Monday, November 29, 2010

Re: [RTI INDIA] Re: A Minor's Right to Information

Dear Mr.Roy,
What about Section- 22 of RTI Act 2005, as per which all other laws and instrumentalities of the State including CPC are to be read, subject to the provisions of this Act. It is one thing to say that a child as young as 3 years needs to be represented by a major, but it is altogether a different thing to say that he has no right to apply for information under this Act. Then what about a college going boy or girl of say 17 and half years old, who is legally a minor, but very much capable of applying for information and pleading for his case before any forum. Do you mean to say that because of his/her minority in age, he or she should be deprived of his right to apply directly to a public authority? Section 3 of RTI Act gives right to every citizen to apply for information under this Act, and a citizen by definition given in the Constitution is he or she who is born in this country irrespective of his/her present biological age.
Chitta Behera         

From: sroy1947 <>
To: "RTI India : Right to Information, CIC" <>
Sent: Sat, 27 November, 2010 7:55:59 AM
Subject: [RTI INDIA] Re: A Minor's Right to Information

Dear Sid (and everyone else who has replied later to this thread)

1) IC Shailesh is an idiot.

2) IC Shilesh is a 'bhada ka tattoo' (ie mule for hire) who has been
made to wear blinkers so that the only road he can see in front of him
is RTI Act. (and not the whole wide world around him).

3) Minors have no right in law to file RTIs or Court cases (or to sue
or be sued) independently. They must always have an adult with them,
as their "next friend" / guardian. Its all there in CPC and other
special / procedural laws..

4) Mrs Urvashi Sharma is trying to get cheap publicity to show that
her daughter age 9 (?) or is it 4(?) is the youngest RTI applicant. My
own son has filed a RTI application to a Central Govt regulatory
agency in Jan 2003 !!! (with fee) and they accepted it and gave the
reply (after lot of fighting) in May 2003. He was 2yrs 11 months when
he filed it. Based on this he filed a Writ in SC (at age 3 years) as
petitioner in person - I was his next friend - the Court; listened to
him carefully and dubbed him "learned counsel" (recorded in their
order) and passed an order which eventually caused "Hathaways" a loss
of 600 crore rupees.

Sarbajit Roy

On Nov 27, 5:59 pm, Sidharth Misra <> wrote:
> I have come across a news item where the UP SIC Sh Pankaj has rejected a
> Minor's appeal saying that she is a MINOR.
> IC Shailesh says that there's no such bar in the Act.
> Who is right ?
> If yes then How minor he/she can be ? ? ?
> Can any one throw some light on this ?
> Regards,
> sidharth

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