RTI Amendment Bill: Petitioners Against It Get Detained At Rashtrapati Bhavan

Activists who had went up to the Rashtrapati Bhavan to submit petitions against the RTI Amendment Bill to the President were detained today afternoon.

Activist Anjali Bhardwaj, who called for people to gather at 12 p.m. outside the Rashtrapati Bhawan, tweeted, “Police is detaining everyone who wants to petition the President to withhold his assent to the #RTIAmendments. No right to even peacefully submit a petition the President in our country now?? Is this a democracy?”

Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (New Delhi) Eish Singhal confirmed that some people have been detained at Mandir Marg police station.

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