Hazare ends hunger strike as Singh caves in

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Sipping coconut water and honey, the self-styled Gandhian anti-corruption reformer Anna Hazare ended a hunger strike yesterday. His 13-day protest prompted huge rallies across the country, exposed a weak government and ushered in a new middle-class political force.

After initially arresting Mr Hazare and dismissing him as an anarchist, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's government caved in to the demands of the 74-year-old as parliament backed anti-graft legislation that met many of his demands. Reuters