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Petition to Govrnment of India

Recognise SOURASHTRI language and include it in the 8th Schedule of the Constitution.

DEMAND TO IDENTIFY & DECLARE SOURASHTRA / SOURASHTRI AS AN INDEPENDENTLANGUAGE AND LIST IT UNDER SCHEDULE VIII of the Constitution of India. The Govt. of India has not properly identified the status of an ancient & independent language that is found primarily in Tamil Nadu viz., SOURASHTRA(M) OR SOURASHTRI- the roots of which go as far back as the days of the Rig Vedas whose period may be assigned c.2000-1500 B.C. The Sourashtras of Tamil Nadu have migrated from the ancient soil of Saurashtra which is now a part of Gujarat State. They are now having a population of 10 to 15 lakhs mostly in Tamilnadu and in lesser numbers in other South Indian States. They are unique in preserving their ancient language for many centuries in the States where they have settled. The language has huge literature including Ramayana, Bhagavad Getta, Niiti Shambhu and kiirtanaas by Saints like Sri Venkata Ramana Bhagavathar, Sriman Natana Goplala Nayaki, Kavi Venkata Suri etc. Two of the writers have been honoured with Bhasha Samman Awards by Sahitya Academy.In Government records,the language of this community has been degraded to the status of a dialect of Gujarati. Actually Gujarati is the great granddaughter of Sourashtri from the point of their births. A newly born language, Gujarati, after nearly 3000 years after the birth of Sourashtri can never be considered as the parent language for Sourashtri and hence THE STAND OF THE GOVT OF INDIA LABELLING SOURASHTRI AS THE DIALECT OF GUJARATI CAN NOT BE ACCEPTED ON ANY SCORE. The current wrong notions held by the Govt. of India in connection withthe linguistic aspects of Sourashtri should be corrected,on proper analysis or study, if there need be. Sourashtram(m)/Sourashtri should be identified & declared AS AN INDEPENDENTLANGUAGE AND LISTED UNDER SCHEDULE VIII. Only then some of the major theconstitutional benefits can be enjoyed by the Sourashtras of Tamilnadu and other Southern States.Hence we demand to the Govt. of India Sourashtram(m)/Sourashtri should be identified & declared AS AN INDEPENDENTLANGUAGE AND LISTED UNDER SCHEDULE VIII of the Indian Constitution.    

Krish Pathy
2,676 supporters
Update posted 22 hours ago

Petition to Devendra Fadnavis, Narendra Modi, national green tribunal, Supreme Court of India, Justice Dipak Misra, JICA India, JICA Tokyo

Mumbai’s climate and ecology in danger.

Mumbai, the city of dreams in India , while blessed with wealth is very poor in one aspect, Open spaces. The only relief this densely packed city has are, Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) and Aarey Forest. These lush green oases in a sea of grey, not only tackle pollution and floods but also help bring down temperatures. But unfortunately Mumbai stands to lose this forest due to various upcoming projects. The first of these, which will open up this green lung to commercialization, is a car shed for the upcoming Mumbai Metro 3, which is being funded by the Japanese company, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) with 57% of the project cost , which is about  2,036 Million $.  A car shed is nothing but a parking lot and service area for metro trains. JICA Dear reader, in this day and age when the world is struggling with the devastating consequences of climate change, destroying a critical green lung for a parking lot is irresponsible. 3500 trees are set to be cut and we want the government to rethink the location of the car shed.There are many viable options, mentioned in their own studies, which have no environmental destruction involved.Experts from NEERI and IIT (Reputed organizations in India) have suggested 7 other alternate sites as  options.They have clearly warned of the consequences Mumbai will face in terms of flooding and loss of open space & wildlife, if the depot is built in Aarey forest.Government records show that Aarey is an integral part of Sanjay gandhi National Park and thus protected under forest laws. It has over 5 Lakh trees, it is home to 9 resident leopards and has a rich biodiversity of flora and fauna. Even today, original adivasis (indigenous inhabitants of this area) live in 27 tribal hamlets in Aarey. It offers a unique experience for urban dwellers to experience nature at it's best. “In the name of development, only tribals suffer” said one of the leaders. The Save Aarey campaign has been requesting the government to relocate the carshed to an alternative location. Relocation will not affect the metro 3 alignment in any way. Common citizens from all walks of life, professionals, students, school children, celebrities have  supported this issue. Inspite of all this the state government is insistent on building the depot in Aarey. And to support this, they have given wrong information to JICA. The Mumbai Metro rail corporation Ltd.(MMRCL) has told JICA that the project site is located in city area and no wildlife is envisaged, while in reality, Aarey is a forest area , housing 76 species of birds, 80 species of butterflies , 16 species of mammals, 38 species of reptiles and 9 leopards, besides 0.4 million trees. By signing this petition, you are asking JICA to review the funding given to the project. According to JICA's environmental and social considerations, it should comment on the issue and By shifting the depot out of Aarey, Mumbai will not only get a metro but also retain its green, open space. And we are sure in consideration of its policies, JICA will also help in putting an end to further loss of land in Aarey to various other big and small projects. Help #SaveAareyForest.

Nirali Vaidya
341,736 supporters
Update posted 23 hours ago

Petition to Chief justice of Telangana High Court, Ministry of Law and Justice

No Religion No Caste .. One More Option Please..

  " Right to Religion means ..   Right Not to have any Religion also .. "  Dear Friends / Sir / Madam ! Namaste... !   We Humbly wants to bring these few lines to your kind notice. Our's is an Inter caste and Inter religious marriage. We have different Caste and Religious Origins.  Of course one of us believe in religion and others do not follow any religion.  We have decided not to impart any caste and religious beliefs to our children. But,  In our Country there is no option to claim for the  people with Non Religious and No Caste practice. We are asking for one more option to claim as "No Religion and No caste" .. Existing formats are not allowing any individual who wants to claim his/her identity outside the Religion.         We submit that We are filed the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) precisely for two reasons that our elder daughter Spandana is studying in 10th Class now  and going to come out of the school by March 2017. Our problem remains same, because, in the Board of Secondary   Education, Telangana State SSC Examination March-2017 Online Application it is a must to fill in Religious status of the student, without which the application remains incomplete. Under the Religion column – the options given are 1.Hindu, 2.Islam, 3.Christian, 4.Sikhism, 5.Buddhism, 6.Jainism 7.Others. The “Others” option also prescribed under Religion Column only. There is no option for Non Religious Identity. At this crucial moment we were forced to fill " Others " against our will and wish in the online format.  Despite our repeated requests to all the respondent Authorities particularly of school education to  consider our requisition and give us a provision to claim our child’s status as Non Religious and No Caste there is no response. This online examination application format will decide for all future purposes such as School leaving Certificate /TC and even the SSC certificate. We filled our  elder daughter's online application format under protest. More over in another one month, after her completion of 10 th class we have to obtain School Transfer Certificate again we  have to face the same problem as we  faced during our  younger daughter Sahaja's  admission. It is not a problem with any school but it is a problem with the state/ national  policy by not giving an extra Option/ Column for Non Religious and No Caste People.           Indian census also recording people of  6 Religions - Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, Sikhism, Jainism and 7th Identity as " Religion not Stated" which is also not a right expression for Non Religious people. According to 2011 census the number of  " Religion Not Stated " people are 28.7 lakhs. They must be categorized scientifically.  Right from Birth to Death where ever needed there should be one more Option/ Column to claim  i.e., No Religion and No caste who ever wants to opt for it.               "Right to have Religion means equally  Not  to have any Religion also" - It was the interim order given by the justice in April, 2010 in response to our the writ petition filed by us   during the  joining of our younger daughter Sahaja into the school (in the light of Article-25 of our constitution). In a changing society let us respect all Identities properly. Already we are democratic  in the case of Third gender and Regional aspiration like Telangana in the recent past. Let us fight for the people who wants to be Non Religious and No caste also. Let us address and attend the emerging Identities in the society. Let us Identify people outside the Religion and Caste also. We request one and all to stand and support this democratic demand.                                       Actually this is not new but ignored since centuries. We have the traditions of Chaarvaakas, Lokayats, Atheists, Humanists, Radical Humanists, Socialists, Communists.. etc., It is an ignored and neglected Identity. We humbly request all of you to support our cause. We submit that while saying all this We are alive to the practice of the caste inequalities and the need of Reservation Policy in our country. We are  not against mentioning the caste or religious identity for utilizing or availing reservations for the deserving people.                Finally an appeal from our side is - You may be Religious or with any other faith that is not the matter, whether we can respect and up hold the democratic spirit or not is matters.. We humbly request each one of you and expect  to support us for this cause. We humbly request all the parties, peoples organisations to pass a resolution in support of our cause. We also request to make petitions in all the states of our country seeking one more option for “No religion, No Caste”. Let us achieve the dreams of all our great social reformers and revolutionaries who all dreamt for a society free of caste and creed prejudice.We are sure that it will pave a better way for future generations. Please Sign and Share extensively... Thanking you all.. . With Regards and All Best Wishes..  Parents of  Spandana and Sahaja - D.V.Ramakrishna Rao ( @ Ramki ) and S.Clarance Krupalini  Note : 1. If you are convinced with our point - Please sign and share the Petition link Extensively on your face book, blogs, mails, WhatsApps, all other available means so that we can consolidate the opinion in a big way..           2. Please share to the needy and people presently facing such problem during the admission as well as leaving school, during census recording and where ever it is needed             3. Please give us information if  any such option available in other states of our Country            4.  Please give us information on such Exemplary Formats Worldwide where ever Nations given a Separate Option for Non Religious people            5.  Mail IDs for Contact -,                                                                                                 ,                                                 ,                                                      Mobile No - 9989189250 No Religion No Caste  Face Book Like Page Link -                                                                                                                          6. Our Advocate      -    Mr. D.Suresh Kumar,                                                                                        Mobile No - 9182620682 ( Our Petition Titled With " No Religion No Caste .. One More Option Please.. " being closed by change dot org , as it was completed 568 Days .. with 5959 signatures on 5th October,2018. We Re-opened and Continuing the petition to continue our struggle as our PIL petition is  still pending in the High Court of Hyderabad, Telangana, India  for it's  Hearing. We Heartily Thank the Change dot org Team for the Re- Opening Option  of the Petition ! )   Date:  Petition Re-opened on 8th October, 2018  (This change dot org Petition Started on 16th March,2017, Hyderabad)  

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