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    Petitioning Prime Minister of India, Home Minister of India, Road Transport Minister of India

    Abolish New Traffic Rules

      The past few days have seen a lot of buzz around the updated Motor Vehicles Act as well as the new traffic rules and hefty challans it now includes. The conversation around it further intensified when a Honda Activa owner was slapped with a fine of ₹23,000 for multiple violations -- not only is that challan amount massive, but pretty much 50 per cent of a new Honda Activa scooter's cost. So, yes, the country is finally sitting up and taking notice of the traffic laws it has consistently ignored so far. Be it fear of getting stuck with a substantial penalty or the general keeness to conform to India's traffic laws, people are quite curious about what the Motor Vehicles Act 2019 is all about. Well, for now only 63 clauses from the Bill that seeked to amend the original Act have been implemented in India. And these 63 clauses tend to a variety of aspects, including vehicle fitness, protection of Good Samaritan, cab aggregators, driver training, and, of course, road safety. traffic fines for violations. OffenceOld challan/ penaltyNew challan/ penaltyGeneral₹100₹500Rules of road regulation violation₹100₹500Disobedience of orders of authorities₹500₹2,000Unautorized use of vehicles without licence₹1,000₹5,000Driving without licence₹500₹5,000Driving despite disqualification₹500₹10,000Oversize vehiclesN/A₹5,000Over-speeding₹400₹1,000Dangerous driving₹1,000Up to ₹5,000Drink driving₹2,000₹10,000Speeding/Racing₹500₹5,000Vehicle without permitUp to ₹5,000Up to ₹10,000Aggregators (violations of licencing conditions)N/A₹25,000 to ₹1 lakhOverloading₹2,000 and ₹1,000 per extra tonne₹20,000 and ₹2,000 per extra tonneOverloading of passengersN/A₹1,000 per extra passengerSeat beltOld₹100New₹1,000Overloading of two wheelersOld₹100New₹2,000 and disqualification of licence for 3 monthsHelmetsOld₹100New₹1,000 and disqualification of licence for 3 monthsNot providing way for emergency vehiclesN/A₹10,000Driving without insurance₹1,000₹2,000Offences by juvenilesN/AGuardian/owner shall be deemed to be guilty. ₹25,000 with 3 years imprisonment. Juvenile will be tried under JJ Act. Registration of vehicle will be cancelled.Power of officers to impound documentsN/ASuspension of driving licensesOffences committed by enforcing authoritiesN/ATwice the penalty under the relevant section

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    Petitioning Government of India

    Honour For Farmers

    Farm from different parts of the country are knocking at the doors of Parliament in Delhi. Led by opposition leaders and activists, nearly one lakh farmers reached Delhi on Thursday for a march to Parliament today. All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee, an alliance of various farmer bodies, has organised the protest called Kisan Mukti March.What are their grievances?Farmers demand remunerative prices for their produce and freedom from debt. A pamphlet distributed by the activists details their grievances. It says farmers get only Rs 5 per kilo for tomato while consumers pay Rs 30. Similarly, the pamphlet shows such difference in rates of moong dal, apples and milk. “Our life is also cheap. In the last 20 years, over three lakh farmers have committed suicide,” it says. The pamphlet says the farmers have no intention to inconvenience the people of Delhi by disrupting traffic but are here to convey their grievances to the government.What do they want?Protesting farmers demand a special session of Parliament on agrarian crisis to pass two Bills: one pertaining to one-time full loan waiver, the other for a long-term institutional measures to ensure farmers are not pushed into debt again. They also demand implementation of Swaminathan Commission recommendations that say the minimum support price should be fixed at 50% above the comprehensive cost of production.What the government has already doneIn July, the Union Cabinet approved a steep rise in the minimum support price (MSP) of crops, giving farmers the promised 50% return on input costs, aiming at easing farm distress and boosting rural demand. The biggest increase in MSP, about 40-50%, is for coarse grains that are planted by the poorest farmers, mostly in unirrigated areas. The government said the “historic” Rs 15,000-crore move fulfilled the promise made in this year’s budget that MSPs would be determined on the principle that the harvest should get the farmers 150% of the cost of planting and tending to the crop.However, the farmers want the government to do more. “The calculation of support price that the government fixes is erratic and erroneous,” Darshan Pal, a rice and wheat farmer from Punjab, who is participating in the protest told Bloomberg. “The government should include actual rent of land, interest on capital invested and skilled labor rate while calculating the cost of cultivation of various crops.”SolutionFarmers are mainly demanding remunerative prices for their produce and freedom from debt.Personal storyWe fight for the democratic rights of every citizen of India. We raise all the issues of suppressed and downtrodden people and groups of India.

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