Proposed Changes to India’s Right To Information Act Raise Concerns

  • The Right To Information Act, which empowers citizens with transparency and access to government-held information, is under threat due to proposed amendments.
  • Deemed as an enabler of participatory democracy, the Act has been instrumental in exposing corruption and wrongdoings in public offices.
  • Critics argue that the Data Protection Bill’s amendments may render the Act a ‘Right to Deny Information’, compromising citizens’ rights and democracy.
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