Allow citizens to witness Indian Republic Day celebrations
  • Petitioned Sri Sadananda Gowda

This petition was delivered to:

Chief Minister of Karnataka
Sri Sadananda Gowda
Chief Secretary to Government of Karnataka
Ranganath SV
Principal Secretary to Governor
Krishna Rau G V
Director General of Police (COD)
Director General of Police (COD)
Director General & Inspector General of Police
Shankar Bidari
Chief of Police, Karnataka
Chief of Police, Karnataka
Bangalore City Police
Bangalore City Police
Governor of Karnataka
Dr Hans Raj Bhardwaj

Allow citizens to witness Indian Republic Day celebrations

    1. Denny George
    2. Petition by

      Denny George

      Bangalore, India

It is very unfair that general public who possess cell-phones are not allowed to enter the Field Marshall Manekshaw Parade Grounds in Bangalore, India to witness the Republic Day Celebrations on the 26th of January. When asked for a valid reason, police officers said that a person could detonate a bomb using a cell-phone. Doesn’t it sound lame? And this has become a trend every year with the police trying to avoid responsibility. People come from far off places to witness this once-in-a-year event & they are denied access bcos of carrying a mobile. In today’s world can u imagine anyone not carrying this device?

If you conduct a search at the venue, you will find at least one cell phone with each officer (sometimes two) including constables. How then do the public & the other dignitaries present at the venue trust these policemen with their lives?

Well, even if we agree that there is a possibility of detonating a bomb using a cell-phone, there are many other ways to keep them away from the grounds. The police can arrange for a setup, away from the grounds, where cell-phones can be deposited for safe-keeping & collected after the event. There are many other ways the Govt & police can think of if they are innovative in terms of security issues instead of denying the right of citizens to witness a landmark event.


Since the Republic Day of 2012 is just a few days away from us & comes every year, we believe that there will be positive change made to accommodate this.


I urge people to sign this petition to give people their right to witness a landmark event.

http://www.dnaindia.com/bangalore/report_no-entry-for-mobiles-on-parade-grounds_1338587
http://www.mybangalore.com/article/0111/traffic-diversions-for-republic-day-in-bangalore.html

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    • Denny George BANGALORE, INDIA
      • almost 3 years ago

      Because I belive its every Indian's right to participate in the making of his/her country.

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