RTI activist seeks reasons for deletion of RPC, J&K constitution from law syllabus

KL Report


An application under Right to Information (RTI) Act has been filed before the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, ministry of Law and Parliamentary Affairs and the vice chancellor Kashmir University seeking reasons thereof for deletion of subject pertaining to Rambir Penal Code (RPC) and Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir from the courses of LLB and post graduation in law.

Khalid Tufail, the social activist, who has filed the application told KNS, that he wants to make people aware about how their special identity under Article 370 is being ‘trampled’ by different channels. The applicant has also sought details of the committee and its members who were responsible for the deletion of RPC from law courses. “Information required, how and when the subject of RPC and constitution of J&K has been deleted from the law graduation courses/PG courses in law.   If so who were the members of the said committee and their names designations date minutes of meeting and the person/authority who has convened the said meeting,” the application filed by Tufail reads.

He has further sought reasons on the basis of which these two subjects were deleted from the law syllabus in Jammu and Kashmir.  “I state that the information sought does not fall within restrictions contained in section 8 and 9 of the RTI Act,” he has clarified further in his application.


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