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Demonstrators hold banners and placards during a protest against the proposed amendments in the RTI act near the Parliament, in New Delhi.

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal with state minister Kailash Gahlot launches Delhi government's E-portal of RTI, in New Delhi.

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Shiv Sena workers assaulted and blackened the face of an RTI activist at Latur in Marathwada region, after he 'exposed ' an illegal construction case.

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Aruna Roy The Cause Social activist and MKSS founder and head has been a tireless warrior for the Right to Information and the Right to Work The Effect As part of the NAC, she was the force behind the landmark RTI Act and National Rural Employment Guarantee Act

Denied PM Modi’s estranged wife Jasodhaben denied answers to RTI application seeking details of the security provided to her

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Hers to know Jashodaben with a copy of her RTI petition

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s wife, Jashodaben Modi showing the copy of an application that she filed in Mehsana under the Right To Information Act, seeking details of the official order under which she has been provided security cover and what other “services” she is entitled to among other things.

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BJP MP Dinu Solanki from Junagadh, accused in the murder case of RTI activist being brought to Saket court in New Delhi.

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CBI today arrested BJP MP from Gujarat Dinu Bogha Solanki in connection with the murder of of RTI activist Amit Jethwa who had waged a crusade against illegal mining in Gir Forest in the state, the last home of Asiatic lions.

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One direction At a pro-RTI protest rally in Delhi

Jitender Gupta

Fight for openness Protesters at the Jantar Mantar in Delhi opposing the proposed amendment to the RTI Act

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RTI activists being carried away by police personnel during a protest near the Prime Minister's residence in New Delhi.

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Not for us? As a party, the Congress is RTI-shy

Tribhuvan Tiwari

The mercy petition filed by 26/11 Mumbai attacks' hanged convict Ajmal Kasab before the President. The petition is now made public under the RTI Act.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh with Chief Information Commissioner Satyananda Mishra during the inauguration of 7th Annual Convention of Central Information Commission in New Delhi. PTI Photo by Kamal Singh

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the inauguration of 7th Annual Convention of Central Information Commission in New Delhi.

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A combo image shows from (L-R) Interior designer Zahida Pervez, Saba Farooqi and Shakib 'Danger', arrested in connection with the killing of RTI activist Shehla Masood, being produced in a designated CBI court in Indore.

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Interior designer Zahida Pervez, arrested in connection with the murder of RTI activist Shehla Masood, is escorted at a police station in Bhopal before she was taken to a designated CBI Court in Indore.

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Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) Satyananda Mishr

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Police carry out inspection at the spot after an RTI activist Nadeem Sayeed (inset) was killed in Juhupura area of Ahmedabad.

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Illustration by Sandeep Adhwaryu

July 29, 2011 Shehla posed for this photo for us outside the MP police HQ in Bhopal

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A police woman carrying out inspection after RTI activist Shehla Masood (inset) was shot dead in her car while she was going for an anti-corruption protest rally in Bhopal.

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Prof Rajiv Kumar of IIT Kharagpur

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Under attack Dr Sajib Nandi in Patiala

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President Pratibha Patil administers the oath of office to the new Chief Information Commissioner Satyananda Mishra as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and other dignitaries look on, at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

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“Youngsters are more keen to learn about RTI than about child or human rights. This needs to be channelled.” Rolly Shivhare, 28, Social activist, Madhya Pradesh Rolly’s father had hoped that she would secure a government job; little did he know she’d end up working squarely against it. She has unearthed discrepancies in the state’s Right to Food campaign (making it an election issue) and brought to light indiscriminate industrialisation plans, revealed in the MoUs she accessed through her RTI petitions.

Vivek Pateria

“The mere threat of filing an RTI for non-receipt of my dad’s death certificate ensured I received it in 30 minutes.” Dinesh Shetty, 34, Director, Maharashtra Dinesh always makes sure his team of 18- to 25-year-olds isn’t pressed for time after performing ‘Haq’, a street play on RTI, which has got spectators crowding around with questions after each of its 70-plus shows. Having highlighted poorly-equipped hospitals and problems of public school students, Dinesh is sifting through ideas for a second play on RTI.

Apoorva Salkade

“For a society in turmoil, to have the right to question and demand an answer is empowering.” Dr Muzaffar Bhat, 32, Dentist & RTI activist, Jammu & Kashmir Juggling “80 calls a day”, visitors, workshops and paperwork, Dr Muzaffar Bhat finds little time to play doctor these days. He has rallied against timber smuggling, misuse of funds earmarked for model villages and a ration supplies racket, withstanding physical attacks and even a cooked-up criminal case for arson and looting. “With RTI, we can bring change. I would have earned more had I continued my practice full-time, but this is more fulfilling,” he says.

Javeed Shah

“There are hiccups along the way but I feel privileged to be part of the generation that is empowered by RTI.” Hemant Kumar, 23, Student, Karnataka Every weekend, this student from Mysore travels 70 km to his village, GM Halli, where he prods sleeping authorities, RTI application in hand. His own success stories egg him on; the revamped hospital, recovering his friend’s stolen land, the potholed road that now stands repaired. With full support from his professors, he is now “a local hero”.

Nilotpal Baruah

“The idea that I could force the university to give info it did not want to share made my friends feel they have a remedy.” Adil Hossain, 23, AMU Student, Uttar Pradesh He used RTI to probe AMU’s infamous on-campus Local Intelligence Unit (which spied on the now-dead gay professor Shrinivas Siras), sought data on disciplinary action against students and questioned the cancellation of student polls. Posting his findings online got him suspended for “tarnishing” AMU’s image. Undaunted, he is fighting back.

Jitender Gupta

“There’s no limit to what you can achieve through a simple RTI application. It’s a jadoo ki chhadi.” Santosh Jha, 25, RTI activist, Parivartan, Delhi At four feet something, Santosh’s energy belies her petite frame. The school dropout was introduced to RTI through activist Arvind Kejriwal, and now, at Parivartan’s Sundar Nagri office, she holds fort, helping others acquire everything from BPL and ration cards to school admissions through RTI. Threats and attacks by local authorities who dubbed her an ‘atankwadi’ have not fazed this spunky 25-year-old. “RTI is now my identity,” she says. Marriage can wait.

Tribhuvan Tiwari

Illustration by Sandeep Adhwaryu

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