Right To Information: Martyrs to transparency

, by Frontline

October 2010 marks the fifth anniversary of the Right to Information (RTI) Act. The Act and its implementation have been described in both administrative circles and civil society as “revolutionary” , “a blow for transparency”, “a check on corrupt practices” and “a people’s intervention tool with tremendous impact”. However, the run-up to the anniversary is turning out to be brutal and bloody for social activists who have striven hard to make the Act count. As many as nine RTI activists have been killed in the first eight months of 2010. Read more