Story Dated: Tuesday, August 7, 2012 11:14 hrs IST
Sharad Mehrotra. Photo by Pawan Kumar
He got the connection after two months. “But those two months were of acute harassment for me,” he says.
Dr Rakesh Singh, an activist, says such things happen because there is absolutely no awareness about the Right to Services. “When literate people in cities do not have any idea about it, how will villagers know about it? The government made no effort to popularise this act,” he says. BSP state president Ram Aachal Rajbhar, however, attributes it to the government's apathy. “The law is very good when it was implemented by Bhenji,” he says, praising his leader, Mayawati. “When the government changed, it was forgotten.”