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The opposition demanded moving a motion for referring the bill to a select committee before discussions while the government opposed it.
7 former information commissioners of the CIC have condemned the RTI amendment bill and urged the government to withdraw it.
While united opposition criticised the RTI amendments bill in Parliament, activists say it could cripple central and state information commissions.
The Opposition said that this was an attempt to undermine the law and make the election panel a toothless tiger.
Democracies become lame if citizens are denied openness, transparency and access to necessary information about the government they elect.