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J&K RTI activist denied opportunity to address audience, bring forward critical issues

Statement by Er. Irfan Banka, Founder of J&K RTI Foundation and convener of the Nalae Ferozpora Bachav Movement, regarding the incident of official misconduct during the My Town My Pride Jan Abhiyan Program and communication to Raj Bhavan:

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Er. Irfan Banka, a prominent RTI Activist and advocate, has come forward to address an incident of misconduct that occurred during the My Town My Pride Jan Abhiyan Program held at Mugam Town Hall in  Budgam. Additionally, Er. Irfan Banka has communicated the matter to Raj Bhavan, seeking appropriate action.
During the event, Er. Irfan Banka was denied the opportunity to address the audience and bring forward critical issues concerning the people and services in the community, including waste management, traffic management, and the achievement of sustainable development goals. The incident involved the Additional Registrar Co-operative Kashmir, who not only prevented Er. Irfan Banka from speaking but also subjected him to public humiliation.
Er. Irfan Banka expresses deep concern over this act of misconduct and calls for immediate action against the responsible official. Such behavior, especially from individuals in positions of authority, is unacceptable and undermines the principles of transparency and accountability.
Furthermore, Er. Irfan Banka has taken the initiative to communicate the incident to Raj Bhavan, bringing it to the attention of the authorities responsible for overseeing the conduct of public officials. By doing so, he seeks appropriate redressal and urges for a thorough review of the event proceedings, including an assessment of the visiting officer's conduct during the program.
As the Founder of J&K RTI Foundation, Er. Irfan Banka emphasizes the importance of holding public officials accountable for their actions. He remains committed to working towards the betterment of the community and will continue advocating for transparency, fairness, and citizen empowerment.

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