Friday, March 18, 2011

In corrupt India, asking "uncomfortable" questions can get you murdered...

Asking questions can cost your life in India - even if the right to solicit information is protected by law.

Amar Nath Deo Pandey is luckier - in less than a week, he appears to have escaped two attempts on his life in a nondescript town in India's most populous state, Uttar Pradesh.

More than five years after the introduction of a landmark law that allows Indians to access information held by the government, the questioners themselves are under attack.

In the last three years alone, nearly a dozen people who dared to ask uncomfortable questions under the country's Right to Information law have been killed, and scores of such information seekers have been attacked across the country. More...

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