Friday, October 13, 2006

Activists protest on RTI anniversary

On the first anniversary of the Right to Information Act protests were held in the capital. The protests held ironically to sack the Central Information Commissioner for going soft on officials denying vital information to citizens. After President APJ Abdul Kalam finished his speech on the first anniversary of the Act, over a dozen RTI activists suddenly stood up, silently unfurling banners, asking for a hearing. Not a word was uttered by the activists from different NGOs. All they did was hold aloft banners, asking for the Central Information Commissioner to be sacked.

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