New Delhi: Gandhian Anna Hazare through his defiant act to check corruption has not only drawn the attention of national media, but has also hogged the limelight in the international media.

Along with the Libyan rebel campaign against Muammar Gaddafi, the anti-corruption crusade of Hazare against the UPA government has been the cynosure for international media houses.  Even on 10th day of protest, the international media is keen on timely updates on the issue.

The Telegraph

The newspaper from Britain has published that echo of Anna’s fight for corruption and his has been heard across the border in Pakistan. Inspired by Hazare, one of Pakistan's leading human rights champions is all set to launch an anti-corruption campaign. Ansar Burney, Pakistan's former Human Rights minister and a member of the United Nation's Human Rights Council Advisory Committee have now announced his most ambitious campaign – to rid Pakistan of corruption.

Wall Street Journal

Anna's fast has created a wave of patriotism among the people.  From larger towns to small villages, Rickshawallas to students, religious leaders, businessmen are supporting Anna. They are all waving the tricolor flag and chanting Vande Mataram showcasing their support in their own way to anti-corruption activists. Of these, there are many people who do not take any interest in politics but have come out on the streets for the first time to support the important campaign.

New York Times

Although Anna Hazare's protest fast is being supported and sympathized by the intellectual class, many people are not fully agreed with his way of convincing the Indian government. Zoya Hasan, Political scientist of Jawaharlal Nehru University, says that the nature of the movement has generated a sort of anxiety.

(JPN/Bureau)