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J&K: RTI : A tool in the hands of oppressed- Raja Muzaffar Bhat

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Recently Rural Development & Law Minister Abdul Haq Khan gave an irresponsible statement from the floor of legislative assembly. While responding to MLA Kupwara Bashir Ahmad Dar, Khan said “RTI activists are big blackmailers”. Minister Abdul Haq Khan was replying to a query while a private members RTI amendment bill was introduced by the MLA from Kupwara. Being a campaigner for the Right to Information in Jammu & Kashmir, I, along with selfless colleagues of RTI Movement have been hurt with this statement. Mr Abdul Haq Khan is not only State’s Rural Development Minister but also holds the charge of J&K’s Law Ministry & happens to be a senior lawyer who is well versed with the provisions of law. He himself knows how useful and revolutionary RTI Act is. He has himself used the law in past, I believe.


How is RTI helpful to people ?


Read more at: https://www.greaterkashmir.com/news/opinion/rti-a-tool-in-the-hands-of-oppressed/275206.html


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