Lack of knowledge on our own rights is a great hindrance to Freedom of Speech and accessing our basic rights enshrined in the Constitution Arappor has been conducting ‘Know Your Rights’ citizen awareness programs in different locations in Chennai. The session trains citizens on the Grievance Redressal mechanism for civic and public issues, how to use Right to Information Act (RTI), rights with Police, ways to expose and address corruption and other basic laws concerning their rights.
Arappor Iyakkam has conducted more than 30 Know Your Rights Program in the last 2 years. The Right to Information Act has provided a lot of power in the hands of the common man to make the Government Transparent and Accountable. Knowing their rights have helped Chennai citizens to solve a lot of issues concerning their areas in and around Chennai.