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Petition to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, We the people of India


“People ask, how can a person abuse a child? I ask, how can so many 'good' people not do anything about it?” ― Adrianne Simeone FACT:  49% OF MINORS IN INDIA ARE VICTIMS OF ABUSE - SEXUAL AND PHYSICAL! This fact alone is enough for me to bear on my shoulders as a concerned citizen of India!  That is HALF of ALL CHILDREN OF INDIA. In the wake of Ryan Global murder case of a 7 year old by a school staffer, rapes of children and now even INFANTS & TODDLERS by peons, sweepers and bus conductors in schools, by your neighbor, or your very own family member, or the alarming rise in female infanticides and child labor and trafficking, I ask YOU, the Indian citizen, how long will you just read the news and do NOTHING to help eradicate this EPIDEMIC OF CHILD ABUSE IN OUR COUNTRY? It is a natural instinct for humans and animals to protect their children from any external harm.  But sadly, some sick, sociopathic cowards are creating havoc in our natural system of humanity.  These innocent, defenseless children are being shamed and victimized, brutalized and beaten, sold and murdered, raped and abused by mostly people that are KNOWN TO THEM.  Another CHILLING FACT. Most of us have also become victims of our world.  We know, yet we don't take action till it hits home!  I ask you, today, are you waiting for any of this to happen to your beloved child, GOD FORBID? Do we truly understand the depth of this plague and its eventual effects? The ever-lasting complexities that a child has to battle even up until his adult years?  And it all stems from the cycle of LUST, GREED, HATE AND LACK OF EDUCATION. Friends, we have to remove this plague from its very ROOTS! And what if children are attacked for that matter, such as young, innocent Pradyuman who was murdered in his school or Aarushi Talwar, whose parents were convicted and jailed for a crime they obviously did NOT commit?!  What about all of the thousands of offenders who are roaming the streets confidently without being caught and tried in the court of law, waiting for their next PREY??  My fight is TWO-FOLD.  First, I want to create awareness of the vastness of cases of sexually and physically abused children, and provide safety in their homes, schools and communities.  Second, I want to see the perpetrators of such crimes STRICTLY AND SWIFTLY PUNISHED, for justice delayed is indeed justice DENIED!  Join me in our CRUSADE for CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN and SIGN THIS PETITION to help SAFEGUARD THE FUTURE OF INDIA - OUR VERY OWN CHILDREN! Don't wait for it to hit home! ACT NOW, DO SOMETHING! Sign this petition and help bring about change in India.  Help fast-track cases of child abuse. WE WANT TO SEND A BONE-CHILLING MESSAGE TO THESE OFFENDERS TO NOT EVEN THINK OF SUCH A HEINOUS ACT, FORGET COMMITTING ONE! THE CHANGES WE DESPERATELY NEED TO SEE TO PROTECT OUR BELOVED CHILDREN: Support education of each and every citizen in India, free of gender and race bias, for it is the lack of education that drives most of these crimes! EACH MINOR SHOULD BE MADE TO ATTEND SCHOOL! NO QUESTIONS ASKED. Our government must provide BASIC FREE EDUCATION TO ALL MINORS! Action, Action, Action! We want action from our government in all sectors - in the law, in increased school safety, in help to raise awareness and severely punishing the perpetrators! Create and spread general awareness among parents, caretakers and guardians on how to combat this plague BEFORE the attack Have EVERY school in the Nation follow STRICT MANDATES on providing vigilant security in schools and school buses, replete with Night Vision CCTV cameras in every nook and corner of each school building and vehicle Every Preschool needs to keep at least TWO FEMALE ATTENDANTS in all WASHROOMS during school hours (as many of these attacks take place there due to the absence of cctv cameras) Surprise AUDITS allowed in schools to ensure safety and vigilance by specialized companies trained in SAFETY/ SECURITY The police need to be expertly trained in handling children and minors under duress/ stress in case of an attack. They must act swiftly, sensibly and CAREFULLY (we already know what happened in the famous Aarushi murder case!) EXTREME PUNISHMENT WANTED FOR SEXUAL OFFENDERS by fast-tracking such cases in the court of law! The police also must make mandatory visits to each school to explain good touch/ bad touch to young students THOROUGH BACKGROUND CHECKS of all school staff must take place before hiring any employee at school! Empower children through increased alertness techniques and teach them how to fight back abuse! IT IS NOT THE CHILD'S FAULT.  Parents / teachers/ guardians need to encourage children to talk freely in their homes, schools, communities and have open, healthy conversations.  Listen to your children! Help do your part as an average, concerned citizen to awaken this sleeping giant and bring about a new youth of India that is well informed, alert and aware!  - A VERY CONCERNED MOTHER

Vineesha Arora-Sarin
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