Petition Tag - india

1. injustice on catholics minority in india

WE DEMAND ARREST OF SHRI SHARAD UGADE, ASSISTANT MUNICIPAL COMMISSIONER H WEST WARD, BMC, FOR BLASPHEMY. PLEASE SEE ATTACHED PHOTOS.

From: "godfrey pimenta"
Sent: Sat, 29 Apr 2017 16:07:36
To: "cpmumbai" , "mc@m

Sirs,

On behalf of the entire Christian Community, we hereby register our strongest protest and displeasure against the Assistant Municipal Commissioner Shri Sharad Ughade, who has illegally and deliberately by taking law in his own hands with the help of Staff of H West Ward, BMC along with Police Protection from Bandra West Police Station intentioanlly demolished the Holy Cross ( erected in or about 1895) with a Bulldozer with an intent to damage/defile the place of worship which is held sacred by Christians thereby insulting the religion of Christians with clear knowledge by doing so he and others would insult the Christian Community.

The said Holy Cross is situated on a private land being Plot No.38 situate at C.S. No.A/650 near Dmonte Street and Bazar Road, Bandra West Mumbai 400 050.

The notice issued on 26th April 2017 Assistant Municipal Commissioner Sharad Ughade gives reference to Public Interesdt Litigation No.104 of 2010 pending Hon'ble Bombay High Court. This PIL only relates to religious structures on public property. As such the notice in question issued to the said Holy Cross had no application to the said Holy Cross since same is constrcuted on a private property. The Owner /the Community Organisations had written/replied few days to the said notice and even met Shri Sharad Ughade with documentary evidence including Revenue Plan/Property Card and expalined the legal position.

However, today at about 10.30 am Assistant Municipal Commissioner Sharad Ughade along with staff of H/WEst Ward along with Police Officials arrived at the site, but the locals vehemently opposed the said illegal and deliberate demolition but Shri Ugade was adamant even quoted that "Humne EK Mandir Toda Hai to ek Cross bhi todna padega". Thereafter Sharad Ughade along with staff of H/WEst Ward along with Police Officials demolished the said Holy Cross. ( photographs atatched )

This is nothing but blasphemy. An ouragiously ridiculous reasoning which not only defies law of land but does not appeal to reason. This wanton and deliberate action on the part of Sharad Ughade and H/West Staff. How can a responsible Public Servant make such an irresponsible statement in full public view. This statement by Shri Ugade has been knowingly made by him disobeying the law thereby casued injury to the members of the Christian Community.

This is record that one Mr. Kaka Shidu Maske, AMC had filed a detailed Affidavit in Writ Peition No.2063 of 2002, giving therein detailed list of alleged illegal relgious structures and shrines, wherein 67 such structures have been then noticed by BMC in H/West Ward, but nowhere the Holy Cross mentioned above and which has been demolished today figures. it cannot figure for simple reason that the said Holy Cross was on private property.

As such we kindly request you to immediately file an FIR against Sharad Ughade and H/West Staff and also request hon'ble Municipal Commissioner to suspend Sharad Ughade and H/West Staff, who have conspired with each other with common intention and offence be registered under Sections, 34, 120B, 166, 295, 298, 425, 441 and 506 of IPC.

We are alive of the facts that some local Politicians will now rush to the hon'ble Chief Minister to smooth the ruffled feathers.
We hereby demand that the cost of re-erection of this Holy Cross may be recovered from the salary of Sharad Ughade and concerned H/West Staff.

IN CASE OF YOUR FAILURE TO TAKE ACTION IN ACCORDANCE WITH LAW, WE WILL BE CONSTRAINED TO TAKE FURTHER ACTIONS AS DEEMED FIT.

1.Bombay Cathollic Sabha
Rita D'Sa

2.Watchdog Foundation
Nicholas Almeida/Godfrey

3. Bombay East Indian Association
Adv. Vivian D'Souza

4. Save Our Land
Dolphy D'Souza/Greg Pereira/Stanley Fernandes

2. Petition for the Dehli Wildlife agency to help the monkey problem.

13,000 monkeys currently roam the streets of Dehli, 90% of them carrying tuberculosis in the Tuberculosis capitol of the world. They steal from, attack, and sometimes even kill locals and the Dehli wildlife agency refuses to step in. With 400 bites a month, the unvaccinated 32% of the population contribute to the growing rate Tuberculosis cases in India as a whole.

"Dr. Tyagi’s agency has asked the city’s wildlife agency for help, but wildlife officials claim that the monkeys — a scourge of the city for years as urbanization has encroached on their original habitat — are no longer wild and are thus not their responsibility." (Harris, New York Times)

3. I strongly support for Formation of separate SHIA WAQF BOARD in the state of TELANGANA.

Anjuman-e-Alavi Shia Imamia Ithna Ashari (Akhbari), Regd society rep by Moulana Syed Waheeduddin Hyder has filed a writ petition in Hon'ble High Court at Hyderabad on 19-01-2017 for constituting separate Waqf Board for Shia Community in the State of Telangana and through interim order Hon'ble High Court has directed the Telangana Govt., to dispose of our said plea within six weeks. Hence I urge all the members of the Shia Community to support this pious cause and sign this Petition for formation of Separate Shia Waqf Board in Telangana State and safeguard all Shia religious properties.

4. Ban Plastic Bags in India

In many countries of the world, there has been a phase-out of lightweight plastic bags. Single-use plastic shopping bags, commonly made from high-density polyethylene (HDPE) plastic, have traditionally been given free to customers by stores when purchasing goods—a popular method considered a strong, cheap, and hygienic way of transporting items. Problems associated with plastic bags include use of non-renewable resources (such as crude oil, gas and coal), disposal, and environmental impacts.
Governments all over the world have taken action to ban the sale of lightweight bags, charge customers for lightweight bags and/or generate taxes from the stores who sell them. The Bangladesh government was the first to do so in 2002, imposing a total ban on the bag. Such a ban has also been applied in countries such as Rwanda, China, Taiwan and Macedonia. Some countries in Western Europe impose a fee per bag. Bans, partial bans, and fees have been enacted by some local jurisdictions in North America, Australia, the United Kingdom, and Myanmar. Concurrently with the reduction in lightweight plastic bags, shops have introduced reusable non plastic shopping bags. Even when disposed of properly, they take many years to decompose and break down, generating large amounts of garbage over long periods of time. If not disposed of properly the bags can pollute waterways, clog sewers and have been found in oceans affecting the habitat of animals and marine creatures.
Petroleum is used to produce plastic bags. A car would be able to drive 11 metres on the amount of petroleum used to make a plastic bag. Two primary kinds of direct damage to wildlife are entanglement and ingestion. Wildlife animals or birds can become entangled. When the animals or birds are entangled they drown or cannot fly due to entanglement. In India our landfills are choked with plastic bags creating a crunch for more space for dumping grounds. Our storm water drains are threatened to explode during heavy monsoons due to plastic bags blocking the drainage system. We need to get our Government to ban plastic bags in India totally and put a fine on any one using plastic bags.

5. Request for transparency on the last days of late chief minister Dr. J Jayalaitha of TamilNadu, India

People have their differences on whether "Amma" was a effective and efficient in being a Chief minister of Tamilnadu. Putting those differences aside, every citizen of TamilNadu has a right to know what transpired in her last 75 days.

The lack of "authentic" information disregarding the official misleading press notices, has made every Tamilian to become a detective, theorizing conspiracies, a medical expert, a embalming expert and so on. This is creating more chaos and is increasing the skepticism of each and every Tamilian. This is not a healthy state of mind for majority of the Tamil community to be in.

This is a attempt to get the attention of our PM of India to shed light into what transpired in her last days and give transparency to the people of TamilNadu.

6. We are with you MODI JI for a Developed India

From years we are hearing our nation as a developing country but for the first time I got a hope that we are very near to be a "Developed INDIA".

7. Support Modiji. Support "India". Support the Act against Corruption.

We are Indians and we are against Corruption. And yes with the Demonetization of the Notes we are facing difficulties but we would love to face it many a times if the dream of our "India" comes true.

It's our Nation and now is the time to make it proud.

Jai Hind..

8. Demonetization will stop Corruption manifold in INDIA. Support Modi Govt.

In the past decades, the spectre of corruption and black money has grown. It has weakened the effort to remove poverty. On the one hand, we are now No. 1 in the rate of economic growth. But on the other hand, we were ranked close to one hundred in the global corruption perceptions ranking two years back. In spite of many steps taken, we have only been able to reach a ranking of seventy-six now. Of course, there is improvement. This shows the extent to which corruption and black money have spread their tentacles.

The evil of corruption has been spread by certain sections of society for their selfish interest. They have ignored the poor and cornered benefits. Some people have misused their office for personal gain. On the other hand, honest people have fought against this evil. Crores of common men and women have lived lives of integrity. We hear about poor auto-rickshaw drivers returning gold ornaments left in the vehicles to their rightful owners. We hear about taxi drivers who take pains to locate the owners of cell phones left behind. We hear of vegetable vendors who return excess money given by customers.

There comes a time in the history of a country's development when a need is felt for a strong and decisive step. For years, this country has felt that corruption, black money and terrorism are festering sores, holding us back in the race towards development.

Terrorism is a frightening threat. So many have lost their lives because of it. But have you ever thought about how these terrorists get their money? Enemies from across the border run their operations using fake currency notes. This has been going on for years. Many times, those using fake five hundred and thousand rupee notes have been caught and many such notes have been seized. To break the grip of corruption and black money, we have decided that the five hundred rupee and thousand rupee currency notes presently in use will no longer be legal tender from midnight tonight, that is 8th November 2016.

9. Save National Highways of Manipur

The conditions of National Highway 39 (now National Highway 2) connecting Manipur and Nagaland; and National Highway 53 ( now National Highway 37 ) connecting Manipur and Assam are getting worse day by day. These two National Highways have been damaged beyond normal service due to the lack of maintenance by the Manipur and central governments.

These two highways are the only lifeline of the 2,855,794 people of Manipur. These two highways are also the only ways to reach Manipur in the hilly regions of north eastern India from the remaining part of the country. More than 2 millions of lives suffer to access the basic needs whenever these highways are blocked. Help us to revive these two lifelines of the Manipuris. Give us a new lease of life and connect us to you.

10. Stop Trade Embargo Against Nepal

The Convention on Transit Trade of Land-locked States enforced in 9 June 1967, registered as No. 8641 with 27 Signatories, 43 Parties under United Nations Treaty Series, vol. 597, p. 3 clarifies that the landlocked state must have free access to the sea. The transit state is liable to permit its port access and let the landlocked state use its transport to transfer the imported goods. Natural calamity or pandemic are only exceptions to the convention. Please find the excerpt of the convention below.

Recalling article 2 of the Convention on the High Seas which states that the high seas being open to all nations, no State may validly purport to subject any part of them to its sovereignty and article 3 of the said Convention which states;

"l. In order to enjoy the freedom of the seas on equal terms with coastal States, States having no sea-coast should have free access to the sea.

To this end States situated between the sea and a State having no sea-coast shall by common agreement with the latter and in conformity with existing international conventions accord:

(a) To the State having no sea-coast, on a basis of reciprocity, free transit through their territory; and

(b) To ships flying the flag of that State treatment equal to that accorded to their own ships, or to the ships of any other States, as regards access to seaports and the use of such ports.

11. Decorate Dr APJ Abdul Kalam with the title: "Teacher of the Nation"

Dr APJ Abdul Kalam desired to be remembered as a teacher & he chose his end in the company of students - a setting that had defined his life.

As the 11th President of the largest democracy of the world he was and will be remembered as the People's President who refined the Indian Presidency.

He embodied the real Indian story, born into a poor family and rose by sheer force of education and conviction to become the driving force of the space and missile programmes and finally the President.

He was & will be an inspiration for the whole country, particularly the school children, the youth & the students with whom he was connected till his last breath of life.

Let's honour and decorate this inspiring individual, who ignited the minds of people with whom he came in contact.

12. Get Pakistan and Bangladesh back to India

Dear All

I born in India after independence. After reading some books, some of our holy scriptures and other related books I came to know that India was a great and a vast country. Even before independence Pakistan and Bangladesh were part of India. And believe me there is no role of common man in India, Pakistan and bangladesh as well in forming Pakistan and Bangladesh. It is political greed of some lower level of people like M.A. Jinnah who thought about only his political career and not of people. If anybody ask me today if I am happy at partition of the country I will be the first to raise my hand against this.

All my people in India, in Pakistan and in Bangladesh suffered lot at the time of partition and their sufferings are still continue as there is no law and order position in Pakistan and Bangladesh. These three units of a country should be re-united. Now a days so many countries are reuniting with their parent countries than why not we three can reunite again for the welfare of the common man. No boarder issues, no J&K issue, no Bangladesh refugees problem will be there. If anything will be left that will be the thinking of welfare of common man, neat and clean political environment. There will be peace and and a fast pace progress all around the country. China will than can not grab a single inch of land from us the reunited Indians. All men will be happy, women will be safe, child and old people will get their due love and respect respectively. We can than claim our portion in the Sea, on the land and in the space as well.

I request all you my people to support and spread this Idea to everybody in your circle. I would request all scholars to find out more about Indian culture and guide the common man about its united status in the past and glorify the history of the united country. I would request all poets and story tellers to write poems and stories full of patriotism and raise the moral of common man of all three parts of country viz. India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. I would request all history teachers to remove any error I made in supporting this cause which is not conforming to the history and guide the common man about the proper history of the country supporting this very cause.

I would request all fair and true political leaders of Pakistan, India and Bangladesh to start a movement all over the country and reunite the country and rule such a big country proudly. I would request all small militant groups to refrain themselves from such silly things and make your thoughts wide and broader and fight for the unification of our motherland instead of breaking it into small peaces. What is the sense of ruling a 1 acre field. Instead come to mainstream, fight for rights of your people, punish the corrupt by means of law not by means of gun. And than rule the whole country in sea, in air, on land and a space unit as well of this great country from a single unified crown happily forever. Be powerful not powerless. And Unity is the power.

Peace and justice will than prevail all over. Every body will live a peaceful life and die peacefully than including me.

Please accept my good wishes for this cause.

Thanks you all.

13. End English Language School Scams

Reform the English language learning sector for international students in Ireland.

In the last year, 15 schools have closed without notice. In nearly all cases, students were left entirely out of pocket, and no recourse or remedy.

In one instance a student from Nepal lost four times his annual salary on pre-paid school fees. In another case a Brazilian family lost half of their life savings on fees, travel and accommodation for their daughter's wasted trip to Ireland.

14. Support "Make in India" logo usage

The government of India is promoting a "Make in India" campaign which aims at boosting local manufacturing. However in the shop shelves there is nothing distinguishing local vs imported products.

My petition is that shops should display the "Make in India" logo on all locally made products.

15. More Relief For Jammu and Kashmir Floods (Sign and Forward)

On 7th September, Kashmir has witnessed one of the worst floods in the region in the last 50 years. The death toll is increasing by the hour as hundreds of people are feared dead due to the floods.

Thousands of people are still trapped in these regions with no clean drinking water or food. Even after 4 days, the government is unable to provide basic supplies to those who are stranded. Hospitals have been abandoned by the doctors and administration, leaving patients and those in need helpless.

It is evident that the government rescue mission in the area has been inadequate and additional help is needed to overcome the effects of this disaster.

16. Omnipresent God in You to guide you to revere all Unconditionally

Bring World Peace Now.

The Omnipresent God in all people is guiding all people in any given moment as to how to revere what or whom is before you in the moment. By looking beyond the outer façade or packaging of the relative world you can start to realize God is everywhere. When you realize God is everywhere you start to love all unconditionally. The highest form of love is not attachment but reverence to the indwelling God.

When you can feel love/ reverence towards all unconditionally you develop an understanding heart. You understand why people attach to the relative world and see the relative world as their source. Seeing the relative as their source is creating a false god. There is only one Absolute Source… God attach to that Source and release the relative.

Attachment to the relative is the cause of ALL STRIFE IN THE WORLD TODAY! The land is not ours, the resources are not ours, people, family, children are not ours, indeed our lives are not ours. They are all God’s in our trust. We are not our culture a macro mask aka persona, we are not our religion mask/ persona, we are not our language. We are to honor all as a part of God first and foremost and put all else as secondary. No matter what our role in life we are to honor the Omnipresent God in all.

THIS IS A CALL FOR ALL PEOPLE AND NOW MORE THAN EVER, ALL MILITARY PERSONNEL TO NOT BE PRESSURED INTO DISHONORING GOD IN ALL. IF AN ORDER DOES NOT REVERE GOD IN ALL IT IS NOT OF GOD. FOLLOW YOUR INDWELLING CONSCIENCE. TAKE YOUR ORDERS FROM GOD NOT EXTERNALS.

IN THE BEGINNING AND TODAY WAS THE WORD (RESONANCE). IF IT DOESN'T RESONATE AS REVERENT DON’T DO IT. YOU CAN BRING PEACE TO THE WORLD BY SURRENDERING TO GOD IN FAITH, IN ALL FAITHS. WE CAN COEXIST.

Jan Eric Prieditis

17. Stop Violence Against Women In India

In INDIA last week 2 young girls were raped and hanged from a tree because they were from a lower cast. The police knew about the situation and did not prevent it.

In INDIA women are often sexualy abused by men of higher castes.

18. Iranian Refugee Couple in India Need Urgent Relocation to a Safe Third Country

Iranian Refugees in India Subjected to Attack, in Need of Urgent Relocation to a Safe Third Country.

Iranian asylum-seeker Mrs. Marzieh Hosseinpour, age 38, and her husband Mr. Javad Riazi Ahmad Saraei, age 50, both faced political persecution in Iran. Marzieh was subjected to torture while detained as a political prisoner, and Javad was persecuted by the regime (Islamic Republic of Iran) as a member of a political organization in Iran.

Marzieh registered as a political asylum-seeker with UNHCR India (513-05C00255) in 2005, and was recognized as a refugee by UNHCR India in 2010. Javad registered with UNHCR India (513-05C00255) in 2007, and was recognized as a refugee in 2011. However, they were attacked in New Delhi by agents of the Islamic Republic of Iran, and are in urgent need of relocation to a safe third country.

We urge UNHCR & other human rights organizations to support the relocation of Marzieh Hosseinpour and Javad Riazi Ahmad Saraei to a safe third country.

Sincerely,
Hassan Massali, Ph.D., President of Action for Democracy & Human Rights in the Middle East, USA
Ahmad Fatemi, Director, Mission Free Iran

19. Declare Punjab (India) a Dry State

Punjab is a holy place and gives massage of peace and happiness to the world. Our Sikh Gurus have taught us the ways to live the life, which is free from 5 bad elements (kaam, krodh, lobh, moh and hankaar). And all these elements are aggravated by liquor. So lets us make our holy Punjab, holy again.

There are millions of people in Punjab, who earn very small daily and spend most of it on buying liquor. Their families go un-privileged. As per the latest Indian statics, Punjab is number 1 state in liquor consumption.

20. شادباش جشن نوروز به مردم تاجیکستان / Congratulating Nowruz to Tajik People

Nowruz is the first day of spring and is the beginning of the year in the Persian, Solar Hijri calendar. It usually occurs on March 21 or the previous/following day.

Nowruz is celebrated by people from diverse ethnic communities; it is celebrated by the cultural region that came under Iranian influence including Azerbaijan, Kurdish inhabited regions of eastern Turkey and Northern Iraq, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan.

21. We want indian dota 2 server

India need Dota 2 servers/Regional Server Search enabled for our country. Playing with 200+ Ping isn't FUN. It will also help neighbouring nation.

22. Let's build AAP stronger and transparent

Aam Aadmi Party, India campaigned Delhi election 2013 claiming it is a transparent party. Infact, transparency is their motto.

The party claimed it will stand candidates who are honest, have good character and have no criminal record. The party ensured measures within the party to achieve the same. They had an extensive screening process that ensured candiates who satisfied above three criteria were selected for election candidature. However, how hard they try truth is that people with malicious intentions will become part of party and even win elections on their ticket.

We recently saw an instance where an elected party candidate had differences due to non allocation of seat. The party seemed to have pacified the minister but did not come out transparent in what occured behind the scenes.

Question is does AAP have corrective measures to take down candidates who are elected as MLAs or ministers but evidently fail to fulfill one of three "must have" criteria for representing people of India? Also, does AAP vow to be transparent in such matters?

23. Research Scholars Need Your Care

Many bright minds pursuing PhDs in the country, struggle to meet two ends.

In this context, I request the Prime Minister to kindly recommend MHRD to increase the scholarship amount of PhD students, which would give a little relief to the young minds to do science peacefully.

24. Sahaja Yoga = peace

We, sahaja yogis of the world, can not allow that the inheritance of Shri Mataji be divided between LET(family ?) and the rest of the colllective.

25. Support women's rights regarding ancestral property

Married women are denied their ancestral property rights, although the amendment (2005) in Hindu succession act helps but it forces you to wait and pray for your parent's death which is not fair.

Moreover it allows voluntary or involuntary transfer or sale of property to sons or by sons as the parents usually stay with sons.

26. Stop closure of the only BA in Sign Language Programme for Hearing Impaired in India

Nobody would have thought that in less than two years of setting up of the first Indian Sign Language Research & Training Centre (ISLRTC) for the Hearing-Impaired, plans would be afoot to shut it down. But that is what seems to be happening at the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) campus here.

Vice-Chancellor M. Aslam has publicly announced that t there was no point in continuing with the Bachelor of Arts in Applied Sign Language Studies (BAASLS) program.

27. Pledge to Speak Up Against Gender-Based Violence in India

There are more than 600 million women in India who are exposed to rape, dowry death and sexual harassment every day. 18, 359 rape cases were registered in India in the first three quarters of 2012; a woman is raped every 20 minutes in India.

Another form of gender-based violence is the killing of baby girls and female foetuses, causing India to lose 3 million girls since 2001.

Due to the patriarchal culture rooted deeply within this nation, women are treated as second class citizens or even worse, as possessions. These women suffer in silence because their cries are falling on deaf ears.

28. Sanjay Dutt must serve his prison sentence like anyone else

Sanjay Dutt is one of India’s best and most distinguished actors. However this should in no way influence the way in which he has to face justice for a serious crime he has committed. There cannot be a system in India where the privileged can escape punishment.

He has been convicted of the offence of using his privileged position to arrange a safe venue for a cache of arms and explosives that had been received from Pakistan by the Mumbai underworld to organise the serial blasts in March 1993 that killed 257 innocent people and seriously injured another 713. Whether or not he knew what these gangsters/terrorists were going to do with the weapons and explosives has not been proven, but the undisputed fact is that he knew that he was helping illegally procured firearms and explosives be procured and distributed by criminals.
His conviction has been upheld by the Supreme Court, and he has been convicted to 5 years imprisonment.

Sanjay Dutt and his family are very privileged parts of India’s upper class elite, with very powerful friends. His late father was a successful actor turned politician, as is his mother. His sister is a Congress Member of Parliament for Mumbai North Central.

There is a powerful push underway, orchestrated by connections of Sanjay Dutt to have him pardoned by the Governor of Maharashtra, B Shankarkand, (who apparently has the power to do this). The Governor of an Indian state is essentially a political appointee of the ruling party, and therefore there will be considerable pressure on the Governor to grant pardon to Sanjay Dutt.

This petition, directed to the Governor aims to bring together the voices of persons in India and around the world who think there should be ONE RULE OF LAW for all, and that the rich, famous and well-connected should not be able to circumvent the law in any way.
For further insight into the issues at stake for India, please read:

- Pardon Cry smacks of Law for the privileged - by Swapan Dasgupta - http://www.dailypioneer.com/columnists/usual-suspects/pardon-cry-smacks--of-law-for-privileged.html

- Rebuttal of Markandey Katju’s arguments in favour of pardon of Sanjay Dutt - http://www.hinduperspective.com

29. STOP RAPE IN INDIA

On Friday the 15th of March 2013, a Swiss girl was raped by several (possibly 7 or 8) Indian men, while her boyfriend was tied to a tree. This act of violence is not standing alone.

Through the past years, there have been many acts of (group) rapes in India. Rape is a direct violation against the human rights, and therefore it should be strictly prohibited.

The Indian government is not taking enough action against it. That’s why the rapes still continue. Therefore the United Nations should make sure the Indian government is going to take action.

30. UK should pressurise Pakistan & India to legislate for women's equality

In light of recent incident in Pakistan .i.e. girl shot by Taliban for campaigning for girls' rights to go to school, and the incident in India where a woman was raped on a bus by 6 men, such abuse should stop now.

We the undersigned call on the British government to put pressure on Pakistan and Indian governments to legislate for equal rights or women in their countries.