Saturday, June 19, 2010

Another RTI activist killed in Maharashtra

Another Right to Information (RTI) activist has been murdered in Maharashtra. Datta Patil, an activist from Ichalkaranji in the Kolhapur district, was found dead on May 22. This is the latest among the increasing number of attacks against activists in Maharashtra. Less than 6 months ago, RTI activist Satish Shetty, had been killed in Talegaon near Pune. Patil who was well known in his hometown Ichalkaranji in the Kolhapur district for taking on administrators via the RTI act was attacked with a sword. Friend and activist Appa Patil said, "He was involved in a lot of social causes.
He exposed corruption amongst several politicians and bureaucrats."

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