On November 26, 2007, the UN General Assembly marked February 20th as the annual World Day of Social Justice which is being observed globally since 2009. The theme for the current year is ‘If You Want Peace & Development, Work for Social Justice’. The article expounds on the background of this global observation and how the Indian Constitution contributes to Social Justice to its citizens.
The Constituent Assembly was the pioneering set of individuals who set out to create the Constitution for the world’s largest democracy. From Fundamental Rights to National Language, all controversial aspects were discussed and debated by the Assembly and became part of the Constitution, but still, there is a lack of awareness of their importance.
When there is an imminent threat to life and liberty of a person, a RTI applicant can seek information within 48 hours as opposed to the regular 30 days time frame. This provision is broken down to understand this exception better.