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politics

41 petitions

Started 1 week ago

Petition to Governor of India, Devendra Fadnavis, Maneka Gandhi

Democracy

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.

Pradeep Vp
53 supporters
Update posted 3 months ago

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    

Indira Jaising
98,429 supporters
Started 3 months ago

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! 

Raj Taprial
483 supporters