Anna on stage on historic day

Updated: August 28, 2011 10:37 IST

Anna Hazare, whose fast enters the 12th day today, has clearly stated that to end his hunger strike, Parliament must debate and pass a tough anti-corruption law.

Day 12 unfolds at the Ramlila Maidan
On this historic day (Aug 28), when 74-year-old social activist Anna Hazare breaks his 12-day long fast, the country watches as he, literally, takes centrestage at the Ramlila Maidan.
Day 12 unfolds at the Ramlila Maidan
All set to break his fast at 10 am, Anna addresses his supporters at the Ramlila Ground.
Day 12 unfolds at the Ramlila Maidan
Crowds gather at Delhi's Ramlila Maidan to cheer for Anna Hazare.

Day 12 unfolds at the Ramlila Maidan
Initial reports peg the crowd strength at around 25000.
Day 12 unfolds at the Ramlila Maidan
Anna's supporters wait for him to break his fast, which was due to start at 10 am today (Aug 28).

The gatherers listen to Team Anna's Arvind Kejriwal thank the Prime Minister, the Delhi Police and everybody involved in the entire anti-corruption campaign, before Anna breaks his fast in front of them.
Day 12 unfolds at the Ramlila Maidan
On stage with Anna, Aamir Khan partook in Iftar, which takes place after Maghrib (sunset).

Iftar is the evening meal that Muslims eat during the month of Ramadan. Traditionally, Iftar is kickstarted by consuming haleem.
Day 12 unfolds at the Ramlila Maidan
Actor Aamir Khan appealed to Anna Hazare to end his fast and paid rich tribute to the 74-year-old social activist.
Day 12 unfolds at the Ramlila Maidan
Aamir took to the stage to sing Mitwa, the popular song from his patriotic film, Lagaan.
Day 12 unfolds at the Ramlila Maidan
“This will be a long process, and we need Anna's leadership for our struggle. So I urge him here to please end his fast today," Aamir Khan said.
Day 12 unfolds at the Ramlila Maidan
Director Raju Hirani said he salutes Team Anna and appealed to Anna Hazare to break his fast. “You need to break your fast, we need you to carry on this protest and be with us,” he said.
Day 12 unfolds at the Ramlila Maidan
Aamir took to the stage to sing Mitwa, the popular song from his patriotic film, Lagaan.
Day 12 unfolds at the Ramlila Maidan
Aamir took to the stage to sing Mitwa, the popular song from his patriotic film, Lagaan.
Day 12 unfolds at the Ramlila Maidan
Aamir took to the stage to sing Mitwa, the popular song from his patriotic film, Lagaan.
Day 12 unfolds at the Ramlila Maidan
It's almost certain now that Anna Hazare will end his fast this evening. The 74-year-old activist is on the 12th day of his hunger strike. A debate in Parliament is expected to conclude with the acceptance of Anna's three demands for a new Lokpal or ombudsman committee in charge of investigating complaints against government servants.
Day 12 unfolds at Ramlila Maidan
Singer Sonu Niigaam is seen on stage greeting Anna Hazare at the Ramlila Ground. He tweeted: "On my way to Ramleela Maidaan. Practicing Music in the car."
Day 12 unfolds at Ramlila Maidan
He tweeted: It was like meeting a true child saint. touched his cheeks just instinctively. He said "Mujhey Oorja mila hai aapkey aaney aur gaaney se." Told him so many have told me 2 touch u, thank u..and sent their strength to u. He smiled like an innocent child.
Anna likely to end fast
Sonu Tweeted: "He's a rare man, whom u wanna respect, love, follow, care for and pull his Cheeks too. How many of such kinds we have around? God bless him."
Day 12 unfolds at Ramlila Maidan
Anna Hazare, whose fast entered 12 th day today, has lost more weight and his BP levels have come down, said Dr Naresh Trehan. Heatlh authorities say his health is worrying at this time.
Day 12 unfolds at Ramlila Maidan
Anna Hazare has clearly stated that to end his hunger strike, Parliament must debate and pass a tough anti-corruption law.
Day 12 unfolds at Ramlila Maidan
A debate on the Jan Lokpal Bill will begin today at 11 am.
Coming up: Images from Ramlila Ground of Anna's protest and the vigil by his supporters.
Anna\'s protest enters day 11
Veteran actor Om Puri at the Ramlila Ground on Day 11 of Anna's fast.
Day 12 unfolds at Ramlila Maidan
Tamil hero Vijay was rooting for Anna's movement at the Ramlila Ground on Day 11.
Anna\'s protest enters day 11
As Anna Hazare's protest entered its 11th day, a group of young men, claiming to be Anna supporters, clashed with policemen and dismantled barricades.
Anna\'s protest enters day 11
According to an eyewitness, the group of about seven to eight men, reportedly drunk, got into a tiff with some policemen deployed at the rear gate of the Ramlila Maiden around 3 am. They heckled the policemen and hit them with sticks when they tried to stop the group from opening the VIP gate.
Anna\'s protest enters day 11
The group brought down the barricades and shouted slogans as policemen tried to persuade them to go away.
Day 10: Now, hope of compromise
On the 10th day of the fast, a team of doctors said that the 74-year-old Gandhian's blood tests had results within the normal parameters..

Pics: Day 9 at Ramlila Ground
Day 10: Now, hope of compromise
Dr Naresh Trehan, who heads the team of doctors monitoring Anna's health, said that the only worry is his weight.

Pics: Day 9 at Ramlila Ground
Day 10: Now, hope of compromise
The team will continue with regular check-ups as the fast continues.

Pics: Day 9 at Ramlila Ground
Day 10: Now, hope of compromise
Anna Hazare has lost over 6 kgs in the last 10 days, since the beginning of his fast on August 16, 2011.

Pics: Day 9 at Ramlila Ground
Day 10: Now, hope of compromise
After 10 days of Anna Hazare's hunger strike, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh reached out to the 74-year-old activist with a new offer for compromise.

Pics: Day 9 at Ramlila Ground
Day 10: Now, hope of compromise
Anna has vowed not to end his fast till the Jan Lokpal Bill drafted by him and his colleagues is placed in Parliament.

Pics: Day 9 at Ramlila Ground
Day 10: Now, hope of compromise
Anna's message has been sent to Dr Singh.

Pics: Day 9 at Ramlila Ground
Day 10: Now, hope of compromise
A supporter at the Ramlila Maidan.

Pics: Day 9 at Ramlila Ground
Day 10: Now, hope of compromise
Supporters shout slogans at the Ramlila Ground.

Pics: Day 9 at Ramlila Ground
Day 10: Now, hope of compromise
A supporter of Anna Hazare holds the Tricolour at Ramlila Ground.
Day 10: Now, hope of compromise
Supporters of Anna Hazare hold the Tricolour at Ramlila Ground.
Day 10: Now, hope of compromise
Anna on stage.

Pics: Day 9 at Ramlila Ground
Day 10: Now, hope of compromise
Meanwhile, concerns mount over Anna Hazare's health. "It is a worrying situation, we are monitoring him closely... examining him every two hours," says Dr Naresh Trehan.

Pics: Day 9 at Ramlila Ground
Day 10: Now, hope of compromise
Supporters of Anna Hazare continue their vigil at the Ramlila Ground.

Pics: Day 9 at Ramlila Ground
Day 10: Now, hope of compromise
Supporters of Anna at Ramlila Ground wait for updates.

Pics: Day 9 at Ramlila Ground
Day 10: Now, hope of compromise
Supporters wave the Tricolour at the Ramlila Ground.

Pics: Day 9 at Ramlila Ground
Day 10: Now, hope of compromise
A supporter from the UAE, Remesh TR joins Anna's movement at the Ramlila Ground.

Pics: Day 9 at Ramlila Ground
Anna\'s protest enters day 11
Anna sitting on the fast.

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