Indian Activist Ends Hunger Strike

    Indian social activist Anna Hazare (C, front) talks after breaking his fast at the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) recreation ground in Mumbai on December 28, 2011. Indian anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare called off his latest hunger strike December 28 but signalled he would step up his political efforts to turn voters against the ruling party and government. Hazare began his fast December 27 to demand that the government pass a strong new anti-graft law that would create a powerful ombudsman tasked with identifying and prosecuting corrupt public officials. AFP PHOTO/ Indranil MUKHERJEE (Photo credit should read INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Prominent Indian activist Anna Hazare ended his three-day protest fast on Wednesday, a day after Parliament’s lower house passed new anti-corruption legislation. Hazare, 74, was forced to end the fast early because of poor health conditions, but he has dismissed the new anti-graft watchdog bill as weak, saying it won’t have any power over India’s corrupt Central Bureau of Investigation. He has vowed to spend the next year traveling across the country to vote against the government in upcoming state elections.

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