Monday, November 09, 2009

Rights panel focus on RTI chinks

The resident of Pir Maker village in Saran district, Birendra Kumar Sah, 40, can neither walk straight nor can he use his hands to fire a revolver. But, the man was forced to go into hiding when police set out to arrest him for a case involving murder and arms loot. Birendra's sin was that he sought information about a proposed appointment of 50 teachers from officials concerned under the Right to Information Act.

Birendra and several others like him today gathered at the people's court, organised by the Hum Log Trust and Bihar Right to Information Forum, bodies fighting for the cause of information seekers under the RTI. The people's court brought to the fore as many as 49 cases of harassment of citizens all across the state for seeking information under the RTI.

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