The RTI act was introduced with a good intention of having transparency in the government administration. However, it is very sad to know that one more RTI activist has been presumably murdered near Mysuru for having key documents, which may reveal several truths that may bring trouble to some people. Several RTI activists have been killed in the past at various places in the country. These killings are defeating the very purpose of RTI act in knowing the truth in the government or government-supported activities. There is always a threat to the life of RTI activists, who go one step ahead in getting information, which may be troublesome for those involved in illegal activities and this incident proved once again that there is no security to the life of RTI activists. Unless government gives protection to these activists such news keeps coming in the media.
Dr. S.V.N. Vijayendra, Mysuru