Hunger Strike of 74-Year-old Activist Persuades India to Tame Corruption

Hunger Strike of 74-Year-old Activist Persuades India to Tame Corruption

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photo by Suns StarAn Indian reform activist agreed Saturday to end an 11-day hunger strike after Parliament expressed nonbinding support for parts of his anti-graft plan, ending a drama that had deeply embarrassed a government plagued by corruption scandals.

The 74-year-old Anna Hazare had demanded sweeping legislation to create a government watchdog, but said Parliament’s move was enough to persuade him to begin eating.

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