Indore | Night Curfew RTI Govt : In view of the increasing cases of Corona, night curfew has been imposed in many states, taking strict steps. Now the latest case is related to Indore in Madhya Pradesh. A youth living here had asked questions under the Right to Information (RTI) Act regarding the usefulness of night curfew in preventing the spread of Kovid-19 in the country. The Union Home Ministry has refused to answer the questions asked, citing the provisions. In this regard, RTI activist Chandrashekhar Gaur, resident of Neemuch, Madhya Pradesh said that in response to my RTI application regarding the usefulness of night curfew in preventing the spread of the epidemic, the Ministry of Home Affairs is of the opinion that the questions asked in it fall under the category of seeking clarification. . Under the provisions of the RTI Act, the applicant cannot be given an explanation from the government on any subject.
What were the questions asked
Night Curfew RTI Govt : Gaur had asked the Ministry of Home Affairs under the RTI Act how the night curfew proves to be helpful in preventing the spread of corona virus. Along with this, it was also asked whether the government has any scientific basis in this regard? The RTI activist also wanted to know from the Ministry of Home Affairs that whose idea was to impose night curfew to deal with the epidemic and from where was this idea taken?
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Here comes the answer
Night Curfew RTI Govt : The Union Home Ministry, while disposing of Gaur’s application, responded to the questions asked in the RTI. It was said by the Central Government that the information sought is in the nature of a request for clarification or explanation. It may be noted that clarification or explanation or reasoning on any matter is not included in the definition of information under section two (f) of the RTI Act.
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