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WikiLeaks' role

As rightly stated by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (“WikiLeaks cables “inspired” anti-corruption campaign in India”, April 11), Anna Hazare's success in making the Centre accept his demands on the Lokpal Bill can be attributed to The Hindu spreading the anti-corruption message by publishing the WikiLeaks cables on a variety of subjects, most importantly the cash-for-vote scam. Any new law to prevent corruption can be effective only if the provisions are simple, without cumbersome processes, and with a timeframe for charging offenders and delivering verdicts on corruption cases.

S. Nallasivan,

Tirunelveli

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Julian Assange's statement that the WikiLeaks helped mobilise public opinion in India and started a Gandhian movement against corruption is correct. Credit should go to The Hindu for publishing the cables and galvanising the youth against corruption, which gave such a groundswell of support to Anna Hazare.

M.K.B. Nambiar,

Mahe

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