The rights of citizens include the right to know the conditions under which protests are prohibited: Gujarat High Court 

In its ruling in Swati Rajiv Goswami v. Commissioner of Police, Ahmedabad on Tuesday, the Gujarat High Court declared that citizens had a right to be aware of the criteria used by the State Police to decide whether to permit protests or rallies.

The Right to Information Act’s (RTI Act) primary goal—to advance transparency in democracy—would be killed and smothered, according to Justice Biren Vaishnav, a single-judge.

The Court emphasised that our Constitution established India as a democratic republic, which calls for a “informed citizenry.”

This news is written by Ms. Amrita Singh, Research Assistant, All India Legal Forum.

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