Azad Maidan was a sight to behold this evening – its air resonated with cries of Jai Hind! and it was decked in tri colours – flags, badges, arm bands, T-shirts and caps. People from all walks of life had assembled in a peaceful expression of solidarity with Anna Hazare’s movement. There were many professionals from the nearby offices, students and senior citizens. Amongst the known faces I spotted Purab Kohli in a black “I am Anna” T- shirt, music composer Vishal Dadlani and Raghu Ram of MTV Roadies fame.
What struck me was that despite emotions running high it was a very peaceful gathering sans the slightest hint of tension. Kudos to the people and the police for showing maturity!
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