Monday, July 5, 2010

Defend RTI, people told

KOCHI: The Kerala Right to Information Federation has urged the people to save the RTI Act in the face of manifold threats from the bureaucracy and the government to its existence.

The federation, a collective of RTI activists in the State, said in a statement that there was an attempt to substantially water down the Act at the national level while, within the State, the Information Commission was handicapped by the shortage of staff and resources. It is the responsibility of the people at large to support and defend the RTI Act, which was the outcome of a long struggle by civil society organisations.

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