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Petition to Devendra Fadnavis

We demand release of Advocate Surendra Gadling and other human rights activists

Condemn the arbitrary arrests of Shoma Sen, Sudhir Dhawale, Surendra Gadling, Rona Wilson, and Mahesh Raut by the Maharashtra Police! We are outraged at the arbitrary arrest of its valued member, Professor Shoma Sen along with other leading Dalit and human rights activists, in an alarming crackdown on civil liberties activists throughout the country. Today, on 6th June 2018 at 6 am in the morning, Professor Shoma Sen, Advocate Surendra Gadling, cultural activist Sudhir Dhawale, human rights activist Rona Wilson and anti-displacement activist Mahesh Raut were arrested from different locations in Nagpur, Bombay and Delhi by the Maharashtra police. Professor Shoma Sen – Head of the English Department in Nagpur University and a long time Dalit and women’s rights activist, Advocate Surendra Gadling -- General Secretary of the Indian Association of Peoples’ Lawyers (IAPL), Sudhir Dhawale -- editor of the Marathi magazine Vidrohi and founder of the Republican Panthers, Rona Wilson – human rights activist and Secretary of Committee for the Release of Political Prisoners (CRPP) and Mahesh Raut -- anti-displacement activist working with Gram Sabhas in the mining areas of Gadhchiroli and a former Prime Minister’s Rural Development Fellow -- are all reportedly arrested in connection with the Bhima-Koregaon riots that took place in January 2018. These arrests follow intense harassment of these activists; and many of them had their houses raided earlier this year in April by the Maharashtra police along with raids at the homes of Kabir Kala Manch (KKM) activists Rupali Jadhav, Jyoti Jagtap, Ramesh Gaichor, Sagar Gorkhe, Dhawala Dhengale in Pune and Republican Panther activist Harshali Potdar These arrests are in response to the assertion of Dalit, Adivasi, OBC, Muslim unity during the Bhima Koregaon Shaurya Din Prerna Abhiyan organised by the ‘Elgaar Parishad’ in Shaniwarwada in Pune on 31st December 2017. The Abhiyan was organised at the eve of bi-centenary of the battle between Peshwas and the British near the village of Koregaon on the Bhima River. The British regiment largely consisting of people from the Mahar community had stood up against the Peshwas and this is seen as a fight against the Brahmanical forces historically perpetuating caste discrimination against some of the most marginalised people of the country. Today, this battle is being witnessed again under the regime of Brahmanical Hindutva fascism of the current government that is crushing the voices of marginalised once again through its coercive forces. This year, the Abhiyan was attacked by right wing organisations in the state of Maharashtra, and attackers were brandishing saffron flags, with the active support of the state police. This resulted in the death of one and injuries on several people. The leaders inciting the violence went on to file cases of violence against the organisers of the programme along with several unnamed persons resulting in immediate mass arrests of dalits, activists and participants, all over the state of Maharashtra by the state police. In the wake of the violence, on 3rd January, several dalit, OBC, Muslim and Maratha organisations and leaders joined hands and called for a united Maharashtra Bandh calling for unity and condemning brutal violence and divisive politics of Hindutva forces. Led by Prakash Ambedkar, grandson of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar and leader of Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh, the bandh was observed by people all over the state of Maharashtra. During the mass peaceful bandh, the Maharashtra police detained and arrested over 5000 people, mainly dalits, from across the state. Of the thousands arrested, several were taken from their homes, including children, while the mainstream media completely blacked out the entire operation of the state government and the police. This reveals deep rooted casteism, Brahmanical and feudal arrogance of the state as well as its extreme fear of the assertion of the most marginalised people of the country. By filing cases against several thousand people, the state attempted to intimidate and coerce the people into silence. Those who attacked the Bhima-Koregaon Abhiyan were treated differently. Despite Sambhaji Bhide, leader of Shiv Pratishthan Hindustan and one of the main persons who orchestrated and incited violence, being charged under Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act and Arms Act after widespread protests from across the country, he walks free and gloats about his actions openly while receiving the blessings of politicians and ideologues of Hindutva. Milind Ekbote of Hindu Ekata Aghadi was arrested in March 2018, but was out on bail a month later. The efforts to raid the homes of several activists, taking away their phones, pen drives, hard drives, and laptops of the activists of the Elgaar Parishad has deprived them of the evidence that proves the involvement of people like Sambhaji Bhide. Several activists who were not at the Elgaar Parishad programme are now being picked up and arrested in order to portray them as Naxals. This narrative suits the interests of the state that is bent on protecting the Hindutva brigade while attacking the dalits, adivasis, Muslims and women of this country. This is further illustrated after the death of Pooja Sakal, a young dalit woman, was found dead in mysterious circumstances in a well near her home in Koregaon. Instead of investigating this death, the police along with the caste Hindus of the village have worked hard to ostracise the entire dalit population from Koregaon’s dalit basti. Now, the string of arrests shows the targeted attacks on the people speaking for the rights of dalits, adivasis, Muslims and women. The arbitrary arrests also indicate a concerted attempt by the Indian State to break the backbone of the Dalit Movement against the unjust caste system. From the dilution of the hard-won SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act to the arrest of Dalit activists such as Chandrashekhar Azad ‘Ravan’ of the Bhim Army under the draconian National Security Act (NSA), it is clear that the Indian State is conducting a vicious witch-hunt of all the activists who are raising their voice against caste atrocities. On the other hand, instead of taking action against the perpetrators of the violence during Bhima Koregaon Abhiyan, the state machinery is focused on targeting activists, professors, and lawyers who have condemned the violence of the Hindutva leaders as well as the police. These raids come at a time when the people of the country from Thoothkudi to Kalinganagar, Gadchiroli to Delhi have risen up united against the anti-people policies of the state. The crushing of such voices of dissent is a direct attack on the democracy of this country and intends to intimidate people into silence. Today, we must come together, condemn the arrests of these activists and reaffirm our resolve to speak out boldly against the fascist state. We demand:  · The immediate and unconditional release of Professor Shoma Sen, Advocate Surendra Gadlin, Sudhir Dhawale, Rona Wilson and Mahesh Raut · An end to the vindictive harassment and state repression of all those activists and intellectuals who organized or spoke at the Elgaar Parishad · A high-level investigation into the widespread violence organized against Dalit, OBC and Muslim communities in the aftermath of the Bhima-Koregaon commemoration. · Immediate arrest of Sambhaji Bhide on serious charges of rioting, attempt to murder and under the SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act, and cancellation of bail of Milind Ekbote. We strongly condemn the arrest of lawyers and other activists by Mahrashtra police and termed invoking of draconian laws against them as “highly deplorable.”, this shows the lack of respect of the Mahrashtra police towards the noble fraternity of lawyers working in judiciary to uphold the rule of law and respect for human rights ”. We don’t expect such things to happen to officers of the court who help in access of justice. We are taking this matter seriously with all the relevant offices to ensure nothing like this happens [again] to any person.  1. Adv G N Khan  J&K High Court 2. Adv Aaqib Banday  J&K High Court 3. Adv Imran G J&K High Court  4. Adv Mohd Shahid Bhat J&K High Court  5. Adv Sajad Ahmad  J&K High Court  

Adv Imran G
6,860 supporters
Started 2 months ago

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Justice with Sanjay Joshi is a demand of time He should be BJP President instead of Shah

In India Mr. Sanjay Joshi was the Senior BJP Leader and He is a RSS Pracharak, the then gujarat CM & Present Prime Minister Narendra Modi did a conspiracy against him and with a ill-intention they spread a morphed sex cd of sanjay joshi, when after inquiry the so called cd was found morphed. But instead to say sorry to sanjay joshi Mr. modi was started again a hate campaign against him and barricade his entry in BJP and due to mr. modi sanjay joshi was forced to resign from BJP. As of now sanjay joshi is enjoying a good reputation in party volunteers and he has a very huge fan following ,but as a born rss member he is bound to discipline of rss and rss doesnt want to loose upcoming election 2019 another fact is people of india are now feeling betrayed cheated by Narendra modi jumla's and arrogancy dominancy of Amit Shah . the Lakhs of party workers and people of india is looking their sole hope in the face of sanjay joshi only. so i urged to all like minded peoples from india that signed this petition as maximum as possible and spread this message so high level that RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat now should force to accept sanjay joshi as party president .

Navneet Chaturvedi
32 supporters
Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to Prime Minister of India, President of India


Politicians enjoy a lot of undue benefits in the Indian Parliamentary and legislative system. We propose the following measures to cleanse the political system at one stroke. 1. A minimum three years of Post Matric/SSLC/SSC qualification must be compulsory for all aspirants of MP/MLA/MLC elections. 2. No life time pension for MP/MLA/MLC 3. No free tickets on Airlines/Railways/Buses. Travel expenses to be reimbursed by the government after the expenses are incurred and this facility to be available only during the tenure as an MP/MLA/MLC. 4. No free electricity, telephone during MP/MLA/MLC stay in accomodation provided. Expenses can be reimbursed after the bills are paid to service providers. 5. No Quotas in admissions to any educational Institutions and no discretionary quotas for appointments in departments. 6. MP/MLA/MLC should be eligible for only TWO Terms in office just like the President, Vice President of India. 7. No immunity to Governors of States in criminal cases 8. No person should be able to contest from TWO places for general elections in state or Central Elections just as no person is allowed to vote from two places. 9. As of now, Any person who is convicted and sentenced to more than two years of imprisonment is not allowed to contest general election. He/She should also not be allowed to canvas during election and no Parole should be granted during elections. 10. NOBODY who is undergoing imprisonment in Jails should be allowed to contest elections nor should be allowed to vote and nor should be given Parole during elections. 11. Those poltical parties who do not publish their audited books of accounts within six months of closure of financial year should not be allowed to contest elections and their recognition as a political party should be withdrawn. 12. All peoples representatives, like MP/MLA/MLC should relinquish all positions of power (even if they are honorary in NGOS, Societies, Educational Institutes, religious and charitable organisations) while they are holding the positions of MP/MLA/MLC. If a person is an authorised signatory on cheques and holds financial responsibility then that person's office should be considered as office of profit for this pupose and He/She should be barred from holding on to such positions as long as they are in the tenure as an MP/MLA/MLC. Sir, some of the provisions proposed may harm you personally too, But in the interest of the this great Nation it is our Humble petition to see that these provisions are enacted as Law and India is cleansed of the dirty and corrupt practices once and for all.

Anilkumar Garag
179 supporters