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A PETITION TO SAVE OUR DOG, TANK.

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
441,235 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
91,175 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
85,479 supporters
Closed
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
68,527 supporters
Petitioning BBC, Theresa May MP, Jayaraj Sujeewa Palihawadana, Anthony William Hall, Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, BBC Complaints, GMC

The terrorist bomb explosions in Sri Lanka and misleading reporting of BBC

The terrorist bomb explosions in Sri Lanka and misleading reporting From the time the bombs exploded on the 21st April  the BBC reports were followed by comments which either overtly or covertly attempted to put the blame on Sinhalese Buddhists , the BBC's hobby horse from the days of the killings of the Tamil Tigers over 10 years ago, The BBC either referred to the majority Sinhalese Buddhists living in the Island  to infer that they are responsible or to military operations against the Tamil Tigers giving the impressions that they were innocent cubs and not the world's most brutal terrorists. The BBC had been following anti Sinhalese and anti Sinhalese Buddhists line for the last 25 years and the discriminating audience do realize the political motivation which lies behind such mischievous and unethical attempts. But, many of the listeners who does not know much about Sri Lanka tend to build a prejudiced view about the country by listening to the innuendos and covert references. We, as the British citizens of Sinhalese origin would appeal to the BBC to have a review of the extra-comments used when referring to Sri Lanka and attempt to be more realistic and rational so that the BBC as a public broadcasting institution will berecognized as an accurate reporter.

GSLF UK Global Srilankan Forum , United Kingdom
63,268 supporters
Petitioning United Nations, PMO India, BBC, CNN, Google, Inc, Facebook, GlobalGiving , CMO Kerala, Médecins sans Frontieres (MSF), International Red Cross

We need International attention and help towards Kerala Floods 2018

The Indian State of ‘Kerala’ has been facing the worst floods it has ever seen. At least 370 people are said to have lost their lives so far. The situation was never seen in Kerala in anyone's memory. At least 10000 people are stranded in areas badly hit by flood awaiting rescue, including infants, senior citizens, pregnant women, tired and hungry and in the face of grave danger. All of them could not be rescued, some lost their lives awaiting help.. without food, water etc for over 4 days. At least 300000 people are in relief camps. At least 1000000 people are displaced. Hospitals are under water. Dead were seen floating around. Relief workers and volunteers are struggling to get food, clean water and medical aid to those in relief camps. Fuel is out of stock in many places. It should be noted that the most courageous rescue attempts are carried out by the locals, fishermen and volunteers out of desperation, as the Government rescuers seem outnumbered and unable not reach many areas on time. The state of Kerala is looking at a loss of over 2.8 billion USD Please don’t get me wrong, perhaps the government officials have been doing everything they could, but apparently they seem to be outnumbered and overwhelmed. Locals and fishermen are seen conducting rescue operations themselves with whatever little they have. News channels like Asianet are actively helping too. Everyone is doing more with less..!! BUT, THIS DISASTER IS NOT YET GETTING THE ATTENTION IT DESERVES. THOUSANDS INCLUDING INFANTS, SENIOR CITIZENS, PREGNANT WOMEN ARE STRANDED IN THE FACE OF DANGER FOR DAYS WITHOUT FOOD, WATER OR MEDICINES, IN PLACES WHERE RESCUE SERVICES ARE UNABLE TO REACH. THIS QUALIFIES AS A NATIONAL DISASTER, INVITING ATTENTION AND HELP FROM ORGANISATIONS ACROSS THE WORLD. WE HAVE A NEW DIRECTION SINCE 18th AUG 2018, after seeing feedback from a similar petition: https://chn.ge/2L4h5nP UN had responded to the other petition saying India is quite capable of handling such a calamity, and they could act only based on a request by our governments, and our governments have not made such a request so far. Our plea is now to the Honourable Chief Minister of Kerala and the Honourable Prime Minister of India, whoever should take a first step to: DECLARE THIS AS A NATIONAL DISASTER..! I read some arguments against this saying, to declare something as national disaster means to accept that the rescue and relief efforts by the state government has failed or are insufficient. I don’t want to make this political. I know nothing can break the Kerala spirit and we are doing the best we can, but do you think this was a grand success? Most of us cannot wrap our heads around the fact that thousands were trapped on roof-tops for 3 or 4 days sending distress signals, and they were promised airlift several hours later, first light of day etc. Infants, people with special needs, the elderly.. every hour is critical for them. They could just perish waiting for help. And perish they did. Not thousands sure, but hundreds. Chengannur was worse, many people were rescued by local volunteers, and not by government rescue services, the people who survived, said they did not even see a policeman come to their aid, no food packets, not water.. It is said that they were in isolated regions very very hard for the rescue services to reach. But food packets at least? Not to blame anyone, just to point out that the rescue operations did fall short in many places. So I still think this qualifies as a “National Disaster”. MAKE DECISION IMMEDIATELY TO ASK FOR MORE HELP, EVEN REQUEST INTERNATIONAL RESCUE AND RELIEF WORKERS TO JOIN US, WHEN THEY NOTICE THAT RESCUE AND RELIEF IS NOT PROGRESSING AS EXPECTED, WHICH IS THE CASE SO FAR. It is said that by Sunday, all rescue operations would be finished. But lakhs of people are displaced from their homes and in relief camps, THINGS ARE LOOKING VERY BAD in most relief camps. Some may argue it is ok, but don't you think our people deserve better? This is just the beginning, there would be more problems with diseases, hygiene, rebuilding the state and so on. Once again, local volunteers, school students etc are doing an exceptional job in relief work, but we think the Central Government should join them and help extensively, keeping all political differences aside. Please learn from the rescue operations, not to lose time in making key decisions, when something does not seem to work. I think declaring Kerala Floods as a "National Disaster" is needed also during this phase, so it attracts more global attention. I know that our rescue officials and locals and fishermen have been working tirelessly, and they have saved thousands of lives already, but we can no longer just rely on just one form of help. Although the Government Rescue Services have saved thousands of lives, hundreds also lost their loves because rescue was clearly falling short in many places. We should not lose time. People are still stuck in many places battling with lives. And then situation is very bad in most relief camps across Kerala. Then the state has to bounce back from it's severely damaged economy. This problem is far from over. We need more Global attention and more news coverage so that the Government of India escalates this matter to a "NATIONAL DISASTER" category and requests International Aid whenever they see that our efforts are falling short. This Facebook Page has all the details you need to make contributions for the cause: https://www.facebook.com/keralafloods2018/  

Arun Bhaskaran Nair
59,263 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 bbcturkce.com, and the BBC engages with Turkish audiences on Facebook, and Twitter.”

6 years ago