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Constitute committee on pattern of Lokpal panel: RTI activists

Last Updated: Friday, April 22, 2011 - 13:39

Srinagar: RTI activists in Jammu and
Kashmir are demanding constitution of a committee on the
pattern of Lokpal bill panel to recommend changes in various
legislations for rooting out corruption from the state.

"Our core demand is that the Jammu and Kashmir
government must constitute a drafting committee to
comprehensively study and make recommendations for State
Vigilance Commission Act, State Accountability Commission Act,
J&K Prevention of Corruption Act and Lokpal Bill being drafted
at the Centre," Muzaffar Ahmad, a member of the RTI movement

He said the proposed committee should include relevant
state ministers, government officials and representatives of
the civil society like former judges, former vigilance
officials and anti-corruption experts.

"We have already written to the Chief Minister (Omar
Abdullah) in this regard several times," he said.

Ahmad said the RTI movement will be holding a rally
against corruption on residency Road in Lal Chowk area on

The vigil was earlier planned on April 9, to support
Anna Hazare`s fast against corruption, but had to be postponed
due to the killing of Jamiat-e-Ahli Hadees chief Moulvi
Showkat Ahmad Shah in an IED blast that day.


First Published: Friday, April 22, 2011 - 13:39

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