Type
Article
Title
The Struggle of RTI Activists in Gujarat
Author(s)
JAFFRELOT Christophe - Centre de recherches internationales (Author)
NISSA Basim U - Ashoka University (Author)
Editor
IN
Volume
53
Number
33
Pages
62 - 67 p.
ISSN
00129976
Keywords
India, Gujarat, activists
Abstract
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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