Monday, November 12, 2012

Re: [Hum] [iac-media] URGENT IAC PRESS RELEASE

ASH is Ashish Kumar, the well known RTI expert who drafted much of the the RTI Act 2005. He is also the present moderator of RTI_India@yahoogroups mailing list and is also administrator "NICNET" list. His email ID is "".

Since he is so well known / respected for his wide knowledge and expertise (and is non-partisan and publicity shy) he was also one of the brains behind original IAC(Arvind) movement and had sent out that Press Release from IAC(Arvind)'s official email ID.

PS; Col Thakur Singh wanted to know who is founder of IAC. May I humbly submit that every Indian patriot who subscribes to the nationhood of India constitutes and owns the India Against Corruption Jan Andolan.


On Mon, Nov 12, 2012 at 6:55 PM, Parbodh Bali <> wrote:
who is  ASH, just for knowledge

Parbodh Bali

From: IAC INFO <>
Sent: Mon, 12 Nov 2012 08:08:52
Subject: [Hum] [iac-media] URGENT IAC PRESS RELEASE

Copy of press release initially issued by
IAC(Arvind) from their official ID. After TeamAnna2.0 complained to TeamArvind
about last para, IAC(2010) issued another media release stating IAC(Arvind) had not
issued it. Standard RSS double-speak.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Ash IAC-Media <>
Date: Sun, Nov 11, 2012 at 6:16 PM
Subject: [iac-media] URGENT IAC PRESS RELEASE

PRESS RELEASE / 10.November.2012
on behalf of
The India Against Corruption national anti-corruption movement

India Against Corruption has noted reports being published and circulated in various newpapers and media channels stating that Shri Arvind Kejriwal has agreed that the name "India Against Corruption" will be exclusively used by Shri Anna Hazare ji and funds will be collected in name of "India Against Corruption" in a bank account to be opened by Smt. Kiran Bedi & Ors. It has also been imputed therein that Shri Arvind Kejriwal would have no objection to Anna Hazare ji exclusively using the India Against Corruption name, banner etc. if he was asked to relinquish his rights, claims and titles in the India Against Corruption and IAC brand names in favour of Shri Anna Hazare ji.

It is clarified as follows:

1) The brand names "India Against Corruption" and "IAC"  and all exclusive titles and rights therein neither vests with Shri Arvind Kejriwal nor with Shri Anna Hazare ji  or with any other definitely settled person or organisation.

2)  India Against Corruption states that all graphics, logos, and brand names of the India Against Corruption movement were placed in the public domain and free of copyright a long time ago by their authors and creators. In view of this ground reality it is very well known to all concerned parties that there was never any copyrighted trademark or logo for India Against Corruption as the same could not be done.

3) No money has been collected till now only in the name of India Against Corruption and certainly no duly accounted for receipts have been issued in the name of India Against Corruption. For anyone to say that somebody like Shri Arvind Kejriwal would relinquish the rights and accounts in IAC to anybody else would necessarily imply that funds meant for the IAC have been exclusively collected by him until now. This is not the case. It is also very well settled in law that a person can only relinquish or transfer his definite title and defined shares.

4) Shri Anna Hazare ji was not associated with the IAC movement initially, He associated himself later on. Smt Kiran Bedi and Ms. Sunita Godara were also initial volunteers of the IAC movement, but ranked pari-passu with Shanti Bhusha ji, Shri  Prasant Bhushan, Shri Arvind Kejriwal & many other selfless IAC volunteers. As such the claim that Shri Arvind Kejriwal left the IAC movement 2 months back to form a political party is false, mischievous and without any foundation. Shri Kejriwal may issue his own personal statement concerning this.

5) India Against Corruption was never an hierarchial organisation. That would be undemocratic and against everything IAC stands for.

6) Shri Anna Hazare ji under the cover of people's protests organised under the banner of India Against Corruption and financed by duly accounts funds of the PCRF and other social organisations has earned crores of rupees from sale of branded merchandise like shirts, caps and other articles with slogans like "I am Anna" by his volunteers. The IAC has not received even 1 rupee from such sales which had nothing to do with IAC. The Indian public hopes that accounts for such huge revenues would be rendered to them by the people who expect to collect and manage IAC's funds in the future.

National Spokesperson
"India Against Corruption" anti-corruption people's movement

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