India: State locked in standoff with anti-corruption activist

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August 17, 2011
Los Angeles Times    
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"India's ruling Congress party, facing one of its biggest political crises in years, spent much of Wednesday negotiating with Anna Hazare, a popular anti-corruption activist who refused to leave his jail cell. ... The government has gained little politically, and stands to lose a great deal, by arresting Hazare on Tuesday morning as he was about to stage an anti-graft hunger strike, analysts said. If anything, his stature has risen after he challenged the government and all but forced it to back down." (08/17/11)

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