civil rights

4 petitions

Update posted 3 weeks ago

Petition to Narendra Modi, PMO office, PMO office of india, President of India, Parliaments of India, planning commision, Shri Prabhat Jha, Chairman, Petition, NPS, Relation Officer

Human Being Destiny : Duty-bearers to be Accountable for Human being

Sustained support to the reform process and capacity building programmes targeting both CSOs ( Civil Society Organizations ) and parliament has strengthened the foundation for civic engagement in budget processes and created the space to advocate for a more gender sensitive budget and the allocation of additional funds for pro-poor programmes. In addition, increased awareness of policy discussions in the parliament had a direct impact on voting patterns. In the National Assembly elections, fewer than of the parliamentarians were re-elected as the people wanted to only elect the ones they thought were effective in promoting the interests of their constituencies. Human Rights : ( Reform ) elected for Accountability. long term process of consensus-building and setting-up of sustainable accountability systems. Designing long term programmes that focus on strengthening the culture of Civil ( Human ) engagement through institutional reforms and capacity building of actors along the accountability chain (in this case, parliamentarians, media and CSOs) is essential. Solution : Need to be Civil ( Human ) Engagement in Parliamentarians policy making issues ( Direct Voting ) even it's single one.    

Dr. Pawan Kumar Agrawal
471 supporters
Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to Government of India, Government of Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Narendra Modi, Devendra Kumar Joshi, Shri Deepak Kumar, IAS, Andaman & Nicobar Administration, Secretary (Tourism)

Build the Road to Beautiful Beach

Andaman & Nicobar Islands are one of the most beautiful places to visit and even relax in this entire world, Most beautiful aspect about the place is that its surrounded by islands all around and adding to those are scenic beaches all around the islands. One such Beach is Radhanagar which is in one of the Islands called Havelock, this beach is one of the reasons for which people visit this island now just imagine how beautiful that would be.  The Beach is very beautiful and scenic but as an when we approach towards that beach and take that road to Radha Nagar, it looks like that we are going to heaven but Via Hell, the road is in pathetic condition, and despite many VVIPs traveled on the same road but still no action has been taken even till now. A tender was passed and the budget was also allotted for the road competition but the money got lost in between the process,  As a Citizen of our country, we have the right to know that where  is our money getting lost, its very shameful to know that out of 22KM of total road on the island  just 8 KM is constructed and rest all is kaccha road. While Talking to a Driver Named Santendra, of Havelock I got to Know that he even tried to reach the government by writing several letters to PM Modi Ji and other important people like Ship Secretary, CS and even to the LG but just a formal response was given saying that action will be taken and after that, it was closed.  Also according to the response received by PMO stated that Tender had been already been passed before 7 -8 years only, so my question to Government is that if they already had passed the tender then why is the road still not completed.  Also if by any chance the car gets damaged just because of the condition of the road then the only way to get it repaired is by Sending it via ship to port Blair which additionally gives an expenditure of 3 -4 Lakh rs Extra just imagine how would a driver arrange such heavy amount.  Also, there are no job opportunities created at all, the population of 12000 people relies on tourism sector only fir they basic life necessities.  The Drivers Association even did protests just for the road to complete and even the basic facilities like petrol and diesel to be provided to them but even after several letters, protests and requests the government is not looking on the issue and it looks like they are ignoring the same.  Any Places' First and foremost impression gives its infrastructure if this infrastructure (in this case roads) is not building then just imagine the difficulties that the people along with the tourists and even the drivers are going to face. So By this Petition, I would Like to Request Government of India and all the authorities even on the island and Even Narendra Modi Ji to Please look to this issue. All the supporting do documents and video poofs are given attached to this petition.  Here is the Letter proof and below is the letter- Proof that it was sent

Shivam Bajaj
65 supporters
Update posted 4 months ago

Petition to Nitin Gadkari, Arun Jaitley

Stop re-registration and road tax re-payment in interstate transfer of vehicles

A person buys a vehicle in a state, pays road tax and gets the registration done. After 1-2 years if he has to move to another state permanently for 2-3 years, he has to take NOC from RTO of previously registered state, pay road tax in the new state and re-register the vehicle in the new state. But why this all is required? Why cannot road tax paid in one state be valid during interstate transfers? Why is re-registration of a vehicle required in the new state? India is a country where it is said there is no discrimination among different religions and states. Recently, implemented GST also boasts as "One nation, One tax", then why these hassles have been created for moving your vehicle from one state to other? On paper, the rules are quite simple. You need a no-objection certificate (NOC) from the regional transport office where your vehicle was originally registered. This is the first step in the process of re-registering your vehicle in your new State of residence. With this, you have to go to the RTO concerned in the State you have moved to, fill up forms, hand over the NOC, furnish proof of address, attach a copy of the vehicle’s insurance, that the vehicle meets pollution norms and, voila the vehicle will be re-registered within a specified time period. You can even get a refund on the residual value of the lifetime road tax you paid when you bought your vehicle, after showing proof that you have moved to a new State and completed the formalities for re-registering it there. But, the hassles involved in doing all this puts you at the mercy of middlemen and touts, who charge quite a hefty fee, unofficially that too. Honourable transport minister Mr. Nitin Gadkari and honorable finance minister Mr. Arun Jaitley, please stop this re-registration of vehicles during interstate movement/transfers of people. It is very difficult for a common man to spend thousands on fees and commission of middlemen at a new place.   Benefits from the action 1. Supports the idea of "One nation, one tax" inline with GST 2. Supports the campaign of Digital India 3. No corruption by traffic police to extort thousands from a common man 4. Hassle free movement of vehicles during interstate transfers 5. Reduce the cases of vehicle thefts   How it can be implemented 1. Keep road tax same for all states and under purview of GST 2. The vehicles' registration to be linked with Aadhaar Card. It will reduce the cases of theft also 3. Road tax payment should be through an online portal. 4. Once a person changes the state, the road tax remained (on the basis of life of 15 years of vehicle), can be transferred to the new state - Just like Provident Fund online transfer happens 5. The person can also update the new address during transfer of the road tax 6. Print of transfer of the road tax receipt can be used to show to traffic police cops as a proof of paying road tax  

Manik Sood
29,843 supporters
This petition won 6 months ago

Petition to Mr.Palaniswamy , Karima Bennoune, David Kaye, Annalisa Ciampi, Michel Forst, Nilanjan Mardi, S. S Poovalingam, Satyanarayan Mohanty, A. K. Vishwananthan, Shri Srinivasa Kammath

Noone should be arrested for mourning

Human rights activists Thirumurugan Gandhi , Daison Jose , Ilamaran , Arun who were arrested on 21.5.2017 for conducting candle light vigil for the dead in the Srilankan civil war, have been booked under  “The Goondas Act” . They were denied bail on 25.5.2017, initialy they were held under different charges. After sensing that the original charges filed against them will not hold judicial scrutiny, The Tamilnadu Police Charged the activists with “ The Goondas Act “. They are detained in Puzhal Central Prison. Thirumurugan Gandhi, is one of the most committed and honest activist from Southern India, who fights for the democratic rights of all people for the past nine years. He consistently advocates for the democratic aspirations of Eelam Tamils, Palestinians, Kurds , Kashmiris ,Western Saharans and  Sikhs , he also regularly lobbies with the diplomats of the global south to realize the interests of the nations without state power, indigenous people groups and communities which have faced war crimes comitted by the global powers at the Geneva human rights sessions of the United Nations (UN) for the past three years. He has represented Tamil civil society in Permanent people’s Tribunal for Srilanka in Dublin and Ireland (2010 and 2013). To introduce Permanent people’s tribunal, it is an opinion tribunal whose activities include identifying and publicizing cases of systematic violation of fundamental rights, especially cases in which national and international legislation failed to defend the rights of the people. He has also been in the forefront to call for the justice during the custodial murder of migrant laborers,asserting water rights of the farmers , campaigning and protesting for worker rights ,refugee rights, disability rights , campaigns against death penalty, fighting for the rights of the linguistic and religious minorities, Tribal rights, Transgender rights and  have  been active in protesting against new WTO rules pertaining to public distribution system, privatization of electricity , Eco-sensitive projects like hydraulic fracturing, and against commissioning of Nuclear reactors in dense populations. His organization “May 17 movement” stood firm in opposing the Free market-Hindu fundamentalist policies of the Modi Government from day one. He is also a frequent participant in television debates pertaining to the issues mentioned above in regional and national media. His Strong Convictions and uncompromising attitude in standing for the weak have unsettled many powerful people and groups in India. One of the many reason, he is being hounded now. From 2011, every year Chennai’s marina beach hosts remembrance for the fallen Tamils lost during the end of the genocidal war. The event which receives wide participation from Ordinary civilians of every political complexion including Writers, Artists, Human rights activists, Students and lawyers became a place for collective mourning to respect the fallen. This event acts as a focal point in the public discourse to bring the perpetrators of the horrific crimes to account for their evil deeds. The United Nations Basic Principles on the Right to  Remedy and Reparation recognizes “commemorations and tributes to the victims” as a form of reparation. It also became an event where the remedies for the crimes are contemplated and discussed. Overtime, due to the increased political consciousness of the public and the activists coordinating the event, the place also became an important venue where injustice happening to Kashmiris, Kurds, Migrant laborers, Women, Physically challenged, the fisher folks, and the tribal folks started receiving serious attention and a place of expression of solidarity. The event has occupied a important place in the Tamilnadu’s cultural calendar. “Remembering the dead is a fundamental right of the culture of every people and begs the question of how weeping commons, remembering their loved ones, can threaten public order and safety? The Tamil Nadu Prevention of Dangerous Activities of Bootleggers, Drug Offenders, Forest Offenders, Goondas, Immoral Traffic Offenders, Slum Grabbers and Video Pirates Act, 1982 (Tamil Nadu Act 14 of 1982), called “The Goondas Act” in short is a preventive detention law used by the state governments to attack and intimidate political opponents who speak truth to power. This legislation tramples upon the personal liberty of a citizen without giving him a chance to opt for judicial scrutiny, The Act is meant to be used only under exceptional circumstances in cases of grave and imminent threat to public safety and order. A total of 8,450 of them have been detained under the Goondas Act and the NSA since 2011 and many of them have been thrown outside by the court. One of the main principles of legal jurisprudence is that any person accused of any offence should be given an equal chance to be heard and to defend himself in the courts of law, This preventive law denies the detained person this chance. The procedure requires that within seven weeks of detention, the detainee should be brought before the Board, which has three retired judges as its members. When these avenues fail, the higher courts can be approached. The majority of the cases have been habeas corpus petitions on which the higher judiciary ruled in favor of the victims, coming down heavily on the States mainly for non-application of mind and procedural lapses. One of the main principles of legal jurisprudence is that any person accused of any offence should be given an equal chance to be heard and to defend himself in the courts of law, This preventive law denies the detained person this chance. It is therefore apparent that the purported charges are mala fide and dangerous to the functioning of healthy civil society. It is to be noted that the legal attack is part of the trend where the rulers of the Indian Union trying to dismantle, intimidate, coerce dissenting activists. Noone should be arrested for mourning the dead. When RSS can be given permission to hold rallies on Marina Beach and ADMK members can assemble in large numbers there to pay homage to Jayalalitha, why should other social organisations or political parties be prevented from using Marina Beach for their public events? Will the Chennai police stop bowing down abjectly to the parties ruling centre and state and show some spine in implementing laws impartially? We are worried about the shrinking democratic space for reason and deliberation, one of the cornerstones of a constitutional democracy. We call upon all the democratic forces across India to show solidarity to one of our fellow beings. Strike Down the draconian "The Goondas Act" Immediately We deplore the recent wave of arrests by the government of Tamilnadu and the use of force to disperse peaceful protests.  We demand the immediate release of all political prisoners, an end to political prosecutions, and a return to the rule of law and respect for human rights. Government authorities must respect dissent and their own constitution.  We therefore demand our fundamental rights be respected and immediate release of the political prisoners. We urge the government authorities to ensure the physical and moral integrity of all the activists detained. We ask you write to the Indian authorities, Indian diplomatic representatives and to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in your respective countries to draw their attention to your concerns and forward them this statement      

Maxwin rayen
13,485 supporters