• Petitioned Manmohan Singh

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Prime Minister of India
Manmohan Singh

Implement Justice Verma Recommendations in Budget Session of Parliament

    1. Petition by

      Bekhauf Azadi

Friends,
The horrific gang-rape of December 16 sparked off a massive movement that brought us all on the streets to say ‘Enough is Enough’ and demand action to ensure women’s freedom from sexual violence and gender discrimination. In keeping with the spirit of the movement, the Justice Verma Committee came out with a path-breaking Report, with recommendations that, if implemented, would truly make women less vulnerable to violence. But, instead of implementing the Justice Verma Report, the Government has instead chosen to pass an ordinance that completely subverts the substance and spirit of the Verma recommendations!
The Budget Session of Parliament begins on February 21. The Government will seek to enact a law based on this shoddy and anti-women, anti-people ordinance – that will become a tool against women, girls and boys – rather than against perpetrators of sexual violence. Starting from February 21, let us gather in large numbers in a People’s Watch Over Parliament, to tell the Government and Parliament – we are watching you, and we demand a law as well as budgetary allocations based on the Justice Verma recommendations, not the eyewash of the ordinance!

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    • Sujoy Lahiri ROCKVILLE, MD
      • 10 months ago

      Justice Verma commission has proposed very rational and meaningful proposals that would help the law enforcement to minimize rape incidents. Though the prime minister of India promised the citizens to do all the needful and formed this commission, but shamefully they are not implementing none of these. Shame on the government who fails to protect women in its homeland.

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      • about 1 year ago

      to avoid this nonsense things happened daily in India.

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      • about 1 year ago

      For equality and freedom of all women.

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    • alka joshi INDIA
      • about 1 year ago

      Ofcourse for a dignified life to all women.

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    • Jan Lyttle AUSTRALIA
      • about 1 year ago

      The physical, economic and emotional vulnerability of most women in India is truly shocking. It makes me reluctant to visit India again.

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