Udit Raj, a Dalit honcho and head of the All-India Confederation of SC/ST Organisations, will storm India Gate on August 24 with followers to launch his 'Save the Constitution" movement. It is aimed to oppose Hazare's movement.
On Monday, human rights activist Shabnam Hashmi kicked off a protest in Mumbai. She called Hazare"s movement “violent" and is set to travel to several states to garner support. “For anybody to say 'accept Jan Lokpal bill in 18 days flat" is a violent statement. Violence needn't be physical alone," Hashmi said. “Bills and law-making are not two-minute noodles," Hashmi added.
“No doubt corruption is rampant. But the fight against it should not undermine the Constitution made by Dr Ambedkar. Why is there not a single representation from Dalits, or backwards or minorities in Team Anna?" asked Raj.