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RTI Act, Information Commissioners, RTI diluted, Right to Information

As RTI turns 12, systematic work at play to stifle it

Popularity of the act can be gauged from the fact that over 6 million applications are filed annually at the centre, state and district level.


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12 years, Right to Information, Right to Information

In the 12th year of the RTI Act, things have taken a turn for the worse

Today, the information commissions have become bottlenecks in its functioning.


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Right to Information, WikiLeaks, Whistle-blowers

How whistle-blowers have redefined the contours of democracy

Their acts of heroism and sacrifice require a special set of rights guaranteeing against victimisation.


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Right to Information, Aruna Roy, Nikhil Dey, RTI

Sentencing of RTI activist Nikhil Dey is a devastating irony for Indian democracy

The case is a Kafkaesque fable of the travails of idealism and activism in India.


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Finance bill 2017, Right to Information

Why is Modi government hell-bent on diluting the Right to Information Act?

Opacity in terms of the functioning of State versus the people seems skewed.


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Right to Information, Jawaharlal Nehru, Netaji Files

Why the declassification of Netaji files is a sad, cruel joke

The 'top secret' documents contained nothing new which could endanger the 'security of India'.


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Constitution, Right to Information, Modi Sarkar

Modi sarkar's move to amend RTI to save political parties is undemocratic

The argument by the Centre that legal provisions already mandated disclosure of financial details to the I-T department and EC is self-defeating.


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Constitution of India, Corruption, Right to Information

How the Supreme Court has failed to save the RTI

The fundamental right is more than just a piece of legislation. It represents an aspiration for transparency and accountability from a state.


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Beawar, Aruna Roy, Rajasthan, Right to Information

Beawar: The town that gave us the Right to Information

On April 5, 1996, protesters descended on the Rajasthan town to demand the law.