As reported by Iftikhar Gilani of www.dailytimes.com.pk on January 31, 2009
India might reveal its 1962 war history By Iftikhar Gilani
NEW DELHI: India may make its war history public soon. Indian Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) Wajahat Habibullah on Friday disclosed that he was hearing an appeal filed by noted journalist Kuldeep Nayyar to make the Henderson Brooks Report of 1962 India-China war public.
Habibullah, who enjoys enormous powers under the revolutionary Right to Information Act (RTI), has asked the Defence Ministry to submit the war report to the information commission to let it decide whether it could be made public. Habibullah told reporters that people in Indian-held Kashmir (IHK) needed to enjoy the same liberties available to the rest of Indian. The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) led by Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh has to its credit piloting two revolutionary laws the RTI and the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS) during its five-year tenure. But unlike the NREGS, the CIC believes the government was making no efforts to publicize the RTI Act. The CIC admitted that in the countryside or even the educated class in big cities was not aware about their rights under the RTI.
Source : Daily Times - Leading News Resource of Pakistan