People from all walks of life participate in Baba Ramdev's protests

New Delhi: On Saturday June 4th, 2011, Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev began his indefinite fast-unto-death at Ram Lila Grounds of Delhi to bring back the black money stashed in tax havens abroad. Around one lakh peole, in active support to the cause and in expression of solidarity to Baba Ramdev are also sitting at the Ram Lila Grounds. 

The satyagraha during which Baba and his supporters would only have water began at 7 am in the morning with people pouring in from every nook and corner of the country. By noon long and serpentine queues extending upto 3 km--- from the entry point of Ram Lila Grounds--- was visible outside the Ram Lila Grounds. Chanting “Vande Matram” thousands of eager people were seen lining up to get inside the canopy tents erected especially for this Satyagraha. 

The support for the cause cut across regional and gender disparities and both women and men could be seen sitting inside cheering Baba with frequest chants of “Vande Mataram” and “Bharat Mata ki Jai”. 

Baba Ramdev’s sataygraha has full support of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, Bajrang Dal and Vishwa Hindu Parishad, among several other organisations. 

Ramdev Ji later said that there was a major ploy to render this movement unsuccessful and he would elaborate more on this at an appropriate time. He further added that no political perosnality would be allowed to deliver speeches from the dais and use this people’s movement to further any body’s agenda. 

The satyagraha saw massive participation from women and minorities especially Muslims

Those who shared the dasis along with Baba Ramdev included Sadhvi Ritambhra, Mahant of the Gangeshwar Dham, Pandit Devkinandan Thakur, Sadhna ji of the Jain Samaj, representatives from Churches and Maulvis from the Muslim community. 

Sri Balkishan a close confidant of Baba Ramdev said the movement has spread to other parts of the world as well where people of Indian origin in 17 other countries are participating in this satyagraha from today. 

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