Petition to Narendra Modi (Prime Minister of India), Maneka Gandhi, Shashi Tharoor
Demanding stringent laws to protect Women and bring their violators to instant justice
As a Daughter of India (sometimes it's hard to take that as a compliment), I urge everyone of you to look into Nancy Jha's case and sign this petition. Nancy, a 12 year innocent girl from Bihar was brutally killed by her own uncles in an acid attack. The police won't budge initially and had been suspended on grounds of negligence. An SIT team had to be set up to probe into the case. Though the accused turned themselves in to the police hoping for lesser punishment, the manner in which they killed the innocent and the reasons behind are spine chilling and deserve no forgiveness. It's unfortunate how India has to mourn a daughter lost every day. To know what happened with Nancy, let me paint a picture for you. She was gang raped (which is still to be made official), her wrists and throat were slit and acid was poured into her body which led to her fateful death. Her body was found in an unspeakable condition just a mile away from her home, leaving her family devastated. And this happens not a week after another infant was thrown out of a moving vehicle and killed by some rapists, and her 19 year old mother raped to rags. No one should ever go through this again! Today it's them, tomorrow it can be a dear one, but India stands on the spirit of treating everyone with utmost respect. Rape and murder is not the culture of India. We do not tolerate these crimes here. So I want you to come forward and sign this petition, so our PM, Narendra Modi can resolve this issue by escalating it and making stricter laws to punish the culprits. It's the only way to minimize and prevent future crimes at this level. Thank you! Sincerely Daughter Of India
Petition to Election Commission of INDIA, Pmo, President of India, Prime Minister of India
Bring back the ballot paper and stop using EVMs in Elections
Here are my points regarding my petition & why Ballot Papers are better than EVM:- Today in all over the world Ballot paper is the most reliable method for voting. Many countries like Japan, US, Germany, Netherlands etc had refused to use EVM. After spending close to $75 million on its EVMs, Ireland found them to be so insecure they literally scrapped them. If people start believing that EVM are fishy or fraud happening in the election then it's very bad sign for democracy. The problems with EVM security have been widely known since the large-scale irregularities in Florida during the 2000 US elections. Many countries have moved to get rid of them. In 2006 Dutch TV aired a documentary showing how easy it was to hack the EVMs that were about to be used in their general election. The machines were subsequently withdrawn and the Netherlands went back to paper ballots. Ballot papers can’t be hacked like EVMs. One can easily change thousand of votes in EVM withing few minutes. People can’t complain that our vote gone to other candidates as ballot papers are not virtual. Ballot papers method may take few extra time on the day of counting but in India, we already spent months in elections and it happens in several stages so for the sake of transparency we can give some time. Supreme Court of India had also asked for EC for a plan on EVMs with the paper trail:- A bench, comprising Justices Ranjan Gogoi and L Nageshwara Rao ordered: “… we direct the Election Commission to bring on record the approximate time within which the entire system of VVPAT can be introduced, subject to the grant of sanction and release of funds as and when required.” “We also request the Solicitor General of India to assist the court in so far as sanction and release of funds is concerned. List the matter after eight weeks,” the bench said. News Link - https://goo.gl/knfw7L You can watch this video (This explanatory video shows EVMs can easily be manipulated) Youtube Video Link - https://goo.gl/C67am2 Therefore I want from to Election commission of India to stop using EVM and start using Paper Ballot like many countries did. I appeal every political party & people to raise voice against EVMs.
Petition to Arun Jaitley
Finance Bill 2017: Remove Political Funding opacity
The finance bill 2017 introduces tremendous opacity in political funding and removes whatever transparency remains in the political funding of parties in India. In an effort to create a better country, clean politics and clean funding of political parties is the need of the hour. Instead of increasing funding transparency, the government has decreased transparency. This needs to stop.
Petition to Mr. Narendra Modi, Hon'ble Prime Minister of India
Petition to control the compounding fee hike by Pvt. Schools. Plz sign-in and share others
Esteemed Sir, Now a days the monthly Tuition Fee charges by Pvt. Schools / Education Institutions are very very huge which is non-bearable by Upper Middle Class people to Lower Class People. when the fee charged by Pvt.Schools are started from Rs.40,000/- P.A. from LKG Class student now, his tuition fee will be Rs.2,06,020/- p.a. in class X, and Rs.2,20,000/- p.a. in class XI if it continues with present compounding % Hike rate. In fact, the earning of a genuine white money income person will hike on this rate? or, schools are paying salary to their employees/teachers in this growth rate? Then why there's no any breaking policy in this system? The collections made by Schools in different form (In terms of monthly tuition fees/Book Selling / Annual Function / Smart Class / Activity fees),is really expended in appropriate manner ?? If some developed schools and its each Managing Body would inspected through CBI, the fact would come to public. Is the School Trust is helping to develop the Nation or, they individually developing themselves using Public Money and Property. !!! First of all I'ld suggest the DAV Public School, Unit-8, Bhubaneswar and its Trustees would investigated through CBI. In fact, Now Schools are enhancing the fees minimum 15% each year (on previous year fees) on compounding way. Moreover when a child jumps from one class slab to other class slab, the hike percentage is crossing 22 to 30% on which coming years hike will be calculated. Plz see the picture above "Tuition Fee matrix" of a School is clearly presented here, when this year LKG going child is paying Rs.36,840/- per annum, it will be Rs.2,06,020 p.a. when he will reach in Class X. and Rs.2,20,000/- p.a. on Class XI. Now all most all citizens even in lower class people wants to give good education to his son/daughter to be at par with competitive educated society. So a lower income citizen also seeking a good schooling for his/her child in terms of sacrificing his life time effort and remaining in hungry also. But our Education System is like this: The System of govt. Schools affiliated to State Board is very poor and administration is very poor. Teachers in Govt. Schools are busy with hesitation or, pvt. tuition due to failure of State Govt. Mechanism. Now all most all parents are eager to admit their child in CBSE/ICSE affiliated Schools. But it's found very rare Central Govt. Schools and Heavy rush in these schools. So most of us are compelled to admit their child in Pvt. Schools affiliated to CBSE/ICSE. And all most all such School Management are running their Schools as Business Centre. Neither there is direct control by State Govt. nor by Central Govt. so these school management are free to accumulate their Black money in the name of giving Quality Education. They are exploiting public (those wards are admitted in these schools) in the name of Quality Education, in the name of development of Infrastructure, in the name of salary to the teachers. In practical, is this happening in the hike rate of Fee they are collecting from Parents? Who is looking after this ? They have designed their system to hike the fees on compounding percentage of previous year tuition fee. Cleverly the schools are picking up some parents as PTCC through lottery system each year and very rare meeting with them and object is to pass the fee hike proposal in PTCC Meeting in the end of the education year for coming year. Now Schools are in a trend to hike min.15% hike on last year tuition compounding fees. Also it's 20 to 30% compounding hike when a student jumps from one slab to another class slab. (ie. lkg,ukg: Slab-1 to Std.I-III: Slab-2, Std.IV,V: Slab-3, Std.VI to St.VIII: Slab4, Std.IX & X: Slab5, Std.XI : Slab6 and Std.XI,Sc. is Slab7) School Authorities are also playing game in this PTCC Meeting keeping in their hand in different form to Higher Secondary PTCC representatives as they have in their mind to Quit within couple of years and their child should not targeted by the School. In fact, the compounding fee hike is coming burden to the parents admitting their child in lower classes. PTCC Members are not acting as Parents Representative but they are playing role to raise their hand being influenced by School. And we must consider, within a year how outside person can understand the school account system? It's also too much time taking and professionalism required to investigate all those that's why PTCC Representatives compels to sign in the fee enhance memorandum. If such situation continues, time will come when it'll cross the situation like "Farmers Suicide in every state" Now Parents are started suicide for their children. Its colorising as Farmers Suicide now. Is the income of a person hikes in the rate school is taking fees? If it continues what a parent can do for his child for his Higher Studies..? On this situation Younger Generation also refusing to get marry and Lower middle or Middle class people fearing to bring their new generation seeing this Money Exploitation in the name of Quality Education. Now people have hope only our Honb'le Prime Minister Mr. Narenda Modi who is constantly fighting to eradicate corruption from the country and trying to give good governance to the people of India. Considering the situation repetitive petitions may please forwarded to our Honb'le Prime Minister to form a Central Regulatory Authority to control Pvt. Schools: What'ld be the major responsibilities of such Regulatory Authority? - To formulate Policy for Rationalise Tuition Fee Structure. - To emphasize Safety & Security of the students within & outside the Campus. - To take Severe Action on Violating the formulated policy and on neglecting or, harassing any student. - To prepare Year wise ranking on performace of the school, should published on public portal of Education Dept. as well as in Medias of Local News Papers. - Severe Action for very low rating schools. - Special Grant-in-Aid/Award for best performing Schools to its management and their name should highlighetd in public media. - Policy to formulate for involvement of Parents representatives/Regd. Association to participate in Management Committee (not taking random parents as PTCC representative through lottery) - To enforce cash-less transaction (not only taking tuition fees from parents but in terms of any petty expenses / collections of the school) - Fixation of Teacher/Principal's Salary not more than Govt. Teacher/Principal's Salary. - Policy for Recruitment/ Engagement of Contractual Teacher and Any other manpower - To make policy for re-formation of management authorities/Administrative auhtorities (part-wise) in a regular interval. - Audit should made by CAG and it'ld published on respective school website (Detail year wise clear Financial Summary). - All schools should cover under RTI and sever punishment on violating to give clear information. - There should be mandatory Publication of School infrastructure, Qualified Teacher and thier remunaration,class wise Teacher-student ratio, rationalise development plan in respective school website PLEASE FORWARD TO EACH INDIVIDUAL AND OTHER WHATSAPP GROUP / Social Medias after your Positive sign-in in this petition. To Sign-in, it will ask your password of change.org account. If you don't have please create a account in this change.org then sign-in plz Don't please remain silent thinking that someone is their to take care of your problem. All of we must raise our voice till the problem is resolved.
Petition to Governor of India, Devendra Fadnavis, Maneka Gandhi
My Honor, I'm from Bangalore, Karnataka state. Hope you are aware about state Government elections which happened this year, ie, few days back. Great..!! Being a responsible person of India and concerning about the society, I'm raising this petition. First of all, I would like to clear you that I'm neither from BJP or any political party. Today, I really feel ashamed after seeing this fight for State Government Power in Karnataka. Since people of Karnataka was fed up of Previous government (ie, Mr.Siddharamaih Ex- CM Karnataka) made there valuable voting and made Congress not to form government again for next 5 years at-least I meant, people were looking for either BJP or JDS to form government for next 5 years. As a result, people selected BJP which got 104/222 HIGHEST among other political parties. Finally, Supreme court judged that unless showing the proving the majority, BJP can't form the Government. Now, tell me or just think over, 1.why the court decision made finalised in making such decisions, when people (Citizens) have already decided who should form government this time by voting/taking part in elections? 2. Do you think, in this Democratic Nation, there is value for citizens, who have given there votes and precious time in taking part in elections? 3.If this is the case, from next time, let's Supreme Court only decide which party should form the government. 4. So is it like,in every elections 2 parties with understanding can make government??Atleast, in this scenario Supreme court would have given correct judgement, ie, which party got highest number of votes, will be forming government this time, but unfortunately, it's not. Please look on it. Friends, please feel free to share your feedback and if you feel correct, please support me. Thanks.
Petition to Election Commission of INDIA, Government of India, Supreme Court of India
Make NOTA more powerful
The elections now-a-days have no effects on common people. When everyone is corrupt, no one is there whom you can choose. Thankfully we have an option of NOTA which allows us to not choose any. But it also makes our vote holding no significance. Even if 999 out of 1000 would press NOTA and 1 would choose any candidate, that candidate would still be called a winner. So this makes NOTA ineffective. But this NOTA can become a tool of showing our disinterest in candidates. There can be such clause in election process that if NOTA gets majority it means public don't trust any of the candidates and hence, should cause re election with new candidates, also there can be ban for some time on those candidates who stood in that particular election. Such an arrangement, would make them more dedicated towards us as no one would want to be banned. Also people would get a representative who actually does something. The elections today have became an event to decide candidate who can harm the continent lesser inspite of welfare. This thing would work as threat to such candidates.
Petition to Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Ministry of Law and Justice
Support live-streaming of proceedings in the Supreme Court of India
Dear all, Most Indians have no idea how some of the biggest decisions that impact them are taken. I am Indira Jaising, a Senior Advocate of the Supreme Court of India, I go to argue my cases and see other cases being argued. I can understand how and why decisions were taken. But the vast majority of Indians do not have this opportunity. The law and judicial processes play a huge role in all our lives. It governs our behavior, it protects our rights and property. I am a lawyer and I strongly believe that all Indians should be able to see and understand how the Supreme Court of India functions. When people understand how the judiciary functions it gives them more power, it gives them the tools to protect their rights, it gives them more respect and confidence in the judiciary. I have filed a public interest petition in the Supreme Court to live stream and video record cases of national interest that impacts each one of us. The Supreme Court has advanced the human rights jurisprudence of this country and heard pleas of citizens on environmental concerns, gender justice issues, and ensured that these rights are protected equally for all. All of us cannot be physically present in New Delhi to hear the arguments of the lawyers, or the concerns of Judges on such issues. Technology will help us bridge the gap and make it possible to access the Supreme Court and virtually enter the courtroom even when not present. Proceedings in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha have been telecast and live streamed for over 10 years now. This has brought awareness about the functioning of Parliament, all State Assemblies and our elected representatives. The higher judiciary all over the world provides means for viewing their courtroom proceedings, which enhances the transparency in its working. Live streaming of cases of national importance would do the same for the Supreme Court of India. To give one example, you were all able to see the arguments in real time in the Kulbushan Yadav case at the International Court of Justice. Why can we not see the proceedings in our courts? The law and judicial processes are confusing to most citizens who have no legal training. Yet the law plays a huge role in all our lives, it impacts each and everyone. That is why I strongly believe that all citizens must be given an opportunity to understand how the law functions. If the Supreme Court approves of the prayers in my petition, it will help increase awareness and bring transparency in the decision making process. Ordinary Indians will be able to see and understand how decisions are made. It will inspire confidence in the judiciary. The people of this country, can hear first-hand arguments and concerns raised in the court. The next generation of lawyers and citizens will also gain from the immense educational and archival value of the landmark cases. This is our chance to bring in the new era of the justice system, in which we participate by getting access to information. Join me in this movement to strengthen democracy and watch the Supreme Court of India develop human rights jurisprudence, which impacts us all. All it takes is copy/paste the petition link on facebook and appeal to your friends to join you in the movement. Thank you. Indira Jaising
Petition to The Government of India, the people of india, Narendra Modi
Towards achieving a better sense of humour in Indian societies
Hey, Have you ever felt scared to post something online, because of the fact that people may harm you due to the post? Have you felt scared to voice out your opinion because of the fact that it's just that? YOUR OPINION? We live in the second most populated country in the world, which may change in the coming years. We, the People and Government of India, have been labelled the largest democracy in the world, The question is, are we really living up to that Reputation? In recent times, the resolve of the people and the government has been tested by the various events in our surroundings, and i'm very emotional in saying this but we fail every time. One of the biggest freedom our constitution grants us is the Freedom to Speech and Expression. It does bear some limitations, but it tells us that we have the right to question and speak out. A democracy cannot function without this freedom. But this freedom is being hampered by a lack of humour in our society. Nobody takes things in their stride and moves on. They get offended and use means unthinkable of, to prove their point. It really is starting to feel like the only people who can criticise anything are the people closed in a room with one guy standing up, but remember that also failed once, with the offended party also being okay with it. "Cough" The AIB Roast. We have a Parliament, where if, anyone speaks something even slightly hurting someone else's own personal dilemma, they would start hurling sandals or cause chaos during the session. Our Parliament should take a lesson from the British Parliament as they turn those insults into a funny gesture and have a good back and forth at it. I talked to a Jaisalmeri recently about Padmavati as well, while most are scared to even open their mouth about the topic in Rajasthan. They have pride about their queen, but he had accepted the fact that the movie will release somehow or the other in Rajasthan, and the limits to which the protestors had taken it was really a bad call. This was just a movie, what if someone opens their mouth about the protestors themselves on national media? That's close to a death wish. Now we will know if someone learnt the lesson when Kangana Ranaut starrer Manikarnika approaches. We look around everywhere, and in foreign lands like the US, there is such a high level of humour amongst people that even the President of the US is criticised and he takes it on the chin. Can we as ordinary people have that here? Are our news journalists the only ones that have a right to criticise politicians on media? Are we, as the general public, relevant only during the elections? The Politicians themselves need to open their ears to us and learn to listen to criticism whether it be at the national level or the state level or even the district. The solution lies in strengthening and taking action against those who are shutting down the people who are trying to open up! The government needs to empower the general public to speak their minds without fear of retribution. Empower the regulatory bodies so that they can pass judgement without fear. Having a better sense of humour starts with yourself. When you look at yourself in the mirror and have a laugh about your imperfections, that is when the change starts and truly all change starts with us. I've made this petition to try to change the way our society thinks. We need to open up, because if we don't open up to change now, our country will never progress in the direction we want it to. Wishing for a more light hearted future!