Scrum as Indian activist Anna Hazare detained
Police in India have detained prominent activist Anna Hazare hours before a planned fast against a proposed new anti-corruption law.
Mr Hazare had pledged to begin an indefinite hunger strike in the capital, Delhi, on Tuesday despite the police denying him permission to fast for more than three days.
He has called the proposed legislation a "cruel joke".
The BBC's Mark Dummett in Delhi said that police later blocked an attempted protest by hundreds of Mr Hazare's supporters.
16 Aug 2011
- From the section South Asia