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The Struggle of RTI Activists in Gujarat

 

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Type:   Article
 
Titre:   The Struggle of RTI Activists in Gujarat
 
Auteur(s):   Jaffrelot, Christophe (1964-...) - Centre de recherches internationales (Auteur)
Nissa, Basim U - Ashoka University (Auteur)
 
In:   Economic and Political Weekly
 
Date de publication:   2018-08-18
 
Éditeur:   INDE
 
Volume:   53
 
Numéro:   33
 
Pages:   62-67  p.
 
ISSN:   00129976
 
Mots-clés:   [fr] India, Gujarat, activists
 
Résumé:   [en] The Right to Information activists and whistle-blowers in India constantly face risk of harassment, assault, and even murder. The attacks on them are explored, with a special focus on Gujarat, by taking into consideration the nature of the cases they have filed. Who the RTI activists are and the role that non-governmental organisations have played in popularising the RTI is looked at as a tool to question the state in the distant villages of Gujarat, and also among the marginalised—women, Dalits, and Adivasis. The most common issues raised by the activists, the lack of institutional support and follow-up in protecting the activists, and other issues that are eroding the effectiveness of the RTI Act are highlighted.
 
 

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