Fundamental rights

12 petitions

Started 2 months ago

Petition to Chief Minister Haryana, Commissioner of Police, Gurugram, Home Minister, Shri Rajnath SIngh, Mr. Manohar Lal Khattar, Mr. Sandeep Khirwar, Government of Haryana

Stand for peace in Gurugram, Allow continuation of Juma prayers in peace and harmony

#GurugramForPeace Appeal for peace and harmony in Gurugram Recent incidents at various places in Gurugram of hooligans disrupting people offering the Juma Namaz peacefully has shocked and pained many of us. As a multi faith group of responsible and concerned citizens we appeal to the Gurugram Administration, the Haryana Government, the Central Government and most of all, to each citizen and resident of Gurugram, to stand up for peace and harmony of this millennium city. Gurugram today represents ‘Vasudev Kutumb’, the ancient cultural and social tradition of our country. The pluralistic and inclusiveethos of people who come from every part of India and many parts of the world, has played a key role in building Gurugram into what it is today. All across our beloved country, for generations, we have the seen the Friday (Juma) congregational prayers take place around us along with numerous other religious festivals, yatras, jagratas etc. Gurugram is especially reflective of the cosmopolitan and multi-faith spirit. Increasing presence of MNCs from all over the world is a testimony of their confidence in Gurugram, its people, administration, infrastructure and liberal & inclusive growth-oriented future. For instance, Gurugrams’ hospitals receive people from far corners of the world, who come and stay along with relatives, often for months for treatment. While bringing in the economic dividends to the city, they take back warm memories of a pluralistic and peaceful society. Sarv Dharm Sambhav - Unity in Diversity Gurugram has a population of almost 5 lac Muslim residents, along with thousands more who are there at any given time for business, jobs or hospital treatments; but only 15-20 Masjids to conduct Juma prayers, an essential part of Islam. This is highly inadequate, as many of our colleagues, workers, friends and neighbours have been performing the Juma prayers in harsh summers and chilly winters, in openspaces accessible to them. These Juma prayers, which last for hardly an hour, are conducted with the consent & support of the local residents and with administration’s knowledge. Muslims have been appreciative of the facilities extended and have been conducting these prayer services in a responsible way by and large. We empathise with this need of Muslims, respect and support it, and request Haryana Government and Gurgaon Administration to ensure that this tradition continues. We also appeal to all social and political groups to prevail upon the few people who are instigating communal polarisation in our society. We believe in ‘Sarva Dharm Sambhava’ or Unity in Diversity and urge you to support this appeal for peace and harmony in Gurugram. Please endorse with your consent to strengthen the threads of civic morals. Sign to strengthen peace. Sign to save our today and for betterment of our tomorrow. Please sign for the cause. Yours sincerely,Gurugram For Peace Email: gurugramforpeace@gmail.comWhatsApp: 9315352419 #GurugramForPeace      

Mohammad Muneer
524 supporters
Update posted 4 months ago

Petition to Shri YOGI ADIYTA NATH SINGH, Shri Narendra Modi, Shri Ram nath kovind

COWS ON ROAD-Stop Road accident and prevent harvest by framing a law on wandering of COW in up

Dear Prime minister and chief minister of Uttar pradesh 1-) I'm always thankful to our government But the order of closing illegal cow slaughter houses was a great initiative.But did you plan about what will happen to cows,ox and the animals?they are just wandering here and there and destroying crops of people.Agriculture is main occupation in rural areas.But Due to nomadic animals which is hurting every nook and corner of agriculture practice in UTTAR PRADESH. Right to livelihood and Right to get food is just in constitution as just fundamental right. 2-)RIGHT TO LIVE AND RIGHT TO HAVE GOOD HEALTH My father and grandmother was coming home on bike,due to plenty no. of nomadic cows,they collided with these animals in night.these animals coming running towards road from fields where is no light there.Due to slow speed,my father and grandmother is alive but they were injured badly. Second instance,When I was going on bike with my friend for shopping in night,a collision with these nomadic animals again happen.this time i was saved because of just 1 second late.But two other bikes collided and they injured badly in front of me.Now we can be safe if we don't go on roads.these accident is frequent in rural areas.Please It's my request to our chief minister,come with a good law which ensure our safety.  Please sign this petition to Save some lives.  

Nimesh Tripathi
36 supporters
Started 5 months ago

Petition to The Government of India, the people of india, Narendra Modi

Towards achieving a better sense of humour in Indian societies

Hey, Have you ever felt scared to post something online, because of the fact that people may harm you due to the post? Have you felt scared to voice out your opinion because of the fact that it's just that? YOUR OPINION? We live in the second most populated country in the world, which may change in the coming years. We, the People and Government of India, have been labelled the largest democracy in the world, The question is, are we really living up to that Reputation? In recent times, the resolve of the people and the government has been tested by the various events in our surroundings, and i'm very emotional in saying this but we fail every time. One of the biggest freedom our constitution grants us is the Freedom to Speech and Expression. It does bear some limitations, but it tells us that we have the right to question and speak out. A democracy cannot function without this freedom. But this freedom is being hampered by a lack of humour in our society. Nobody takes things in their stride and moves on. They get offended and use means unthinkable of, to prove their point. It really is starting to feel like the only people who can criticise anything are the people closed in a room with one guy standing up, but remember that also failed once, with the offended party also being okay with it. "Cough" The AIB Roast. We have a Parliament, where if, anyone speaks something even slightly hurting someone else's own personal dilemma, they would start hurling sandals or cause chaos during the session. Our Parliament should take a lesson from the British Parliament as they turn those insults into a funny gesture and have a good back and forth at it. I talked to a Jaisalmeri recently about Padmavati as well, while most are scared to even open their mouth about the topic in Rajasthan. They have pride about their queen, but he had accepted the fact that the movie will release somehow or the other in Rajasthan, and the limits to which the protestors had taken it was really a bad call. This was just a movie, what if someone opens their mouth about the protestors themselves on national media? That's close to a death wish. Now we will know if someone learnt the lesson when Kangana Ranaut starrer Manikarnika approaches. We look around everywhere, and in foreign lands like the US, there is such a high level of humour amongst people that even the President of the US is criticised and he takes it on the chin. Can we as ordinary people have that here? Are our news journalists the only ones that have a right to criticise politicians on media? Are we, as the general public, relevant only during the elections? The Politicians themselves need to open their ears to us and learn to listen to criticism whether it be at the national level or the state level or even the district. The solution lies in strengthening and taking action against those who are shutting down the people who are trying to open up! The government needs to empower the general public to speak their minds without fear of retribution. Empower the regulatory bodies so that they can pass judgement without fear. Having a better sense of humour starts with yourself. When you look at yourself in the mirror and have a laugh about your imperfections, that is when the change starts and truly all change starts with us. I've made this petition to try to change the way our society thinks. We need to open up, because if we don't open up to change now, our country will never progress in the direction we want it to.  Wishing for a more light hearted future! 

Raj Taprial
653 supporters
Started 9 months ago

Petition to Thaawar Chand Gehlot, Ramdas Athawale, Krishan Pal, Vijay sampla, Maneka Gandhi

Ban arbitrary discrimination by housing societies in Indian cities

The Problem Young working class is the backbone of any progressing nation. However; in India they are the most ill-treated when it comes to finding a place to stay in a new city where they go to find work. I am married to an aspiring vocalist who has moved to Mumbai to find and pursue a career in music, where as of now I continue to stay in Bangalore. Surprisingly, more than the Mumbai prices, it was the harassment and torture we received at the hands of housing societies that left us helpless. Even if the owner of a flat is fine with giving us a house, the housing societies overrule a tenant because he/she is going to live single (I continue to stay in Bangalore as of now). My wife cannot share her apartment with 2 girls to share the rent, because single girls call male friends to their house. And why is that a problem? Because if they do so, they must be prostitutes. If you are not from a regressive family, housing societies ruled by archaic mindsets are more than willing, even too eager to perform the kind act of giving character certificates to your wife for you! Are you a single male? Please stay away because you must be a known trouble maker. How is that? Because we said so. Are you trying to find work? So, you are a struggler? Stay away, because you will commit suicide. And of course, the discrimination against communities and religions. These lowly, harassing and offensive remarks and discriminating acts are made nonchalantly and openly by the people running the housing societies. Please note these are the cases where the house owner/landlord is OK with you occupying their property. The Aim Through this petition, I want to represent and get help for thousands and thousands of young people that face this treatment, just like we did and continue to do so, and get the required change in the system that helps them exercise what is only their fundamental right. I was advised by lawyers to file a writ petition to high court to drag a particular housing society to high court; but I don't want to stick to solve one individual's problem (see this Q&A page for details where I got this advice from a lawyer: ) but ensure that a fair and just social setup exists for everyone, and there is no need to file individual writ petitions. The Solution Since housing societies come under State under article 12 of the Constitution of India, and these acts prevent exercising the fundamental constitutional right of having an equal opportunity, we ask the decision makers of Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, and also those of Ministry of Women and Child Development to ban housing societies from discriminating people based on age, gender, caste or any such factors and restrict them to at most at requesting and accepting police verification only.

Reetesh Ranjan
45 supporters