Monday, August 07, 2006

Arvind Kejriwal

Arvind Kejriwal, winner of the 2006 Ramon Magsaysay Award for Emergent Leadership, talks about the RTI movement, it's formidable power and the proposed ammendments.
Firstly, I would like to clarify that the award does not belong to me – it belongs to the entire RTI movement and every RTI activist in the country. I am happy that the world has responded so positively to the RTI movement in India. Though sadly, the Indian government is all set to kill it through amendments, which it proposes to pass shortly in the Parliament, with disastrous effects on transparency, which had just made its presence felt in the country. I have procured the copy of these amendments and if it is passed by the Parliament, then it will practically kill the RTI movement in our country.