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Petition to M Azam Khan, Arshad Mirza

Release #PTM Students in Pakistan charged with sedition ’ include PhD, MPhil scholars

The Pakistani authorities must end the current crackdown on human rights defenders, activists, journalists and other members of the civil society and ensure that human rights are fully respected and protected. At least 15 of the 37 youngsters held at Adiala Jail on serious charges inlcuding sedition are enrolled in various graduate programmes at leading public-sector univeristies in the federal capital. Data gathered by Daily Times shows that most of these youngsters hail from Pashtun-populated areas of Balochistan and are enrolled either at Quaid-e-Azam University or at the International Islamic University. They include highly accomplished individuals like Habib Kakar, who hails from Loralai district of Balochistan and is an alumunus of the prestigous Fulbright scholarship programme of the United States Education Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP). Kakar returned to Pakistan after recently completing his masters in Agricultural Studies. Others hailing from Loralai are Niamatullah and Hameedullah. The former is pursuing a PhD programme at the QAU’s Physics Department on a merit scholarship. Hameedullah is enrolled in an MPhil programme at the university’s Pakistan Studies Centre. At least five students hail from Zhob district of Balochistan. Of these, Aimal Mandokhail, Kamran Khan, Zulqarnain Mandokhel, and Mustafiz Khan are pursuing their undergraduate degrees in law at IIU. Roohullah and Kamil Khan are studying for a masters degree in sociology at the IIU. Among the incarcerated students are Akbar Khan and M Ishfaq Khan from South Waziristan. They are law students at IIU. Ishtiaq Wazir of Bannu recently graduated from the IIU’s International Relations Department; Raqeeb ullah of Pishin is enrolled in OAU’s Environmental Sciences graduate programme, and Ziaul Islam of Quetta is a a student of BSc (Economics) programme at IIU. Booking someone under section 124A (sedition) for chanting some slogans is strange. If someone challenges the state, say by demanding separation, then the police are well within their authority to book them for sedition, but there is no justification for using the section to curb criticism of ill-designed state policies,”

Zahid KHAN
161 supporters
Update posted 1 week ago

Petition to Donald Trump, Mike Pence, Kamala Harris, Jerry Brown, Tom McClintock, Dianne Feinstein, Doug, Doug LaMalfa, Jared Huffman, John Garamendi, Mike Thompson, Doris Matsui, Ami Bera, Paul Cook, Jerry McNerney, Jeff Denham, Mark DeSaulnier, Nancy Pelosi, Barbara Lee, Jackie Speier, Eric Swalwell, Jim Costa, Ro Khanna, Anna Eshoo, Zoe Lofgren, Jimmy Panetta, Jimmy Gomez, Judy Chu, Julia Brownley, Brad Sherman, Juan Vargas, Maxine Waters, Ken Calvert, Karen Bass, Nanette Barragan, Lucille Roybal-Allard, Alan Lowenthal, Mark Takano, Steve Knight, Duncan Hunter

Lower The Voting Age to 16 In California

Our country has seen change initiated by young people throughout American History.  We have seen young people protest the Vietnam War, fight for Civil Rights, and now we see them fight the NRA and ask for sensible gun laws.  Many of these people are students in high school.  They are told by some that they are young and should stay out of politics, and are told by others that they are the future.  It is true that young people are the future, but young people are also right now.  High school students have been alive long enough to watch our country change over the years.  Thy have lived long enough to see mass shootings become a common occasion.  What better way for them to change the country that they live in than to let them vote.  There are many students who want to affect the country they live in and there are many issues that they feel they should have a say in.  People tell students their voices are heard when they have no say in the country they live in.  Let's change that in California and hopefully eventually change it for the whole country.  Let's lower the limit to 16!

Will Evans
44 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Filipino People

Remove President Rodrigo Duterte From Office And Suspend The Constitution

We Are Asking People To Start A Revolution To Remove President Rodrigo Roa Duterte From Office And Suspend The Constitution To Prevent Another Dictatorship In The Country. With The Extrajudicial Killing Of Innocent Civilians, The Possible Declaration Of A Nationwide Martial Law And Federalism. We Are Urging Everyone To Start A Uprising To Remove President Rodrigo Roa Duterte From Office And Suspend The 1987 Freedom Constitution To Prevent Another Dictatorship In The Country. As The President Of The Republic Of The Philippines, He Cannot Rule 106,170,711 Filipinos On 7,107 Islands Effectively Without The Support Of Your 498,250 Soldiers Who Could Implement His Own Orders, The Threat To National Security Of A Breakdown Of Law And Order Amidst Threats From Terrorists, Criminals, Communist Rebels, And Foreign Countries, And Harm To Your National And Economic Interests That Would Be Brought About By The Destruction Of Institutions It Took Your Taxpayers And Public Servants Decades To Build. If Despite Sound Advice, President Duterte Still Chooses To Declare A Nationwide Martial Law And A Federal System In The Country, We Ask Your Soldiers In The Armed Forces To Suspend The 1987 Freedom Constitution And Immediately Support Of A 'Nonpartisan Government' In The Country, There Must Be Almost No Gap Between These Events Above To Prevent The Breakdown Of Law And Order, A Civil War, The Repeat Of Violent Dictatorship And Plunder, Or The Invasion Of Your Country By Foreign Elements That Would Exploit Such A Leviathan Economic, Social And Political Crisis. Please Sign This Petition To Remove President Rodrigo Duterte From Office And Suspend The Constitution Once And For All.

People's Union Against Dictatorship And Tyranny
1,423 supporters