Tuesday, July 27, 2010

RTI activists demand appointment of Lokpal, Lokayuktas

Calling for a systemic change in the anti-corruption mechanism in the government, RTI activists have demanded setting up of independent and effective institutions like Lokpal at the Centre and Lokayukta in each State with complete powers to enquire into and prosecute culprits, without needing permission from any other agency. The demand was made at a rally held in the Capital on Monday (26-07-2010) to protest the murder of eight RTI activists in 2010 and the repeated attacks on such activists in the country.
Protesters marched from Gandhi Peace Foundation and assembled at Samta Sthal opposite Raj Ghat where they held a meeting which was addressed by Chief Information Commissioner Wajahat Habibullah, RTI activist Arvind Kejriwal and social activist Madhu Kishwar.

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