Protest against RTI change planned
HT Correspondent
Lucknow, July 28

 

 

 

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NATIONAL ALLIANCE of People' Movements will launch an agitation against the
Central Government's proposal to amend the Right to Information, which it
said, would take the life out of the law.

The announcement in this regard was made at a press conference, which was
addressed by, among others, former DGP MC Dwivedi, former IG SR Darapuri,
social activist, Sandeep Pandey, NBA activist, Arundhati Dhrue and former Dy
SP, Shailendra Sihgh. They said that the Union Cabinet had proposed an
amendment, which would make the file noting, Cabinet papers and examination
answer sheets beyond the purview of the Right to Information. They alleged
that that it was a conspiracy to deprive people of their right. They said
that it was unfortunate that at a time when the RTI was getting so popular
amongst the people, the Central Government was tampering with this Act.

The National Alliance of People's Movements, said the activists, would stage
demonstrations at all the district headquarters, including in the State
Capital on August 1, followed by the launch of an indefinite agitation in
Delhi from August 3.