Why there is opposition to changes in right to information legislation3 min read 30 Jul 2019, 11:42 PM IST
Amendments to the Act will impact the independence of the Central Information Commission, say analysts
Academics, activists and former information commissioners argue that however minor the RTI amendment may seem, the intention was to impose a self censorship
NEW DELHI : Standing under a cloudy evening sky in Lutyens’ Delhi, two former information commissioners indulged in friendly banter. “It’s you and your order which has brought us to this amendment now…had you refrained from touching that subject, it would have been a different situation," said one. The other smiled and responded: “Censorship...even you believe this."
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