“If journalists make their minds, they can achieve anything”, said V Hanumanthappa, Judge of lower session court.
He was speaking on the Press Day and Right to Information workshop organised by Taluk press club and legal services organisation, held at Adichunchanagiri First Grade College, Abbur.
“Media is playing pivotal role in informing people about the loop holes of the system. Unfortunately, in several cases, media has also misused its power. Free legal services are given so that the people who are socio-economically backward can get their rights fulfilled. Several changes have been made in the legal system, in order to prevent harm to the dignity of women” he said.
“RTI is implemented in order to prevent corruption and to ensure transparency in governance. Every citizen has the right to get information from all the government departments and it is the duty of the departments to give information” said Higher Session Court Judge Arjun S Mallur.
“Information related to national safety, information that might harm a person’s dignity and few other information do not come under RTI. RTI is helping to create a transparent society and the smooth functioning of democracy” he added.
Advocate B R Ganesh explained about the areas which comes under RTI and the process to be followed to get information under RTI.
President of Taluk press club P S Subrahmanya, Secretary Imthiyaz Ahmad, members Devanna, C N Vijay, Mallesh, C J Punith, Rajesh, Ashwath, Devegowda, Principal of the college Manjegowda, lecturers and students were present.