The latest victim is Shashidhar Mishra who was just another hardworking Indian who made his living by selling sweets and biscuits on the roadside. But he also tried to fight against corruption is his own way.
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The RTI act was passed in 2005.
On 12 October 2005, the law was passed in parliament to great fanfare. Manmohan Singh claimed that the RTI Act would herald the beginning of a new era and “eliminate the scourge of corruption.”
It seems this act, instead of eliminating corruption is eliminating the activists themselves!
But do we really need such an act to get information in a democratic country?
Is there a need for secrecy in anything?
Is it not the right of the tax payer to know what is happening with his money right from the start of a project?
When India is being hailed as the super power in IT, why cannot information related to government projects be out on the web?
But then even getting this RTI act implemented was not easy, so let us continue to hope that those brave men have not died in vain.