<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Five days a week, 45-year-old Ghulam Mohiudin Sheikh is quietly at work as a carpenter. On the weekends, he dons a new hat — and seeks to change people’s lives. Sheikh, a preacher-cum-faith healer over the weekends, has now found a novel way to solve people’s problems. Apart from the amulet that Peer Sahab, as he is generally known, gives the believer, he files a Right to Information (RTI) application wherever needed. People come to me with all sorts of issues health, education, employment and other personal matters and I give them a taveez (amulet). But apart from these problems, they have administrative grievances such as not getting rations, acquiring a BPL ration card and so on,” he said. It is for problems such as these that he files an RTI, addressing people’s issues on developmental work, benefits under central or state schemes or allowances under welfare funds. “A taveez cannot possibly prove helpful there, Sheikh told(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

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RTI is my new amulet: Faith-healer-cum-RTI activist