Catholic institituions now join in the protest against politicians' move to dilute RTI Act
Aug. 12, 2013
The Centre's move to dilute the Right to Information (RTI) Act has caused anger and consternation within public spirited citizens across the nation. In Mumbai, thousands of people rallied at various railway stations Monday to condemn the government's plan to exempt political parties from the purview of the Act.
From Borivli to Churchgate and CST to Thane, all stations were covered. The activists urged UPA-II and all political parties to heed the public's anger and include parties within the RTI. The organisations that participated include the Tarun Mitra Mandal, Watchdog Foundation, the Bombay Catholic Sabha, Mahiti Adhikar Manch, political and civic cells of the Catholic Church, Save Our Land (SOUL) Committee, Aam Aadmi party volunteers and Police Reforms Watch among others.
Activists Shailesh Gandhi, Bhaskar Prabhu, Mohammed Afzal, Suleiman Bhimani, Rishi Aggarwal, Gaurang Vora, Rajesh Gada, Samir Jhaveri, Stanley Fernandez, Gaurang Damani, Greg Pereira, Willie Shirsat, Shirish Shanbag, Kamlakar Shenoy, Chris Fernandes, Godfrey Pimenta, Nicholas Almeida, Rajesh Gada, Bhavesh Pandya, Anjali Damania, Robin Veigas and Dolphy D'souza protested as well.
Former Central Information Commissioner Shailesh Gandhi had urged citizens to protest against the move. He had reportedly said that parliamentarians have the right to frame laws. But once laws are framed it is completely unacceptable to dilute or change them for personal benefit.
Source: Times of India
Other diocesan News
OFFICIAL - Prison Ministry Sunday
Prison Ministry Sunday will be celebrated in the Archdiocese of Bombay on August 13, 2017. On thi...
Aug. 8, 2017
The High Court Judgement on the Marinagar property in Mahim
Click here to view the judgment
July 4, 2017
REQUIEM MASS FOR IVAN CARDINAL DIAS, CATHEDRAL OF THE HOLY NAME
“One life – but he had such a tremendous influence on thousands of lives.” T...
June 28, 2017
Public Requiem Mass for Ivan Cardinal Dias on June 28
His Eminence, Oswald Cardinal Gracias, will celebrate a Public Eucharist (concelebrated...
June 22, 2017
SSC Results analysis
SSC 2017 – THE RESULTS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES “One child, one teacher, one pen...
June 16, 2017