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Petitioning General VK Singh, Sushma Swaraj, sushma swaraj, Shri Arun K. Chatterjee, Satish Chander Gupta

.@SushmaSwaraj @MEAQuery @passportsevamea: Help me get a passport for my minor son

Dear Madam, After a lot of failed attempts since past 3 years consistently; I have decided to write this petition in order to get permission granted to acquire a passport for my son. I am a single parent of a 10 year old boy. I was married to an abusive man who did not spare me even during my pregnancy. I some how managed to come back to my parents home after 3 months while pregnant with my unborn child and firmly opted not to go to that man ever again. To which he retaliated by filing for the custody of my baby and harassed me for 6 years. Despite all his slanders and attempts to harass me I won the case since I was abused and also because my ex had not given any child support, maintenance or alimony. The man I was married to lives in Dubai currently. Its been 4 years now, he has not gained access to visit my son. Now he is married for the 3rd time and has a family of his own. He has no contact with my son what so ever, nor does he make any effort to visit him. Kindly consider my petition to help me get a passport for my son, it would mean a lot to the little one. Thank You. 

Juveria Patni
97,486 supporters
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
77,356 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
71,214 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
68,395 supporters
Petitioning Sushma Swaraj, Vladimir Putin, Narendra Modi, Sergey Lavrov, Sushma Swaraj

Hindus in Russia seek safety from persecution by radical elements

I was born and brought up in Russia, along with two other siblings, by our father, Sri Prakash ji, who has been living in this country for the last 26 years. Despite having an Indian citizenship, this country is like a second home to us. We deeply love and respect the great country that Russia is. The Russian people have been extremely warm and generous in showering us with their love and respect, which we have always accepted with gratitude. We, in turn, have given back the same love and respect to our fellowmen in Russia and have immense respect for their customs and beliefs. We have been living a peaceful life till a few days ago. Things took an ugly turn recently when a few radical elements, led by one, Mr. Alexander Dvorkin, who claims to be a researcher of modern sectarianism, church historian and Orthodox theologian, started hounding me and my family in Moscow due to our religion, Hinduism. My father, Sri Prakash ji, who was born in a family that followed Hinduism, sincerely believes in sharing with his fellowmen the knowledge he has about spirituality that lies at the core of Hinduism and goes beyond the boundaries of mere religion. He constantly strives to be of service to people who are interested in learning about the Indian culture and spirituality, and offers them a better insight and understanding of the philosophy and science that is the Sanatana Dharma, popularly called Hinduism. He professes Hinduism and is also the president of the autonomous non-commercial organization "Center for Promotion of Conservation and Development of Indian culture Shri Prakash Dham." This organization helps people who are interested in the tradition and culture of India, and yoga as a science of the philosophy of life. We sincerely believe that Mr. Dvorkin, in his quest for cheap publicity, has identified my father and our family to be used as the one tool against Hindus in Russia to achieve the ultimate subjugation of the whole Hindu community in this country as per his illegal and deplorable intentions. Mr. Dvorkin has been systematically defiling Hinduism and challenging its acceptance as a world religion. He consistently aims at hurting the feelings of hundreds and millions of the believers of Hinduism around the world with his controversial remarks that he has published on the forum of his Internet website iriney.ru and also on several other social networks. The sheer viciousness of his highly misinformed views and preconceived notions about Hinduism is such that we have had to question his intentions, authority, morality and the legality of his actions. When challenged on his improper utterances and lies that he spreads on various online forums, Mr. Dvorkin only reemphasizes the hatred that he holds against Hinduism in general, and against Hindus in Russia in particular. As such, we have sued Mr. Dvorkin's website forum.iriney.ru for libel. Our interests are being represented by renowned Russian lawyer, Shota Gorgadze and the next court hearing is scheduled for January 19, 2017. Till date, there are no witnesses from the side of the online resource, and if they will not be found, we will most likely win this case. Perhaps this is the reason why they are resorting to various provocations including threats of physical violence. The evil design of Mr. Dvorkin's plan is emphasized through his actions wherein, on December 11, 2016, a group of people were sent to terrorize and threaten us. These people were most likely paid by Mr. Dvorkin himself to try and illegally enter the house where I live together with my family and issue threats of violence against us. We have absolutely no doubt that the reason of this unprovoked attack was to pressurize me and my family in connection with the libel lawsuit. Mr. Dvorkin is also misusing the Russian media to spread lies about Hinduism in general and my family in particular. Case in point is fabricated two-minute news story that the federal channel Russia-1 (Россия-1) broadcasted in the evening news "Vesti : 20:00" on December 14. This frivolous and framed up story was aimed at diminishing the cultural and religious works of my father as a believer of Hinduism and to depict it as a "sect," which is purely incomprehensible. According to a 2010 religious census, there are 140,000 Hindus in Russia, which account for 0.1% population of Russia. I, and my family, are among this minority in Russia who believe in and follow Hinduism as our religion. And we sincerely believe that Hinduism is as great a religion as any other, including Christianity. We are confident that when a country like India, having a majority population of Hindus, can safeguard Christianity and its followers, Russia can definitely offer the same to its minority Hindu population. As such, we wish to request you all to support us in saving not only my family but also our religion, Hinduism, from the deplorable attacks against it by some radicals who, with their abominable actions, may jeopardize the friendly relations between the two great countries, Russia and India. I humbly urge the heads of both states, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Sri Narendra Modi, and the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of both countries, Mr. Sergey Lavrov and Mrs. Sushma Swaraj, and the representatives of the Embassy of India in Russia, to turn their attention towards this urgent issue, and enable the Hindus in Russia to lead a peaceful life with assurance of safety against any kind of persecution from radical elements like Mr. Alexander Dvorkin and his accomplices. I humbly request all my friends, acquaintances and the general public, including anyone who could somehow influence the situation, to pay attention to the nefarious activities of Mr. Alexander Dvorkin and his accomplices, as they are clearly against the premises of our modern civilized society and could also lead to the emergence of misunderstanding between Russia and India in future. Please help by signing and sharing this petition with all of your friends. It is crucial that it reaches every Hindu residing anywhere in the whole world. This could give us, and them, the hope that Hindus are not afraid of putting up an honest fight against religious persecution and will safeguard their revered religion, Hinduism, for now, and forever! Я, так же, как мои брат и сестра, родился и вырос в России. Наш отец, Шри Пракаш Джи, живет в этой стране в течение 26 лет. Несмотря на то, что мы являемся гражданами Индии, Россия стала для нас вторым домом. Мы глубоко любим и уважаем эту великую страну. Русские очень радушно приняли нас и щедро одарили своей любовью и уважением, и мы всегда принимали эту любовь с благодарностью. Мы, в свою очередь, делимся своей любовью и уважением с нашими близкими и друзьями из России и очень чтим их обычаи и верования. Вплоть до недавних событий наша жизнь была мирной. Последние события носят совсем неприглядный характер: в Москве несколько радикально настроенных лиц во главе с г-ном Александром Дворкиным, представляющимся исследователем современного сектантства, церковным историком и православным богословом, начали оскорблять и преследовать мою семью по причине ее принадлежности к индуизму. Мой отец, Шри Пракаш Джи, родился в семье верующих индуистов. Он искренне делится духовными знаниями, которые лежат в основе индуизма, но не ограничены рамками одной религии. Он всегда стремился быть полезным людям, интересующимся индийской культурой и духовностью, и давал им широкое понимание философии и науки санатана-дхармы, чаще называемой индуизмом. Шри Пракаш Джи исповедует индуизм, а также является президентом автономной некоммерческой организации «Центр содействия сохранению и развитию индийской культуры «Шри Пракаш Дхам». Эта организация занимается просветительской деятельностью и знакомит с традициями и культурой Индии и йогой как наукой и философией жизни. Мы твердо убеждены, что г-н Дворкин, в поисках дешевой саморекламы и желая оскорбить индуизм, выбрал моего отца и нашу семью в качестве «мишени», чтобы незаконными методами окончательно притеснить общину индуистов в России. Г-н Дворкин систематически оскверняет индуизм и оспаривает признание его в качестве мировой религии. Публикуя на форуме своего сайта iriney.ru, а также в некоторых других социальных сетях свои сомнительные комментарии, он настойчиво стремится оскорбить сотни и миллионы индуистов всего мира. Его ложные установки и предвзятые представления об индуизме полны злобы, так что мы были вынуждены поставить вопрос о чистоте его намерений, авторитете, нравственности и законности действий. После того как г-ну Дворкину, в результате неправомерных высказываний и лжи, распространяемых на различных интернет-форумах, был брошен вызов, он продолжил сеять ненависть по отношению к индуизму и особенно по отношению к индуистам России. Так, мы подали в суд на сайт г-на Дворкина forum.iriney.ru за клевету. Наши интересы представляет известный русский адвокат Шота Горгадзе, и очередное судебное слушание назначено на 19 января 2017 года. До настоящего момента у интернет-ресурса нет свидетелей, и, если они не будут найдены, то мы, скорее всего, выиграем это дело. Возможно, это и является причиной, по которой происходят различные провокации, включая угрозы причинения физического вреда. Злостный план г-на Дворкина сопровождается действиями. Чтобы запугать нас, 11 декабря 2016 года в наш дом была заслана группа людей. Они угрожали нам и пытались незаконно проникнуть в дом, где я живу вместе со своей семьей. Скорее всего, заплатил им за это сам г-н Дворкин. У нас абсолютно нет сомнений в том, что причиной этого ничем не оправданного нападения была попытка оказать давление на меня и мою семью в связи с иском о клевете. Г-н Дворкин также использует российские СМИ, чтобы распространять ложь об индуизме в целом и о моей семье в частности. 14 декабря на федеральном канале Россия-1 в вечерних новостях «Вести: 20:00» был показан сфабрикованный репортаж. Целью этой сфальсифицированной, лживой истории было обесценивание культурного и религиозного труда моего отца как человека, исповедующего индуизм, а также представление индуизма как «секты», что абсолютно не укладывается в рамки разумного. Согласно религиозной переписи населения 2010 года, в России проживает 140.000 индуистов, что приравнивается к 0,1% населения страны. Я и моя семья исповедуем индуизм, поэтому относимся к этому меньшинству. Мы искренне верим, что индуизм – столь же великая религия, как и любая другая, в том числе христианство. Мы уверены, что если Индия, большинство жителей которой – индуисты, может защитить христианство и его последователей, то и Россия, определенно, может предложить подобную защиту индуистскому меньшинству. Таким образом, мы просим вас помочь спасти не только нашу семью, но и нашу религию от оскорбительных нападок со стороны некоторых радикалов, своими отвратительными действиями ставящих под угрозу дружественные отношения между двумя великими странами – Россией и Индией. Я смиренно призываю глав обоих государств, президента России Владимира Путина и премьер-министра Индии Шри Нарендру Моди, а также министров иностранных дел обеих стран, г-на Сергея Лаврова и г-жу Сушму Сварадж, представителей Посольства Индии в России обратить внимание на этот важный вопрос. Прошу также предоставить индуистам России возможность вести мирную жизнь и обеспечить безопасность от любого рода преследований со стороны радикалов, таких как г-н Александр Дворкин и его сообщники. Я смиренно прошу всех своих друзей, знакомых и широкую общественность, в том числе тех, кто мог бы как-то повлиять на ситуацию, обратить внимание на бесчестную деятельность г-на Александра Дворкина и его сообщников. Очевидно, что эти люди действуют вразрез с ценностями нашего современного цивилизованного общества, и в будущем их действия могут привести к возникновению недоразумений между Россией и Индией. Пожалуйста, помогите: подпишите эту петицию и распространите её среди своих друзей. Крайне важно, чтобы она достигла каждого индуиста, проживающего в любом уголке мира. Это может дать нам и всем индуистам веру, что мы не боимся сражаться в честном бою против религиозных преследований и будем защищать почитаемую нами религию сейчас и всегда!

Prasun Prakash
58,933 supporters
Petitioning Sushma Swaraj, Vladimir Putin, Narendra Modi, Sergey Lavrov, Sushma Swaraj

Hindus in Russia seek safety from persecution by radical elements

I was born and brought up in Russia, along with two other siblings, by our father, Sri Prakash ji, who has been living in this country for the last 26 years. Despite having an Indian citizenship, this country is like a second home to us. We deeply love and respect the great country that Russia is. The Russian people have been extremely warm and generous in showering us with their love and respect, which we have always accepted with gratitude. We, in turn, have given back the same love and respect to our fellowmen in Russia and have immense respect for their customs and beliefs. We have been living a peaceful life till a few days ago. Things took an ugly turn recently when a few radical elements, led by one, Mr. Alexander Dvorkin, who claims to be a researcher of modern sectarianism, church historian and Orthodox theologian, started hounding me and my family in Moscow due to our religion, Hinduism. My father, Sri Prakash ji, who was born in a family that followed Hinduism, sincerely believes in sharing with his fellowmen the knowledge he has about spirituality that lies at the core of Hinduism and goes beyond the boundaries of mere religion. He constantly strives to be of service to people who are interested in learning about the Indian culture and spirituality, and offers them a better insight and understanding of the philosophy and science that is the Sanatana Dharma, popularly called Hinduism. He professes Hinduism and is also the president of the autonomous non-commercial organization "Center for Promotion of Conservation and Development of Indian culture Shri Prakash Dham." This organization helps people who are interested in the tradition and culture of India, and yoga as a science of the philosophy of life. We sincerely believe that Mr. Dvorkin, in his quest for cheap publicity, has identified my father and our family to be used as the one tool against Hindus in Russia to achieve the ultimate subjugation of the whole Hindu community in this country as per his illegal and deplorable intentions. Mr. Dvorkin has been systematically defiling Hinduism and challenging its acceptance as a world religion. He consistently aims at hurting the feelings of hundreds and millions of the believers of Hinduism around the world with his controversial remarks that he has published on the forum of his Internet website iriney.ru and also on several other social networks. The sheer viciousness of his highly misinformed views and preconceived notions about Hinduism is such that we have had to question his intentions, authority, morality and the legality of his actions. When challenged on his improper utterances and lies that he spreads on various online forums, Mr. Dvorkin only reemphasizes the hatred that he holds against Hinduism in general, and against Hindus in Russia in particular. As such, we have sued Mr. Dvorkin's website forum.iriney.ru for libel. Our interests are being represented by renowned Russian lawyer, Shota Gorgadze and the next court hearing is scheduled for January 19, 2017. Till date, there are no witnesses from the side of the online resource, and if they will not be found, we will most likely win this case. Perhaps this is the reason why they are resorting to various provocations including threats of physical violence. The evil design of Mr. Dvorkin's plan is emphasized through his actions wherein, on December 11, 2016, a group of people were sent to terrorize and threaten us. These people were most likely paid by Mr. Dvorkin himself to try and illegally enter the house where I live together with my family and issue threats of violence against us. We have absolutely no doubt that the reason of this unprovoked attack was to pressurize me and my family in connection with the libel lawsuit. Mr. Dvorkin is also misusing the Russian media to spread lies about Hinduism in general and my family in particular. Case in point is fabricated two-minute news story that the federal channel Russia-1 (Россия-1) broadcasted in the evening news "Vesti : 20:00" on December 14. This frivolous and framed up story was aimed at diminishing the cultural and religious works of my father as a believer of Hinduism and to depict it as a "sect," which is purely incomprehensible. According to a 2010 religious census, there are 140,000 Hindus in Russia, which account for 0.1% population of Russia. I, and my family, are among this minority in Russia who believe in and follow Hinduism as our religion. And we sincerely believe that Hinduism is as great a religion as any other, including Christianity. We are confident that when a country like India, having a majority population of Hindus, can safeguard Christianity and its followers, Russia can definitely offer the same to its minority Hindu population. As such, we wish to request you all to support us in saving not only my family but also our religion, Hinduism, from the deplorable attacks against it by some radicals who, with their abominable actions, may jeopardize the friendly relations between the two great countries, Russia and India. I humbly urge the heads of both states, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Sri Narendra Modi, and the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of both countries, Mr. Sergey Lavrov and Mrs. Sushma Swaraj, and the representatives of the Embassy of India in Russia, to turn their attention towards this urgent issue, and enable the Hindus in Russia to lead a peaceful life with assurance of safety against any kind of persecution from radical elements like Mr. Alexander Dvorkin and his accomplices. I humbly request all my friends, acquaintances and the general public, including anyone who could somehow influence the situation, to pay attention to the nefarious activities of Mr. Alexander Dvorkin and his accomplices, as they are clearly against the premises of our modern civilized society and could also lead to the emergence of misunderstanding between Russia and India in future. Please help by signing and sharing this petition with all of your friends. It is crucial that it reaches every Hindu residing anywhere in the whole world. This could give us, and them, the hope that Hindus are not afraid of putting up an honest fight against religious persecution and will safeguard their revered religion, Hinduism, for now, and forever! Я, так же, как мои брат и сестра, родился и вырос в России. Наш отец, Шри Пракаш Джи, живет в этой стране в течение 26 лет. Несмотря на то, что мы являемся гражданами Индии, Россия стала для нас вторым домом. Мы глубоко любим и уважаем эту великую страну. Русские очень радушно приняли нас и щедро одарили своей любовью и уважением, и мы всегда принимали эту любовь с благодарностью. Мы, в свою очередь, делимся своей любовью и уважением с нашими близкими и друзьями из России и очень чтим их обычаи и верования. Вплоть до недавних событий наша жизнь была мирной. Последние события носят совсем неприглядный характер: в Москве несколько радикально настроенных лиц во главе с г-ном Александром Дворкиным, представляющимся исследователем современного сектантства, церковным историком и православным богословом, начали оскорблять и преследовать мою семью по причине ее принадлежности к индуизму. Мой отец, Шри Пракаш Джи, родился в семье верующих индуистов. Он искренне делится духовными знаниями, которые лежат в основе индуизма, но не ограничены рамками одной религии. Он всегда стремился быть полезным людям, интересующимся индийской культурой и духовностью, и давал им широкое понимание философии и науки санатана-дхармы, чаще называемой индуизмом. Шри Пракаш Джи исповедует индуизм, а также является президентом автономной некоммерческой организации «Центр содействия сохранению и развитию индийской культуры «Шри Пракаш Дхам». Эта организация занимается просветительской деятельностью и знакомит с традициями и культурой Индии и йогой как наукой и философией жизни. Мы твердо убеждены, что г-н Дворкин, в поисках дешевой саморекламы и желая оскорбить индуизм, выбрал моего отца и нашу семью в качестве «мишени», чтобы незаконными методами окончательно притеснить общину индуистов в России. Г-н Дворкин систематически оскверняет индуизм и оспаривает признание его в качестве мировой религии. Публикуя на форуме своего сайта iriney.ru, а также в некоторых других социальных сетях свои сомнительные комментарии, он настойчиво стремится оскорбить сотни и миллионы индуистов всего мира. Его ложные установки и предвзятые представления об индуизме полны злобы, так что мы были вынуждены поставить вопрос о чистоте его намерений, авторитете, нравственности и законности действий. После того как г-ну Дворкину, в результате неправомерных высказываний и лжи, распространяемых на различных интернет-форумах, был брошен вызов, он продолжил сеять ненависть по отношению к индуизму и особенно по отношению к индуистам России. Так, мы подали в суд на сайт г-на Дворкина forum.iriney.ru за клевету. Наши интересы представляет известный русский адвокат Шота Горгадзе, и очередное судебное слушание назначено на 19 января 2017 года. До настоящего момента у интернет-ресурса нет свидетелей, и, если они не будут найдены, то мы, скорее всего, выиграем это дело. Возможно, это и является причиной, по которой происходят различные провокации, включая угрозы причинения физического вреда. Злостный план г-на Дворкина сопровождается действиями. Чтобы запугать нас, 11 декабря 2016 года в наш дом была заслана группа людей. Они угрожали нам и пытались незаконно проникнуть в дом, где я живу вместе со своей семьей. Скорее всего, заплатил им за это сам г-н Дворкин. У нас абсолютно нет сомнений в том, что причиной этого ничем не оправданного нападения была попытка оказать давление на меня и мою семью в связи с иском о клевете. Г-н Дворкин также использует российские СМИ, чтобы распространять ложь об индуизме в целом и о моей семье в частности. 14 декабря на федеральном канале Россия-1 в вечерних новостях «Вести: 20:00» был показан сфабрикованный репортаж. Целью этой сфальсифицированной, лживой истории было обесценивание культурного и религиозного труда моего отца как человека, исповедующего индуизм, а также представление индуизма как «секты», что абсолютно не укладывается в рамки разумного. Согласно религиозной переписи населения 2010 года, в России проживает 140.000 индуистов, что приравнивается к 0,1% населения страны. Я и моя семья исповедуем индуизм, поэтому относимся к этому меньшинству. Мы искренне верим, что индуизм – столь же великая религия, как и любая другая, в том числе христианство. Мы уверены, что если Индия, большинство жителей которой – индуисты, может защитить христианство и его последователей, то и Россия, определенно, может предложить подобную защиту индуистскому меньшинству. Таким образом, мы просим вас помочь спасти не только нашу семью, но и нашу религию от оскорбительных нападок со стороны некоторых радикалов, своими отвратительными действиями ставящих под угрозу дружественные отношения между двумя великими странами – Россией и Индией. Я смиренно призываю глав обоих государств, президента России Владимира Путина и премьер-министра Индии Шри Нарендру Моди, а также министров иностранных дел обеих стран, г-на Сергея Лаврова и г-жу Сушму Сварадж, представителей Посольства Индии в России обратить внимание на этот важный вопрос. Прошу также предоставить индуистам России возможность вести мирную жизнь и обеспечить безопасность от любого рода преследований со стороны радикалов, таких как г-н Александр Дворкин и его сообщники. Я смиренно прошу всех своих друзей, знакомых и широкую общественность, в том числе тех, кто мог бы как-то повлиять на ситуацию, обратить внимание на бесчестную деятельность г-на Александра Дворкина и его сообщников. Очевидно, что эти люди действуют вразрез с ценностями нашего современного цивилизованного общества, и в будущем их действия могут привести к возникновению недоразумений между Россией и Индией. Пожалуйста, помогите: подпишите эту петицию и распространите её среди своих друзей. Крайне важно, чтобы она достигла каждого индуиста, проживающего в любом уголке мира. Это может дать нам и всем индуистам веру, что мы не боимся сражаться в честном бою против религиозных преследований и будем защищать почитаемую нами религию сейчас и всегда!

Prasun Prakash
58,933 supporters
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Petitioning Sushma Swaraj, Smt Sushma Swaraj, General VK Singh

Help my disabled daughters get passports

For 40 years we have been taking care of our disabled daughters. I am 70 and my husband is 75. We don’t know how much longer we can take care of them. My younger daughter R. Sarvani  is 90% disabled and cannot move. The elder daughter R. Gayathridevi is 72% disabled, when she walks, she often slips and falls and needs constant assistance. Our sons are settled in the US and Canada. They would like to take care of their sisters when we cannot. Unfortunately we have not been able to apply for a passport due to my daughters’ severe physical disabilities..   The nearest Passport Seva Kendra is 110 km away from our residence and my daughters have to be personally present in order to apply. Travelling by bus or train is very hard for them. Due to our old age, my husband and me are also not able to help them travel. It is our humble and earnest appeal to Smt Sushma Swaraj and the Ministry of External Affairs to help us get passports for our daughters without insisting their physical presence at Passport Seva Centre distantly located. I have faith that Smt Sushma Swaraj and the Ministry of External Affairs will listen to our request and help us get passports. Sign our petition and help us get the passports for our daughters. - Subbalakshmi & RS Rallapalli

Ramasubbarao Rallapalli
53,284 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: http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/woman-dead-after-alleged-stalker-sets-her-family-on-fire-in-chennai/story-nHDDrqAzXPLtNC0NcGFCHJ.html http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/chennai/stalker-sets-woman-on-fire-in-chennai/article20443086.ece https://www.ndtv.com/chennai-news/chennai-woman-burnt-alive-allegedly-by-stalker-home-set-on-fire-1775088 We request your office to kindly help my daughter Induja get justice.

Shanmugam.govindadamy@gmail.com Govindasamy
48,928 supporters
Petitioning Sushma Swaraj, Pranab Mukherjee, Narendra Modi, Bert Koenders, Mark Rutte, Klaas Dijkhoff, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Ministry of External affairs India, Ministry of Foreign Affairs The Netherlands, Mini...

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 Rashidwww.facebook.com/BringinsiyabackTwitter: @NadiaRashid20

Nadia Rashid
47,515 supporters
Petitioning Sushma Swaraj

Rapist should be castricated!!

The woman is not safe.. How many rapes should happen to awaken the government to take a serious punishment like castrication.  Today our kids are not safe in schools as well.. Is this is what Awakening India is all about??   

sri mukherjee
23,002 supporters