A BIG APPLAUSE TO PUNEITES WHO BRAVED THE RAIN TO SAVE RTI…..The Mahiti Adhikar Bachao Andolan (Save RTI Campaign) which had organised a citizen protest by flashing mobile torches near Balgandharva Rangmandir was attended by 300 citizens who had come individually weathering the rain as well as members representing more than 20 social organisations. The protests were vocal against crippling the RTI Act by diluting Section 13 of the RTI Act wherein the government has clinched the power from information commissions by controlling their tenure and salaries. This has been brought by the RTIi Amendment Bill 2019 which was recently passed by the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. Citizens appealed to the President of India not to sign the amendment bill. The next plan of action of the Save RTI Campaign’ will be to amplify the appeal through social media and firm a statewide cohesive group to fight this injustice. It will culminate in protests at Azad Maidan in Mumbai. There were a large number of youngsters in the protests today.