Petition to Sushil Kumar Shinde
Stop selling acid #stopacidattacks
Two men threw acid on me when I was 15 years old, this happened because I refused to marry one of them. It has been eight years since this incident and nothing has changed. In the last three months alone more than 60 acid attack cases on women in India were reported. After this brutal incident, I decided to fight against the use of acid as a weapon against women. I filed a case with the Supreme Court of India to seek justice and control the sale of acid in India. Yesterday, the Supreme Court gave the Government of India a final deadline of 7 days to frame a policy to curb the sale of acid in order to prevent acid attack cases. If the Home Minister acts on this immediately, a lot of acid attacks can be prevented In India. Thats why I started this petition telling the Union Home Minister, Sushil Kumar Shinde to immediately take measures to regulate sale of acid in retail. With each passing day, in absence of any regulation on acid sale, innocent women are paying a heavy price. We need to build enormous pressure on our Home Minister Shinde and let him know that the whole country is watching his actions. We have less than a week to do this! Join me in telling Home Minister Shinde to immediately regulate and control the sale of acid. Sign my petition and forward it to your friends and family to save the lives of many more women in India. Thanks in advance for taking action, Laxmi
Petition to Mr. Arvind Pandey, Mr. Nitish Kumar, Mr. N Shravan Kumar, Dr. N. Shravan Kumar
DM, Patna: Ensure justice for Chanchal Paswan #chanchalacidattack
Four men threw acid on Chanchal Paswan, 19 and her sister,15 while they were asleep, on 21/10/2012. This happened because Chanchal boldly opposed continuous sexual harassment by these men. In the video, Chanchal and her family are seen talking about the incident and they want this appeal to go public. Anil, Ghanshyam, Baadal and Raj had been harassing Chanchal and her family for a long time. They would follow her on the streets, in the autorickshaw and would pass vulgar comments and harass her, sometimes even sexually. When she refused to give in to their demands, they brutally threw acid on her. The four perpetrators have been arrested by the police. Chanchal is 19 years old and an earning member of the family, the paswan family still waits on her speedy trial. They are also spending money on Chanchal's medicines, instead of the state and both the sisters have got less compensation than they deserve- because the police hasn't taken her officialnstatement under section 164, yet. Parivartan Kendra, a Patna based women's rights group first heard about the case and has been helping the Paswan Family with advocacy, medical aid and pressurising local authorities. For the last four months the Paswan family has been waiting for justice, going from one court to another, Chanchal needs your support in getting speedy justice and compensation. Specially after the Justice Verma Committee report and last years Delhi gang rape case, the Chief Justice of India has asked for stricter laws against women attrocities. Join me and tell District Magistrate, Patna Mr.N Shravan Kumar to take all possible measures to ensure speedy justice for Chanchal and her sister: 1) Ensure that Chanchal and her sister get complete and proper compensation, with employment and education support and legal expenses, from the state. 2) Ensure that Chanchal and her sister get speedy justice and her case is dealt by a fast track court immediately. 3) Ensure that her statement is recorded under Section 164, which gives a complete and detailed account of the case. 4) All medical expenses, medicines, surgeries should be compensated by the state.