Petition to Arvind Kejriwal
Allow women to file sexual harassment and assault FIR's online
It is deeply saddening to see the deteriorating conditions for women, who are constantly harassed in various ways in this state of ours.Sexual harassment is allegedly the 2nd highest crime in Delhi, with 1 crime in every 11 being of the sexual harassment nature. However, it is still the least reported one, suggested by a study by the Commonwealth human rights initiative. The fact of the matter is, the police station is the epitome of Delhi's safety for women. It loudly and clearly shows why over half of the sexual harassment offences are not reported. Already having gone through such trauma, the police officers make women filing the case uncomfortable and even unsafe due to the insensitive officers who sometimes manhandle them. It is clear, that, due to these reasons, women are often unmotivated to go ahead with filing cases against these wilful defaulters of and the enemies of law and order. Because of this, I feel that the official Dehli police website should also allow women to file First Information Reports in cases of Sexual Harassment to encourage them to file a report when harassed as other states have also allowed the same such as Jharkhand where women feel safe enough to file cases against even big names(FIR filed against the son of BJP president Tala Marandi) as they feel justice should prevail.
Petition to General Secretary (United Nations), Chief Editor (Times Now TV Channel), Maneka Gandhi, Siddaramaiah
Plea for restoring Girl Child's Rights
`Dear All this is an SOS call of a single mother of three minor daughters. Can you hear me out my fellow earthians out there ....anyone with wisdom and compassion you can be convinced that it's not an emotionally drafted article but it states the sequence of legal events in order as per my knowledge. It's the lament of my womb.....a shiver runs through my womb when my little one's are disturbed..... Till date had been very patient and forgiving to the people who harassed me and my girl children and had been focusing on my kids and my career without depending on any sort of financial aid from my husband Paul Rajan or his family and relinquishing our rights. I had been subjected to every form of torture both physical and mental while I was expecting my first baby. I used to be threatened to give birth to a boy child as the main reason my mother in law would state was that 'parampara ninnu pokum'. And my father in law would say 'you won't be let inside this house'. It aggravated as days and years passed by wherein my father in law Rajan Mampilly sexually abused my infant child and me in the presence of his wife, my mother in law. And his son my husband Paul Rajan laughed it all out when told about it. I got married while doing my second year PG and though a submissive soft spoken girl I had a high level of tolerance to pain and also a forgiving mentality and I just focused on my little kids ignoring and suffering silently all the torture meted out to me and kids, like being locked inside and starved, beaten up and sweared with derogatory comments from my husband and father in law. Yes the biggest mistake of my life where in I did not utter a word to the outside world and in fact always was out with a smile in public. But the night we were chased with a knife in April 2012 and I ran for life wrapping my kids and locked ourselves inside a room. The power of motherhood gave me all the boldness to stand up for my little one's. I filed FIR and relocated to Bangalore. An FIR 498A under section, 154 Cr.P.C was filed in Ernakulam Central Police station on 16-4-2012, FIR no. 980 against Paul Rajan,1st accused. Rajan Mampilly 2nd accused, Alice Rajan, 3rd accused, Anu Babu 4th accused. Based on the police investigation & report, all the 4 accused Paul, Rajan Mampilly, Alice and Anu were Charge Sheeted by the Honorable Chief Judicial Magistrate Court, Cochin. Chargesheet no.2003/12 on 23/7/2012. And from then on I used to be threatened to withdraw the chargesheet , political heads, religious heads, police commissioners used to call me up and ask me to withdraw the chargesheet or I that I would have face bitter consequences. When none of these threats influenced my decision, Paul Rajan filed for Custody OP of kids in Kerala family court in Cochin in August 2012. The custody case was not maintainable as me and kids were residents of Bangalore since April 2012 much before the custody OP was filed. And I had official documents supporting the fact, kids admission receipts, rental agreement and my job certificate all solid evidence that kids and me were in Bangalore since 2012 June. Unfortunately all the counsels I appointed either misrepresented us or did not represent us at all in the court. We were misguided by the counsel to file transfer petition in Supreme court which got rejected in spite of me submitting the needed documents. It seems its one of the rarest things when a transfer petition by a mother is rejected in the history of Supreme Court as mentioned by a an eminent lawyer. He started continuously to harass us sending police to our house, creating mess in the school and apartment we live etc and our life became miserable. Police men along with Paul Rajan's driver would barge into our house at odd timing late in the evening at 8.30 pm or early morning etc. And it was a regular incident for me and kids to wake upto trauma early mornings and when the calling bell rang with police men in uniform after 6.30 pm. Finally I filed FIR against Mr. Paul Rajan on 8/11/2013 in Electronic City police station, Bangalore. FIR no 0431/2013. Paul Rajan with his influence sent few police men to our house early one morning at around 5.30 am and we were dragged out of our house and taken in Police vehicle and detained in police station and were harassed by police officials without mercy, derogatory comments, threats and police men almost tried groping us and was not moving away when my kids started recording video with the phone he moved away but still we were feeling insecure. My SOS call on FB got in inquiries from media which shielded us from greater danger. We have pictures and videos of Police men inside our house not even letting us to change in privacy before being taken to Kerala. Are even terrorists treated like this? We were dumped behind a police vehicle and an overnight journey to be presented before the High Court of Kerala. I appeared IN PERSON without a counsel before the Honorable CHIEF JUSTICE of HIGH COURT, Kerala following which A JUDGEMENT was passed by the Honorable Chief Justice Shri Ashok Bhushan in mine and kid's favor DISPOSING OFF contempt also mentioning that contempt was under INAPPROPRIATE GROUNDS and also ordered for Police Protection and to escort us to our residence in Bangalore. Chief justice also made an oral statement to request the Bangalore Commissioner and to file for protection in High Court of Bangalore. I wrote to the city police commissioner Bangalore and I was assured through a mail of support and things were almost secure for us legally. But before long he again got ex-party custody order from family court Kerala and kids and me were summoned. Kids were taken for chamber counseling before the Judge and they expressed their traumatic experience and unwillingness to meet him or go with him. Judge issued an order stating kid's unwillingness to go with the father. But recently again he has triggered lots of panic and disrupted our peaceful living. Till recently the school was very supportive as they knew the reality of how I am struggling to make ends meet as a single mother. But last week school expressed their fear as they mentioned that they cannot do anything against the High command as Paul Rajan has managed to convince the CMI head incharge in Bangalore. And school authorities ask me not to admit kids there next year as the High Command, CMI head is not willing. Present Scenario: Now in midst their final exams Paul Rajan has got a Family court order for the kids to be given to him on 23rd & 24th of March 2016 and kids are devastated. I am shattered and as a last resort I am trying to get some public help by posting a petition in change.org and twitter, FB posts. I suffered silently till it came to a point when my kid's life was in danger. And we are not dependent on Paul Rajan for money or anything else. I forgave and spared them and never went in to defame them and just focused on mine and kid's peace but still we are being victimized and abused for no fault of ours. I have no more energy left, neither I have power or money but only these kid's and their testimony which they speak out and my trust in God. There is no one to help us. This is my last resort. Don't we deserve to live our life peacefully? Isn't it common sense and wisdom that normal, healthy, independent and smart kids who excel in everything despite every trauma cannot be tamed to speak out as per any parent's wish? And for sure not all 3 can be tamed? Yes my daughters have posted on Fb and has published video too which is for sure under my guidance as they needed to highlight the important points. To anyone who is not convinced about the video content or post, my kids are very much before the society, that any genuine authority who wants to know the truth and is capable of granting justice can always approach the kids. Kids have cried out in public in the High court before Chief Justice and in the open court at the Family court. Their grief and agony has been witnessed by the general public too multiple times when they were arrested or summoned to court. According to the Family Court Act, A Family court exists for the welfare of women and children, were in there are no hard and fast rules and there is not even a need of a counsel. Apart from that, most important evidence of Chamber Counseling in the mother's absence and an order following which clearly states the unwillingness of the kids to go with the father, my kids are being tortured and their education is being disrupted. 1. How can a Family Court which exists for welfare of women and children give ex-party custody order to a father who is already charge sheeted by CJM court for abuse of his girl children much before the custody OP is filed by Paul Rajan, the abuser father?2.After chamber counseling and as stated in the unwillingness order about set aside petition filed by the mother, why isn't the set aside petition being taken for hearing and after so long why hasn't the ex-party custody order been set aside?3. Why hasn't the judge issued interim custody or permanent custody order for the mother following chamber counseling and kid's testimony following which he issued an order stating kid's unwillingness?4. Why does the present counsel appointed from Legal service Authority, Kerala, helpless in even getting the set aside petition to hearing after so long?5. Why is it neglected that kids are being disturbed unnecessarily in school and its disrupting their education, dignified and peaceful living when there is Supreme court ruling that kids cannot be forced to be sent or meet the guardian they are not willing to? And as per High Court Ruling isn't mother the natural guardian of girl children?6.And as per child psychology would children be performers in academics and extracurricular if they were not happy with the mother so far? 7. Isn't this Girl Child Abuse infact Abuse of 3 Girl Children?8. Inspite of FIR in Bangalore against Paul Rajan and me& kids being permanent residents of Karnataka, he still manages to trouble kids in school/get warrants against us and torture and defame us. What is the whole point of FIR and Chargesheet? Are these means of FIR and chargsheet insignificant before money and corruption and no value to life of Girl children where posters throughout the country proclaims protection of girl children. 9. And what is my fault ? why am I being harassed? Is it for the simple reason that am concerned about the day to day welfare of kids and after the day to day welfare am left without energy, power or money to tackle this manipulated and corrupt atmosphere around us which is devouring me alive. Is my fault that gave birth to girl children and that my priority is their happiness and peace? 10. The next possible option for me and kids is to challenge the family court decisions in High Court but unless we have solid back up of State level or National level authorities, won't the same history of deceit, corruption and manipulation continue till these girls turn 18? 11. Why is our grievance being neglected by Human Right's commission and other organizations stating it's in the court? Is the lives of three girl children and their mother so insignificant? Now its upto my co-earthians especially fathers Had you loved your kids would you ever trouble them inspite of their unwillingness, would you have got them arrested? Isn't it Blatant child's rights violation?? 1. Blatant violation of child's rights as Paul Rajan is an accused by law for abusing his own girl children. Paul Rajan 1st accused, Rajan Mampilly 1st accused, Alice Rajan 3rd accused and Anu Babu 4th accused were Charge Sheeted by the Honorable Chief Judicial Magistrate Court, Cochin. Chargesheet no.2003/12 on 23/7/2012. An FIR against Mr. Paul Rajan on 8/11/2013 in Electronic City police station, Bangalore. FIR no 0431/2013 all for abusing his girl children. And complaints lodged with City Police commssioners in Bangalore also existing.2. Blatant violation of child's rights denying kids education to a peaceful education disrupting exams.3. Blatant violation of child rights not respecting the testimony and the agony of kids expressing their unwillingness and fear to even meet Paul Rajan.4.Blatant violation of child's rights denying unwillingness court order following chamber counseling.5. Violation of child's rights denying the guardianship of the parent (mother whom the kids are with) who admitted the kids to the school and is looking after the day to day welfare of the kids. And the natural guardian of girl children as per High court ruling is the mother. And above all the kids testimony proves it all which is the only ultimate deciding factor by any court of law across the globe. Myself Veena, a self made independent person. I am not not just a survivor but by all means a thriver of abuse and torture. I work as an Analyst and I have an immense passion for arts and entrepreneurship and do excel in various other fields of interest I pursue and I am proud to be the mother of 3 angels Shruti, Annika & Kiarra. My fellow earthians, Thank you for bearing with me and having the patience to read through, it's upto you to take it or trash it. I have done my best yet and there is nothing more that I can do. I also admit publicly through this testimony, that if my kids express their willingness in public or in court to meet or be with their father I would happily let them have their will as their wish is my command. But if that is not the case I will stand for their right till my last breath. I conclude. Trusting in God the Almighty.... Let his will Be Done. Impossible Is Just An Illusion Veena Theresa https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=161295310923470&id=100011290050667&comment_id=161521817567486&notif_t=feed_comment https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=160669294319405&set=a.160685654317769.1073741826.100011290050667&type=3&theater
Petition to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Chief Justice of Pakistan, PEMRA Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority
Stop promoting violence against women through media
PEMRA should take an initiative to stop promotion of violence against women though media. They should come up with a clear policy about, under which circumstances violence against women can be shown on television, and how the issue should be dealt with; as unnecessary depiction of violence against women will merely promote violence, and bring acceptance for such acts in the society. Particularly, strict action should be taken against perpetrators, who promote rape culture, or anything remotely related to it, for instance, glorifying rapists, and blaming the victims in any way.
Petition to Vijay Goel, Xavier Gonzalez
.@VijayGoel: Reconstitute the #PCI with adequate representation of para-athletes
Stale meals, filthy toilets, no ramps and unclean drinking water, that’s what Para-athletes had to bear when they took part in the National Para-Athletics Championship held in Ghaziabad just a few weeks ago. I am Pradeep Raj a Para-Athlete, President’s Medal Awardee and I feel that the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) has let us down. That is why I have started this petition asking the Sports Minister to reconstitute the Paralympic Committee of India with proper representation of para-athletes. Sign my petition. Currently, the committee has only one member who is differently-abled. This is outrageous and needs to change. If para-athletes are better represented on the Paralympic Committee our needs will be addressed properly. No one understands our challenges better than us. We deserve the right to govern our own affairs. This is not the first time that the PCI has been questioned for its indifference and harassment. Last year para-athletes were forced to sign a contract with a media-gag. Athletes who refused were told they would not be allowed to participate in the Asian Para Games in Incheon. Just two years ago, the government took strict action against the Paralympic Committee and suspended them based on my petition with over 9000 signatures. If thousands of us sign this petition we can tell the Sports Minister that the Paralympic Committee needs to have para-athletes and not bureaucrats. Sign this petition and ask the Sports Minister to reconstitute the PCI with adequate representation of para-athletes. Thank you for taking action! (Photo credit: TOI)
Petition to Shri Narendra Modi, Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Satyanarayan Mohanty
People assaulting doctors should be punished like Terrorists
The person in the picture is Dr Rohan of GMC, Dhule. Brutally and mercilessly beaten by patient relatives. "Doctors can guarantee best treatment, but doctors cannot guarantee 100% results." India is struggling to meet the goals of reducing infant mortality and maternal mortality. There is gross lack of Emergency and Intensive Care facilities in smaller towns and cities alike. All critical patients are referred to tertiary government hospitals where the standard of care obviously diminishes if patients flow in numbers many times more than handling capacity of doctors there. Even tertiary private institutes are overburdened. Government medical colleges in smaller towns refer the patient indiscriminately. This is increasing the cost of healthcare immensely. There is a need that indiscriminate referring be stopped. There is a need that the cases that can be handled at medical colleges in smaller towns be managed there. There is a need that smaller government or private hospitals and nursing homes become well equipped to deal with critical situations. But neither the doctors nor the hospitals are responsible for this current situation. The reason for this is that doctors are afraid to treat critical patients, nursing homes don't want to create facilities for intensive care and no one wants to admit critical patients. Reason is simple. In spite of best efforts of doctors, nurses, nursing homes, hospitals and medical colleges; a patient may die. After all, doctors are Doctors and not God. But, in an event of death of a patient, no one will save the doctor. In the event of death of a critical patient, nursing homes are vandalized. In the event of death of patients, angry relatives beat duty doctors black and blue like they did to Dr Amle in Parel, Mumbai and Dr Rohan of GMC, Dhule. In the event of death of patients, even specialists like Dr Rohit Gupta of Allahabad are not spared. This fear has created a terror in the minds of doctors. It is becoming impossible for doctors to work under so much fear. People who attack doctors should be called "Terrorist-like" because they are creating a terror in the minds of doctor against good work. They are disrupting peace and harmony of the nation. It is increasing the economic burden on the Indian society, thus threatening economic security of the nation. Stringent laws should be made to save the doctor from these unruly elements doing terrorist-like-activities and punishment must be given as that given to a terrorist. “Doctors can guarantee best treatment, but doctors cannot guarantee 100% results." To become a doctor is not easy. Doctor has to sacrifice his sleep – the time he/she spends caring for patients he barely knows; to sacrifice his/her youth – the time spend with books; sacrifice his family – the time spend away from home for education. But a doctor lives like an ordinary citizen.He does not demand subsidized groceries. He pays his electricity bills and phone bills. He buys all services at market rates. There is only one thing that a doctor demands. And that is my humble request to Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi "SAVE THE DOCTOR… GIVE JUSTICE TO EVERY DOCTOR WHO HAS BEEN ASSAULTED.... AND THE DOCTOR WILL SAVE MANY MORE LIVES FOR THIS NATION" Yours truly Dr. Sumit Periwal
Petition to Change.org Support Admin, Sushma Swaraj
7 YEARS GONE, HELP MY BUA(RETIRED PERSON) IN GETTING HER DUES RELEASED FROM J&K GOVERNMENT
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.
Petition to Surabhi Agarwal
Rehabilitative therapies should be accessible to all
With 2.2 million disable people in India and adding, most of the insurance, both government and private do not cover any rehabilitative therapies. People with post stroke paralysis, Parkinson's, Muscular Dystrophy, Multiple sclerosis, children with Global Developmental Delays. ADHD, Autism etc.need life long therapies in some or the other form to support and build an independent life. These life long therapies require exuberant amount of money which is a hurdle in continuing the treatment. My mother is a stroke survivor with left paraplegia, surgeon did save her life but to get her back on her feet we needed occupational therapist, physiotherapist, which were not available in our small town. Hence my father stayed back in Delhi for sometime.Migration to a metro city requires rented accommodation, transportation which adds up to the treatment costs.. Being a government employee my dad was sure of reimbursement but to his surprise medical board of my dad organisation did not cleared my mothers therapeutic treatment bills. Something that was to be continued for years all together was not covered under the insurance. Hence we have to bring her back home after 6 months as it was difficult financially to continue treatment. My mother is a handicap for life with only 30 percent recovery. Although we were told by our therapist, with therapy she will be able to recover 70 percent.She could have got her previous self back if money was not a hurdle. I request all of you to sign this petition in large number so that Government of India understands the importance of therapeutic interventions and no one lives with a physical or intellectual disability just because of lack of money. Saving life is one thing adding respectful years to it is another. How a parent must feel when their Autistic child who has potential is not able to get proper guidance just because they cant afford the treatment. Its high time now that India Increases it expenditure on health, with increasing cases of non communicable diseases more and more people are suffering from disabling conditions, not just physical but mental too. We require a strong network of Occupational therapist,Physiotherapist, Psychologist and Special educators in small town and cities too. Lets pledge to share this petition with as many people as we can and help making India more Independent and inclusive growth.
Petition to Deputy Director Rajiv Gaur, Deputy Director General, K.P. Srivastava, Director General, B.S. Bhullar, Minister Jayant Sinha
Put Flight Safety Before Profits.
Don't Use Snag-prone airplanes (A320 Classic).
#PassengerSafetyBeforeProfits #DiscardSnagproneA320Classic #DontCompromiseFlightSafety #MakeAirlinesAirWorthy I didn't know some flights we travel in have been deemed unfit for use. That they are prone to snags. That we are kept unaware of our own safety. That our rights as Passengers are compromised. Did you? Excerpts: In March 2015, the Indian Commercial Pilots Association had written to the DGCA against allowing the use of the A320 Classic. "The classic A320 aircraft, which are 26 years old, are being operated with repetitive snags, endangering flight safety. The DGCA should not permit AI to operate these lethal snag-prone classic aircraft in lieu of passenger safety," a letter by ICPA general secretary Praveen Keerti had said. Read full news here. With this petition we urge the authority to ensure: 1) Air India and all companies stop the use of snag-prone crafts that endanger flight safety according to the written correspondence. (Mentioned Above.) 2) Transparency: Passengers should have access to the safety/ condition of the aircrafts they have booked. 3) Passengers who suffer due to airline negligence be refunded. Details of my experience below: A. Problem: I was on the Air India Nagpur-Mumbai (A320) flight on 15th March, 2016, that had an emergency landing due to tyre burst. The news revealed: Pilots diagnosed old-age of aircraft as the cause. B. Research & Response (Read more in 'Updates'): Below are few excerpts of the Mumbai Mirror (MM) news: 1. MM: The Air India aircraft that was involved in the incident was manufactured in 1994 and is one of the oldest in this class of planes, which its pilots have in official correspondence often referred to as snag-prone and problematic. Our response: Passengers have the right to know about their safety. If the passengers had even an inkling that the craft was not deemed fit according to official correspondence - they would not have booked it. We wouldn't risk our lives for someone's negligence. 2. MM: Officials from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) probing the incident said that it was a serious accident averted. "We are probing the possibility of a brake failure," an official said, adding that they were aware of previous incidents involving the Classic A320's and would take that into their consideration in their probe. Our response: With more instances of similar reported snags and more denial from AI officials, we want to know how is this still allowed? What about the probe? I spoke to Aditya Anand, Mumbai Mirror Journalist on 4th Jan, 2017. He said no such information was shared with media. 25 Mar 2015 (Airbus 320) Firstpost article 8 Sep 2015 (Airbus 320) DNA article: Emergency landing of Air India plane brings to fore pilots' concerns. Indian Commercial Pilots Association (ICPA), had in March urged the DGCA to ground the national carrier's aging Airbus 320 fleet. June 2016 (Don't know the carrier) MM article: The take-off should have been immediately aborted, but the pilot chose to carry on," the source said. The DGCA source said that the pilots did not inform the ground staff after landing at the Mumbai airport, and the damaged wing flap was noticed by the engineers inspecting the aircraft. A Mumbai airport spokesperson confirmed the incident, even as Air India did not respond to queries. 14 Oct 2016 (Airbus 320) Times of India article. 18 Oct 2016 NDTV article. 3. MM Article: Airport sources revealed that the vigorous jerk caused by the burst tyre and the evacuation that followed resulted in some passengers reporting backaches and sprains. Our response: Medical aid was late! Many were hurt and shaken. A little boy was traumatized and didn’t want to take his next flight. An old lady in a wheelchair was hurt on the head while sliding down and was fainting. What about those who suffered? 4. MM Article: In 2015, (read the DNA article) some passengers alleged that the Airbus A320 had technical issue even before the take off from Khajuraho. How do we know whether this snag too was known to the airline staff before taking off? Like in this case reported in June. ("The take-off should have been immediately aborted, but the pilot chose to carry on," the source said. The DGCA source said that the pilots did not inform the ground staff after landing at the Mumbai airport, and the damaged wing flap was noticed by the engineers inspecting the aircraft. A Mumbai airport spokesperson confirmed the incident, even as Air India did not respond to queries.) C. Conclusion: Passengers lack awareness on their Rights. Even when the medical aid came quite late, many were clueless and hesitant to demand help. The airline officials were extremely polite and commended us on being cooperative and calm but actually we were still recovering. There is no transparency. I do not know as a Passenger whether the plane I'm flying in endangers flight safety or is snag-prone. I assume that if a service is made available, all the people involved do their job well. But what if this isn't so? D. Attempts so far: 1) No response by Air India Customer Care: We mailed our E-Ticket number with Air India customer care on 4th Apr, 2016, in response to their further query after our complaint and disappointment, but didn't get any reply even after a couple of follow ups. 2) Grievance reported at Airsewa.gov.in on 27th Dec. 2016Ref.#:101383 Status: Closed Response: no specific already addressed by region. D. Request: To, the DGCA, the Ministry of Civil Aviation and concerned authorities, In Brief: Passengers have a right to Information: 1) On the condition and safety checks of the aircraft they are flying in. 2) About the Probe should there be any such accident. In Detail: We demand the following to be implemented & ensured by the concerned authority: 1) Probe & Action: Updates on the probe initiated in Mar 2016 as per news reports be released to media and the immediate discontinuation of all snag-prone, defunct A320 aircrafts that are deemed unfit for use. 2) Policy be made and implemented for total refund by all airlines in case of negligence, and not only in case of disasters or delays. 3) Passenger right to information Awareness program: a) Television advertisement to be issued in Public Interest to create awareness on passenger rights, safety and refund policies. b) Transparency: Passengers be given access to the information on aircraft’s condition (certification/ approval) while booking. Technological innovation may be required. Eg. The final surveillance result/updated condition of an aircraft be linked to an automated inflight announcement like: "This plane does not endanger flight safety" and the same approval while booking is automatically provided. OR "This flight is deemed unfit for use", etc. before booking. 4) Evacuation procedure & instructions: Please incorporate more detailed instructions & procedures: a) My seat was at the emergency exit. Luckily I asked the air hostess to repeat instructions because she was hasty. (Of course, during the evacuation they were calm and put us ahead.) The passengers at the emergency exit need to be asked to repeat/ demonstrate what they'll do/ have understood. b) In the chaos, it was difficult to understand who was shouting instructions were they even right, to throw the door outside once you yank it open, the slide at the middle emergency gate is to the left not straight out in the front like others and how to slide to avoid injury.