Freedom Park, Bangalore

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Entrance to Freedom Park

Freedom Park is located in the Central Business District of the city of Bengaluru, Karnataka, India. It was formerly the Central Jail.[1]

It was opened to the public in November 2008. A part of it has been allotted for protests.[2]

When a state of emergency was proclaimed in India in 1975, several opposition leaders including Atal Bihari Vajpayee and L.K. Advani were arrested and jailed at this venue.[3]

It also hosted the India Against Corruption (IAC) supported Anna Hazare indefinite fast for governmental action in the enactment of the Lok Pal bill.[4]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Khandekar, Supriya (15 January 2009). "Move over Central Jail, enter Freedom Park". Citizen Matters. Retrieved 18 May 2009.
  2. ^ "Part of Freedom Park allotted for protests". Chennai, India: The Hindu. November 2008. Retrieved 18 May 2009.
  3. ^ "Emergency period most difficult for journalists: Advani". The Times Of India. 2 November 2002.
  4. ^ "Bangalore's Freedom Park stands for Anna Hazare". NDTV. April 2011. Retrieved 7 April 2011.

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Coordinates: 12°58′38.18″N 77°34′54.64″E / 12.9772722°N 77.5818444°E / 12.9772722; 77.5818444