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Lokpal debate in parliament

Lokpal debate in parliament

Indians sign up in support of veteran Gandhian social activist Anna Hazare and his opposition to the proposed Lokpal bill in its current form in Mumbai on December 22, 2011. The Indian government submitted two key bills to parliament December 22, including anti-corruption legislation that risks triggering a repeat of mass protests that rocked the country in August. The proposed law would create a powerful new ombudsman, or "Lokpal", tasked with probing and prosecuting senior politicians and civil servants suspected of graft.

INDRANIL MUKHERJEE