Petition to SAHIL, SPARC, KONPAL
Stop child abuse and child pornography and child murders.
Child abuse is one of the leading social vices in Pakistan. As we people, with all our ears, listen to the news everyday and go through the worst behavior held with children of the country. Either girls or boys. They are kidnapped, raped, tortured and then murdered. The Islamic world needs to understand the worst impacts of pornography on the people. They are mentally sick or they imagine doing what they watch in porn videos. This is a serious matter now. They either use animals for their satisfaction or they use innocent children. The government of Pakistan immediately has to put an end to the reach of porn videos in every way. This is the leading cause that is the actual origin of such nasty attempts to naive children. That is unbearable for the parents and for the other society too. Rape has become the normal in past few months in Pakistan. There's been so many incidents that we know. Either the zainab incident or the motorway rape case. Both the people need rehabilitation and counselling. One Who watches porn perpetually and the ones who do not but are surrounded by sexually ill environment.
Petition to Shri Narendra Modi
Provide Reservation for All Covid-orphans From Nursery to Postgraduate Education
To, Hon. Narendra Modi Ji,Prime Minister of India I hope this letter finds you well. It is now well over a year since India has been grappling with the catastrophic effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. Almost every citizen has been affected in one way or another. Most people have witnessed the deaths of their near relatives and a greater number of people have been left unemployed due to the disastrous effect of the pandemic on our economy. By way of this letter, I want to raise a pertinent issue that will impact the lives of our nation’s youngest generation. India’s death tally has significantly increased as the pandemic progressed, leaving thousands of children orphaned. While the Prime Minister’s Office has recently announced a scheme that would assist such orphaned children financially, this scheme would only apply once they are of 18 years of age. I request you, to announce a reservation for all orphaned and destitute children that shall be applied vertically in every stage of their education, i.e. Pre-Primary Education to Post-Graduate Education. Such a scheme shall consider all orphaned and destitute children as the situation will only be more grave, even after the Covid-19 pandemic has receded. This reservation scheme would not only empower such children, but also provide them with much needed academic support and guidance that educational institutions provide. I sincerely hope the government accepts this recommendation and acts on it promptly. Sign My Petition Thanks and Regards,Dr Fauzia KhanMember of Parliament - Rajya Sabha
Petition to Smriti Irani, Santosh Gangwar, Thawarchand Gehlot
Amend laws to give adoptive mothers equal maternity benefits
I am an adoptive mother of 2 children. In September 2017, our lives upturned when we became parents of two children overnight. When my children came home, my daughter was 5 years old and my son, 2. Here they were clutching onto each other for dear life because they were with 2 complete strangers who were speaking languages they didn’t understand, and in a strange house in a new city which had to grow into their home. We had to get to know each other - our likes and dislikes, win each other’s hearts, build each other’s trust, learn to communicate our feelings and emotions with each other despite language barriers, share our secrets, appreciate new food and create a brand new family. And my then employer gave me a meagre 6 weeks to do this mammoth task. While a biological mother would spend more than 4 times this time with the child. Why shouldn’t I get the same access to my ‘new-born’ children to create from nothing a feeling of a home for them in our family? That's because the current Maternity Benefits Law discriminates between mothers who are biological and those who are adoptive like me, even though we love our children as much and will go to the ends of the earth to protect them. The Maternity Benefit Act, 1961 today grants maternity leave of 12 weeks only for adoptive mothers who have adopted a child that is less than 3 months old. This means that adoptive mothers who adopted one or more children older than 3 months do not get any maternity benefit from the State. We are left to the mercy of our employers when we choose to build a family through adoption. Why don’t children older than 3 months deserve to get love and care when they come into a new home? So I urge you to please sign my petition and support me so that we can together demand from (i) the Ministry of Women and Child Development, (ii) the Ministry of Labour and Women Employment and (iii) the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, that the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961 be amended to give equal maternity leave (of 26 weeks) to adoptive mothers, irrespective of the age of the child.
Petition to Shireen Mazari, Inamullah Khan, Shireen Mazari, Afshan Tehseen
STOP RITUAL ABUSE: The rat children of Shah Daulah
The conversion of normal healthy children into the so-called ‘rats of Shah Daulah’ at the shrine of the Sufi saint Shah Daulah in District Gujrat, Pakistan by putting an iron ring over the head of the newly born children to control growth of their heads and minds while allowing rest of the body grows induces microcephaly. According to the tradition, those issue-less parents who come to pray at the shrine vow that if they become fertile, their first-born would be delivered to the shrine administration, so that the rest of their children can grow in their home environment. The first such babies received by the shrine administration undergo the inhuman practice of being forced to be abnormal so that they can be sent for beggary and other abnormal practices and are dubbed the ‘Rats of Shah Daulah’. We see them in green dresses in almost every city and they are reportedly controlled by a mafia of beggars. These children are reportedly abused physically and sexually. Their deformity renders them only useful for begging as they cannot perform any other income activity. We urge you to sign this petition in hopes of appealing to the Ministry of Human Rights Pakistan and the Minister Shireen Mazari to take light of this pertinent issue and how the condition of these children violates several legal frameworks and international conventions. We also urge you to spread this petition to as many people as you possibly can and spread awareness on this otherwise heavily ignored issue. Thank you!
Petition to Narendra Modi
Cancellation of CBSE 12th Private/2nd Compartment/Failure/Improvement Category Exams
CBSE had decided to cancel the 12th Board Examination in view of the Covid 19 Pandemic. A welcome move which brought millions of smiles to students at large. However, in a notification vide no. CBSE/CE/2021 Dtd. 17.06.2021 Titled " Policy for Tabulation of Marks Class XII Board Examinations 2021 " in point no. 29 they have laid down policy for Private/Patrachar Candidates/ 2nd Compartment candidates,etc. which states exam will be conducted for them when it is conducive. I feel this is differentiating private candidates from regular candidates and has no rationale behind it to conduct exams for one set of CBSE candidates and not for other set. It is to note that private candidates are equally vulnerable to the pandemic situation plus they didn't have school support for preparations, even private tuitions were closed. It is injustice that CBSE would be differentiating between two sets of its own students for the same board. When the exam cancellation announcements were done a month back every child stopped preparing for board and instead focussed on UG level entrance exams. Even CBSE Controller for Exams Dr. Sanyam Bhardwaj had replied to many candidates when asked about Private Compartment Student Exams that all exams for class 10th and 12th is cancelled for this year. Now suddenly this arbitrary decision as it appears has made the candidates in this category panicked and dismayed. Most are back to being depressed uncertain of their future. Certain State Boards have decided to cancel and promote their Private Candidates based on defined criteria for example Board of Secondary Education, Odisha. CBSE being a forerunner in terms of number of candidates it hosts each year, such decision is unexpected. When CBSE couldn't conduct few exams papers in 2020, at that time they cleared both regular and private candidates based on defined criteria so why not this time same thing is adopted. Moreover, barring Patrachar Vidyalaya candidates all Private Candidates - 2nd Compartment, Failed, Improvement all have been regular candidates in the past so their academic performance can be fetched from last attended regular school. Students can also be evaluated on other criterion like average of marks scored in the subjects already passed in the past CBSE 12th Boards the candidate appeared in. There can be other methodology adopted so that these candidates have a fair chance of pursuing higher studies without dropping yet another year. I humbly request CBSE Board, Education Ministry and Honourable Supreme Court of India to take a stance in favour of the Private/2nd Compartment/ Failed category students so they are also evaluated similar to the regular candidates. Thanking You, Nishant
Petition to MHRD, Ministry of Education, CM Haryana, Directorate of Education (Haryana), Education Minister of Haryana, Office of Chief Minister of Haryana, DAVCMC , PMO India
Waiver of Yearly Development Charge & Fee Hike by Private Schools in Covid-19 Pandemic Era
SEEKING IMMEDIATE INDULGENCE AND ATTENTION TOWARDS THE TORTUROUS/HARASSING & ARBRITARY CONDUCT OF THE SCHOOL MANAGEMENT BY REMOVING/STRIKING OFF THE NAME OF THE WARDS FROM THE WHATSAPP SCHOOL GROUP, THEREBY FURTHER HARASSING THE INNOCENT WARDS BY REMOVING THEIR NAMES FROM THE SCHOOL GROUP AND DEBARRING THEM FROM APPEARING IN ONLINE UTs/OTHER TESTS ETC. We all writing this letter/presentation to you for relief and succor amid gloomy situation caused by COVID-19 pandemic. Since lockdown, it had struck a grievous jolt to the earnings of all, in the first instance, due to the closure of work places of the individuals. As everybody know the conditions of parents especially from the lower middle class has been worsening day by day, forcing them to find even basic requirements being unmet. Our humble and respectful submissions, seeking waiving of all yearly development charges and late fee charges and the parents going through these tough times be allowed to pay the fee on monthly basis apart from other legitimate wariver, considering their precarious financial position. Sir, we all are law abiding citizens and having an impeccable record had been paying the fees of our wards regularly and timely for the last so many years. We all bring to you kind notice that we are the only bread earner in the family and we all belong to different vocation have been passing through a very tough times, since all the profession especially the private sector and those who are self employed have grossly suffered in terms of their financial capabilities and are surviving on the little savings we had and the money borrowed from our friends and relatives, since due to closure of businesses/markets/offices for such a longer time, we are passing through a financial crises. The businesses/offices/markets/shops have been closed and the parents like us are confined to their houses, unable to attend the offices/place of their livelihood. Unlock didn’t bring any much relief, since contrary to expectations, the increase of cases being on the upper side most of the offices/places of financial means remain closed as such gave no relief, rather aggravated the situation. One doesn’t know how long such a situation will continue. We as an parents are facing precarious financial situation and are unable to sustain ourselves. Almost one and half years except some months in between, sitting at home without any work and income and over and above uncertainty of the resumption of the workplaces, has multiplied the agony. Of course some earnings with limited resources has been there during the unlock period, which is insufficient. In the prevailing conditions, most of the parents are suffering immensely and extremely. We have repeatedly reminded and conveyed our genuine grievances to the Schools that, in such an emergent and disastrous situation, one cannot be left high and dry, it needs hardly to be emphasized that the parents community in NCR is facing a severe financial crises. We fully understand and respect that the teachers/staff be given their rightful dues as the Teachers discharged their duties during this unusual times amid COVID-19 crises, we of course consider and equate them with not less than covid-19 warriors. It would absolutely be not out of context to mention herein, that in view of the judgement of Single Judge of (Hon’ble Punjab & Haryana High court vide Civil Writ Petition no. 7409 of 2020 in the case titled as “ Independent Schools’ Association and other V/s State of Punjab & others” which is equally applicable to the schools of Haryana as well, once again remind and draw kind attention of your good office towards relevant paras of the said judgement which has further been retrieved in the latest LPA (Petition) vide order dtd. 04/09/2020, the matter was taken up through video conference. The relevant paras state as under:- Sub para (e ) of Para 2 “Any parent not able to pay the school fee in the above terms may file their application along with necessary proof about their financial status, which SHALL be looked into by the school authority and, after looking into it sympathetically, give concession or exempt the entire fee, as the case may be . In case the parent is still aggrieved, in any manner, with an adverse decision by the school on his application, he may approach the Regulatory Body , so constituted under section 7 of the Punjab regulation of fee of un-aided Education Institutions Act, 2016 . No parent shall misuse the concession by laying a false claim”. “However, the namesof those students, who have either sought or apply for concession or waiver of school fee, their names shall not be struck off from the roles till their application(s) are decided by the School Management or by the Regulatory Body constituted under section 7 of the Punjab Regulation of Fee of Unaided Educational Institutions Act, 2016…” We further apprise your goodself, that we all parents, so aggrieved, also held a peaceful and respectful protest with duly permitted members(parents) at the outside Gate of DAV School, Sector-37, Faridabad premises on 14th of June, 2021 at around 10:30 AM, which was also reported in the several leading newspapers apart from the print media (NDTV- a report by the Ravish Kumar) only to draw attention of your goodself and we also hereby urge you to give a deep and personal concern to the genuine causes of the parents in need due to covid-19, considering their precarious financial position amid COVID-19 pandemic. As the prolonged closure of workplaces all over the country has resulted in depriving the majority of the us of our only source of income. That during these unprecedented times of trouble, parents are no exception, the parent community has been severely hit and facing financial distress likely as others. We, very painfully, once again hereby remind you of our requests seeking exemption/waiver of yearly development charges with an option to pay the tuition fee on monthly basis without any fee hike apart from all other additional/extra charges in regard to our wards studying. Our wards too have tried to catch your attention by a quote from a very famous American poet A part of the poem written by Mamie Gene Cole which reads thus “I am the child. All the world waits for my coming. All the earth watches with interest to see what I shall become. Civilization hangs in the balance, For what I am, the world of tomorrow will be. I am the child. You hold in your hand my destiny. You determine, largely whether I shall succeed or fall. Give me, I pray you, these things that make for happiness. Train me I beg you, that I may be a blessing to the world” We therefore, in view of this global pandemic on behalf of our wards as well once again request your goodself with utmost care and respect, seek waiver of above stated heads. We pray to God and hope that the normalcy resumes and a parent like us may not be constrained to withdraw our wards from the school.