Petition to Honorable The Chief Justice of India
Fast-track justice for Talwars: Aarushi's parents
This problem is not about me and yet it is very much about me, about each one of us. What is happening today with the Talwars can happen with any of us tomorrow. After watching the movie "Talvar", I read up extensively regarding the case on Rajesh and Nupur Talwar and trust me it was an eye opener. If they are innocent (which in my humble opinion is extremely likely) then I shudder to think what they have been going through for the last few years. The objective of this petition is to ensure a fast-track and impartial trial for Rajesh and Nupur Talwar re-examining the entire evidence available from a neutral point of view. The rest of this petition would be a very high level summary so that most of you can read and form a judgement of your own. In the end, there are more links in case you want to see more details. What happened: Rajesh and Nupur Talwar's daughter and help were murdered, after several years of back and forth and a lengthy trial, the Talwars were sent to prison for life. (Read more on wiki) Below are some of the main things which are difficult to digest: 1. Narco/ lie detector tests: Talwars showed no deception, while the three servants (allegedly present in the house on the day of the murder) did. In the narco, the servants gave a chilling blow-by-blow account of the murder, their motives, along with mentioning khukri as the murder weapon. Agreed that narco is not admissible to prosecute the servants, but why in the world is it not admissible to exonerate Talwars? Didn't we forever say that even if 100 guilty escape punishment, no innocent should be punished? 2. Closure report: CBI had submitted a closure report saying that though they believed Talwars are guilty, they didn't have enough evidence to prosecute them and hence wanted to close the case. Talwars challenged this closure report and went to court requesting a re-investigation. Which criminal does that? Ask for more investigation when he/she has a chance to go scot free? 3. People in the house: CBI claims that there were only four people in the house and hence Talwars are the murderers. Booze bottles in Hemraj's room point out the possibility of three other servants being in the room that night (who were suspects at some stage). This is discarded saying servants wont have guts to drink while the master was in the house. Seriously? We work and investigate on such logic? 4. Murder weapon: The khukri mentioned in the narco was actually found in the room of one of the servants with tiny blood traces on it (however it could not be established if it was human or not). On the other hand, no scalpel (allegedly murder weapon) was ever produced in the court. Also, the golf club supposedly used by them to inflict the injury was found and handed over to the CBI by the Talwars. Which criminal does that? 5. Motive for murder: The Talwar's motive hinges on Aarushi and Hemraj being found in a 'compromising position'. However, as per CBI's closure report there was no trace of Hemraj anywhere in Aarushi's room. Did the Talwars manage to differentiate between Hemraj's and Aarushi's blood while cleaning up (latter was found in the room)? They were smart enough to clean that but forgot blood marks on the terrace wall and the whisky bottle? I have listed only 5 major flaws in the current theory, there are many many more - terribly botched up investigation, Krishna's pillow cover, internet router, terrace key, how could they not hear, etc. You can watch the movie "Talvar-IMDB", read the book Aarushi - Avirook Sen, read these articles: Article 1 and Article 2 or read through the judgment in full via this Article Judgment link. I am not claiming that person A or person B is or is not the murderer. My only claim is that given so much fuzziness how can we say that Talwars are the murders "beyond a reasonable doubt"? The logic/evidence provided is far away from being able to overcome the presumption "innocent until proven guilty". In my mind it tends to lean more towards "innocent and not guilty". Please sign the petition if you agree, maybe the power of internet can bring some hope to an otherwise gloomy story.
Petition to Gangothri Hospital Banglore, Shri Jagat Prakash Nadda, State medical council of Karnataka
Punish Dr. K N N Pai and fellow doctors for their negligence which took my husband's life
We say that doctors are angels sent by god to save human life. But for me the same doctors has come as demon in my life to ruin it in pieces. Due to few doctors negligence I lost my husband’s life just like a water bubble. Few days back we were a happy family with ambition and future plans for our upcoming life. But who knew life threatening danger was waiting on our way to shatter my family. My Husband Girish had a heart blockage which we never knew until the last day of his life just because the doctor could not find it. On 13th June after lunch he was playing with our 6 month old baby and suddenly he started vomiting then complained of stretching of throat and jaw muscle, breathing problem little pain in heart. As we stay in BTM, Bengaluru, nearest hospital was Gangothri hospital so I took him there. Attendant doctor checked him and asked us to do an ECG and blood test. Both were done immediately. Then they admitted him and gave saline and few medicines. The main doctor of hospital Dr K.N.N Pai came for rounds and checked him and said this is nothing but dehydration and throat infection he will be alright soon. I have no idea that whether he had checked the ECG report or not. That night we stayed in the hospital. Till then Girish was telling he was not feeling comfortable as his arms are paining and he is not able to breathe properly. I went asked the attendant doctor about the ECG and blood report. He said everything seems “Normal”. He gave him pain killer and sleeping tablets and said you will be alright just try to sleep. The next day morning 10 Am Dr K.N. N Pai again visited and checked Girish and asked how he is feeling. Girish told he is little better as he took the pain killer medicines. Dr said today they will discharge him and to take rest at home for 2 to 3 days he will feel batter. They gave some antibiotics and pain killer tablets and discharged him. 14th June 2 pm we came home. After we came home daily Girish was getting fever and complaining of breathing problem. Again 17th June evening I took him to same hospital to check why his fever is not coming down. For our surprise Dr K.N.N Pai refused to check him as we didn’t have appointment. i requested them that its urgent as my husband was admitted here only. They said we can check with other doctors if we want. So we checked with general physician there and showed the previous reports. Still they could not find what the problem with Girish is and asked us to do a blood test. Test done in 1 hour and showed some infection. Till that time the doctor (Dr.Rakhi) was gone and other general doctor came (attendant doctor on 13th June night) saw the blood report and told its nothing but throat infection and wrote high power antibiotics and sleeping tablets. I gave him those medicines after dinner but that night Girish could not sleep for a second also. Next day morning i.e 18th June i took him to a private clinic in indira nagar with the help of my brother. There the doctor was shocked to see the ECG report taken on 13th June and asked us why nobody has not seen this ECG report before. It was clearly mentioned there that Girish got his first attack that day. We were dumb stuck with his words. Dr immediately referred us to go to Chinmaya missin hospital and get admitted. In CMH, the doctors told it’s too much delayed but still we will try our best and did angioplasty same day. After 2 hours of operation Girish was fine but suddenly his condition got worst. Doctor called us and told chances of his survival is 1% only god can help him. At 11 pm night Girish left this world leaving us alone. The heart blockage was 100% so blood flow to few area was totally blocked and the cells were died off in that area. As a result after clearance of the blockage also the cells could not accept the blood and his heart ruptured. If the doctors would have noticed the ECG report the same day of attack Girish would have survived. Sorry for such a long post but i don’t want anyone else suffer like me so wanted all of you to know about it. Whenever any of your near and dear ones complain of breathing problem, jaw and throat muscle stretch, arms getting pain then immediately check with cardiology specialist without any delay. Because it’s a sign of heart attack. I request all to support my petition so that the main culprit gets punished and errant doctors will stop playing with others life for sake of money.
Petition to Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Railways, CBI
CBI Enquiry into the Death of Saurabh Kumar
In one of the most bizarre and gruesome acts of organized crime, one of our seniors from BIT Sindri(Dhanbad,Jharkhand), Saurabh Kumar was found dead under suspicious circumstances at his official residence at Kharagpur , West Bengal. The deceased was working at Kharagpur as depot chief material engineer. A graduate in production engineering from BIT Sindri (2004-2008), Saurav was to be transferred to Hazipur (Bihar) Railway subdivision shortly.More bizarre than the gruesome cold blooded murder is the act of non-cooperation and subjugation by the local police authorities regarding the cause of death. With the police trying to suppress the matter, it seems like more of a police-criminal nexus. The police is working on the story of death by snake bite, it seems highly inappropriate as to why a qualified engineer would neglect a snake bite and lie down on his bed. Ample amount of blood splatter, closed door from outside, open window, switched off fan, missing mobile are some facts that have not been considered as a base for investigation. The media of West Bengal is particularly silent on this matter and neither the office staff nor the local residents are willing to come up for any evident information. Till date the media has been silent on this issue except a few news reports from Bihar . It is noteworthy that Saurav had discussed with his family about being threatened by railway contractor, however no probe has been made in this direction. As per the family of the deceased the prime suspect has past criminal records and has been acquitted once by law. The question that still remains is why everyone is so hell-bent to suppress this act of shame. Is it a political-criminal-police nexus in play? Do we need more of Satyendra Dubeys, Manjunaths and Sauravs to quench the blood thirst of corrupt system we engineers work in? What shall we do, succumb to corrupt practices and let the wrong happen? Be a part of the system and get overhauled with bribes and gifts rather than being thrown out of the system or breaking down?Our question is – when will this blood shed stop? Are we so helpless against corruption, where we boast of being a democratic and socialist state, and yet get subdued by criminals and authoritarian politically backed goons. In a desperate attempt to bring it to the notice of the incumbent ministers, the friends and family of Saurabh launched a campaign on the social media and also staged candle light vigils in different parts of the country. The Minister of Railways took cognizance of the tweets and did order a police investigation in this matter. It was only after the minister's orders that the police registered the FIR that too ten days after the recovery of the corpse. It is the same police which had earlier deemed it to be a snake-bite case. We don't expect a fair investigation from the Police which is participant in the foul play.The need of the hour is to carry out a fair investigation by an independent institution to restore justice. We therefore request the Ministry of Home Affairs to conduct a CBI Enquiry into the matter and give justice to the deceased and his family.No such criminals should be left unscathed and free from the fists of law.
Petition to Smt Umashree, Karnataka medical council, CloudNine hospitals
Suspension of mentioned Doctor's Licenses , Compensation for mental, physical,emotional and financial trauma and a public apology.
This petition is To ensure the medical fraternity is liable and responsible for their actions. I'm 29 years old and I love and adore children.. My husband and I never wanted to wait to start a family..and my dreams were shattered because of the negligence of doctors who played with my life. I lost healthy reproductive organs, because cloud nine hospitals - supposed to be one of the best for birthing and fertility in Bangalore decided to goof up during minor procedures that has ruined the best years of my life. In May 2013 I was asked by my then gynaec to get the HSG test because I hadn't conceived naturally. I was asked to go to Cloud Nine fertility because apparently they were the best . Dr. Uma who was supposed to do my procedure didn't even take the time to meet, inspite of me repeatedly asking to see her before they gave me the anaesthesia. Dr. Uma maheshwari left a piece of Gauze inside my vagina ,during the HSG test (hysterosalpingogram, or HSG is an important test of female fertility potential. The HSG test is a radiology procedure usually done in the radiology department of a hospital or outpatient radiology facility. It is very routine and is done within 45 minutes. It's usually the first step before any infertility treatment is started by gynaecologists. ). Very ironically my HSG results were normal. I had no tubal blockage. And they saw dye spillage from both tubes. She didn't prescribe any antibiotics ( which they should) and 11 days later I had to pull it out of my vagina because it had caused a plug. The gauze was full of pus and blood and we didn't know how that would ruin our lives in the coming months. At that time the clinic director for Cloud Nine fertility, underplayed the situation, told us that "whatever goes in will eventually come out" . They just refunded the amount for the procedure and that was it. Exactly 5 months later in January 2014 , while going in for routine scans for fertility treatments , they saw a massive infection in my left tube . We were so scared and we consulted several senior doctors who told us it was the gauze and there was no other option, but to operate . I was operated upon on July 2014 and they discovered a HAEMATOSALPHINX ( blood collection in the tube ) . This was thanks to the massive pelvic infection from the gauze. Here was where Dr. Suman Singh messed up. She didn't remove the clipped tube during the surgery. She left the dead tissue from the tube inside itself, ( which they should because generally as per all doctors opinions, nothing dead should be left behind in the body ). My troubles did not end there. In December I contracted very high fever and had massive pain on my left lower abdomen. In my scans with A doctor , (who was now looking after my case) a cyst was clearly visible and it was bigger than my uterus. He suspected it may be a chocolate cyst and said surgery was the only way to deal with this. On January 12th 2015 , upon opening me up , they were shocked to see that the tube, that was left behind had wrapped itself around the left ovary ( which had swollen to 3 times its size) and had become a haemorrhagic cyst bigger than my uterus at 7.5cms x 7.5 cms . There was also a lot of needle trauma from the July surgery . The surgery was life threatening surgery (6 hours) where I lost my left tube, left ovary . There was a lot of loss of blood and the cyst was on the verge of rupturing. Our doctor in plain words told my husband that "God has been kind to us and that another day and the cyst would have ruptured causing internal bleeding and eventually loss of life) I've had 3 surgeries , all before I could turn 29. These years should have been the best ,healthiest and fertile years of my life. I had healthy tubes , healthy ovaries which I've lost fully thanks to the negligence of these 2 doctors, who played around with my life. We've spent the last years running form pillar to post and visiting various senior doctors who were shocked when they heard about the incident with the gauze. It has also drained us emotionally mentally and financially. In India, fertility is not insured. Every surgery had to be paid from our pockets.. Surgeries mount to 1.5 lakhs to 2 lakhs on an average. It has taken a lot of courage to come out like this and bring it all out in the open, on social media, Twitter and Facebook. On the 14th of this month , we had a meeting at the same hospital , with only the two Doctors present. They made a mockery of our situation and the only thing they had to say was " how can we help you" !!
Petition to Chief Justice of India
Please form constitutional bench without further delay and review the validity of Aadhaar
The delay in formation of a constitutional review bench to examine the validity of Aadhaar and the much larger 'privacy issues' attached to it, simply gives the State an ample amount time to armtwist its citizens to register for Aadhaar. Example1: The Supreme court said in its judgment regarding Aadhaar linking with mobile phones - "to complete the reverification process of existing subscriber base". Even though the SC does not mention that re-verification has to be done through aadhaar only, TRAI is hell bent to do the re-verification based only on Aadhaar. Example2: SC has said in its order regarding linking of PAN with Aadhaar that - those do not wish to have aadhaar card for 'various' reasons cannot be compelled for now. But IT department said in its announcement that, it has examined the judgement with its 'legal experts' (a intimidating posture of statement towards general public) that those who did not applied for aadhaar card for 'various' reasons means - those who did not have access to aadhaar card enrollment centers. And asked everybody to quote their Aadhaar number mandatorily while filing their IT returns after July1st 2017. Analogy: The following analogy will explain, how hell bent is the state towards misconstruing the words of SC regarding Aadhaar related cases. SC: This route shall not be used by commuters. Clearly mark a 'No entry' sign at the beginning of this route. Attorney General & State's instruction to Public: The SC states that this route is dangerous that is why the 'No entry' board. But public is free to use this route as long as they wear helmet. So all members of public should buy helmet and should use this route by wearing their helmet. NGOs: They file a contempt of court and ask court to intervene SC in its clarification judgement: We never said that public should wear helmet and use this route. We simply asked the State to put a clear 'No entry' sign at the beginning of this route. Attorney General & State's updated instruction to Public: SC clearly says that wearing helmet is not necessary to use this 'No entry' route. Henceforth we instruct all members of public to use this route without the helmet. The 'No entry' board is kept only for the time being and will be removed when we get an updated final judgement from SC. In the above analogy you can clearly see that the State is hellbent to achieve what it wanted no matter whatever SC says. For a normal citizen like me, SC is the final resort if my case is against the State. And if the SC delays the whole process willingly/unwillingly, then ordinary citizens did not even stand a chance against the all powerful state apparatus. And the SC is well aware that a 'Delayed justice is a denied justice' There has been lot of 'hypothetical scenarios' put against the linking of Aadhaar against everything a citizen holds. Let me state one and will conclude this petition. Hypothetical scenario: We citizens have always done demonstrations against the State whenever we felt it is not doing its job. We even resulted in formation of new laws by holding demonstrations. i.e.New stricter rape laws, are result of our demonstrations in Jantar Mantar against our idle law makers. If our mobile phones and bank accounts are linked to Aadhaar. And in future if we decide to fight against a corrupt lawmaker or state by holding demonstrations. Then the state simply has to do two things to silence us. 1.Using the mobile phone towers, they can list out mobile numbers in the area of demonstration held. 2.Identify the aadhaar card linked to those mobile numbers and block all bank accounts linked to those aadhaar cards. Once I come back home from a demonstration, when I visit an ATM to withdraw money it'll simply say that my Bank account has been blocked. I contact the bank and they say that I have to obtain a 'No objection' certificate from Jantar mantar police station to get my account active again. And you know how police forces always acted as state's wielding powers against demonstrators. After this event, in future, our democratic nation's citizens by and large will slowly and slowly lose faith in demonstrations and will eventually stop questioning the government and the lawmakers, no matter whatever corruption/malpractices come to light. And as Aadhaar provides the enormous power to the state towards surveillance and control, this will only create power hungry lawmakers stay in power as long as they could wish. Resulting further in a slow death of democracy at all. Because the fundamental structure that guarantees democracy is 'Checks and balances' of power between Judiciary, Legislative and Executive branches. And aadhaar gives asymmetrical power to the Legislatives and Executives, by completely destroying the 'Checks and Balances'. And nobody will have the guts to question the government for its mistakes, even by its own people, if everything they hold gets linked to Aadhaar. It is hightime: Hence it is high-time the CJI form a constitutional bench to review Aadhaar, its linking to everything, and the 'larger issue' of privacy attached to it. Because with every minute of delay by CJI, the state is running amok to do whatever it wanted (mostly by arm-twisting) to link aadhaar with everything a citizen holds. I pray the CJI to form a constitutional bench at the earliest with a sense of empathy towards the people and please evaluate the constitutional validity of aadhaar and the 'larger issue' of privacy attached to it.
Petition to Prakash Javadekar, Upendra Kushwaha, Dr Mahendra Nath Pandey, Narendra Modi, Bar Council of India, Vinay Srivastava
Institute of National Importance (INI) status for the National Law Universities
An Institute of National Importance is defined as an institute ‘which serves as a pivotal player in developing highly skilled personnel within the specified region of the country/state’. While there exists no guideline for the same, the NLUs will probably squarely fall within the criteria of contributing highly skilled personnel to the legal profession, judiciary, bureaucracy, policy think tanks, academia and various other avenues. Having read about the intent and goals of the student bodies of some of the premier national law institutions of our country here and being a CLAT aspirant myself.. http://www.legallyindia.com/lawschools/nls-nalsar-nujs-student-councils-unite-under-groundbreaking-manifesto-that-could-make-every-single-nlu-better-if-successful-20170414-8449/amp .. I think it's only fair that the NLU s too should be given their fair chance at good budget allocations to keep improving and maintaining the highest standards of law education in the country.Institutes of National Importance (INI)”, receive considerable funding via the Ministry of Human Resource Development’s budget, which provides annual Rs 7800 crore funding to IITs, Rs 3500 crore funding to NITs, Rs 1000 crore funding to IIMs, Rs 650 crores to IISERs. Think of all the good that it could do to the NLU s which depend on meagre UGC grants and fluctuating state allocations. Full support to the movement requested.
Petition to Mehbooba Mufti
Restrict or Ban Journalist Arnab Goswami To Hold Debates on Kashmir related Issues.
As I heard Arnab Goswami from last couple of years. Whenever he is engaged in discussing the sensitive issues of Kashmir, he can be witnessed like a warmonger and hatemonger. He lacks the neutrality as a journalist. What I understand is that he becomes one of the source of aleination and anguish for the youths in Valley. He is always involved in playing with the sentiments of people of Kashmir. As he is unaware about the sensitivity of the fragile Kashmir Issue. He proposes military solution and opposes the dialogue process with the stakeholders of kashmir dispute, so his mentality quietly reflects how fatal and dangerous is he for returning back the normalcy of Kashmir Valley. I believe he is also culprit for deteriorating the circumstances of Kashmir Valley. So it's better for the state to ban or restrict him to hold debates on fragile issue of Kashmir. We need the maximum supporters of this petition, because we have to send a message to Arnab Goswami that we are fed up with your ultra Nationalistic and jingoistic attitude.