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Narendra Modi

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Update posted 3 weeks ago

Petition to Devendra Fadnavis

Implement disabled friendly measures in Mumbai Central Station

I was groped, manhandled, and molested by the porters of Mumbai Central Station because they took advantage of my disability. I am wheelchair bound and the porters were supposed to help me me board the train. Instead they molested me and left me in tears. For people with disabilities, accessing basic services such as trains, toilets is difficult. This means we can’t travel, it impacts our ability to hold jobs, it stops us from living full lives. But I refuse to just sit at home, I decided to do something to change this. I started a petition demanding accessible railways earlier this year. Because of the petition, significant changes have been made, in Kerala. A railway official and I have implemented portable ramps and aisle sized wheelchairs in the expressway trains in Trivandrum, Chennai, Kochi, and Thirchur, which has been a hit and has helped many disabled passengers. But no such action has been taken in Mumbai, my hometown. To make this a reality in Mumbai, I’ve met with many politicians and they haven’t been interested in my idea. What I’m asking for is low to zero cost. Why isn’t my idea interesting when it’s helped many disabled passengers to board the train without segregation? All I’m asking for is a portable ramp, small aisle sized wheelchairs, and a sensitivity workshop for the employees of Mumbai Central Station, which will make it easier in transporting a disabled passenger to and from the train. Until trains are renovated to make them disabled friendly, why can’t they implement a simpler system like Kerala? These ramps, wheelchairs, and this workshop is practically cost free. As a disabled woman, why do I have to fear traveling in a train? Why do I have to spend 5-times more money to buy a plane ticket? Why do I have to fear that the porters will again touch me in inappropriate places? According to this* report done in 2002, 15% of the population in urban areas of Maharashtra were affected with a locomotor disability leading to paralysis. That report was done in 2002, that number must have tripled by now, so why aren’t there any facilities that provide accessibility for that 15% in the railways? Please sign my petition if you believe that Bombay Central Station should be made accessible and inclusive for all. *https://mahades.maharashtra.gov.in/files/report/nss_58_26_vol_1_&_2.pdf

Virali Modi
201,857 supporters
Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, Mr. Narendra Modi, Maneka Gandhi, Suresh Prabhu

Implement disabled friendly measures in Indian railways

I've been groped and manhandled three separate times by porters. They were helping me board the train because Indian trains are not wheelchair accessible. I am a disabled woman living in Mumbai who loves to travel. I have had to wear a diaper because I couldn’t use the train bathroom. And when I needed to change that diaper, I had no privacy and had to wait for hours for the lights to go off at night The railways treat the disabled as a piece of luggage. This needs to stop! Sign my petition and join me in asking the railway minister and the Prime Minister to implement disabled friendly measures in Indian railways. According to The Disability Rights bill, there need to be facilities available for those with disabilities. The Railway Ministry has been talking of making trains disabled friendly but in reality, we are still humiliated every single time because of poor implementation. My fight is to ensure human dignity for the disabled. I am asking the authorities for some basic things everyone takes for granted- Accessible bathrooms with proper space inside the bathroom, clean and higher toilets, low sinks so we can easily wash our hands.  Accessible coaches for the disabled in all trains, ideally one for each class. Enough space between berths so it is easy to fit a standard size wheelchair between the berths and we can shift onto our seats when needed.  Curtains around the berths for when we need to change. Often, I've needed to change my clothes and the berths are too small for me to role around to change my clothes, as well as have no privacy. Proper infrastructure to cross railroads if needed to change platforms. Beside these infrastructure related demands, I also want an attitudinal shift in the way the disabled are treated: Sensitise people to let those with disabilities board first as the general public normally does not care about our well being. Everyone is in a rush to get to their seats. Sensitise abled-bodied persons to not board the handicapped compartment, especially in local trains. We often see that in the local train, those who are not disabled will climb in. That isn't fair. Train the drivers and TCs to halt the train till a handicapped passenger has finished boarding, especially for local trains. The local train only stops for two minutes and with all the crowd, it is very difficult to board. I want to sit down with PM Narendra Modi or the Railway Minister Mr. Suresh Prabhu and talk to them about the difficulties faced by those whom are disabled. Sign my petition and ask PM Modi and Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu to implement measures to make the Indian railways disabled friendly.

Virali Modi
201,857 supporters
Started 6 months ago

Petition to PM Narendra Modi

Once and for all Small and Marginal Farmers Loan Waiver throughout India!!

I, as an Indian support once and for all Loan Waiver program to the most deserving profession and back bone of our country. I also want the GOI under PM Modiji to ensure that insurance penetration is done at high priority so that there will no need of  loan waivers again as  they hurt our financial institutions and economy substantially.  We are ready to waive off bad loans for the rich but not for those who feed us?  Give it a thought and spread as much as you can. Its the minimum respect we can give to the God in the form of human. All small and marginal farmer's loan should be waived off is my request. It would be great If someone can suggest an alternative to help the present farmers as the future is planned well under the leadership of PM Modi. Whatever is the solution, addressing the issue is my utmost priority for my petition. Jai Hind!! " I just want to mention that even I am against regular loan waivers and thats the reason I mentioned once and for all!! What I meant by dat is: the GOI has already started kishi kalyan cess and fasal bhima yojana with a long term agenda which is sucessfully being impelemented. By that I can say the future is safe and I am very happy about that but what about the present generation farmers? Look at the suicide stats and the loan issues being faced by farmers!! The NPA's by big corporates can be considered as waived on a broader scale. I know what I meant and I can explain but to cut short I said waived. Our laws cant be changed to completely remove NPA's concept as to say on a broader scale it will not motivate comapanies to innovate and invest which will reduce our economy nd economic activity. So, legally few can escape using the loops and being unethical. But what about our farmers whose pain cannot be described in words" "Simple arithmetic shows that while the present size of tax exemptions on corporate income tax, excise and custom duty help only a handful of the ultra-rich (the top 1% who owns 58% of India’s total wealth), a farm loan waiver of one tenth the size would help crores of farmers who live on the cusp of life and death because of faulty economic policies." Please give a deep thinking and support the cause to save farmers from suicides and also save their families who are also a part of next generation. Jai Hind!!!

Datta sai Polisetty
40 supporters
Update posted 10 months ago

Petition to Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India

Make it mandatory for all Political Donations to be Cashless

The Demonetization of 500 and 1000 Rupee notes on November 8th, 2016, by the Prime Minister of India was hailed as a bold step in the fight against black money, supposedly expected to give the hoarders of unaccounted cash sleepless nights. While the common man has been forced to stand in line for hours everyday for more than 5 weeks, the Political Parties have conveniently escaped the inconvenience. As per current rules, Indian Political Parties are not required to declare the donor details if the donation received is less than 20,000 Rupees, and they are 100% tax-exempt. So, the parties can deposit infinite amount of cash in old notes, by saying that it was received in parts, with each part less than 20,000 and can escape any consequence.I have explained how political parties can exploit this loophole in detail here - https://yourstory.com/2016/11/demonetisation-loophole/ Currently, there are more than 1900 political parties in India, and they are using this loophole to convert all their black money to white. This concern has also been raised by the Chief Election Commissioner of India. (http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/parties-being-used-to-channelise-black-money-chief-election-commissioner/story-PcJ1GSSAErLPr32xym561K.htmlWhen the common man has to face so many restrictions on deposits and withdrawals, why should the Political Parties be exempt ?(http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/poliitcal-parties-exempted-from-scrutiny-for-cash-deposit-of-old-notes/articleshow/56022656.cms?from=mdr Dear Mr. Prime Minister, if according to you, these days beggars are also using Swipe Machines, and you are forcing everyone to go Cashless, why should the political parties not be forced to go cashless. We therefore urge you to 1. Make it mandatory for any donation above 100 rupee to any political party to be cashless2. Bring Political Parties under RTI, as per the CIC order #BringPoliticalPartiesUnderRTI#MakePoliticalDonationsCashless

Nishank Varshney
14,129 supporters