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An incident occurred at the Olatunji’s residence on the 23rd of July 2018 whereby their neighbour came on to their property to pick up her parcel that they had collected on her behalf.  The neighbour had known Tank since he was 10 weeks old.  Tank ran out to play with the her but she reacted aggressively by shouting, screaming and hitting the dog constantly with the parcel.  Due to her hitting their dog, he sustained cuts and bruises to his face and this resulted in Tank nipping her once.  She later called the Police called and requested that the dog should be euthanised.   They took their dog to their local kennel to calm him down as he was stressed, they also put a few things in place on their property and arranged to do some training so that such incident would not occur again.  The Police were aware of what they had put in place including a non-refundable 50% deposit in excess of £2000.   They were hoping to collect Tank on Monday the 30th of July 2018 from the Kennel.   The Police came to their house on Saturday the 28th of July asking them to sign an Acceptable Dog Behaviour Contract.  After they had signed the contract, it was later drawn to their attention that the Police had already seized their dog so they could lose their training deposit and did not informed them that their dog had been seized.  The Police also lied to them in seizing the dog.   There is plenty of evidence on the YouTube channel of Deji showing the dogs temperament and nature. Please help us in getting back this kind, friendly and loving family dog. He is dearly missed, it saddens us all.      

Kezia Czerwinski
465,424 supporters
Petitioning BBC

BBC to stop addressing J&K as India Occupied Kashmir

Ignorance is bliss, however, turning a blind eye and acting ignorant is not. The matter I bring forth is not something that affects just you and me, but it is much more serious, much more damaging, and much more pitiful than one that affects a single person.  Recently, while covering the abrogation of Article 370 in J&K, BBC; a public owned broadcasting channel based in United Kingdom, addressed J&K as ‘India Occupied Kashmir’. The matter was immediately noticed by some of you & Newsx ran a segment on it too. However, nothing changed. And this is where we (you and I) come in.  Let us look at few ironies in play: BBC/Britian does not refer to:- ·    Scotland AS Britain Occupied Scotland ·    Ireland As Britain Occupied Ireland ·    Wales As Britain Occupied WalesSimilarly, despite it being obvious, BBC has never dared to address Tibet as China Occupied Tibet or Taiwan, maybe, because the Chinese will not take it lightly. However, it seems that we Indians have become habitual of ignoring the obvious, maybe because we all suffer from the ‘not my problem’ syndrome. Not anymore, fellow citizens, not anymore. Are we forgetting, that too far too much blood has been shed by our revered soldiers, all for the cause of Kashmir? Are we forgetting, far too many Indian families have been thrown out of their own birthplace, and they have struggles endlessly to find a foothold in the country?  It is time. A rather high time. A time for us to unite and make our voice heard. It is time for us to stand up and protect the sovereignty of what we have proudly called ours.  Our Government took a bold step to address the problems that have remained in power for over 70 years of independent India. Let us not forget our duty too, to stand strong with our Government.  We are writing this letter to BBC to address Jammu & Kashmir as its name & not with any other name or else we will start a movement to do the same for Scotland, Ireland, Wales & other areas that are administered by Britain.Come, let us sign this petition and support the cause. Let us share this petition among our loved ones, for it is all for their future too. Let us be the Indians that our soldiers are fighting hard to protect. For once, let us make them proud of us too!  

Bhawani Singh
108,285 supporters
Petitioning BBC

The BBC should reverse their Naga Munchetty judgement

On Wednesday 25th September the BBC’s Editorial Complaints Unit officially found that BBC Breakfast’s presenter Naga Munchetty had breached the corporation’s impartiality guidelines by offering a personal opinion on President Donald Trump’s retort to four congresswoman of colour to "go back" to the "places from which they came". In a discussion with her co-host she said every time she, as a woman of colour, had been told to “go back to where she came from” these comments had been “embedded with racism.”  The Editorial Complaints Unit’s decision is wrong, and has three implications. First, the decision suggests a serious lack of diversity in the organisation. It demonstrates that even with a limited increase in diversity in certain areas it does not seem to have been matched with a similar increase in inclusion. Second, the decision, if not handled properly, could have a seriously negative effect on BAME (Black Asian & Minority Ethnic) staff working in the organisation. Third, if the most senior levels of management do not respond publicly to the decision, it may well have a seriously negative effect on the BBC’s reputation and credibility vis-a-vis large parts of its audience for years to come. The BBC’s editorial guidelines do not give you hard and fast rules. It gives you a helpful framework to think through editorial decisions. And as a framework it is literally second to none. Furthermore, as a woman of colour, it could be argued that Naga was not just expressing a personal opinion but was providing a “professional judgement, rooted in evidence”, it was precisely why her white co-host asked her opinion and how it made her feel.  What should the BBC do? Surprisingly I think the BBC could use the ECU’s decision as an opportunity to build trust as well as strengthen its diversity and inclusion. All – senior members of the BBC should make their position clear and come out internally in support of Naga. I also suggest senior management goes further, so as to ensure public credibility. Ideally, the most senior levels of BBC should make a public statement about the ECU’s decision, and use this as an opportunity to reiterate the importance of diversity and inclusion at all points of the organisation. We are from today setting a specific target that by 2022 15% of the ECU’s staff should come from a BAME background, 50% should be women and 18% should be disabled to accurately reflect British society as a whole, and we also commit to ensure other aspects of diversity from regionality to sexuality are also accurately represented.

Marvyn Harrison - Founder of Dope Black Dads
95,736 supporters
Petitioning PM Narendra Modi, Ram Nath Kovind, UNISDR , BBC, Thomson Reuters, Faye D'Souza, The Hindu Newspaper, Malayala Manorama, News Corp., FOX News

Declare Kerala Flood a National Disaster

India’s monsoon season has hit Kerala with enough force to trigger landslides and rushing waters so strong that people are being swept to their deaths. So far, more than 183 people have died due to the severe weather, over 2 lakh displaced and there are still weeks of monsoon season to go. Monsoon season in India is often a sight to behold, as the natural beauty is enhanced with vibrant greens which normally underly the Asian countryside. However, when the waters become severe enough, the landscape gives way to a deep brown as floods engulf vast swathes of the country. This year’s deadly flooding has taken much more of a toll on Kerala, as people are being crushed in landslides and drowned by steadily rising water. The major Kerala city of Kochi has seen its Cochin International Airport close as rains swoop in. Now areas of Kochi are cut off, and flights are being redirected to nearby cities Thiruvananthpuram and Calicut. State government is working hard to remove those under threat from the area and provide the necessary assistance where needed.  Minister for Civil Aviation Suresh Prabhu assured citizens via twitter that they would still receive assistance despite closures. He said: ”The Ministry of Civil Aviation and the domestic airlines will be extending full support to the State Government of Kerala in airlifting food items and other relief material free of cost on their scheduled services, subject only to operational constraints, if any.” The Foreign Office has also issued warnings for travelling in the area, saying that people should be taking care if on holiday in India. Fears of a natural disaster comparable to the Kerala's great floods of 99 are also now gripping residents. It's time for the Indian Government to declare the Kerala Flood a National disaster.   Source: Express

Jacob George
91,170 supporters
Petitioning Director-General of BBC, BBC

Stop BBC fake news about Sri Lankan Tamil genocide. Their material is encouraging hatred!

BBC has been portraying our newly elected president as a person guilty of war crimes during the civil unrest between the terrorist organization called LTTE and the Sri Lankan national army. BBC has on countless occasions described the war between these two parties as a genocide of the Sri Lankan tamil people. The truth is LTTE is a terrorist organization. They have killed thousands of innocent people belonging to all cultural groups that live in this country. There is solid evidence for this. LTTE is formally defined as a terrorist group by many countries and anyone identifying themselves as LTTE are not accepted into those countries (full list available on wikipaedia). Therefore it is technically incorrect to strategically replace the word "terrorists" with the word "rebels" to describe this group on the BBC videos. The choice of wording on this `is a clear sign that their news reporting is biased.  SL army did an amazing job protecting the Tamil civilians in the war zones whilst only targeting the LTTE. LTTE recruited women, children and the frail against their will to fill up numbers for their army. These kids did not get to go to school or have a normal childhood having to live in terror all the time. The war experience for innocent civilians in the war zones (> 95% Tamil origin) would have been definitely worse than for the civilians living further away from the core. Ummm.. isn’t child soldiers against humanitarian law? Or did BBC forget to show those video recordings to the world? We have plenty of evidence of all of these inhumane acts. Unlike BBC the only difference is we are presenting solid facts, there is no speculation and baseless, biased allegations.  If fighting and destroying a terrorist group is a criminal act then USA fighting Al-Qaeda, the world fighting against ISIS etc should also be acts of war crime and should also be made to answer for their acts. So why the double standards?  Sri Lanka as a country is accusing BBC of repeated false and unjust allegations against the independent sovereignity of a peaceful country with material that clearly kindles hatred among ethnic groups and deliberately distorting the truth. BBC is warmongering. BBC claims on war crimes are nothing beyond speculation at best of times. However, being such a strong forefront in world media, things that get shown on BBC travels far and wide. We feel that BBC needs to get the true facts before dwelling into the politics of a country that it knows very little about. What BBC says about the Sri Lankan goverment, its leaders and the army is hugely defaming. We urge you to inquire into the sources BBC is using for information and to give a more true picture of what really happens in Sri Lankan politics. World media ethics should look into your material too! Someone independent and neutral.

Yamal Dassanayake
90,801 supporters
Petitioning Naheed Nenshi, John Tory, Jim Watson, Barack Obama, Amnesty International Australia, Human Rights Campaign, United Nations Security Council, Human Rights Watch, Lawyers Committee for Human Rights, ...

Free Ahed Tamimi

My name is Nasri Akil from Toronto, Canada. I started this campaign to support" Ahed Tamimi", her mother "Mariam", her cousin "Nur" and the other kids detained by the evil hands of the Zionists of the fake state of Israel. In a desperate hope to get enough signature to put pressure on decision makers to do something about the constant twisted detention of Palestinian kids. In turn this will expose the evil of the zionists and pressure the international community. I would like to mention here that this petition has nothing to do with race or religion or ethnicity. It's pure right against wrong. Zionism is not Judaism. Judaism is a religion not a race. Many Jews are not Zionists. Most Zionists are not Jews. Many Zionists hate Jews. Opposition to Israel is NOT anti-Semitism. Ahed Tamimi, 16, was arrested ( kidnapped actually ) by Israeli forces in the middle of the night. Since she was a young child, she has been active in weekly demonstrations against Israel’s theft of her family’s land in occupied Nabi Saleh. But as Tamimi stands against Israeli occupation, she underscores: whenever a people face oppression, we must show solidarity. Israeli soldiers shot Ahed Tamimi's relative in the head, leaving the teenage boy in a coma, and then invaded her family home. She demanded that the occupying Israeli soldiers leave her property immediately, shouting "don't touch me" and "leave!" Now she's in Israeli military detention, where 75% of Palestinian children report assault. Ahed is a child, and like thousands of Palestinian children she could be humiliated and abused if we don't get her out fast. She has become another child statistic of the countless other children detained illegally in Israel. Her court date is December 25th, 2017. She was taken into question at the Moscobiyeh prison, notorious for it's dungeon cell, torture tactics fully utilized on children, and extensive harassment. She was put in isolation, left in an icy cell, without proper food. In fives days she was moved three times. Why? To exhaust and break her.  When her mother arrived to be there with her, she too was arrested.  We demand that Ahed and all Palestinian children are released from Israeli prisons now.  The international community must put an end to the ill-treatment and detention of Palestinian children. Enough is enough.  Ahed Tamimi represent all the innocent kids in the Isareli detention and represent the Palestinians struggle against the illegal occupation of Palestine. Since 1967, Palestinian children in the Occupied Palestinian Territory have been living under Israeli military law and prosecuted in military courts. Israeli military law, which fails to ensure and denies basic and fundamental rights, is applied to the whole Palestinian population. Israel is the only country in the world that automatically prosecutes children in military courts that lack basic and fundamental fair trial guarantees. Since 2000, at least 8,000 Palestinian children have been arrested and prosecuted in an Israeli military detention system notorious for the systematic ill-treatment and torture of Palestinian children. Around 500-700 Palestinian children are arrested, detained and prosecuted in the Israeli military court system each year. The majority of Palestinian child detainees are charged with throwing stones, and three out of four experience physical violence during arrest, transfer or interrogation. Unlike Israeli children living in illegal settlements in the West Bank, Palestinian children are not accompanied by a parent and are generally interrogated without the benefit of legal advice, or being informed of their right. They are overwhelmingly accused of throwing stones, an offense that can lead to a potential maximum sentence of 10 to 20 years depending on a child’s age. AHED TAMIMI will go to trial on Christmas Day for slapping an Israeli soldier, illegally trespassing on her property, the day after her 15-year-old cousin was shot in the face. In December 2011, Mustafa Tamimi was killed during a protest in the village when an Israeli soldier shot him in the face with a tear gas canister. One year later, Israeli soldiers shot and killed Rashadi Tamimi in the village. One wonders why the "slap" is the Crime? I decided to do something about it and start with what I can. So that's why I am here asking you to help me help Ahed, her family and all the other kids. I also started a fund raising campaign on "GoFundMe" hoping to raise enough money to hire as many legal advisors to support Ahed and the others legaly in the court and get some justice. I mean enough is enough...I can't sleep I can't eat and these kids are experiencing all of that twist. Someone must do something. This is not right. This is not humanity. We cannot make this acceptable by doing nothing.  I earnestly ask that at the very least, we make some noise in support of Ahed Tamimi and the other children that are held prisoners with no charge, no defense, all in violation of international laws.   She is one, but we are many. It takes a united front to add pressure, to induce accountability and hopefully give freedom to the oppressed, weak and innocent.  To Ahed and all the children in Israeli jails: We stand by your side, and are holding you in our hearts. We will not give up until you are free. You are not alone. As a wise man ounce said: "Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible" Sign. Support. Make Noise. Add Pressure. Be Human.  what if Ahed was your daughter, sister or just a friend? What would you do?

Nasri Akil
68,476 supporters
BBC: Please stop your partnership with biased NTV News in Turkey

“The BBC is committed to fair, balanced and impartial coverage of events around the world. “The BBC has complete editorial independence over its programmes broadcast by NTV in Turkey. Following the start of protests in Turkey last week the BBC sought and received assurances from NTV that BBC programming would continue to be broadcast in full and without interference. “NTV has apologised to its staff and viewers for not covering the protests in their early days and has reaffirmed its commitment to international standards of journalism, both to its viewers and to the BBC. NTV is now reporting all aspects of the protests in Turkey in its news coverage. “At a time of considerable international concern about the situation in Turkey the BBC’s impartial service to audiences is vital. BBC coverage will continue to report a wide range of voices and viewpoints in our reporting of events in Turkey and worldwide. BBC news coverage is available on a range of platforms, including the website, and the BBC engages with Turkish audiences on Facebook, and Twitter.”

7 years ago