Sunday, April 21, 2013

Sign the petition for a Safer India for Women and Children.

Petition Created by
Lakshmi D. United States of America


To be delivered to:
1. Sheila Dixit - Chief Minister, New Delhi
2. Dr. Manmohan Singh - Prime Minister, India
3. Pranab Mukherjee - President , India
4. Sonia Gandhi- President of Indian National Congress (INC)Member
5. Sushma Swaraj- Leader of Opposition in Parliament

Petition can be signed in

http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/A_safer_India_for_women_and_children/?cyNISdb


A safer India for women and children

This petition is awaiting approval by the Avaaz Community
A safer India for women and children
1,000
740

740 signers. Let's reach 1,000

Why this is important

April 19, 2013 A five year old girl was abducted and brutally raped in Delhi, by her neighbor for 48 hours. She had gone out to play with her friends when the man who lived in the same building kidnapped her and eventually left her unconscious and bleeding after trying to strangle her. Foreign objects like candle and a 200 ml hair oil bottle were inserted in her vagina.. There were injuries and bruises on her private parts, chest, lips and cheeks. One of the doctors who examined her says : "She was scared and not fully conscious. Initially she did not allow us to proceed with the examination as she was in tremendous pain." The child is currently battling for her life. The police tried to buy the silence of the child's family for 2,000 rupees ($40) and refused to press charges. "When I went to lodge an FIR, police refused to register the case. If they had made a better attempt, they would have found her. Police told me to be happy that she was alive," her father alleged. A schoolgirl who tried to meet the victim in the hospital was slapped at least four times by a male assistant commissioner of police in full view of the media. This left her a bleeding ear.


December 16, 2012 A 23 year old paramedical student was gangraped and brutalized with an iron rod by 6 men in a school bus that caused her intestines to come out through her vagina.. She and her friend were thrown out of the bus, only to be found hours later. The female victim passed away due to gangrene of internal organs. The male victim was beaten so badly that he can't walk without a cane. There were protests across the nation, but they were short lived.

Please read the statistics here and look at the interactive map for understanding how important this issue is. 


http://blogs.wsj.com/indiarealtime/2013/01/04/statistics-conviction-rates-for-rape-across-india/tab/interactive/ 


Justice and safety are needed, in India, at this very moment.


This petition is the collaborative effort of:

ASSET India Foundation - http://www.assetindiafoundation.org/


Humanfirst - An active forum of global participants who believe in making a change

ibreakmysilence.org - A forum to find your voice against sexual violence



WSJ Graphics


4 comments:

jayasree said...

Mkrishnaswamy wrote:
On Sun, Apr 21, 2013 at 12:47 PM,

I signed in Avaaz.org
http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/A_safer_India_for_women_and_children/?cvDVObb

Many young persons are wondering:
If there is a God and the God is everywhere and in everything,
why is evil and cruelty wide-spread over centuries and unchecked?
Why are innocent and defenceless persons unprotected?
MKK

jayasree said...

Values!
We are not teaching values to our people.
Movies, western influence and materialistic craving have led to the deterioration and lack of knowledge of values and the need to inculcate them.
- jayasree

Skandan said...

Respected madam,

these petitions will not work and it doesnt help in anyway. if you go to avaaz webiste, there is a petition for every other issues.

the listed names are so thick skinned that they dont even bother or care for anything happening in delhi. the congress govt is just has one agenda now. how to manage numbers in next election. whom to partner and how to come back to power. they have stopped governing long back. the y have even forgotten that they are the ruling party - we can see by the statements given by mms, sonia and others - as though it is not there problem and somebody else has to take action.

the ceative think tank headed by diggi singh is just thinking how they can put the blame of rape cases against modi.

we need one adi sankara to come again to change our country. but looks like that will take some more time.

pranams
skandan

jayasree said...

Dear Mr Skandan.

I understand your views. I posted the petition as a way of showing my disapproval of the happenings to kids and women and the apathy of the Govt - police machinery. The petition may not make changes, but it did give a feeling that I somehow expressed my anger and disapproval for the developments. I don't know how else to show my views.