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Right to information—Subject to the provisions of this Act, all citizens shall have the right to information.
These words in many ways led our country to a brighter path in the direction of democracy and the act without a hint of doubt is revolutionary in itself.
Right to information is inherent in our Constitution in form of Article 19(1)(a) under Fundamental Rights-freedom of speech and expression. It has been held in a number of court judgments including the Supreme Court judgment in the case of Secretary, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India & Ors. v. Cricket Association of Bengal & Anr. that the freedom of speech and expression includes the right to acquire information and disseminate it. However as the provision was not explicit and as there was no formal mechanism for seeking information the request for demand for information was rarely entertained sympathetically.
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- Lavanya Pathak (Autor:in), 2017, The Right to Information Act, 2005 in India. A Critical Analysis, München, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/358843