India celebrates victory over corruption

Updated: August 27, 2011 21:33 IST

Indians across the country took to the streets to celebrate the Parliament's decision to pass the Jan Lokpal Bill.

India celebrates victory over corruption
Anna Hazare's adoptive village, Ralegan Siddhi in Maharashtra, celebrates its icon's success in style.
India celebrates victory over corruption
His fans, friends and supporters came out in full support of the 74-year-old activist, who has promised to end his 12-day long fast tomorrow (Aug 28).

Today (Aug 27), Parliament unanimously decided to accept Anna's provisions for the Jan Lokpal Bill.
India celebrates victory over corruption
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has sent Anna Hazare a formal letter, explaining that the Lok and Rajya Sabhas' decisions are the decision of the entire nation.
India celebrates victory over corruption
There was more colour on display in Ralegan Siddhi than at most Holi celebrations throughout the nation.
India celebrates victory over corruption
Ralegan Siddhi, the village Anna Hazare helped create, makes merry.

Under Anna's leadership, this tiny village now occupies a big space on the global map.
India celebrates victory over corruption
Even children didn't give the vibrant celebrations a miss.
India celebrates victory over corruption
Anna's neighbours, friends, fans and supporters wave flags in support of Anna's peaceful victory.
India celebrates victory over corruption
Anna Hazare's supporters in Allahabad took to the streets to celebrate his victory. In fact, the celebrations were marked with a riot of colours, reminiscent of Holi.

Today (August 27), the Parliament agreed to pass the Jan Lokpal Bill, the centrepiece of Anna's campaign against corruption. The 74-year-old activist has announced that he will break his 12-day long fast at 10 am tomorrow (Aug 28).
India celebrates victory over corruption
Allahabad celebrates Parliament's decision to unanimously accept Anna's three conditions for the Jan Lokpal.
India celebrates victory over corruption
Anna's three conditions were:

1.The Lokpal model will be introduced in states.

2. Junior bureaucrats will be accountable to it.

3. Citizen's charters will be displayed in all government offices to publically display that department's duties.
India celebrates victory over corruption
These features have been accepted in principle; they will now be reviewed by a parliamentary standing committee which will also check their compatibility with the Constitution.

The committee will then send the bill back with detailed feedback to Parliament for its consideration.

Coming up: Bangalore celebrates Anna's victory
India celebrates victory over corruption
The Bangalore leg of celebrations was a gala affair.
India celebrates victory over corruption
Anna's supporters in Bangalore were seen waving flags in celebration.
India celebrates victory over corruption
Even as dusk began to fall in Bangalore, the celebrations did not die down. If anything, they increased in fervour and magnitude.
India celebrates victory over corruption
Bangalore dances as the nation celebrates Anna Hazare's victory.
India celebrates victory over corruption
In stark contrast to the agitated, but peaceful, protests around the country, Bangaloreans were seen in high spirits, taking to the stage to display their happiness to one and all.

Next: Ahmedabad celebrates
India celebrates victory over corruption
Anna's supporters sings prayers for his good health.
India celebrates victory over corruption
People in Ahmedabad march in groups with lit torches in hand.
India celebrates victory over corruption
A supporter of Anna Hazare shares his message via the banner.
India celebrates victory over corruption
Supporters cheer Anna's victory in Ahmedabad.
India celebrates victory over corruption
People in Ahmedabad march with lit torches in hand.
India celebrates victory over corruption
A women supporter of Anna lights a candle and joins the march.

Coming up: Amethi dances for Anna Hazare
India celebrates victory over corruption
Anna Hazare's supporters cheered on their leaders with drums in hand.
India celebrates victory over corruption
People of all ages in Amethi cheer Anna.
India celebrates victory over corruption
Victory celebrations in full swing on the streets of Amethi.

Coming up: Bulandshahr's vibrant celebration
India celebrates victory over corruption
Anna's supporters light crackers and take to the streets to celebrate.
India celebrates victory over corruption
Victory celebrations in full swing at Bulandshahr.
India celebrates victory over corruption
Bulandshahr cheers Anna's victory by lighting the streets with crackers.
India celebrates victory over corruption
Anna's supporters in Bulandshahr rejoice his victory.
India celebrates victory over corruption
People in Bulandshahr, dressed in white, dance in elation.
India celebrates victory over corruption
Anna's supporters cheer the movement with their victory song.

Next: Delhi rejoices for Anna
India celebrates victory over corruption
Delhiites celebrate Anna's victory with firecrackers.
India celebrates victory over corruption
People in Delhi light the city with their crackers.
India celebrates victory over corruption
Delhi,which has been the epicenter of Anna's movement, gathered in big numbers to cheer the movement. Next: Jodhpur's joy for the Jan Lokpal Bill.
India celebrates victory over corruption
Anna's supporters rejoice on the streets of Jodhpur.
India celebrates victory over corruption
Dancing and celebrations in Jodhpur continued long into the night.
India celebrates victory over corruption
Jodhpur rejoices Anna's victory.
India celebrates victory over corruption
India celebrates victory over corruption
Everyone in Jodhpur cheered Anna in their unique way.
India celebrates victory over corruption
India celebrates victory over corruption
Even the women in Jodhpur took to the streets and joined the rest of the country in celebrating Anna's victory.

Coming up: Kanpur celebrates
India celebrates victory over corruption
Tricolor in one hand and light firecrackers in the other sums up Kanpur's victory celebrations.

Next: Kolkata celebrates Anna's sweet victory
India celebrates victory over corruption
Painting their faces with bright colours, Kolkata joins the celebrations.
India celebrates victory over corruption
Pink is the colour of celebration and the colour on the faces of Anna's supporters.
India celebrates victory over corruption
Anna's supporters in Kolkata sing songs of victory for the fasting activist.
India celebrates victory over corruption
India celebrates victory over corruption
People of all ages in Kolkata cheer Anna's victory.
India celebrates victory over corruption
Anna's young supporters light crackers to celebrate the Gandhian's victory.

Next: Ludhiana shows us the real way to celebrate Anna's win
India celebrates victory over corruption
People in Ludhiana join in the celebrations.
India celebrates victory over corruption
People in Ludhiana celebrate the victory of Anna's movement against corruption.
India celebrates victory over corruption
Songs of victory are on everyone's lips as the crowd chants Anna's name.
India celebrates victory over corruption
Ludhiana cheers Anna's victory with great gusto.

Coming up: Mumbai goes wild with happiness!
India celebrates victory over corruption
Anna's supporters gathered in big numbers in Mumbai. Celebrations began with all singing patriotic songs.
India celebrates victory over corruption
People wearing Anna caps sing in full fervor.
India celebrates victory over corruption
As always, Anna's supporters gathered in big numbers and celebrated his victory.

Next: Nagpur lights up for Anna
India celebrates victory over corruption
People are seen dancing on the streets of Nagpur.
India celebrates victory over corruption
The victory of Anna is celebrated with waving the Tricolor in Nagpur.
India celebrates victory over corruption
With hands in the air and chants of Anna on their lips, his supporters rejoice Anna's victory.
India celebrates victory over corruption
People in Nagpur cheered late into the night as the news of Anna breaking fast in the morning came in.
India celebrates victory over corruption
Anna's supporters in Bhopal rejoice on the streets.
India celebrates victory over corruption
People of all ages dance and celebrate Anna's victory on the streets of Bhopal.
India celebrates victory over corruption
Women in Guwahati dance to traditional songs and celebrate Anna's victory.
India celebrates victory over corruption
Anna's supporters chant slogans and march on the streets of Guwahati.
India celebrates victory over corruption
Hyderabad joined in the celebrations by bursting crackers and holding posters of Anna Hazare.
India celebrates victory over corruption
A senior citizen in Bhopal hails Anna's victory.

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