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Grand 'Sibal's' Day
SHWETA SHARMA  1st Apr 2012

s if uproar over internet wasn't enough, a non-profit organisation that promotes free speech on the Web, Save Your Voice, wants to dedicate April Fool's day this year to the IT Minister Kapil Sibal. "Sibal's statement to censor the Internet is a foolish idea. So we thought it was the best day to wish him for his acts," says Alok Dixit from Save Your Voice.

The organisation staged demonstrations through the week at prominent places like the Parliament Hous, Zoo, Jamia Milliya Islamia, Akshardham Temple and Qutub Minar with a dummy of the minister who recieved postcards, messages and even garlands from passersby and supporters.

"Recently, we were at Jantar Mantar and recieved tredemendously response. Even Anna Hazare and Arvind Kejriwal, who were on a hunger-strike, took pictures of the dummy Sibal. While talking to the people there, we realised that there is a lot of pent-up anger towards Sibal," he adds.

For those who can't make it to meet the 'dummy minister', the organisation's website allows them to send their wishes to the minister at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . The main idea behind observing 'Sibal Week' is to advocate free speech on the web. The campaign culminates with 1 April being celebrated as grand Sibal's Day.

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