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The PM’s remark on the frivolous use of RTI is quite misplaced

This refers to the report RTI must stop short of invading privacy: PM (October 13). Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s remark on the frivolous use of Right To Information applications makes little sense.

india Updated: Oct 15, 2012 22:20 IST

The PM’s remark on the frivolous use of RTI is quite misplaced
This refers to the report RTI must stop short of invading privacy: PM (October 13). Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s remark on the frivolous use of Right To Information applications makes little sense. Any attempt to limit the scope of the Right To Information Act, which has gone a long way towards empowering ordinary citizens in the fight against corruption, must be resisted. Singh, whose government is riddled with scams, must first ensure that his Cabinet colleagues come clean on corruption charges and thus promote transparency and accountability.
VN Kesavan, Mumbai


Shame the offenders, not victims
The editorial No fighting chance (October 15) is right in saying that rape is too serious an issue for women to counter on their own with self-defence training. What we need is a multi-pronged approach that includes exemplary punishment for the accused, more PCR vans patrolling to see that women are safe in public places and gender sensitisation programmes. It’s high time society shook off the blame-the-victim mentality and shamed the rapists.
RL Pathak, New Delhi


Money’s not everything for him
After having done India proud at the London Olympics, boxer Sushil Kumar has earned a special place in the eyes of his fans by declining an offer to appear in a surrogate advertisement of a liquor brand (Sushil Kumar no to R50-lakh liquor firm ad, October 11). He has proved that he is not just a sports icon but also a responsible citizen.
Praveen Bakshi, via email