Information and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley : Resume DD TV SHOW – JANNE KA HAQ on RTI Act Now
Why this is important
The DD program JANNE KA HAQ is the only Television program in India, India,- or perhaps in the world,- which is working for over nine years on RTI and transparency related issues from January 2006. I
t has been taking up various issues relating to Right to Information every weekend. Despite it being a DD program, it had consistently championed the cause of transparency. Its popularity was high specially in rural areas and small towns.It highlighted RTI successes and failures and was one of the important contributors to the empowerment of citizens in the direction of converting our nation into a participatory democracy.
Most institutions of power have been uncomfortable with RTI since the most powerless individual gains the power to challenge arbitrariness, wrong doing and corrupt actions.
This challenges the arrogance and ego even of those who may be honest, apart from threatening the corrupt.
This unique Janne Ka Haq program which has played an important role in spreading RTI in the nation has suddenly been stopped since two weeks RESUME NOW !!