Free Speech. Holding the Indian Parliament/Government Accountable.
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Free Speech. Holding the Indian Parliament/Government Accountable.

    1. Dr Rita Pal
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      Dr Rita Pal

      xxxxxxxxxxxx, United Kingdom

The Indian Government is currently in violation of basic democratic and civil liberties in relation to peaceful protesters. It has suppressed many individuals from peacefully protesting against the system's irrational policies. 

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    1. Support this petition for Kashmir victims.

      Dr Rita Pal
      Petition Organizer

      Dear All,

      This is a message about a different petition. There is a desperate situation in Kashmir due to the worst floods in 100 years. The PM of India is denying them United Nations assistance. Kashmir is asking for UN intervention. I hope you will be able to sign and share this widely. Its quite important as India appears to have censored it.

      https://www.change.org/p/narendra-modi-and-the-indian-government-agree-to-united-nations-aid-for-kashmirflood-victims

      With thanks

      Dr Rita Pal
      www.drritapal.com

      Narendra Modi and the Indian Government.: Agree to United Nations Aid for #KashmirFlood Victims.

      1 million people have been displaced in Kashmir following severe floods. The army have attempted emergency rescue. The United Nations have offered to...

    2. Changes to Petition

      Dr Rita Pal
      Petition Organizer

      Dear All,

      There has been a minor variation to this given the progression of time. Please review the changes. If you disagree with them, please add a note.

      Best

      Rita

    3. Email to the Speaker....

      Dr Rita Pal
      Petition Organizer

      ------ Original Message --------
      Subject: Compatibility of Privilege notices with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
      Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2011 23:06:25 +0100
      From: Rita Pal
      To: speakerloksabha@sansad.nic.in, Freedom of Expression OHCHR

    4. Version 3 of the Letter

      Dr Rita Pal
      Petition Organizer

      I have added the updated version. I detailed the recent privileged notices against Kiran Bedi and Om Puri.

    5. Latest Score - Hazare 3 Government of India 0

      Dr Rita Pal
      Petition Organizer

      Team India v Indian Government :)

    6. Police accept the 6 demands made by Anna Hazare. Team India Wins Again

      Dr Rita Pal
      Petition Organizer

      Dedicated to everyone in India who has worked tirelessly to upload their democratic rights and civil liberties. Well done to Team India.... a victory for the people of India.

    7. Team India

      Dr Rita Pal
      Petition Organizer

      Due to the collective efforts on the internet, on the ground and throughout India, Team Anna has been released from custody. This just goes to show what can be achieved by team work. Thankyou all for signing this petition.

    8. Text Generalised

      Dr Rita Pal
      Petition Organizer

      Dear Folks

      I have generalised the text and by popular demand left this petition open. Jai Hind

    9. @cricket24x7in Twitter

      Dr Rita Pal
      Petition Organizer

      This is the man who tirelessly works for all he believes in. He has not rested for 10 hours on the net. While the rest of us have had to have gulab jamum breaks, he has kept going. A master campaigner and a million thanks.

    10. Anna Hazare and colleagues are due to be released.

      Dr Rita Pal
      Petition Organizer

      Following team work from all fronts including a official complaint to the UN and maximum support from the Indian media, the government has made the wise decision to release everyone. Thankyou to my colleague on Twitter cricket24x7in.

    11. Reached 100 signatures
    12. Request for as many signatures as possible

      Dr Rita Pal
      Petition Organizer

      Lets get this show on the road folks - lets get as many signatures to the UN as we can.

      For anyone who has a blog or website, there is a widget - please add it.

    13. Reached 50 signatures
    14. Link to Letter to the UN changed

      Dr Rita Pal
      Petition Organizer

      Have corrected the typo. Apologies for this. Final version with signatories will be sent in due course. Please make any suggestions via Facebook or Twitter. Many thanks to you all.

    15. Reached 25 signatures
    16. Due to the urgent nature, have sent the letter to my contact at the UN

      Dr Rita Pal
      Petition Organizer

      Will follow up with signatories to the letter.

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    Reasons for signing

    • Vinod Garg GHAZIABAD, INDIA
      • about 3 years ago

      Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday criticized Congress President Sonia Gandhi, saying that her resolve to fight corruption is similar to Pakistan fighting terrorism.

      "SoniaJi says that they will fight corruption. I said in jest that it is as if Pakistan says that it would fight against terrorism. When Pakistan says this, the people of Pakistan and the rest of the world don't believe it. So when Congress party leaders state that they will fight corruption, the Congress members as well the people of the country don't believe it," Gadkari told mediapersons here.

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    • Roopal Vaish MONMOUTH JUNCTION, NJ
      • about 3 years ago

      I am signing this petition because the current Indian government is trying to subvert democracy in it's bid to cling to power and corruption. It is using violence against peaceful protestors, and using it's power to prevent people from voicing their opinions freely. It has even brought privilege motions against people who have vocalized their ire against the corrupt politicians, pushing aside the right to freedom of speech that the constitution of India provides to every citizen.

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    • Dharmendra Pandey VADODARA, INDIA
      • about 3 years ago

      I believe it is our internal matter and we are capable enough to tackle the matter with our own govt. we don't need external force to settle our internal matters....

      I am against the corruption and supporting the cause of shri Anna Hajare, But do not support any attempt to let external forces to intervene in our internal matters and condemn all such attempts made by any prudent Indian......

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    • Manoj Mehra DELHI, INDIA
      • about 3 years ago

      This is our time...if we did not act now, nobody will dare to act ever!!!

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    • Wasiq Cheema LAHORE, PAKISTAN
      • about 3 years ago

      People of India and Pakistan are very much alike. It's the corrupt politicians and governments which are playing this 'HATE' cards for power struggle. Europe had seen its worst wars, but even then, they had realized that unity is the best policy. But, 65 years had passed and we are still fighting on some useless & non-beneficial feuds between the two countries. I pray that India and Pakistan, both get free from corruption and we have a border-less South Asia!

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