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Anna to come out of prison, says Agnivesh

New Delhi: The standoff in Tihar Jail likely to be over with Anna Hazare set to come out of the prison after a night-long protest demanding that he be allowed to launch his indefinite strike from a venue of his choice in the capital.

Hazare, who was ordered to be released last night after a day-long detention before he was to begin his fast demanding strong Lokpal, had refused to come out of the prison unless he was allowed to protest from JP Park without conditions.

Activists Kiran Bedi and Swami Agnivesh announced to the hundreds of supporters waiting since last night that the 73-year-old Gandhian was about to come out of the prison anytime now.

“The government has bowed down. We will have to be prepared to go to JP Park in a peaceful manner,” Agnivesh said.

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