Ministry of Home Affairs Refuses to Provide Information on UAPA Amendment and Kashmir
- In response to a RTI queries the Union Ministry of Home Affairs has said that it cannot supply documents related to the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill, 2019 “for the sake of national security”.
- The ministry also refused to provide information regarding the Centre’s decision to revoke Jammu and Kashmir’s special status by reading down most of the provisions of Article 370.
- The government has refused to answer in both the cases.
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- Recently, On the occasion of the completion of 14 years of RTI, Amit shah said that the Modi government had already made a lot of information public, so much so that people no longer needed to file RTI applications.
- The parliament approved the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill, 2019 in July this year. Under this bill, the Centre has the right to declare any individual a terrorist. T