Union Home Ministry, Delhi government: Set up fast-track courts to hear rape/ gangrape cases
  • Petitioned sheila dikshit

This petition was delivered to:

Chief minister, Delhi
sheila dikshit
Home Minister
Sushil Kumar Shinde

Union Home Ministry, Delhi government: Set up fast-track courts to hear rape/ gangrape cases

    1. Petition by

      Hindustan Times

The 23-year-old woman whose savage gangrape on a bus in New Delhi sparked mass protests across India has died in a Singapore hospital after suffering severe organ failure.

President Pranab Mukherjee has described her as "a brave and courageous girl who fought till the very last minute for her dignity and her life."


Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has urged the nation not to let the death be "in vain". "I want to tell them and the nation that while she may have lost her battle for life, it is up to us all to ensure that her death will not have been in vain," said Singh in a condolence message.


As many 635 cases of rape were registered across Delhi till December 15 this year--a record of sort for six years. Cases of molestation have also seen a rise as 653 cases were reported in 2011 against 601 cases in 2010. 


Sign this petition, let not rape victims just become statistics and ask Chief Minister Dikshit and the Union Home Ministry to set up fast-track courts for speedy justice and severe punishment for rapists.

We also want to focus on the following solutions:

Tech for safety

More CCTVs and patrol vans, centralised control room and database, effective use of social media.

Tightening law

Much stricter penalties, better prosecution, fast-tracking of cases and a sex offenders’ register.

Victims’ care

Physical and psychological protection of the victim through the legal process. Proper rehabilitation.

Changing mindset

Sensitising the police and introducing gender-sensitive school syllabi with help of educationists, NGOs.

Recent signatures


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    Reasons for signing

    • Swetha Sritharan CHENNAI, INDIA
      • about 1 year ago

      You stay silent when your mother is treated like shit by your father,

      You stay silent when your friend takes dowry from his wife's family,

      You stay silent when your classmates sits at a nukkad whistling 'maal' at passing women saying it is innocent fun,

      You stay silent when a million women every year in this nation are murdered before birth or their breath dunked in milk after birth,

      You don't report the drunkard husband who beat up your maid servant because it is not your business,

      You stayed silent when your boss hit upon a female colleague and you told her to grin and bear it because it happens everywhere,

      You sing along with your favorite male stars as they call their 'items' chikni chameli and halkat jawani etc.,

      You stay silent when our police and paramilitary gang rape tribal and lower caste

      women and shove stones inside their rectum saying that that's an aberration of the system,

      You did not protest the lower pay that your female colleagues got just because of their sex,

      You helped your parents arrange a marriage for your sister against her wishes saying she doesn’t know her mind,

      You stayed silent when in a family discussion a woman’s voice was silenced by the cacophony of male voices,

      You force a woman to wear burqa in the pretext of sharia law or justify their domesticity

      You think feminism is shit and feminist loud mouthed 'bitches' who have not better work to do than cry victim,

      You applaud as Hindu right wing men barge into a hotel and slap ‘immoral’ women with the intention of ‘reforming’ their ‘maa’ ‘behen’

      You stay silent when females in a party are sent away to discuss 'childish' things even as you discuss 'important' things like politics and all in their absence,

      You stayed silent when your father directly and sarcastically showed your mother that she's lower then men in intelligence time and again,

      You objected loudly when your girlfriend, wife wanted to put her life and career ahead of yours saying yours was more important,

      And now suddenly you have become a man because ONE woman was brutally beaten and raped while you conveniently forget the hundreds of women whose psyche you were responsible for brutally beating and raping directly, or indirectly through your inaction...

      and now you evoke the same 'maa' and 'behen' argument to protect them...

      Thanks to the serpent of your awakened manhood, that woman in Delhi will perhaps get justice. But what about the millions of other women in the country of different religion, region and sect united by their shared injustice who will perhaps never get justice precisely for the same reason - your manhood?

    • T Mukhopadhyay BROOKLYN, NY
      • over 1 year ago

      Because I believe in human rights, justice and human dignity - for all.

      • over 1 year ago

      We have to give justice to that braveheart and save others and build a safe nation

    • anita sharma INDIA
      • over 1 year ago

      this is a security for ecveryone

      it is our right

      • over 1 year ago

      We must make our country safer for our womenfolk. These include some people who extremely close to my heart.


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