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human rights

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Started 2 weeks ago

Petition to Chief Justice, Chief Minister of Tamilnadu, Prime Minister of India, President of India, Union Agricultural Minister

Save Farmers! Save Agriculture! (Jantar Mantar farmers protests, Delhi, India)

It has been more than 4 weeks our Tamilnadu farmers are protesting in Jantar Mantar, New Delhi in whatever ways they can. This is not just to draw the attention of our Government but it is also an indicator of negative growth in Agriculture sector.  They have been protesting using macabre elements like bones and skulls to highlight and symbolise the problem of farmers suicides in the state going half naked. Also by biting live rats and dead snakes showing the symbol of drought. And by staging a mock funeral. They have been refused to submit their petitions to PMO office, and as a result they have gone to their extreme and stripped in public to draw the attention of people and the government. “A nine-member farmer delegation went to meet the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and submit our memorandum of demands but the PM did not meet us. We were returned from the reception, so disappointed by this we protested” said P. Ayyakannu leader of the protest. (Source: New Indian Express) Yes, the past 2 years have been drought hit nasty years which has resulted in huge loss to our farmers. They claim that the skulls which are used for protests belong to fellow farmers, who had committed suicide because of the adverse conditions in Tamil Nadu. More than 106 farmers had committed suicide in a month because of the worst drought to hit the state in more than a century, combined with debt due to high input costs. DEMANDS: The demands of the farmers so far: Waiver of farm loans Drought relief of Rs.40000 crore Setting up Cauvery Management Board to resolve water issues with Karnataka 6000 farmers have committed suicide in the year 2014. There is a 42% increase in suicidal rates for 2015(Source: Times Of India). With an increase in farmers suicide in the year 2016 also, more than 400 farmers have committed suicide only in TN(2016). Being continued with this kind of situation, the count will multiply heavily in the coming years. When it is possible to write off Rs.7000 crore loans of Mallaya, Surya Pharmaceuticals and rest others, why can't to them? People who have bought such huge loans are living happily in cities while our farmers are protesting for their lives.  The main reason behind farmers suicide is their debts. Debts in agriculture are a result of increasing costs of production, because of the dependence on purchased inputs – seeds, fertilisers, pesticides, machinery – and the falling prices of farm produce. This traps the farmers in a negative economy, where cost of production outstrips their earnings. The government does mention doubling farm incomes, but fails to mention whether it is gross income or net income. Gross income can increase if a farmer grows a cash crop with high debt, without taking care of the family’s food and nutritional security. But in this case, the net income will go down. More often than not, with high debt, the net income will be negative. Net negative incomes are at the root of the debt crisis and the epidemic of farmer suicides. The government should remove the middle men concept while purchasing from farmers. For e.g., 1kg of rice is purchased from farmers at the rate of Rs.25 by middle men and sold to distributors at the price of Rs.40. Finally it reaches the common man who has to buy at the price of Rs.55. Middle men concept kills both the farmer and the consumer. For a permanent solution the government should take necessary steps for interlinking of rivers across the country. Well it is a long term plan but then the state government should start implementing the methods to interconnect water resources within their state. By implementing this, there will be 0% chance for drought in our country despite the failure of monsoons.   Horrible to see such protests, getting only less amount of attention from people. We have to thank our lovable media for this. In the phase of development of our PM's Digital India, let us start a digital protest from here. This petition, is to request our government(both Central and State) to pay attention to our farmers as quickly as possible and resolve their demands.

Subin G
97 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Change.org Support Admin, Sushma Swaraj

7 YEARS GONE, HELP MY BUA(RETIRED PERSON) IN GETTING HER MONEY RELEASED FROM HER COMPANY.

HELLO FRIENDS, I SIGNED MANY PETITIONS ON CHANGE.ORG AND HELPED MANY PERSONS. NOW, MY BUA IS IN PROBLEM RIGHT NOW AND I WANT YOUR HELP. MY BUA (RITA ARORA) IS A RETIRED PERSON. SHE IS 65. HER HUSBAND DIED, WHEN SHE WAS 29. SHE IS NOT HAVING ANY FINANCIAL SUPPORT FROM ANYWHERE. SHE IS NOT EVEN GETTING PENSION AS THERE IS NO RULE OF PENSION AFTER RETIREMENT IN THE ORGANIZATION NAMED JKHPMC COME UNDER J&K STATE GOVERNMENT. SHE WORKED IN JKHPMC ORGANIZATION FOR 29 YEARS 5 MONTHS IN AZADPUR MANDI OFFICE BRANCH (FULL ADDRESS GIVEN BELOW) AND GIVE HER FULL LIFE TO THIS ORGANIZATION. EVERY RETIRED PERSON WANTS AND GETS MONEY HE/SHE SAVED WHOLE LIFE ON THE RETIREMENT BUT FROM LAST 7 YEARS, MY BUA IS WAITING FOR HER FULL MONEY TO GET CREDITED TO HER ACCOUNT. AFTER RETIREMENT, THEY SENT GRATUITY AND LEAVE ENCASHMENT CHEQUES WITHIN 5 MONTHS, THEN SHE SEND 3 CP FUND CHEQUES, EACH CHEQUE AFTER INTERVAL OF 6 MONTHS. BUT AFTER THAT AROUND THREE YEARS LEFT, SHE IS GETTING NOTHING FROM THIS ORGANIZATION. SHE DONE MAILS, REMINDERS BUT NOBODY WANTS TO HEAR THE PROBLEM. AROUND 5 LAKH RUPEES (CP FUND LAST INSTALLMENT, ARREARS) EXCLUDING ALL LATE CHEQUES INTEREST ARE STILL WITH THIS ORGANIZATION. MAM, MY BUA FACED SO MANY PROBLEMS IN HER LIFE AND NOW I WANT THAT SHE GET HER WHOLE MONEY WITH INTEREST CREDITED TO HER ACCOUNT AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE. SHE IS SO DISHEARTED THAT SHE SAID ME ONE DAY "SAURABH, I AM NOT SURE WHETHER I WILL GET MY FULL MONEY BEFORE MY DEATH?". THESE WORDS TOUCHED ME AND INFLUENCE ME TO WRITE THIS PETITION. I KNOW SUSHMA MAM HELPED MANY PERSONS AND SOLVED THEIR PROBLEMS. ITS BEEN LONG SEVEN YEARS, ALREADY LEFT AFTER RETIREMENT, MY BUA IS STILL WAITING FOR HER MONEY. SHE IS RUNNING SHORT OF MONEY. SHE IS IN DIFFICULTY RIGHT NOW. THEREFORE, I AM WRITING THIS PETITION AS I LOVE MY BUA AND I WANT THAT HER DUES AFTER RETIREMENT SHOULD BE CREDITED TO HER ACCOUNT AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE. ONE DAY, I TOLD HER TO PUT A CASE ON THE ORGANIZATION BUT SHE REFUSED TO PUT A CASE AS SHE IS A VERY LOVELY LADY AND DONT WANT TO SUE HER ORGANIZATION IN WHICH SHE WORKED FOR 29 YEARS. SUSHMA MAM, I RESPECT YOU A LOT AS YOU SOLVED PROBLEMS OF MANY PERSONS IN INDIA AND CHANGED THEIR LIVES VIA CHANGE.ORG. WE PROUD TO HAVE A MINISTER LIKE YOU. ITS MY REQUEST TO YOU MAM THAT PLEASE TAKE UP THIS ISSUE AND HELP MY BUA SO THAT SHE CAN GET ALL HER DUES CLEARED AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE FROM JKHPMC ORGANIZATION. THANKING YOU! REGARDS SAURABH AHUJA (NEPHEW) FULL OFFICE ADDRESS - JKHPMC, D-371, NEW FRUIT MARKET, AZADPUR, DELHI.

SAURABH AHUJA
7 supporters
Started 2 weeks ago

Petition to United Nations, Sushma Swaraj, Home Minister of India Rajnath Singh, Prime Minister of Pakistan, Chief Justice of India, INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE

Justice for Kulbhushan Yadav

This petition seeks justice for Mr Kulbhushan Jadhav an Indian citizen and ex-naval officer aged about 46 years who was abducted from Iran and taken to Pakistan. The said Mr Kulbhushan Jadhav is awarded death sentence over charges of terrorism and spying for India's Research and Analysis Wing, which is totally false and baseless. The fact that India isn't given consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav clearly proves the point that the charges over which death sentence is awarded to Kulbhushan Jadhav are false and fabricated and were framed with an intention to damage India's reputation in the International community. Being a party to "The Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, 1963; Pakistan was not only obligated to provide arrangement for Kulbhushan Jadhav's consular access but was also supposed to inform Indian consulates about any such detention of an Indian national, failing both Pakistan has not only violated Kulbhushan Jadhav's right to legal aid but also International norms. Kulbhushan Jadhav's execution, without providing him proper legal aid, which is possible only by giving India the consular access to him, will not only violate his right to legal remedy but will also violate his basic right to life and leave India defamed in a best possible way. In view of above, I humbly request appropriate and capable authorities to intervene in the matter and make sure that Mr Kulbhushan Jadhav doesn't get punished for the act which he never committed. I also request International Court of Justice to take Suo-motto against Pakistan on breach of article 36(1)(c) of "The Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, 1963. I also urge other UN members to pressurise Pakistan government and help India get consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav.

Imran Khan
2,941 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Federico Addiechi, Head of CSR, FIFA

Keep Slavery out of the 2022 World Cup

At one end of Kathmandu’s international airport, proud parents bid farewell to their sons leaving Nepal in search of better jobs. But the scene is very different at the arrival terminal, where wailing parents are met with the bodies of family members who died in Qatar. Thousands of Nepalese workers are being forced to work in 50C/122F degree heat with no access to food or water, no pay, passports held to prevent them from leaving. Experts estimate over 1 million migrant workers could be at risk of modern slavery in Qatar between now and the 2022 World Cup; an average of twelve workers could die per week unless action is taken at this critical stage in the construction process. Historically, there have been serious challenges to protecting migrant workers from modern slavery in Qatar. But with the prestige of hosting the World Cup on the line, there has never been a better chance to push the Qatari government for change. If FIFA takes advantage of this opportunity for policy reform, workers could be protected from falling into the nightmare of modern slavery in Qatar for generations to come. This could be the break we are waiting for in the entire region. Tell FIFA to help ensure construction for the Qatar World Cup does not use slave labour:  1. Call on the Qatari Supreme Committee for Qatar 2022 to update contracts to meet international labour standards.  2. Include audit requirements for all contracts affiliated with FIFA sporting events that include large-scale construction projects for cases of modern slavery, with the initial bidding process.  3. Publicly report the findings of audits for cases of modern slavery.   Sources: http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2013/sep/25/qatar-nepalese-workers-poverty-camps http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2013/sep/26/qatar-world-cup-migrant-workers-dead

Freedom United
62,188 supporters