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Vigil for India activist Anna Hazare outside Delhi jail

India's anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare has spent a night in Tihar jail in the capital, Delhi, despite a government decision to free him.

Mr Hazare was arrested on Tuesday morning, hours before beginning a hunger strike against a proposed new anti-corruption law.

An aide said he would leave prison only if he was given permission to continue his fast at a city park.

Hundreds of his supporters have kept an overnight vigil outside the jail.

Mark Dummett in Delhi said that the government seems unsure how to respond to the situation.

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