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Petitioning Devendra Fadnavis, Sushma Swaraj

Save Indian farmers by creating a portable online trading platform

                                            VOTE FOR THIS PROJECT Imagine working hard for 4-5 months, battling against forces like nature, pests and wild animals to generate a precious produce that brings with it hopes of wealth, expectations and dreams...only to see that produce being sold for extremely low prices and being not wanted by any buyer and then realize that the crop they had planted 5 months ago was a wrong choice. Agriculture sector in India remains largely disorganized and inefficient due to lack of modern technologies and old-fashioned method of auction trading. Farmers are unaware about the market dynamics and make uninformed decisions when itcomes to sowing crops. This leads to imbalance in supply-demand of agriculture commodities. The proposed system uses data mining techniques to provide farmers with daily market rate predictions and right crop sowing suggestions at the right time. The system suggests crops which shall be in demand at their maturity and also provides a smart trading platform for selling the commodities to institutional buyers. The method involves farmers and constitutional buyers to make profiles on this platform through their cell phones and uploading their real time crop data and nature of trade respectively. The system then compares this data with the national consumption values obtained from interpolated historical data, to provide accurate crop suggestions with respect to future demand. This method further involves day wise market rate prediction of agriculture commodities, using K-NN algorithm. The predictions are based on the amounts of commodities bought into the market each day. These are tracked from the trades taking place through the system’s time advanced online trading platform. Thus this system aims to decrease the gap between supply and demand and stabilize market rates. Designed for India's culture The system uses smartphones and 2G internet as the only infrastructure Easily deploy-able and easy to maintain Executable in a low budget High scope of scaling Huge Impact by decreasing wastage & stabilizing market rates

Mihir Inamdar
524,448 supporters
Petitioning Devendra Fadnavis, Sushma Swaraj, Nitin Gadkari (Road Transport and Highways Minister)

Mandatory Check at Liquor Serving Joints itself to discourage DRINK & DRIVE

     When we go with family or friends at a bar and restaurant or go to a pub to get a drink and catch up with friends - because these places are made available to us legally - we dont go with the intention of getting drunk and to become a social menace. But problem arises when we think that we are not too drunk to drive. People usually leave by their own vehicles back home sometimes in groups or sometimes alone trying to evade cops by sneaking away through service roads or avoiding check points underestimating their ability to cause grievous injuries to someone or to even ones own self. Once on the road behind a wheel no one knows what will happen next. Its only destiny thereafter that takes over.      The management of the pub or the Bar or the restaurant is well aware of your situation since they are the people serving drinks to you. If we can make it their prerogative to allow only those who are under the permissible limit to get behind the wheels and also ask them to encourage the drunk to board a taxi instead we can curb drink and drive cases to a large extent. And also by doing this we can avoid some corrupt cops who are more interested in filling their pockets rather than road safety. Once in the hands of the police one is completely unaware of their rights and is subject to unimaginable humiliation and wrong intimidation and also physical assault at times.      The main purpose of the DONT DRINK & DRIVE is SAFETY. I believe along with the person who drinks it is also the responsibility of the people who serve it to assure road safety. With this step we can drastically bring down drink and drive cases as well as corruption related to the same at the initial level itself thus avoiding lots of bad blood. I urge you to support me in this solution or even suggest a solution to 'STOP DRINK AND DRIVE' at the initial level itself!  

Shilpa Sabu
71,177 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
68,514 supporters
Petitioning Bert Koenders (Minister of Foreign Affairs The Netherlands)

Bring back 2-year-old girl who has been violently kidnapped and smuggled to Mumbai

On the 29th of September 2016 my 2-year- old daughter Insiya was violently kidnapped from Amsterdam (European Union) and smuggled to Mumbai, India. Without her Dutch passport. Insiya is a Dutch citizen and holds only the Dutch nationality and passport. On the day of the kidnap three men, professional kidnappers, barged into my home in my absence and brutally took Insiya while my mother was babysitting.The Dutch Police was alarmed right after the kidnap and they issued an immediate AMBER Alert for her. In an instant it became clear that Shehzad Hemani, my ex-husband, is the mastermind behind the violent kidnap. For many years I had been trapped in an emotional and physical abusive marriage with him. In 2015 I finally gathered my courage to file for divorce and put an end to his abuse. But even after filing for divorce it just didn’t stop; it became worse and he threatened to kill me multiple times. He placed 6 GPS trackers under my car, hired people to follow me and kept threatening to kidnap my daughter. That is why the Dutch Court decided to give Insiya’s custody to me. An official Interpol Arrest Warrant has been issued for Shehzad Hemani.The Dutch and European authorities question how the kidnapper could escape and cross multiple borders. This is very concerning. I haven’t talked to my daughter since she has been kidnapped. Despite my countless efforts, the kidnapper will not let me talk to my daughter. Together with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Dutch Government we are trying our utmost best to get Insiya back. Every morning until night I am working to get her back. I am trying everything. I will not stop until I can hold my daughter in my arms again.I have reached out to the Indian Ministry of External Affairs multiple times, but so far I haven’t got any response.Ever since Insiya was born I have been the only one taking care of her. I will not stop until I get justice, because it is Insiya’s fundamental right to be with her mother. Insiya is illegal in India. Insiya is taken hostage and gravely traumatized. For her wellbeing and safety Insiya needs to be back with her mother! The purpose of this petition is to reach out to the authorities of the Indian Government, especially the Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj. So that she can collaborate with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs to return Insiya back to The Netherlands. I keep faith, but I can’t do it without your help. So please support and sign this Petition. We really need both governments to collaborate and take action. SIGN NOW and save an innocent child! Your support makes a huge difference in my life. Thank you so much, Nadia @NadiaRashid20

Nadia Rashid
64,970 supporters
Petitioning Sushma Swaraj

Justice for Induja who was burnt alive in Chennai by a stalker

I am Shanmugam Govindasamy. My daughter S. Induja, a resident of Chennai was burnt alive allegedly by a former classmate and stalker named Akash. Induja was set on fire at the doorstep of her home in the Adambakkam neighborhood of Chennai. This incident happened around 8:45 PM on Monday, November 13, 2017, at the victim’s residence located on 7th street, Saraswathi Nagar, Adambakkam, Chennai. My wife and Indjua’s mother Ms. Renuka and my another daughter Nivedita tried to save Induja from the fire and in that process got severe burn injuries (50% and 20% respectively). Their situation is still critical and both of them are suffering from unbearable pain. They are undergoing treatment in an intensive care unit in Chennai. In Last one year in Tamil Nadu, nearly 6 young women lost their lives for the same reasons due to action such as acid throwing, stabbing, setting fire, etc. In those cases the culprits use their influence to avoid punishment, setting bad precedents for others. We have seen how much Nirbhaya from New Delhi went through. We don’t want any more women to suffer at the hands of such psychopaths who do not deserve to live in this society. We must use the fullest extent of the law to get maximum punishment to the murderer of my daughter Induja so that others do not dare do such crimes. The following articles in reputed media will provide additional information: We request your office to kindly help my daughter Induja get justice. Govindasamy
53,036 supporters
Petitioning United Nations, The Girl Effect, Sushma Swaraj, K T Rama Rao

Justice For Our Girl - ASIFA

WE HAVE STARTED THIS CAMPAIGN TO DEMAND JUSTICE FOR OUR DAUGHTER ASIFA BANU AND A CAPITAL PUNISHMENT (DEATH BY HANGING) FOR ALL THE RAPIST AND MURDERERS INVOLVED WHICH INCLUDES SANJI RAM, SPO DEEPAK KHAJURIA,  Parvesh Kumar, Sanji Ram's son VISHAL JANGOTRA,THE ALLEGED TEEN,SPO Surinder Kumar, Sanji Ram AND TWO MORE ACCUSED POLICEMEN WHO KNEW OF THE HORRIFIC CRIME AND TRIED TO COVER IT UP FOR A HUGE BRIBE, SO THAT OTHERS WOULD TAKE A LESSON FROM THIS INCIDENT AND NEVER DARE TO DO ANYTHING LIKE THIS AGAIN  We request the concerned authorities to give a capital punishment to rapists and murderers of 8 year old Aasifa Bano and set an example for other rapists like Deepak Khajuria. Here are the details about the whole incident as it happened, taken from multiple newspapers included is the links to the newspaper articles. The Men Accused In Kathua Rape And Murder, And The Evidence Against Them India outrage spreads over rape of eight-year-old girl In a gruesome incident Asifa Bano just an 8 year old, who had gone missing a week ago, was abducted, raped and murdered in Hiranagar tehsil of Hindu-dominated Kathua district on Wednesday 17th January. #JusticeForAsifa People in JK demand justice for 8-yr-old allegedly raped and murdered in Kathua On January 10, Asifa daughter of Mohammed Yousaf of Rasana in Hiranagar was taking her horses for drinking water when she was last seen by a local woman in the village at around 3:30 pm. The girl did not return home and the family feared that he she has been abducted and approached police station Hiranagar next morning. He said they were unable to understand where the girl has gone? The policemen never visited the village for investigation purpose to trade the abducted girl despite registering an FIR. The family members said on Wednesday morning a local made a phone call to one of the family members and informed them that he has seen body of Shifa. The family members along with police team rushed there and found the body of the girl. Police shifted body to the hospital for post mortem. It triggered protest demonstration. A Gujjar leader Talib Hussain told Rising Kashmir that had police acted on time, the life of the minor girl could have been saved. There were torture marks and human bites on her body. She was also allegedly given electric shocks. There are marks of human teeth on her cheeks and her arms and legs are broken. She was allegedly raped. We remember that night electricity went all of sudden after transformer developed mysterious snag and next morning, the body of the girl was found. The government then  formed Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the girl’s death. A police official said the SIT had started probe to identity and arrest the accused.The issue had repeatedly rocked the state Assembly with opposition parties raising questions and demanding action against the culprits. On January 23, the Mehbooba Mufti government had ordered a probe in the matter and handed over the case to the crime branch of the state police. Special police officer (SPO) Deepak Khujaria was later arrested by the Crime branch. Khajuria was also among those appointed to trace her when she went missing. Policeman Arrested For Rape And Murder Of 8-Year-Old Girl In Jammu   Kathua rape-murder case: Special police officer's arrest in Jammu and Kashmir takes ugly turn Led by Manch and BJP members, the protestors marched from Ghagwal to Hiranagar in Kathua, local newspaper Rising Kashmir reported. “We are against the murder of the minor girl but we don’t want our men to be framed. If such things continue, people will come out on the roads,” they threatened. A picture shows J&K personnel escorting the protestors. Vijay Sharma, who according to information on state BJP’s website is the party’s state secretary, shockingly defended the protest. “He (Khajuria) has been falsely implicated. More than 5,000 people participated in the rally,” Sharma claimed, talking to The Wire on phone. According to him, the Hindu Ekta Manch was formed last month to “defend people from police harassment”. Sharma said he heads the Manch in Hiranagar constituency of Kathua district which is represented by BJP MLA Kuldeep Raj. Kasana and its adjoining villages are part of Hiranagar constituency. “Members from BJP and other parties have come together under the banner of Ekta Manch,” asserted Sharma. The organisation has threatened to continue their agitation if the accused isn’t released. It has also demanded that the case be handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). “We are in touch with many incumbent and former MLAs and local leaders from different constituencies. We will continue with our demand…we want the case to be handed over to the CBI because we don’t trust investigation by the crime branch,” said Sharma. The police first arrested a minor boy for his involvement in the crime. But after it was alleged that the investigation had been botched up, the case was handed over to the crime branch which then set up an independent SIT. Led by BJP Leader, Hindu Ekta Manch Protests in Support of SPO Arrested for Raping 8-Year-Old in Jammu Some shocking details about rape-and-murder of 8-year-old girl Asifa Banu in Kathua, J&K 1. The poor girl was gang-raped for seven days in a village but police did nothing to rescue her till her body was finally found dumped in nearby forest.2. Her bones were broken with the heavy objects.3. Her upper body bore marks of bites and other torture.4. Her body was torn open and burnt before being dumped.5. While accused rapists/murderers enjoy impunity, a young lawyer Advocate Talib Hussain who was fighting for the justice for Asifa has been arrested by police. Talib Hussain released after third degree torture.6. Tragedy pertaining to poor Gujjar family is no concern for the so called civil society.7. Jammu Chamber of Commerce and Industries didn’t issue any statement to condemn the gruesome incident and so didn’t Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industries speak. KTMF President Yasin Khan equally observed silence.8. Ruling BJP remained silent and so did veteran separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani play mute. 9. The High Court Bar Association of Jammu remained silent and response of High Court Bar Association Kashmir was no different. Lawyers Club of Kashmir equally didnt seek probe, justice.10. Victimized Gujjar community, which staged protests to seek justice had to face batons of police. Bottomline: We all are silent because it wasn’t our daughter or sister or maybe she wasn’t from our community or tribe; she didn’t belong to the circle of influence that could awaken our souls. Let’s not communalize the spine shivering tragedy as being the case of a Hindu, Muslim, Sikh or Christians; Unless we humans wake up against such crimes as one voice regardless of  religious or other beliefs, someone’s daughter will continue to fell prey. As of now, let our heads hang in collective shame. Sorry Asifa we did nothing for you because your rape and murder doesn’t serveour interests! (Kindly share for public awareness. Thanks)#JusticeForAsifa#MehboobaRegime#MJHPosts My Words: Some shocking details about rape-andmurder of 8-year-old girl Asifa Banu in Kathua Gaddam Foundations 

Gaddam Foundations
21,817 supporters
Petitioning Maneka Gandhi, Narendra Modi, PRANAB MUKHERJEE, Lok Sabha, Maneka Gandhi, Rajya Sabha, sushma swaraj, bandaru dattatreya, pmoindia

The Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill

With the Rajya Sabha passing The Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016, six months of maternity leave will soon be a reality for women working in the organised sector. But how soon? The Bill is yet to become a law, and for that to happen the Bill has to be passed in the Lok Sabha as well. The Bill was passed in the Rajya Sabha during the monsoon session of the Parliament in August. The next session of the Parliament will be held only in December. And though there were reports saying that the Labour Ministry had requested the Prime Minister’s Office to take the Ordinance route to speed up the process, there has been no further news on that front. Our Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi, in all his speeches, pushes for women empowerment. Then, why the delay? Shubh kaam mein kaisi deri, Modiji? Expectant women in India already go through a hell lot of stuff. The gender bias at work, the constant public glare, the 'oh, she's pregnant, so she won’t be productive at work' remarks, the never-ending pothole filled roads, the rowdy drivers of the public transport and so on! Why is the government not doing its bit to ease the burden on them? What use is the bill if it hasn't been implemented yet? We all know the need of women contributing to the economy is very vital. Moves like these will only encourage more and more women to go out and work with a sense of security. The importance of a mother in the life of a child is something I needn't emphasize on. So please join me and sign this petition with me and empower the many mothers in India. Let's not forget, the hand that rocks the cradle, rules the world!

Jincy Varghese
17,324 supporters