Putting Their Lives On The Line For Information

Putting Their Lives On The Line For Information

by The Daily Eye Team July 6 2016, 10:30 am Estimated Reading Time: 0 mins, 27 secs

More than a month has passed since J Parasmal, a 58-year-old Right to Information (RTI) activist who used the tool to unearth building violations in Sowcarpet, was hacked to death by a gang wielding sickles.  While the incident reminded the public about the dangers faced by activists, nothing has been done to safeguard these information seekers who strive to expose the corruption rotting public offices. ‘Ask or rather probe into official data at your own peril’ seems to be the unspoken word.



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