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28 August 2011

Anna-rchy at Ramlila Ground









Those entering Ramlila Ground met groups of youngsters with paint in their hands, asking people whether they wanted an imprint of the tricolour on their cheeks for free. Many said yes.



This is the main tent where most people slept at night, and while it rained.


Kewal mahilayen (only women).


Where are the women?











Give me justice or suicide, says the poster.


Gaurav Sharma of Indo-Asian News Service listens to a man who said he was fired from his job.






Doing brisk business. A customer who has not yet donned any tricolour takes the plunge.




At the food stall. Free food. Strict discipline.


The lesser shown part of the protest site. This is where mobile toilets have been set up. They were overused.



New Delhi railway station metro station. From this hole came out hundreds of people heading in a beeline for Ramlila Ground, a five-minute walk away.


With Gaurav Sharma, correspondent, Indo-Asian News Service. Time to go.

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