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The Attacks Continue : Another RTI Activist Attacked In Maharashtra .

18 April 2011 2 Comments

The tale continues of RTI Activists getting attacked due to exposing corrupt practices and illegal activities. In yet another incident an RTI Activist from Bhrashtachar Virodhi Jan Andolan Nyas from Satara, Phaltan, has been attacked, Popat Barge was attacked on Sunday night with Swords in retaliation for his attempts to use the RTI to check on illegal construction.

Bhrashtachar Virodhi Jan Andolan Nyas (People against Corruption Movement) was formed by Anna Hazare,with below mentioned National Objectives  :

  1. To establish populous based on the principle given in the Indian constitution,
  2. To attain social justice and equality, create awareness through education and bring people from different strata on to a common platform.
  3. To press for removal of corruption, injustices and suppression of poor at all levels by peaceful democratic methods,
  4. To undertake programs for creating awareness among people in order to make them efficient and bold,
  5. To undertake all programs to make an egalitarian society,
  6. To make efforts to build national character and to strengthen democracy process, and
  7. To undertake awareness programs for people and remove corruption without getting involved in party politics.

The Trust has set up committees in 35 districts and 180 talukas of Maharashtra to educate citizens, the stake holders in a democratic society, about their rights and responsibilities. Efforts are on to start similar activity in other states of India. In all of its activities, the Trust follows peaceful Gandhian principles of non-violence.

Anna Hazare has been instrumental in the implementation of RTI Act and currently his fight for Jan Lokpal Bill is known to everyone, its not even a day when false and fabricated CD’s have come out to malign Lawyer the Senior Bhushan in an attempt to get the  father son duo out of the panel and then the attack happening on an RTI Activist of Bhrashtachar Virodhi Jan Andolan Nyas of Anna Hazare seems as part of a bigger conspiracy which is being hatched.

It was yesterday only when RTI Activist Arvind Kejriwal had said that it wont be a surprise if the government came out with something against him too, It seems the Peoples against corruption movement which is already a thorn in the eye of the government is heading for trouble not due to anything done by them, but fabrication of evidences to malign their image in front of the Nation and finally get the bill made in accordance to the Governments own whims and fancies.

We at RTI Activist condemn this barbaric attack on Popat Barge, there should be questions put to the authorities and the officials concerned who were instrumental in maybe leaking out the details of the RTI Activist due to which the attack happened on him.


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