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Sunday, 29 May 2016

RTI gets a memorial in Rajasthan

i. A distinctive memorial celebrating the Right to Information has come up at Beawar in Rajasthan, where the RTI movement had started 20 years ago. Former Chief Justice of Sikkim High Court Bhargavaunveiled the memorial, dedicated it to the people.
ii. Hundreds of people thronged at Chang Gate in Beawar town to venerate the historic 40-day dharna of 1996 for RTI, witnessed unveiling of the aesthetically-built memorial and demanded restoration of chapters dealing with common people’s contribution to RTI in the textbooks.
iii. The iconic movement enforced the state government to pass the State RTI Act in 2000, after which Parliament enacted the RTI Act in 2005.

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