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Lawyer moves HC against RTI curbs

A Solapur-based lawyer has moved the Bombay HC against new restrictions in the Maharashtra Right to Information Rules,claiming they restrict freedom of expression.

Written by Express News Service | Published: April 28, 2012 3:48:42 am

A Solapur-based lawyer has moved the Bombay HC against new restrictions in the Maharashtra Right to Information Rules,claiming they restrict freedom of expression. Petitioner Sanjay Kshirsagar has challenged Rule 3A,under which a request for information must relate only to one subject and shall not exceed 150 words. Kshirsagar claims the amended rules are against the objectives of the original RTI Act,2005. The petition has been placed before a division bench of Justice D D Sinha and Justice,V K Tahilramani.

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