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As reported in greaterkashmir.com on 20 January 2011:

RTI activist attacked in Doda Lastupdate:- Fri, 21 Jan 2011 18:30:00 GMT GreaterKashmir.com


RTI activist ‘attacked’ in Doda


Doda, Jan 20: Unidentified persons attacked an Right to Information (RTI) activist at Bhandoga area in Doda district on Monday.


According to locals, Safdar Ali was assaulted by a group of men after he protested against the alleged misappropriation of funds in the construction of a village tank, which collapsed after few days.


“Despite filing of FIR, police has failed to take any substantial action against the culprits,” Safdar Ali said.


“We have documented seven recent attacks on RTI users and activists,” a communiqué issued by JKRTI Movement said adding the activists were facing severe threats from unscrupulous elements.


“The government has a legal and moral responsibility to stop these attacks,” said Haq Nawaz Nehru, a prominent RTI activist.


“We appeal to the Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah and Director General of Police, Kuldeep Khoda to intervene in the matter,” he said.

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