Petition to Narendra Modi, bandaru dattatreya, Jagat Prakash Nadda
Reduce working hours for all employees in INDIA and punish those who violate labour laws
Many Indian Companies are exploiting our country's weak corporate employee working hour policies. Most Indian companies make their employees work for AT LEAST 9.5 to 12 hours daily and sometimes even 6 days a week, especially MNCs. This is due to a common mindset that more working hours means higher productivity for the company, but in reality it only means faster employee exhaustion. Most employees after working for 10 hours a day and traveling to workplace from home and vice versa for at least 2 hours daily hardly have any strength left in them and most people also suffer from health problems due to the long hours. We can't participate in social activities. The Modi government has asked all Indians to contribute and work together towards the betterment of the country. Employees cannot find time for this due to their company's working hours and even if they do, they are too exhausted due to increased workload to take part in it. Recently Multiple studies have shown that working for longer hours severely affects the physical and mental health of employees, especially those seated continuously. There are many countries abroad that have much less working hours but still have much higher productivity. For Example : Australia, Germany, France, Netherlands etc. are some countries with lower working hours but high levels of employee productivity. It is therefore my humble request to the Government of India to form strong working hour policies that clearly state that no company in India (Public or Private) can make its employees work and keep them in its premises for more than 7 or 8.5 hours daily which INCLUDES BREAKS and for not more than FIVE days a week. This should be applicable for all Indian employees employed in public and private sectors. Also Employers should not be allowed to ask employees to work past their official working hours. Employees should also be given the work from home facility, especially female employees and disabled persons. If this is implemented this would make the companies hire more staff to get the work done, which in turn raises employment levels in our country. Also I request you to impose strict punishments on those companies that violate / Break these rules.
Petition to General VK Singh, Maneka Gandhi
Passport for my daughter with mother´s name
I am a single parent. My Husband abandoned my daughter and me when she was born just because she was a girl. He never looked back and doesn’t even care whether we’re dead or alive. Recently, I applied for the passport of my daughter. My daughter doesn’t want her father’s name on the document. Our application was denied and we were told that both names are required. My daughter did her schooling with my name only. Her voter ID card, Aadhar card and bank account have my name. Why was only the passport denied? My daughter and I were forced to go through mental agony and torture. We tried to convince the passport officer, wrote letters, met senior officers but our request was denied. In the end we were forced to include his name. Every time my daughter looks at her Passport, she sees the name of a person who hurt her, who abandoned her. Single fathers and mothers face several hardships. Often there is a traumatic story behind the reason we are single. We have to work extra-hard to support our children and be there for them. The judiciary has given progressive judgments that say that the Father’s name is not required. My humble request is for the Prime Minister and the Ministry of Home Affairs to look into this matter and help single parents - fathers and mothers, so that they don’t have to go through this agony.
Petition to Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Remove the Caste based Reservation System
It must be fought ,We are children of One God like everyone else, We are the citizens of this country, & our civilization is one of the oldest, then why should we be treated unequally ? Ladies & Gentleman I have decided to unite UR category students, to help us proclaim our right.... To be treated as equal citizen of this country.... We dont want a conflict We know the strength forces arrayed against us.....But we are determined that justice will be done.... The symbol of our status is embodied in this category that restricts us from getting opportunities that we deserve, that is not the case with other reserved categories, the 1st step towards changing all this is to eliminate this difference between us, We do not want to ignite the fear & hatred of anyone, but I ask you all the UR candidates to help us light up the sky ..... & the mind of the Indian Government with our defiance of this injustice..... There should not be "RESERVATION ON CASTE BASIS" IT SHOULD BE based on POVERTY OTHER WISE IN COMING TIME POVERTY CAN BLAST & WILL SWIPE THE NATION Thank you....
Petition to Hotels Association of India
HAI: Send advisory to all hotels to end regressive policies across India #EndMoralPolicing
Feeling of being cheated and humiliated haunts each one of us, unfortunately we became a trap of it once. I'm writing this petition because I know it's a huge group who has faced similar humiliation, which should be stopped immediately. We decided to book a room in a hotel as we had reached early and I had to wait till my wife finished her 3 hour long exam and then take her back with me. But when we reached the hotel, we faced utter humiliation. The receptionist asked us suspiciously if we were married and demanded proof. When we showed him our IDs, he saw that both my wife and I are residents of Delhi and refused to give us a room. He said that since we were ‘locals’ and the hotel policy does not allow us to stay in the room. He also said that unmarried couples are also not allowed to stay in the same room. We asked him if he could at least just let one of us stay in the room. But he refused. The hotel manager was extremely rude and refused to give us a refund. The hotel booking app also refused to give us a refund. They pointed out the fine print- "The hotel reserves the right of admission. Accommodation can be denied to guests posing as a ‘couple’ if suitable proof of identification is not presented at check-in.The hotel reserves the right of admission for local residents." This is outrageous. We are living in the 21st century and as a country we are trying to bring India amongst the top 20 countries in the world, in terms of services to the public and other useful measures. There is no law or rule that states that unmarried couples or locals can’t stay in hotels. It is only the regressive policies of these hotels that are to blame here. And No person/group can your money without using their services. We were denied accomodation, so we did not use their services so called hospitality, on top of that they are not providing a Refund against the same ! There should be a policy where if you are denied stay, then one can ask for a full refund. Money should be safe and immediately reimbursed to the customer. This is daadagiri which is going on right now where we can't even get the amount back. Similar cases are coming up each day of denied accomodation and by this many hoteliers and app based booking agents are working together to cheap customers. Customer being shy and weak keeps it to themselves trying to avoid the drama. Why isn't there an option in the hotel booking app stating " if you are in any circumstance denied accomodation, you will get a full refund just by tapping this button" That’s why I started this petition asking the Hotels Association of India to send an advisory to all the hotels to end such regressive policies and stop this moral policing. It is not a crime to stay in a hotel room if you are an unmarried couple or if you are a local from the city. But the logic the hotels give is that it is to prevent prostitution. But to have a blanket policy like this makes honest citizens like us feel humiliated. It's truly said 'Paisa paed pe nai ugta'. you need to struggle to earn it. And not all have the luxury to stay in a hotel each week, so be strong and fight for your Money! Know your rights and fight for them. For those who feel shy and hesitant, I have stood up against these false and manipulated policies. Sign my petition and ask the Hotels Association of India to end these regressive policies in the hotels.
Petition to SHRC-Tamilnadu , NHRC
Regarding arrest of common people, students and social activists on repressive Goondas act
FromIlanthamizhagam Iyakkam(Young Tamil Nadu Movement),Chennai,Tamil Nadu. ToNational Human Rights Commission of IndiaManav Adhikar Bhawan Block-C,GPO Complex,INA, New Delhi,Delhi 110023. To, State Human Rights Commission - Tamilnadu 143, P.S. Kumarasamy Raja Salai, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600028 Respected Sir/Madam, Sub: Regarding arrest of common people, students and social activists on repressive goondas act. In Tamil Nadu, many projects like Methane extraction, Hydrocarbon extraction, Nuclear plants, Oil extraction, etc., that destroys the fertility of the land and livelihood of people are being implemented recently, against people's will. People from affected areas are being arrested under non-bailable goondas act just because they voice against such projects and governments which implements them. The war at Eelam that started in 2008 went through mid May 2009 and was brought to closure by Sri Lankan army after claiming 1.5 Lakhs of innocent civilians. Even after eight years after the end of war, repression and arrests are still happening. Independent International Investigation commission is yet to be formed. Valarmathi (23) from Salem was arrested for distributing pamphlets againstimplementation of Hydrocarbon project in fertile farm lands in front of Government College for Women, on 12-07-2017. Then she was remanded by the police under goondas act (Tamil Nadu Act 14/1984) on 17-07-2017. This is the first time a college student is arrested under goondas act. In another incident, Kuberan, student of Annamalai University, was arrested under goondas act for posting the Kathiramangalam issue in his Facebook page. It's our culture to pay homage to those who died in the war. But we are getting arrested if we try to pay respects to people who were killed in the Eelam war even after 8 years. On May 21, 2017 police attached and arrested many comrades from various movements who gathered to attend the Mullivaikal Commemoration organized by May 17 Movement. The Government of Tamil Nadu imposed goondas act (Tamilnadu Act 14/1984) on Thirumurugan, Dyson, Ilamaran, and Arun. Those who were arrested under this act do not get bail for one year. In Kathiramangalam, Tanjore, one of the gas pipes in the field near Vana Durgai Amman temple cracked on 30-06-2017, and oil and gas were leaking from those pipes. Oil and gas leaked into the fields caught fire. People from the village were frightened and gathered outside their houses. They appealed about the cracks and fire accidents that happen often, to the Police officers and Revenue Department officials. They also requested that District Collector should visit the place. to provide permanent solution for the issue. They protested that they won't allow anyone else to enter the fields until the District Collector visits there.But the officials ignored people's demands and tried to visit the affected area.Unfortunately, garbage around that area caught fire and police used the situation to beat people inhumanely. Professor Jayaraman, Viduthalai Sutar, Karhiramangalam representative Dharmarasan, Comrades Senthil, Murugan, Samynathan, Ramesh, Silambarasan, and Santhosh went to inquire the situation in Kathiramangalam in person, but they were arrested under sections that includes damage to public property (CR 126/17, 147, 148, 1294 CB, 341, 323, 336, 353, 436, 506 (2), 307, 23 (1) TNPA 1) and had been sent to prison. Police and ONGC officials refuse to release them in bail. The government is suppressing even the peaceful protests by using hard laws like Goondas Act. In the Goondas Act that was passed in 1982 was to arrest those who involve in dangerous activities like forest offenders, slum grabbers, goondas, drug offenders, sand mafias, video pirates, etc. But this act is being forced on those who fight for people's welfare. Since the Tamil Nadu government was not able to use the Goondas Act as it wanted, it suddenly passed an amendment to the act. Under the Rule 110, a minister can present a document or issue a statement on issues of public importance, with the consent of the Speaker. There cannot be any discussion on the announcement issued under Rule 110. Using this rule, nineteen bills were passed on 12-08-2014. Before this bill was passed there were lot of rules to follow as per law. One among those is that one could be arrested under the Goondas Act only if there were more than one case against that person punishable under IPC (Goondas Act, article 2(f)). The Tamil Nadu government has removed that rule per new bill. Now anyone could be arrested under Goondas Act. Hence it is against human rights to arrest students, social activists and common people, who protest peacefully, under Goondas Act. We request the Tamil Nadu government to cancel the Goondas Act imposed on students, Valarmathi and Kuberan, to cancel fake cases filed against Professor Jayaraman and Kathiramangalam people, and to release them all. Yours Truly, Rasan Gandhi, CoordinatorIlanthamizhagam Iyakkam http://www.ilanthamizhagam.com/ https://www.facebook.com/ilanthamizhagam/Date: 25-07-2017Place: Chennai
Petition to Dr. M. Abdul Rahman
Ensure inter-college arts competitions under Kerala Technological University (KTU)
"By education, I mean an all-round drawing out of the best in child and man in body, mind, and spirit." - Mahatma Gandhi Arts and sports play a fundamental role in the holistic development of a person.As shocking as it is, the Kerala Technological University (KTU) has no space for arts for its blooming engineers. Outcome of current scenario: A generation of engineers lacking creative thinking.Respective inter-college competitions should be held annually to promote their importance and to ensure an opportunity for the diverse talents of the student community.Why Arts? Does that really matter?"This world is but a canvas to our imagination." - Henry David Thoreau Arts enrich the education experience. It teaches students to critique, to look at things in a different way. It inspires creativity while challenging the intellect. Whereas education sparks the mind, the arts nourishes the mind and the soul. Art plays an important role in moulding the minds of students to develop a positive nature and appreciate natural beauty. A creatively inclined student has a positive bent of mind and aesthetic approaches in every work he or she does. New cognitive research out of Germany suggests that "the production of visual art improves effective interaction” between parts of the brain. The study, conducted on a small population of newly retired individuals (28 people between the ages of 62 and 70), concludes that making art could delay or even negate age-related decline of certain brain functions. We need good engineers!Time spend on these activities enhance a student’s multiple intelligence and this reflects in his/her academics and behaviour. Hence these are integral parts of quality education. Every child is unique. What matters is that every child goes through a joyful and meaningful experience that instils self-confidence and self-worth. It is an identification of one’s path towards excellence. Society can only be complete when there is a balance between mechanical human resources and creatively inclined human resources. A healthy society not only requires a good number of technocrats, medical professionals and machines but also artists, writers and people from the performing arts to emerge as a complete, rich and a healthy society.I request you to take necessary actions to ensure arts inter-college competitions, and to promote importance of the same under Kerala Technological University (KTU). The content used for this petition comes from various sources on the web.
Petition to United Nations, United Nations Development Program, Imran Khan, Nawaz sharif
Help to start a safety app to report harassment in Pakistan.
According to a study carried out in 2009 by Human Rights Watch, it is estimated that between 70 and 90 percent of women in Pakistan have suffered some form of abuse. An estimated 5000 women are killed per year from domestic violence, with thousands of others maimed or disabled. A safety app was started in Pakistan's province Punjab where acts of violence could be reported to the police. However, the other provinces remain deprived of such initiatives. It is estimated that one woman experiences some form of violence every second. Sign and share this petition to make a change!