Jagran Lakecity University, School of Law in collaboration with Suchna ka Adhikar Andolan organized a session ‘Right to Information in light of latest Supreme Court Judgements’. Noted RTI Activists Ms. Anjali Bhardwaj, Ms. Amrita Johri and Mr. Ajay Dubey and Associate Professor of NLIU Bhopal Dr. Raka Arya were the eminent speakers in the session. Resource persons focused on contemporary issues and challenges pertaining to the right to information under the constitutional mandate and the Right to Information Act (RTI), 2005 vis-à-vis latest Supreme Court Judgments.
Dr. Raka Arya set the theme of the lecture series by sharing some key points relating to the right to information in the Indian political set-up. Dean Student Welfare and Director of JLU School of Law Prof. (Dr.) Yogendra Srivastava reminded students that how Indian Judiciary through its judgements acknowledges the right to information as a fundamental right.
Ms. Anjali Bhardwaj shared her extensive experience and practical dimensions of the exercise of the right to information in the Indian governmental fabric. She addressed inefficiencies of the RTI functionaries in the country and threw light on the struggles faced by the citizens due to the same.
Ms. Amrita Johri, adding to the deliberation put forth by Ms. Bhardwaj, delved deep into the practicalities of RTI litigation in the country. She also asserted that the right to information is the cornerstone of any successful democracy and denial of such right leads to gross injustice.
Concluding the enlightening lecture series, Shri Ajay Dubey motivate young law students to research on the contemporary issues pertaining to the right to information and take it upon themselves to remove the wide gap that has been created between the people and the government particularly in the domain of furnishing to the public information relating to governance.