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Indians Protest Against Corruption in New Delhi

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Hundreds of civilians were on the streets of New Delhi on Sunday. They came out to protest against the corruption they say is rampant in the Indian government.

In the Indian capital protesters joined hands and pledged to work against widespread corruption existing in their government.

People from all walks of life came out in full support of the Ombudsman Bill.

Organizers say that similar demonstrations are happening in more than 50 cities across the country.

Social activists say the government needs to be arm-twisted in order to heal the country infected by corruption at all levels.

[Arvind Kejriwal, Activist]:
"But the government will not implement this law easily until the public pressurizes it. People in the government are the thieves so they won't take a decision to harm themselves, hence we have to pressurize and compel the government."

If passed, the bill would enable citizens to sue officials as high as the prime minister for corruption.

But since 1969, the bill has been tabled in the lower house of Parliament on seven occasions, only to be stopped there for different reasons.

Sunday's demonstration was organized to coincide with the 63rd anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi's death.