Vikram Raj interviews social activist Nikhil Dey, who has been associated with the Right to Information (RTI) movement. He talks about the Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, the issues of transparency in governance, citizens’ rights, and much more.
The Bathani Tola massacre is not an isolated incident but rather a reflection of the deep-rooted social and political malaise that plagues rural India. It exposes the grave injustices perpetuated by the caste-based hierarchy, where the lives of marginalized communities are treated as disposable, and the perpetrators of violence often enjoy protection from influential political forces.
The Right to Information (RTI) movement in India gained significant momentum in the early 2000s, with activists advocating for greater transparency and accountability in governance. The pressure resulted in the passing of the RTI Act in 2005.