Examine how India’s Constitution supported the people’s ‘right to know’ as interpreted by the judiciary. Also, elaborate on the important role it plays in the administration of the country. 10 marks

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  • https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/resurrecting-the-right-to-know/article32387743.ece
  • In the intro, mention how the right to know was recognised 50 years ago.
  • In the body mention the views expressed by the judiciary in various judgements on the issues. Demarcating the ambit of Official Secrets Act 1923 by the judiciary. How it led to the enactment of Right to Information and its role in fighting corruption, misrule, oppression etc.
  • Conclude by mentioning the importance of the right to know in making the administration more transparent.
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