women's safety

16 petitions

Started 2 months ago

Petition to The President of India, The Prime Minister of India, The members of Parliament of India, Chief Justice of India

Death Penalty For Rape In Any Case If Proven !

#IndiaAgainstRapeCulture DEATH PENALTY FOR RAPE We want to end the rape culture prevailing in our society! I guess the word 'Rape' is enough to describe our point. Any one who commits this brutal crime does not have the right to be alive as they have already destroyed the life of someone.   You must be thinking why we are saying rape has become a culture? Its because it has become an ideology, and once its becomes so, it defiantly becomes a culture!   Some Examples: -  1. School principal arrested in state of Jharkhand states, “It was accidental and not a “BIG CRIME””.  This shows that such mentality prevails in our society against such viciousness.  2. Few days’ back a European girl was raped in the cab by the cab driver in North India and many such cases have come into light in the recent days. 3. A 4 year old was raped by a school mate in Dwarka in the National capital by her school mates few days a back. Isn’t it some kind of shit? But my fellow Indians it’s our harsh reality.. 4. One of our honorable MP gave statement on the recent Chandigarh rape case stating,  “Victim should not have boarded auto rickshaw when three men were already inside”.  That’s the sickening mentality in your culture that is testified right from those who are architect of law in our country. 5. Not with standing a Class 5th boy was taken into custody for sexually harassing and raping a 7 year old school mate in school premises in the city of Gaziabad in UP. Report says that he twigged a wooden object in the private part of the girl that caused her grievous injury. It became obligatory for me to think that how a boy at a mere age of 10 got to learn raping? Isn't it the sickening culture prevailing in the society that taught him so? I leave the debate open for you all. Examples are many but voices are none. So lets take a challenge to change this culture. Lets sign a petition to out leaders at center stating the voice of our county. Let us tell them what India wants. Unless there are some harsh laws against this crime, nothing will change. Because its in the mindset of people who commits it. Therefor we Demand Death Penalty For Rape In Any Case If Proven. If its committed, the the culprit should be hanged until death.  Sign the petition and support us!  Parth Raj Parasar Petitioner

Parth Raj Parasar : #TeamIndiaAgainstRapeCulture
256,592 supporters
Started 3 months ago

Petition to Rajnath Singh, Maneka Gandhi

Make Stalking A Non-Bailable Offence #TalkingStalking

I was driving back home one night when I realised that my car was being followed by an SUV. There were two men inside and they seemed to be enjoying harassing me. They kept swerving in front of my car and at one point managed to block me. The man in the passenger seat got out of the car and began walking towards mine. I reversed my car as fast as I could but the ordeal continued for a few minutes until I called the police and got help from a PCR van. I was scared for my safety and I shudder to think what could’ve happened. Had I not been lucky enough to get help from the police at the right time, this incident could have resulted in kidnapping, sexual assault, or more! I registered an FIR right away, but within hours of filing the complaint, the accused was let out on bail. He belonged to an influential political family and the current law is not in favour of the victims of stalking.  I am not alone. The number of stalking incidents are on the rise in India. According to National Crime bureau data, over 80% of the people accused of stalking are given bail before the chargesheet is filed. In many cases when the stalkers are let out on bail, the harassment continues and gets worse. There have been instances of acid attacks, rapes, and even murders. That’s why I along with The Quint have started this petition to Make Stalking A Non-Bailable Offence. Just two months back, a 17-year-old girl was allegedly murdered by four boys from her village in Uttar Pradesh. The boys had been stalking and harassing her for more than six months. A 21-year-old woman was burnt alive at her home in Chennai by her former classmate after she reportedly rejected his proposal of marriage. If stalking is so common in our country then it should not be a bailable offence. I want stringent and non-bailable provisions in the law to act as a deterrent against stalking and other crimes that stem from it. Every stalker should think twice before harassing someone. I have partnered with MP Dr Shashi Tharoor and The Quint to make stalking a non-bailable offence. If we get thousands of supporters, Dr Tharoor can present this petition as part of a private member's bill in the Winter Session of Parliament. Let’s make sure that our lawmakers take cognizance that stalking is a serious crime. Join me in this fight and let's rally for a zero-tolerance stance on stalking. If you have been stalked or are being stalked, send your experiences to +91 9910181818.

Varnika Kundu
163,096 supporters
Update posted 5 months ago

Petition to Hotel Association of India, Federation of Hotel and Restaurant Association of India, Deep kalra

Hotels should not be allowed to deny entry based on regressive policies

Being a single woman comes with a very heavy price tag.. that of your safety as I was recently made to realise I am Nupur Saraswat, a 22-year-old spoken word artist and this is my story: On the morning of 24th June 2017 I arrived at a hotel in Hyderabad. I had been traveling from Bangalore by a bus over night, so I was looking to taking some rest in my room before going to my performance venue in the evening. However when I reached the hotel, I could sense the discomfort of the all-male staff on account of my presence. Ignoring these vibes I went ahead and showed my online booking confirmation to the receptionist. I was asked if someone else was joining me later to which I said no. To my horror I was told that it could not be allotted a room since the hotel policy did not allow single women to stay alone in the hotel rooms. I tried to make sense of it all, tried to reason with the receptionist, made some phone calls, tried everything I could but the conclusion was that my booking and the money paid for the room was not to be honored. Thankfully for me it was 11am in the morning and I somehow managed to come out the situation. But I shudder to think what would have happened if it was 11pm in the night and I was a stranger to the city with no friends around to help me out Mine is not an isolated case. No room for single women. No room for unmarried couples. No room for locals. We have heard many such excuses by hotels to deny entry to innocent and helpless people These aren't policies sanctioned by law, instead they come under the misused clause "right to reserve entry into a private property at management's discretion". Today it is me, tomorrow it could be any one of us. These regressive policies affect all of us and have large scale implications. It could mean a domestic violence survivor running away from an abusive home will not be given shelter in a cheap hotel just because she is alone or maybe because she is a local resident. Women’s safety cannot be only about eve teasing, molestation or rape. It is also about making spaces safe and available. It’s time the Hotel Association of India intervenes in the matter and puts an end to this unfair and discriminatory policy Even Hotel aggregators like Goibibo, Makemytrip and OYO through which a majority of hotel bookings are done should take a stand and filter out such hotels Sign my petition  

Nupur Saraswat
74,499 supporters