Mapping the violence against RTI activists.

A few important things to keep in mind:

  1. This mapping is based on reported incidents. Reported is not the same as actual. There are a few states for which the data is not available such as Kerala, West Bengal, Telangana, Himachal Pradesh, Tripura, Sikkim, Mizoram, Lakshadweep, Puducherry, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Dadra and Nagar Haveli.
  2. The shapefiles have been downloaded and are publicly available at GADM. I have no control over the accuracy of territorial boundaries.
  3. The data comes from Wikipedia. I have not been able to find a single source that has compiled all incidents against RTI activists. The raw data and the summary statistics are available at the bottom of the page. I have also uploaded the R script I used to create these maps in a text format.
  4. The incidents are categorized into assaults, harassments and killed. There is a small minority for which the classification was either not known or not clear (such as when a person is fired from his/her job).