Monday, January 18, 2010

Swords that pierced Satish Shetty, stabbed democracy: Anna Hazare

"The swords that pierced Satish Shetty did not just kill an Right to Information (RTI) activist, but also stabbed the spirit of democracy." This poignant expression of anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare sums up the sense of despair that has taken over social activists after the 38-year-old Shetty, who fearlessly used RTI Act to expose various scams in Pune district, was fatally attacked at village Talegaon on Wednesday. Talking to PTI from Ralegaon Siddhi in Ahmednagar district, where he is recuperating from an eye surgery, Hazare, with whom the slain activist had worked for about seven years, said, "This is a serious development as the assailants who stabbed Satish have also killed democracy."

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