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CIC to release interim on letter

Posted by rtiact2005 on August 4, 2006

CIC to release interim on letter

NDTV Correspondent

Friday, August 4, 2006 (New Delhi):


The Central Information Commission (CIC) is all set to release an interim order on the controversial letter that the then President KR Narayanan had sent to the former Prime Minister A B Vajpayee on the Godhra riots in 2002.

The CIC deals with Right To Information issues.

However, regardless of what the CIC says, NDTV sources say Rashtrapati Bhawan has been advised by the Centre to not make the letter public.

The Centre feels that making the letter public would be a breach of security and privilege because all communication between the Prime Minister and Rastrapati Bhawan is privileged information.

But anticipating the Centre’s objections, the petitioner who had wanted the letter made public, had said that revealing the letter would not compromise security.

Earlier also, when the Nanavati Commission, which was inquiring into the Gujarat riots had asked to see the letter, the Centre had refused on the same grounds.


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