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Sunday, June 5, 2011

Ramdev fast: Police registers case for rioting

The Delhi police on Sunday (05-June-2011) registered a case for rioting, obstructing public servant in discharge of official duties and damage to public property in Baba Ramdev's fast against graft. No one has been named in the case.

"A swami who teaches yoga to the country should not teach us political asanas (poses)" said Kapil Sibal, one of the two senior ministers who was deputed to make peace for the government with Baba Ramdev.

Accusing him of being a front for the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS), the government on Sunday said the action against Ramdev and his supporters was justified.

Gandhian activist Anna Hazare Sunday called the police crackdown on yoga guru Baba Ramdev and his supporters "a throttling of democracy".

"To protest is not a crime. It only strengthens democracy," Hazare told reporters, referring to Ramdev's hunger strike against corruption and black money that began at the Ramlila ground Saturday morning.

Anna Hazare, whose own five-day fast in April had forced the government to announce a panel to frame a Lokpal bill, said people all over the country should protest the way Ramdev was forced to end his fast.

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