Hazare threatens fast unto death over changes in RTI
Posted by rtiact2005 on July 25, 2006
|Hazare threatens fast unto death over changes in RTI|
Anna Hazare, known for his relentless campaign for the Right to Information Act, today threatened to go on a fast-unto-death if the government went ahead with the changes in the legislation to keep file notings beyond its purview.
Hazare is in the capital to consult likeminded people on the issue and a final decision on the fast is expected over the next two days, a source close to him said.
The changes government plans to incorporate will cripple the act by making it virtually useless, the source said.
Hazare had last week threatened to return the Padma Bhushan award bestowed on him if the proposed changes were not rolled back.