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
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