RTI activist threatened in Meghalaya
Shillong, Feb 1 (PTI) An RTI activist in Meghalaya has received threats from a traditional village council, prompting the district administration to ensure his security.
Bobby Basaiawmoit today said he has been intimidated by members of the Mairangbah Dorbar (local village council) who have also threatened to impose a fine and ostracize him from the village.
The threats came after he sought information under RTI about a dealer of a Fair Price Shop in Mairangbah village of West Khasi Hills district.
The RTI findings revealed irregularities by the village council in appointment of the fair price shop dealer.
The village council also summoned him and questioned as to why he filed the RTI, Basaiawmoit said at a press conference here.
Basaiawmoit, also a functionary of the NGO Federation of Khasi Jaintia and Garo People (FKJGP), was charged by the council with creating trouble in the village.