Anna Hazare begins new hunger strike
Indian activist Anna Hazare has launched a new hunger strike to demand strong anti-corruption legislation but so far has not attracted the massive crowds that marked the early part of his campaign.
A year ago tens of thousands of middle-class Indians crowded a New Delhi fairground to support Anna Hazare as he fasted for 12 days to pressure the government into creating a wide-ranging anti-corruption watchdog.
Only a few thousand people gathered on Sunday as 75-year-old Hazare began his fast, joining three other activists who launched fasts last Wednesday.
The 74-year-old activist had asked the government to concede to his demands on Lokpal Bill by Saturday or else he would go on fast.
This is Hazare's fifth fast since April last year.
Hazare initially found enormous support in a country where corruption is endemic but the repeated use of hunger strikes and allegations of corruption against some of his own aides have hurt his image.