2011 (UTC)

Which line of the article is confusing you?? Yes,you have got it right,it's less forbidding more restricting or say suppressing.Maverick.Mohit (talk) 23:56, 18 August 2011 (UTC)

Edit request from Debajani, 19 August 2011[edit]

There is a slight spelling mistake under the military section. "It was a close 'shave for Hazare as one bullet had passed by his head." Please change "shave" to "save". Do let me know, if i am wrong.

Debajani (talk) 05:45, 19 August 2011 (UTC)

"Close shave" is a common (American) English idiom, meaning a close call or narrow escape. Thus, no edit is needed. Dotdotdotatsignapostrophe (talk) 07:54, 19 August 2011 (UTC)

The Languages he speaks: Marathi Hindi English — Preceding unsigned comment added by Naihar (talkcontribs) 08:50, 20 August 2011 (UTC)

GA Review[edit]

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Reviewer: RohG ??· 14:42, 19 August 2011 (UTC)

Nominator: Zuggernaut

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1. Well-written:
1a. the prose is clear and concise, it respects copyright laws, and the spelling and grammar are correct. grammar is rather poor and spaces, etc are not consistent.
1b. it complies with the manual of style guidelines for lead sections, layout, words to watch, fiction, and list incorporation. Overlink problems and poor organisation.
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2a. it contains a list of all references (sources of information), presented in accordance with the layout style guideline.
2b. it provides in-line citations from reliable sources for direct quotations, statistics, published opinion, counter-intuitive or controversial statements that are challenged or likely to be challenged, and contentious material relating to living persons—science-based articles should follow the scientific citation guidelines.
2c. it contains no original research.
3. Broad in its coverage:
3a. it addresses the main aspects of the topic. need expansion on current agitation (perhaps with a page of its own at 2011 Indian corruption movement
3b. it stays focused on the topic without going into unnecessary detail (see summary style).
4. Neutral: it represents viewpoints fairly and without bias, giving due weight to each.
5. Stable: it does not change significantly from day to day because of an ongoing edit war or content dispute.
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Let me just add, having seen parts of this article this has no chanve in hell of being a GA.
the organisation is a mish-mash of any and all things organised in rather random fashion. While content is poorly written (grammatically), as well as such WP problems as overlink. this needs a major review before nom for GALihaas (talk) 21:38, 25 August 2011 (UTC)


Comment: Article has unadressed boxes, and nominator hasn't made any edits. This indeeds needs overhaul and i suggest this fails GAN. Scampioen (talk) 14:50, 25 August 2011 (UTC)
Agreed. (personally i cant beleive the attempt to nom, just b/c its long doesnt make it GOOD.)Lihaas (talk) 21:38, 25 August 2011 (UTC)

DYK nomination[edit]

Edit request from 106.77.124.55, 20 August 2011[edit]

The religion of Anna Hazare is none.

106.77.124.55 (talk) 19:15, 20 August 2011 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done. Feezo (send a signal | watch the sky) 21:23, 20 August 2011 (UTC)

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"Collective marriages" misleading[edit]

The section "Collective marriages" should be renamed to "Collective marriage ceremonies" as it is otherwise easily confused with plural marriages. -- 96.233.88.14 (talk) 14:23, 21 August 2011 (UTC)

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Edit request from Osjunkie, 22 August 2011[edit]

Change distroy to destroy.

Osjunkie (talk) 18:21, 22 August 2011 (UTC)

Done Topher385 (talk) 20:33, 22 August 2011 (UTC)

Edit request from Holyshrimp, 24 August 2011[edit]

Please change the line: "The fast ended on 9 April 2011, the day after the government accepted Hazare's demands" to "The fast ended on 9 April 2011, a day after the government accepted Hazare's demands"

Holyshrimp (talk) 05:11, 24 August 2011 (UTC)

Is there a reason to make this change? To me it reads better as it currently is written. --Jnorton7558 (talk) 09:45, 24 August 2011 (UTC)

Edit request from 223.189.66.202, 26 August 2011[edit]

Aana is Dhangar by cast

223.189.66.202 (talk) 09:23, 26 August 2011 (UTC)

Not done: please be more specific about what needs to be changed. --Jnorton7558 (talk) 10:05, 26 August 2011 (UTC)

Article name should be Kisan babaurao hazare[edit]

I think this article name should be Kisan babaurao hazare instead of Anna hazare.Wikipedia never appreciate article to be named with famous name.I would like to ask other editors about their opinion. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Abhishekitmbm (talkcontribs) 14:02, 26 August 2011 (UTC)

Forgot the sign earlier post.--abhishek (talk) 14:14, 26 August 2011 (UTC)
  • Oppose. With news channels flashing "Anna Hazare" day and night, it is highly inappropriate to move the article. Lynch7 15:18, 26 August 2011 (UTC)
  • The subject of the article is most recognized by the current article name. Please do not add excessive [movement] template tags on a high-traffic articles. Thanks. Telco (talk) 16:13, 26 August 2011 (UTC)

Explanation of "beedies" in brackets unnecessary?[edit]

In the "Prohibition of Alcohol" section, in the third paragraph, there are these lines:

"..was decided to ban the sale of tobacco, cigarettes, and beedies (an unfiltered cigarette where the tobacco is rolled in tendu also known as Diospyros melanoxylon leaves instead of paper) in the village"

A properly edited version of which would be"

"..was decided to ban the sale of tobacco, cigarettes, and beedies (an unfiltered cigarette where the tobacco is rolled in tendu leaves (also known as Diospyros melanoxylon) instead of paper) in the village"'

But that has two sets of brackets, and doesn't look very good. So I'm wondering, is it really necessary to explain tendu when the link is already there, and people who want to know what it is cna just follow the link? The tendu link already leads to Diospyros melanoxylon, is there a need to explain so again in brackets?

--Ultratycoon (talk) 17:06, 26 August 2011 (UTC)

Move Ralegan Siddhi content to the page on the village, and leave a note and a link to the main article?[edit]

The stuff under the heading seems to be largely about the village; perhaps the parts concerning Anna Hazare himself could be kept, with a link to the main article? The Ralegan Siddhi page itself seems to be very short - it would be good to move this there.

--Ultratycoon (talk) 17:11, 26 August 2011 (UTC)

Agreed. I myself am not registered yet, but the parts could be moved. Request for somebody to please do this. Draumr (talk) 06:07, 22 September 2012 (UTC)

Edit request from 24.57.22.187, 28 August 2011[edit]


24.57.22.187 (talk) 04:54, 28 August 2011 (UTC) I think you should check the dates about the hunger strike.

Not done: please be more specific about what needs to be changed. --Jnorton7558 (talk) 03:24, 31 August 2011 (UTC)

Shri Anna belongs to Kshatriya Dhangar community[edit]

Please add in Article, Shri Anna Hazare belongs to DHANGAR community which is a KSHATRIYA Clan known for Daring & Bravery.

--Manikrao Patil (talk) 05:24, 28 August 2011 (UTC)

Any credible source which states that? Joyson Noel Holla at me! 05:34, 28 August 2011 (UTC)
According to his close people [citation needed] He is Maratha, if you have any Reliable sources which states his cast/religion, please share. AbhiSuryawanshi (talk) 09:48, 28 August 2011 (UTC)

Edit request from Gopalsabu, 28 August 2011[edit]

13 day fast against Corruption for making a strong law named Jan-Lokpal-Bill

Sri Anna Hazare stayed his fast of 13 days at Ramlila Maidan Ground in Delhi after acceptance of his demand to pass a resolution in Parliament accepting three main points of jan-lokpal-bill to fight corruption and the whole parliament of India accepted and passed unanimously the resolution and forwarded to standing commitee to take note of it at the time of formation of final draft of Lokpal Bill. The Prime Minister send a letter through shri vilasrao Deshmukh to Shri Anna Hazare in context of this acceptance and requested him to break the fast, on 27th August 2011, Evening. But Sri Anna Hazare, ask permission to drop the fast from his followers and told that he is staying his fast as the work is half-the-way for eradication of corruption and if necessary, he will do fast again. He break the fast on 28th August 2011 at 10 A.M. in presence of millions of his followers at Ramlila Ground.

Sabu 13:14, 28 August 2011 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not donePlease be specific on what you want to edit. Something like: Please change X to Y. Lynch7 13:33, 28 August 2011 (UTC)


Edit request from 120.63.15.134, 29 August 2011 There is no flogging of people who drink alcohol in Ralegan Siddhi at all. I grew up near Ralegan(Ahmadnagar). It is false,[edit]

About Anna Hazare the lines written by author are not proved. Please delete these line. I am from his village. there is no practice of flogging. Flogging is followed in rural India from past. Anna Hazare in fact educated people against superstitions. Rural people practiced several forms of superstitions to ward of addictions which sufferers could not control themselves. They themselves consented to flogging seeking for some solution. But Anna Hazare, tried his best to stop this flogging practice and encourage people to increase will power.

I checked the article from which the lines about flogging. There is no reference or proof. These lines may have been used to defame him. PLease remove it from your article unless someone prooves it.

120.63.15.134 (talk) 09:39, 29 August 2011 (UTC) Anna Hazare wants anyone who wants to drink alcohol to be flogged in vigilante style, everywhere in India, claiming that physical abuse is a necessary evil to destroy the free will of any responsible adult who wants to consume alcohol, specially in villages.[1][2]

Hi IP address 120.63.15.134 - I understand your sentiment but we have to follow Wikipedia rules and polices, reliable secondary sources in this case. The most we can do is look at the two sources closely used to substantiate the content and check if the content has been paraphrased correctly. The same Wikipedia rules talk about neutral viewpoint which this content obviously fails. I will fix this. Also, the first source Kafila.org fails WP:RS so I will remove it and modify the content according to what is stated in the second Readers Digest article. Please consider signing up to get an account name and help improve this article. Zuggernaut (talk) 12:09, 29 August 2011 (UTC)

Please change "Ahmadnagar" mentioned http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anna_Hazare#Transformation_of_Ralegan_Siddhi To "Ahmednagar"

Reason: Ahmadnagar is located in Gujranwala District, Punjab, Pakistan. While Ralegan Siddhi is located in Ahednagar district, Maharashtra, India NOTE the "a" and "e" in the spellings

References: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ahmadnagar

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ahmednagar Yes check.svg Done. Thanks for noting. Lynch7 04:14, 31 August 2011 (UTC)

Edit request from 115.111.211.170, 31 August 2011[edit]

==Controversies and criticism== ===Views on BJP and Shivsena ===

Anna Hazare is Secular , Gandhian Personality.He is against all non-secular political parties and Corrupted parties.He has started his fight against corruption in Maharashtra against BJP and Shivsena during their power in state.After BJP-Shivsena lost the election because of Huge Corruption in Maharashtra state,BJP-Shivsena defeated three times and could not gain power in State later.Its 15 years BJP-Shivsena are out of power.

115.111.211.170 (talk) 09:34, 31 August 2011 (UTC)

Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. --Jnorton7558 (talk) 09:48, 31 August 2011 (UTC)

Given the plethora of opinions even in 'reputed sources', this is difficult. I suggest that we insert that 'According to such-and-such critic/personality Anna Hazare is secular, Gandhian etc and according to such-and-such critic he is not.' Should solve the issue. Theodorebalthazar (talk) 06:27, 8 January 2012 (UTC)

Edit request from Pratishmenon, 1 September 2011[edit]

Anna Hazare is NOT a military leader; so either you (moderator) or I need to remove the reference that appears early on..

Pratishmenon (talk) 05:59, 1 September 2011 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Finak rank was a Sepoy. - Sitush (talk) 08:58, 1 September 2011 (UTC)

Edit request[edit]

{{edit semi-protected}}

Under the article "arrest and Aftermath" Please replace

"On 16 August 2011, Hazare was arrested four hours before the planned indefinite hunger strike.[91] Rajan Bhagat, spokesman for Delhi Police, said police arrested Hazare under a legal provision that bans public gatherings and protests at the park in Delhi where he was planning to begin his hunger strike. Police took that action after Hazare refused to meet the conditions put forward by police for allowing the protest.[92] The conditions included restricting the length of the fast to three days and the number of protesters at the site to 5,000."

to " In July, Anna Hazare's team India Against Corruption(IAC) writes letter to Delhi Police for indefinite fast at Jantar Mantar to oppose the bill presented in the Parliament. But due to insufficient information (like the venue cannot be handed over to an organization for an 'indefinite' period) provided by them and the limited space at Jantar Mantar, the request was turned down. then IAC requested for other venues on which fast can be conducted. Finally, Jai Prakash Narayan park (JP park) was offered by Police after imposing reasonable conditions. Of these 6 of the conditions were termed unacceptable by IAC team and refused to agree to the conditions. These 6 conditions include limiting the protest to three days and limiting the protesters to 5000 after considering the size of the park. Police said that as it is the time when Parliament is in session and many other groups come to protest the policies of govt. and JP park is in Central Delhi close to Parliament, it will not be possible to hand over the park for a long period. On 15th August, Delhi Police wrote a letter to Anna Hazare and said "..you have refused to give an undertaking on all the points, as required by us. Therefore... the permission for fast/dharna at JPN Park cannot be accorded to you. You also do not have permission from the land-owning agency. Therefore, you are informed that any assembly by your organisation at that venue would be unlawful." Team IAC declared that they will not accept the conditions and conduct a mass gathering for a indefinite period at JP Park. Delhi Police decided to take a tough stand on this and imposed section 144 around JP park to prevent any mass gathering in the area. Under this provision, people cannot move in a group of more than 4 persons. Team IAC reacted to it and challenged to break the prohibitory orders. On 16th August, Hazare was detained under the provisions of Sections 107/151 of the Cr.PC. It says that if the police is satisfied that the person is likely to commit a cognisable offence, it has the powers to take preventive measures in apprehension of breach of peace."

because the current paragraph actually provides incomplete information which can be misinterpreted.


References - (1) http://www.drishtikone.com/blog/events-leading-upto-anna-hazares-arrest-and-section-144

The blog you cite is not a reliable source. See WP:V. Not done, at this time sorry.  Chzz  ►  05:24, 28 September 2011 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done (2) http://www.breakingnewsonline.net/news/10468-anna-vs-centre-section-144-imposed-around-jp-park.html

(3) http://www.moneycontrol.com/news/current-affairs/anna-hazare-arrested-are-hunger-strikes-justified_577055.html

X mark.svg Not done - (first part only) The first reference is not proven to be an independent source. The other two references are secondary and independent sources, but contain very little of the material you provided above. TYelliot | Talk | Contribs 10:46, 18 September 2011 (UTC)

Also replace "Hazare ended his fast on 28 August 2011, after the Indian Government had passed the resolution for the Lokpal Bill unanimously,"

with

" On 20th August, Anna Hazare asked government to withdraw the Lokpal Bill which was sent to the Standing Committee for its consideration and introduce IAC's version into the Parliament. He made a declaration that government must pass the bill in the same format as it is directed by Anna Hazare or he will ask the masses for "Jail Bharo Andolan" i.e. to give court arrests to show the support for the bill. Later his team member Shanti Bhushan said that it is possible to pass a legislation in 6-7 days by short discussions within the Parliament and not sending it to Standing Committee which takes long time due to deep discusses of the bill and asking the views of all citizens. He also said that if Parliament decides some small changes to be done, it can be done only if Shri Anna Hazare permits those changes. Government refused to withdraw the bill from Standing Committee and promised team Anna that their recommendations will be given due consideration by the Standing Committee and also forwarded the Jan Lokpal Bill prepared by IAC for consideration of Standing Committee. But Shri Anna Hazare was firm on his ground and keep on demanding withdrawal of bill. After All- Party meeting and other rounds of meetings with IAC members, Hazare said that it will break his fast if Parliament start discussions on 3 major issues of the draft. These were

- This law should ensure that every state has a Lokayukta - All government departments should have Citizens Charters to address the people's problems and any violation should be penalised. - Every level of central and state government employees should come under the purview of Lokpal.

Government with the help of other political parties and others decided to start discussions on all the provisions of Lokpal and all recommendations from various other sections along with with these three issues. After a long debate the house adopted "Sense of the House" to include these three provisions and decided to forward the discussion to Standing Committee for its consideration. Now Standing Committee will decide whether these 3 conditions can be adjusted into the law or not. "

References 1. http://zeenews.india.com/news/nation/pass-jan-lokpal-bill-by-aug-30-anna-to-govt_727117.html

2. http://www.moneycontrol.com/news/current-affairs/annas-letter-to-pm-pass-3-key-demands-or-else_580536.html

3. http://www.rediff.com/news/slide-show/slide-show-1-government-changes-lokpal-bill-permission-from-anna/20110820.htm

4. http://daily.bhaskar.com/article/NAT-TOP-how-parliaments-sense-of-house-brought-about-annas-victory-2385409.html

5. http://ibnlive.in.com/news/resolution-is-not-legislation-says--pranab/178875-37-64.html

!-- End request -->

Ishan1215 (talk) 11:41, 5 September 2011 (UTC)

anna hazare is from Kuruba Yadav caste of Maharastra and so is kshatriya ...[edit]

Anna Hazare real Name is Kisan Bapat Baburao Hazare was born in a Kuruba Yadav caste of Maharastra on 15th June 1937 (some say 1940) is an Indian social activist who is especially recognized for his contribution to the development of Ralegan Siddhi, a village in Parner taluka of Ahmednagar district, Maharashtra, India and his efforts for establishing it as a model village, for which he was awarded the Padma Bhushan by the Government of India in 1992. His father's name is Baburao Hazare & mother's name is Laxmibai Hazare.

The Temple of Yadav Baba at Ralegan siddhi where Anna Hazare lives

Anna Hazare is a follower of Sant Yadav baba & he also started an educational trust "Yadav Baba Shikshan Prasaran Mandli " to educate the village children's.

Most of the villager's of Ralegaon Siddhi are also Yadav's with surnames Raut, Jadhav,Hazare, Solaskar, Gavli etc. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 223.189.85.138 (talk) 11:01, 6 September 2011 (UTC)

Edit request from Sa3zee, 7 September 2011[edit]

{{edit semi-protected}}

Under: Controversies and criticism > Accusation of being anti-democratic and anti-dalit -- there is a quote from Kancha Ilaiah that uses a term that I think should be defined via a link. The term is manuvadi; the quote: Dalit activist Kancha Ilaiah also commented in a similar fashion, that "The Anna movement is an anti-social justice, manuvadi movement. The Dalits, tribals, OBCs and minorities have nothing to do with it. We oppose it."[132]

The term doesn't currently have a wikipedia page, but there is one for Manu; maybe an addition could be made to that page and the link could go to that? Or, an external link to this page: http://sacredgames.typepad.com/glossary/2006/08/manuvadi.html which at this moment is the first result for manuvadi in Google (and how I learned the definition). I cannot vouch for its accuracy, but I turned to Google when there was no link explanation for that term, and I imagine it'd be useful for other users too.

Sa3zee (talk) 18:03, 7 September 2011 (UTC)

Sa3zee (talk) 18:03, 7 September 2011 (UTC)

This is not a simple 'change X to Y' - Please get consensus/agreement from other editors here; see WP:DISCUSS - then re-request (unless one of the other editors changes it) - thanks,  Chzz  ►  01:14, 17 September 2011 (UTC)

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Edit request from Venugovindu, 13 September 2011[edit]

{{edit semi-protected}}

^ Govindu, Venu Madhav. "Development with Equity". University of Maryland. http://www.umiacs.umd.edu/~venu/ANNA/withequity.html. Retrieved 20 August 2011.

Authors for citation number 25 should be changed from "Govindu, Venu Madhav" to "Ramesh Awasthi and Dashrath K. Panmand" Venugovindu (talk) 07:55, 13 September 2011 (UTC)

Done  Chzz  ►  01:13, 17 September 2011 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done

Edit request from 121.245.56.200, 22 September 2011[edit]

Full Name: Kisan Bapat Baburao Hazare

121.245.56.200 (talk) 16:29, 22 September 2011 (UTC)

Cannot change per WP:COMMON NAME assuming this is a request for changing the title of the article. For a name update in the article, we need a source. Please see WP:SOURCES for what constitutes a reliable source. Zuggernaut (talk) 16:41, 22 September 2011 (UTC)

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In 2011, he was named by Foreign Policy magazine to its list of top global thinkers.[3] 99.181.139.218 (talk) 04:24, 4 December 2011 (UTC)

In December 2011, his Anti-Corruption movement that saw Indians rally in support has been named the top 10 news stories in the world this year by Time magazine.[4] — Preceding unsigned comment added by Spidervishi (talkcontribs) 23:25, 16 December 2011 (UTC)

Edit request on 18 December 2011[edit]

Anna hazare is awarded 'Indian of the year 2011' award by CNN-IBN English news channel in India

68.34.48.90 (talk) 04:58, 18 December 2011 (UTC)

Do you have a source for this? --Jnorton7558 (talk) 05:58, 19 December 2011 (UTC)

Edit request to include new information[edit]

Can someone with permissions include this information in the introduction:

"In the past, Hazare has fought against the use of tobacco and alchol, for literacy and against dowry and caste attitutes.[5] From 1997 to 2003 Hazare fought for the enactment of the Right to Information act in the Maharashtra state government which gave in and enacted the RTI law on the 12th day of his 2003 fast.[6]"

There is also a need to summarise the contents of "Conspiracy to murder" in 1 line in the introduction. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 59.95.13.253 (talk) 00:35, 20 December 2011 (UTC) {{edit request}}

Not Done. It's mentioned in the "Transformation of Ralegan Siddhi" section. I don't know that conspiracy to murder needs to be stated in the introduction. I think most public figures who've campaigned for good have had someone who's wanted to kill them at one time or another. Also, there's a "Conspiracy to murder Hazare" section already. Banaticus (talk) 20:05, 5 January 2012 (UTC)

I strongly object. The cases of the dowry and caste attitudes that are referred to may make an interesting backdrop to the story as reported by Ms. Kalpana Sharma in the BBC, but are irrelevant in the course of discussion of how the contents of "Conspiracy to Murder' relate to the incidents that occured in Ralegaon Siddhi after Hazare's arrival. The manner in which the Maharashtra government gave in to the RTI issue is also typical of the way in which the events unfolded and there can be no doubt that what the IP is requesting cannot be denied on such grounds. Kindly re consider. Theodorebalthazar (talk) 06:24, 8 January 2012 (UTC)

potential resource[edit]

from Portal:Current events/2011 December 27 99.190.86.5 (talk) 07:19, 28 December 2011 (UTC)

potential WSJ resource[edit]

India Moves to Toughen Fight Against Graft "Lower House Approves Legislation on Anticorruption Panel Amid Popular Movement Pressing for Still-Tougher Action" by MEGHA BAHREE in Mumbai and VIBHUTI AGARWAL in New Delhi 28.December.2011 (page A7 in print) 99.181.153.29 (talk) 02:16, 29 December 2011 (UTC)

He eneded his hunger strike[edit]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDOnMCYo8ds&feature=relmfu — Preceding unsigned comment added by Roots.desi (talkcontribs) 22:13, 30 December 2011 (UTC)

It was already mentioned (in the article intro and in the article itself), so I edited it to be really clear. Banaticus (talk) 19:56, 5 January 2012 (UTC)

Edit request on 10 January 2012[edit]

In the movement of ANNA HAZARE during April 2011 , Jaiprakash Narayan was not there to support him . Rather Jaiprakash Narayan had a similar kind of protest during the Prime minister period of Indira Gandi 14.98.109.221 (talk) 13:06, 10 January 2012 (UTC)

Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. — Bility (talk) 18:09, 10 January 2012 (UTC)

Edit request on 15 January 2012[edit]

141.0.9.95 (talk) 11:17, 15 January 2012 (UTC) Birth date- 15 jan. 1938

Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. — Bility (talk) 22:00, 15 January 2012 (UTC)

Letters from Anna Hazare[edit]

There are number of letters Annaji had written to Prime minister of India as well as few to Political parties repetitively expressing his views above Lokpal Bill movement and urging to take action, this communication should also be highlighted in Lokpal Bill movement section. For a reference: http://www.deccanchronicle.com/channels/nation/north/anna-writes-pm-over-lokpal-again-092 http://www.ndtv.com/article/india/anna-hazares-letter-to-prime-minister-169462 Please consider inclusion of summery from these pages. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Randombytes (talkcontribs) 06:24, 24 January 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for the links. I have moved this comment to the bottom of the page which is where editors would expect to find it (click "new section" at the top when starting a new topic). Johnuniq (talk) 06:50, 24 January 2012 (UTC)

Edit request on 6 April 2012[edit]

I would recommend you to add www.iamhazare.tk under the websites heading in the side column 59.177.36.18 (talk) 12:02, 6 April 2012 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done Thats not official website. §§AnimeshKulkarni (talk) 12:21, 6 April 2012 (UTC)

अनशन करने से कोई फायदा नहीं होगा, जिन्दा रहें और सरकार की छाती पर मूंग दलें.ये फिर सत्ता में आयेंगे क्योंकि कोई तीसरा विकल्प नहीं है, अच्छा यही होगा कि आप तीसरा विकल्प तैयार करें. भगवान ना करे कुछ ऐसा हो, ये सरकार एक माला चढा कर इतिश्री कर लेगी. ये सरकार लोकपाल नहीं लाएगी — Preceding unsigned comment added by 223.186.53.63 (talk) 06:28, 2 August 2012 (UTC)

Remove unavailable URL[edit]

www.beinganna.org URL is not available now! I suggest to remove it. Suryakasturi (talk) 19:08, 26 November 2013 (UTC)

Done. Not only is it a dead link, but what it now redirects to is objected to by my anti-malware filter. Thanks. --Stfg (talk) 22:31, 26 November 2013 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 9 April 2014[edit]

49.136.145.91 (talk) 04:15, 9 April 2014 (UTC)

Not done: it's not clear what changes you want made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. Sam Sailor Sing 10:20, 9 April 2014 (UTC)