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February 25, 2006
I am writing to you to demand change on an epidemic that is destroying families, fathers, and children right here in our country.
Simply put, the "Family Court" system as it now exists has stripped fathers of their rights to be a part of their children's lives. Instead, fathers have turned into financial pumps, living in constant fear of being dragged back into court by the mother and victimized yet again.
It is fair to say that the Children's Amendment Act of 2002 is biased against the fathers. Children aren't things that you buy off of a shelf in the grocery store. The whole child support system needs to be scrapped, and built up in a manner that the father and mother have equal rights to the child in question.
There is one judge in the family court that is clogging up the jails with fathers that don't pay support. If you take a look down the Prison Farm, you would notice that the majority of men down there are sent there by Judge Chin. It's really hard for a man to go to court and state his case when Judge Chin is leaning to one side THE WOMAN!!!! I am a woman, and I feel that he is very biased.
This Government has an important role in changing this act. The person who is suffering through this whole ordeal is the child. It's not fair that when I go up on the Bermuda Laws Website there is nothing in there about a "Father's Bill of Rights" or "Fathers Rights". Why is it that a female has the last say when it comes to the care and control of a child? Why is it that she holds all the cards?
Fathers are not treated right in the Bermuda court system. Children need their fathers, as fathers need rights and access to their children. The Bermuda Court System needs to be changed to enable this to occur. Right here in our country, our homeland where we feel justified in wanting to raise our Child (ren) are we being stripped of our rights.
We, as parents have a fundamental right to assume equal periods of placement of our children, unless there is credible evidence that a parent is not fit, that placement would be harmful to the child (ren). This right is fundamental; not that one parent must win as a result of lengthy, intrusive and costly legal battle, or compromised simply to reach a stipulated agreement to avoid a battle.
I hope that this hits home, and you consider a change in the system. This letter will be sent to the Premier, The Governor, The Senate, until somebody in this country stands up and fights for fathers. We need to do more to make sure both parents are fully involved in the raising of their children, particularly fathers. We will start a petition, walk on parliament and call you out. This is just the beginning.
Het aantal incidenten de voorbije vijf jaar zijn serieus gedaald. Maar toch wil minister van Binnenlandse Zaken, Patrick Dewael, de voetbalwet nog strenger maken.
Momenteel voorziet die wet dat iemand die betrokken is bij incidenten een geldboete en een stadionverbod kan krijgen in een straal van vijf kilometer rond het stadion. Nu wil minister Dewael die straal gaan uitbreiden. "Nu is het in straal van vijf kilometer. Dat gaat uitgebreid worden over het hele Belgische grondgebied. Die straal van vijf kilometer verdwijnt dus", aldus de minister.
Dewael heeft nog andere voorstellen. "Het zou handig zijn dat de clubs 1% van de tv-gelden uitgeeft aan veiligheid. De voorbije vijf jaar heeft de overheid trouwens de helft minder geld moeten uitgeven aan politiebewaking bij de stadions."
WIJ ZEGGEN NEE TEGEN EEN STRENGERE VOETBALWET ! WIJ ZIJN HET BEU OM ALS CRIMINELEN BEHANDELD TE WORDEN !
Salamon Kalou is een Ivooriaanse voetballer in dienst van het Rotterdamse Feyenoord. Hij kan, volgens kenners, leuk voetballen en is een aardige jongen. Hij wil graag Nederlander worden en meespelen met het Nederlands voetbal elftal. Helemaal niets mis mee, we willen allemaal wel eens wat.
Echter, de KNVB/hijzelf/van Basten/Cruijf/... (aanvullen of doorhalen wat niet van toepassing is) wil(len) een versnelde naturalisatieprocedure. Blijkbaar hebben we in Nederland op dit moment niet genoeg goede voetballers om het WK mee te winnen dus moeten we het talent 'importeren'. Vreemd is wel dat de kwalificatie voor het WK nog nooit zo makkelijk is gegaan als nu en dat zonder Kalou.
De minister van Vreemdelingenzaken Rita Verdonk, die toestemming moet geven voor versnelde naturalisatieprocedures, vindt het hebben van wat voetbaltalent geen reden om iemand versneld een paspoort te geven. Terecht?
In de media is een ware hetze begonnen tegen de minister omtrent deze kwestie. De media zijn van mening dat er wel degelijk sprake is van een reden voor het versnellen van de procedure. De media laten duidelijk merken dat dit de mening is van de gemiddelde Nederlander. Maar in de 'internet' media (zoals internet fora en weblogs), waar het 'volk' het zelf voor het zeggen heeft, blijkt iets heel anders. Hier kom je over het algemeen meningen tegen zoals 'hij wacht maar gewoon op zijn beurt' of 'voetbal is geen reden voor versnelde procedures'. (zie hier enkele voorbeelden: http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8&rls=GGLD,GGLD:2003-48,GGLD:en&q=kalou+moet+gewoon+wachten)
Moeten de media weer gewoon de minister zieken met hun al te linkse meningen, zoals gewoonlijk, en heeft het 'gewone volk' een andere mening? Het lijkt er wel op, de minister is niet voor niets uitgeroepen tot 'politicus van het jaar' (door het 'gewone volk'! zie ook: http://www.elsevier.nl/nieuws/politiek/nieuwsbericht.asp?artnr=78072&rss=true)
Om nou eens duidelijk te krijgen voor iedereen (lees; de traditionele media en de andere voorvechters van de versnelde procedure) wat de mening is van het 'gewone volk' over deze kwestie, is hier een petitie geopend waarin iedereen die het met de 'stelling' eens is z'n verhaal kwijt kan en het kan 'ondertekenen'.
De stelling: 'Kalou moet gewoon wachten op zijn beurt, net als ieder ander?'.
How many people abscond in the UK every year - can the Government give a figure?
How many married couples is the Government proposing to remove from the UK?
Over 15 thousand non-EU families were given compassionate leave to remain in the UK in 2003. Why can't the same compassion be shown to British Citizens married to non-EU nationals?
December 13, 2005
Dear Mr McNulty
Re: Mahmad Salim Yadun - Home Office Ref: Y70236, CTS ref: M22375/5
We ask that you allow Mahmad Salim Yadun, a Mauritian man, to stay in the UK with his wife, Lynda, who is a British Citizen. They met in 2001 when he moved from London to Aberdeen to work. Salim has been in the UK for nearly 14 years, however the Home Office wants to remove Salim to Mauritius and have him re-apply for entry clearance to the UK from there. Here is a brief timeline of events:
Sept 1992: Salim arrives in London from Mauritius.
June 1997: Asylum is denied. Solicitor advises Salim to wait for "due process" to take effect.
1997 onwards: Solicitor continues to write to Home Office - NO REPLY.
July 2001: Salim moves to Aberdeen to work.
Aug 2001: Lynda & Salim start dating.
20 May 2002: Lynda and Salim marry.
June 2002: Application lodged for Salim to stay through marriage to Lynda.
23 Mar 2003: Both Salim and Lynda interviewed by Immigration Office at Aberdeen Airport. Salim advised that he is to be deported and that Lynda "could reasonably be expected to live in Mauritius". Lynda has worked for a major oil company for over 20 yrs and would not be able to obtain same type of job in Mauritius. Salim's Passport is retained by Immigration at Aberdeen Airport. From that day, Salim has to sign in at Police Station every Monday.
During the 13 years he has lived in the UK, Salim has been allowed to work and has paid his taxes. He has been self-sufficient and of no burden, whatsoever, to the State. He has no criminal record and is not involved with any political or other organisation that is against the public interest. He has done voluntary work for charity (Transportforall.com) and has promoted interest in dancing, as he and Lynda taught a modern jive dance class together for several months. There is a shortage of Salim's job skills in the UK oil industry.
To remove Salim from the UK and have him re-apply for entry clearance from Mauritius, would cost the UK Tax Payers thousands of pounds. And what about Lynda? Surely, she has a right to have her husband here with her in the UK? They have been married for over 3½ years now. The stress that Salim and Lynda have been under is unimaginable. Salim has been displaced from Mauritius for so long - the UK is now his home.
Robert Jovicic is a man without state.
Born of Serbian parents, he arrived in Australia from France when he was two years old. He has lived 36 of his 38 years in Australia.
In 2004,Immigration Minister Philip Ruddock deported him on character grounds after he was jailed for several burglaries to support a heroin addiction.
Desperate to return to his home country, he camps outside the Australian embassy every night.His health is not good, and his family believe he will die if not returned home before the onset of European winter.
He speaks no Serbian & only speaks English,with,as you'd expect,an Australian accent.He wants to come home to his family in Melbourne.
The Serbian gov't do not recognise him as a citizen,& as a result he cannot work, receive welfare or medical services & is virtually destitute
Effectively,he has been dumped there,in a country that is an absolute stranger to him.
If he lacks Australian citizenship,he is an Australian in all the ways that matter-his family is there & he knows no other home.
While in many cases it is reasonable for a nation to exclude criminals from residency in order to uphold the rule of law & national security,I believe this is a case that warrants mercy. Addiction is a terrible illness This man is too unwell to be a threat. Without access to housing or medical care his situation is dire.No man should be left to die without a state.
Australians have long prided themselves on being a land that gives people "a fair go". I urge the Prime Minister to show that justice can be tempered with mercy,and give this ill man a 'fair go'at staying alive,by simply being allowed to COME HOME.
36. Help Somalia
The Right Honourable Paul Martin
Prime Minister of Canada
Dear Prime Minister,
After fourteen years of the absence of all forms of law and order in Somalia, there is a renewed optimism. Somalia and its people now have a government. Yet, without the help of the international community Somalia will remain a failed state.
Canada has demonstrated its commitment to being a world leader in peace keeping, and the fight against poverty, hunger, and disease in the developing world and Africa in particular.
The Somali population in Canada exceeds 100,000 and represents the largest community of African descent within our nation. The Somali-Canadian community believes that Canada should change its "wait and see" policy towards Somalia, and act immediately in supporting the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia (TFG).
I urge you to show bold international leadership by leading the way in supporting the Somali government's efforts to create peace and stability through the rule of law and the establishment of good governance. I believe the Government of Canada should take the following steps in order to facilitate the peace and reconciliation process already begun in Somalia:
Immediate and full diplomatic recognition for the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia;
Appoint a Special Envoy to Somalia;
Support Somalia in its efforts to rebuild by offering the services of experts in federalism and good governance;
Support Somalia in its efforts to reconstruction and institutional development by creating Somalia Reconstruction Trust Fund;
Help in safeguarding the unity, territorial integrity and sovereignty of Somalia;
Help in the creation of a national police force in Somalia using the expertise of the RCMP.
We feel the time has come, under Your Excellency's leadership, to use your good offices and influence in the House of Commons to help the Canadian government understand what is at stake in the Horn of Africa. I appeal to you, to support discussions and actions that will lead to the healing, restoration and reconciliation of Somalia.
Thank you for your favorable consideration,
October 27, 2005
The Canadian government's proposed legislation to tap public communication is totally unnecessary. The idea is to make communication companies install wiretaps to allow the government to eavesdrop on phone and internet conversations. This bill was named "Lawful Access", and must be stopped.
Prime Minister Paul Martin has stated that the plan is to keep tabs on known or just-released criminals, but if the access is at that high of a level (arguably the highest in Canada) the way that the information is actually used and what is done with it would not be known to the public, or anyone else except who is doing it, especially if this is across the entire country.
The proposed anti-terror legislation is contrary to our civil rights. Regardless of the fact if you had something to hide or not, would you want even your next door neighbour, or a close friend or family member possibly listening in on every phone call you make and reading every e-mail or instant message you send or reveive? Probably not.
I personally do not want some anonymous "Big Brother" figure perusing over my personal and private correspondances, but if PM Paul Martin and Deputy Prime Minister Anne McLellan get their way it will become reality.
The main point is not to actually monitor the population, but make them understand that they COULD be monitored. This was employed famously in Germany during World War II. Remember the Gestapo? This is exactly the same type of tactic Hitler used to keep his citizens in line. Why was it wrong when Hitler did this to Germany, but in Canada of all places it's deemed acceptable? Is this what our Veterans died for?
TO: The Honourable Dr. Philippe Couillard, Quebec Minister of Health Services and Social Services
TO: Madame Nicole Malo, Public Curator
cc. The Honourable Mme Carole Théberge, Quebec Minister of Family, Seniors and the Status of Women
We, the undersigned, believe that the rights of the intellectually disabled young man, presently under tutorship of the Quebec public curator, and known by the alias of "Tiger" [documentation with his real identity already in possession of your office] have been and continue to be violated by establishments mandated under the Act respecting health services and social services to provide him with adequate care.
We believe that he has been, throughout his life, deprived of specific rights granted to all citizens and to which he was and is entitled under Quebec, Canadian and international law. Attached are specific rights, which we believe that Tiger was and is entitled to and has not been granted via the following:
* United Nations, Convention on the Rights of the Child, ratified by Canada in 1991
* United Nations, Rules for the Protection of Juveniles Deprived of their Liberty, (1990),
* Canadian Charter Of Rights And Freedoms;
* Quebec Charter Of Human Rights And Freedoms;
* Quebec, Youth Protection Act ;
* Quebec, Civil Code
* Quebec, An Act respecting health services and social services;
* Quebec, Public Curator Act;
We believe most notably that he has and continues to be deprived of the "personalised services" to which he has always been entitled to by the following article contained in the AHSSS:
"5. Every person is entitled to receive, with continuity and in a personalized manner, health services and social services which are scientifically, humanly and socially appropriate."
Fundamentally, we believe that not only has Tiger been deprived of his rights as stated above, but also that he has been mistreated, misdiagnosed, misplaced, neglected, abused, punished and persecuted all under the guise of "care" aimed at meeting his needs and interests.
Given that the Quebec Human Rights commission ruled in the year 2000, that Tiger's rights and specifically those related to his right to health, social and educational services granted under article 8 of the Youth Protection Act were violated and given that adequate measures have not been taken since this date to remedy his situation, we therefore request the following:
* There be an immediate stop to all forms of punitive behaviour toward Tiger;
* The Ministry conduct a complete and transparent investigation into the health services and social services that Tiger has received from the age of 2, when he first came to the attention of social services, to the present;
* The Ministry in conjunction with the Public Curator provide a full guarantee, as of now, that Tiger will receive services of the highest professional calibre, to be treated at all times with dignity and with respect for his rights;
* the Ministry in conjunction with the Public Curator actively work to remove all prejudice and bias which has been created as a result of the mismanagement of Tiger and his situation;
* Given the multitude of social and health services which have been involved in depriving Tiger of adequate services, the Ministry itself assume the full responsibility for the development and implementation of a comprehensive and long term plan. That Tiger, a representative from the Public Curator's office and person(s) selected by Tiger to assist him, participate in the development of such plan. This plan must of necessity include resources that would ensure Tiger's ongoing positive development, social adjustment and his becoming a fully contributing member of our society;
* An independent body be mandated to provide an assessment to determine how much, if any, financial compensation Tiger should receive in view of the serious negligence and harm that he has suffered by the health and social services establishments.
Save Douglas Devananda.
The last elected Tamil leader threatened by the LTTE.
This is the initial step of a world wide appeal to the United Nations to save the life of Douglas Devananda - the last remaining Tamil opponent of the LTTE banned by the international community for acts of terrorism.
He is the leader of the Tamil political party in the democratic stream which is seen as a formidable rival of the LTTE who claims to "the sole representative of the Tamils". In the past the LTTE (better known as Tamil Tiger terrorists) have made ten attempts on the life of Douglas Devananda, a member of parliament elected by the Tamil people in his electorate in Jaffna. Though he escaped all attempts he is aware of what the IRA told Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher: "You have to be lucky all the time. We have to be lucky only once".
This appeal is to put pressure on the LTTE to halt its eleventh, or twelfth or any other attempts on the life Douglas Devananda. Like any other human being he has a right to life, free from the threats of LTTE suicide bombers or snipers. The international community was shocked when the LTTE sniper shot dead Lakshman Kadirgamar, the Sri Lankan Foreign Minister, on August 12, 2005. He is the latest in a long list of Tamil leaders eliminated by the LTTE. The history of the LTTE is a record of eliminating all potential rivals to its Supreme, Velupillai Prabhakaran, who is wanted by India for the murder of Rajiv Gandhi, the Prime Minister of India, wanted by the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka for 200 years for the killing of non-combatant civilians when the Central Bank building was blown up in the heart of the Colombo and wanted by Interpol.
With the elimination of Lakshman Kadirgamar, a Tamil lawyer from Oxford University, the LTTE silenced one of its leading opponents. The next in line is Douglas Devananda.
It is also necessary to highlight his plight because the LTTE has never admitted to any of the killings. It always draws a smoke screen denying responsibility and blaming it on others. The organizers of this petition want to put on notice that if something happens to Douglas Devananda it would be only from the action of the LTTE.
In the past, though the LTTE, has denied responsibility, it has left its paw marks through (1) Tiger technology, (2) modus operandi and (3) motives. The Tiger technology is revealed in suicide bombers, (they perfected the art of jackets worn round the body) , long-range snipers, or pistol gangs riding in motor cycles. Their modus operandi is to study, video and map out strategies of the location and go on practice runs before executing with deadly accuracy.
All the Tamil and non-Tamil leaders killed - i.e. from Rajiv Gandhi to Lakshman Kadirgamar -- had posed a serious threat to the LTTE at one time or another. All three factors have combined in the previous ten attacks on Douglas Devananda.
Devananda, who heads the Eelam People's Democratic Party, V. Anandasangaree, head of the Tamil United Liberation Front and Col Karuna, are the three remaining Tamil leaders who are on the hit list of the Tamil Tigers. Of these Anandasangaree is abroad and Col. Karuna is in hiding. The easiest target is Douglas Devananda, senior minister the United Peoples' Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Government led by Sri Lanka President Chandrika Bandaranaike.
Douglas Devananda, an elected Member of Parliament in the Jaffna electoral district, won a seat in the parliament of Sri Lanka at the last parliamentary general elections held on 02 April 2004, despite rampant election fraud, malpractices, threats and intimidation of LTTE, and disproved the LTTE claim that they are the "sole representatives of the Tamils".
Douglas Devananda is the only moderate Tamil political leader, who has been protesting against the LTTE atrocities in Sri Lanka, for the past 15 years continuously. Douglas and his men, based in Sri Lanka, are determined to expose the atrocities of the LTTE to the International Community.
Douglas Devananda MP is today the only surviving Senior Tamil Minister of Agricultural Marketing Development, Co-operative Development, Hindu Affairs and Assisting Education and Vocational Training in the Cabinet of Chandrika Kumaratunga, President of Sri Lanka.
Devananda was born in Jaffna on 10th November 1957. At the age of 13 he joined the Manavar Peravai (Students Federation) and in 1975 he joined the EROS - Eelam Revolutionary Organization of Students. It was then that he assumed the pseudonym of Douglas.
In his youth he was with various Tamil rebel groups. But realizing that the destiny of the Tamil people is by winning rights through non-violent democratic means he turned a new leaf by establishing the Eelam People's Democratic Party (EPDP).
Having entered the democratic mainstream, Douglas worked hard to build his party in the North-East Province of Sri Lanka. His efforts paid dividends when nine members of the EPDP, including himself were elected to Parliament from the Jaffna District, in August 1994. Douglas was reelected to Parliament in October 2000, and again in December 2001.
Douglas Devananda is a self-confident idealist, who is a committed fighter against fascism. He is unassuming, approachable and a believer in humanism. He is determined to serve his people, despite the fact that he has been wounded, scarred and blinded in one eye, and compelled to live a life in the shadow of death. He deserves to lead a normal life without threats to his life. This appeal is to give him that right. Your vote can, hopefully, ensure that right to live in a democratic society without being killed just because he disagrees with those who claim to be "the sole representative" of any community - an unrealistic political proposition except in a fascist regime.
March 02, 2006
This petition is now closed. Thanks to all who signed.
August 19, 2005
Petition to Tony McNulty, Minister for Immigration, requesting he allows Ali Reza Fakourpoor to remain in the UK.
Home Office reference F1021561
We ask that you allow Ali Reza Fakourpoor, an Iranian man to stay in Britain with his wife Jenifer, who is a British Citizen.
Ali met Jenifer in Glasgow and they married in 2002. An application was submitted but this was refused in February 2005. An appeal is now pending.
The Home Office want to remove Ali to Iran but this would result in the couple's forced separation. There are several insurmountable obstacles that would prevent them living together in Iran. Iran does not recognise dual nationality. It is likely that Jenifer's British passport is confiscated. In order for the Iranian authorities to recognise their marriage Jenifer would be forced to convert to Islam. Jenifer has no knowledge of Iran's language or culture and it is very unlikely she would find employment in her current field.
It is also uncertain what would happen to Ali on his return especially given the current political climate, his political views and previous opposition to the government. We believe that a forced separation would be unjust and inhumane.
In spite of the stress he is under Ali has remained an active and widely respected member of the community. He has learned English and updated his skills in carpentry and furniture making. He is not permitted to work so volunteers at his local Oxfam shop on a weekly basis.
July 13, 2005
Venez signer la pétition DNF pour une réelle protection des non-fumeurs et des salariés.
S'appuyant sur deux sondages effectués pour le compte de l'Alliance contre le tabac et de DNF, le ministre Français de la santé Philippe Douste-Blazy a pris une décision majeure qui traduit la volonté du gouvernement de mieux protéger les non-fumeurs en demandant à l'IGAS de faire un rapport sur l'interdiction totale de fumer dans les lieux publics et lieux de travail avec un calendrier précis.
Cette décision intervient alors que 72 % des ffrançais réclament une interdiction totale tout comme dans les pays du Nord, Irlande, Norvège et plus récemment Suède.
Les récents changements au gouvernement ne doivent pas arrêter ce processus. C'est pourquoi, DNF met en ligne une nouvelle pétition pour demander à Xavier Bertrand, nouveau Ministre de la Santé de respecter les engagements pris par son ministère.
Cette pétition sera clôturée le 31 mai 2006 mais plus nous récolterons rapidement des signatures en nombre significatif et plus vite interviendra la décision tant attendue.
Votre collaboration est essentielle, signez et faites signer cette pétition par tous vos amis, collègues et proches, n'hésitez pas également à en parler dans les divers forums que vous fréquentez éventuellement. Une version « papier » est par ailleurs proposée pour les personnes n'ayant pas accès à l'Internet.
Pour signer la pétition : http://petition.dnf.asso.fr
english version :
Sign the International DNF petition for a smoking ban in France
DNF is a French association defending the non-smoker rights in France. This country was one of the first to take real decisions, in 1991, in order to protect people from the second-hand smoke. Unfortunately, the law is absolutely not respected and consequently 70 % of the French population is totally stripped by the second-hand smoke everywhere.
Recently, a survey shows that more than 72 % are agree with a smoking ban.
The French minister of health took a really great decision in asking for a report on a smoking ban in all public and working places which must present a precise calendar. Without any doubt, we can say that the European petition which has been relayed by DNF on its website had a decisive role in this courageous governmental's initiative.
Following the appointment of a new Minister for Health, we have to link us to be sure that these commitments are respected by the new team. That's why DNF has decided to put on line a new international petition in order to ask to Xavier Bertrand, the new french minister for health to confirm the former decision.
This petition will be closed on the 31st may 2006 but we'll hope we could have more of 10,000 signing as soon as possible. Your cooperation is essential... sign and make sign this petition by all your friends!! We hope all that France will be soon a paradise for non-smoker!!
Thank you !
The DNF staff
The wolf population in Norway is in a critical situation. This spring the government of Norway sanctioned a culling of wolves from only an estimated population of 25 wolves remaining in the country. During the hunt, an alpha female was killed "by accident" from one of the packs not to be targeted for the hunt - effectively dispersing the family. By the end of the hunt there were only 2 families left, and only one mating pair between the two.
The attitude of the government is biased by heavy lobbying of sheep farmers throughout the country who are trying to protect their free-range sheep. A quote from Afenposten tells all: "We want to keep Norway wolf-free. The wolf is vermin and should be taken out," said the leader of the Center Party program committee, Lars Peder Brekk."
Recently another wolf was found dead by unknown causes. This male wolf was a member of the family of wolves whose alfa female was wrongfully killed during the hunt. This death strikes a devastating blow to the wolf population. Now only one family survives in Norway.
The purpose of our petition is to show global support for the wolves and to demand the government of Norway change their policies and protect the wolves from extinction.
The concept is a fairly simple one; everyone has a birthday - what better way to celebrate than to give that person the day off on that most special of days?
Instead of the average state holiday, where all workers receive a paid day off, the concept of SB is that only one person receives the holiday. This makes the holiday much easier to enact; businesses have no need of shutting down, the rest of the world and the economy can function as normal with no disruption.
For the employer, it also makes good fiscal sense. Instead of the massive one-time payout associated with other holidays, the monetary repercussions of the SB system are staggered throughout the calendar year.
For the government, the process could not be easier. No special legislation to deal with the addition of a stat is neccessary. No calendar changes are needed. The banks will remain open. All of the extra hassle associated with the average holiday are avoided.
Please sign the petition, and lets get a holiday for us all, on the most important day of the year for us all.
~Jason Beange, petition concept developer
Stop India from Exporting Terrorism to Nepal.
India has been creating economical as well as political problems for Nepal for the last 58 years it has become Independent from the British. Nepal wanted to become trade free zone just like Singapore, it pressurized Nepal to abandon the idea. It wanted to turn to market economy 20 years ago but India forced it to have high custom tariff. India is building dams in the border area to flood Lumbini the birth place of Lord Budha so no tourist will visit this submerge area.
Nepal has to endure Indian arm twisting because it is landlocked so it has to use Indian port for sea cargo. It took ten years to convince India to allow Nepal to link India port with railway and another three years for the train to star service after completion of the railway link. Even after 15 years the railway link in not functioning properly. India has denied Nepal right of transits numerous times and dictating its terms on Nepal economy, as a result it is now one of the poorest country in the world. Now Indian foreign minister is threatening Nepal that it has leverage against Nepal which is noting but Nepal geographical compulsion to ship cargo through India.
India has been exporting terrorism to its neighbouring countries to keeps these countries in line to the Indian wishes. Terrorism as been the inbuilt nature of Indian politics. According to very credible numbers published by human-rights groups and the Punjab judiciary, the government of India has murdered more than 250,000 Sikhs since 1984, in excess of 200,000 Christians in Nagaland since 1947, almost 75,000 Kashmiri Muslims since 1988, and tens of thousands of Assamese, Tamils, Manipuris, Dalits, and others. In 1994, the US State Department reported that the Indian government paid out over 41,000 cash bounties to police officers for killing members of the Sikh minority.
An Indian Prime Minister was killed in office resulting from hobnobbing with terrorist. A former Prime Minister Mr. Rajib Ghandi who supported and armed one of the deadliest terrorist LITTE against Sri Lanka and as result was killed by them. In 1985 it armed and trained Ramraja P. Singh in India to conduct various terrorism activities in Nepal the result was several innocent civilian were killed.
After fourteen years of corruption and misrule by corrupt politicians King of Nepal has taken a popular step and assumed direct rule. The result has been positive. Whith the polular support of the general public peace in returing to the country. Kathmandu has seen four months without bombing or innocent people being killed. It this the first time in decade three months have gone without any kind of forced strikes in Kathmandu and other towns of the country. Gradually situation in becoming normal in the country side.
Normal Nepal has chance of being out of grip of India. So now India in supporting terrorist Nepal Communist Party (Maoist) to fight against the Nepal Army. It is repeating the same story it did with Sri Lanka. Recently several terrorist who have red corner notice from the Interpol have been reported holding meetings with Indian Intelligence Agency and Politicians. India is planning to arm and train terrorist to teach Nepal a lesson.
You can help Nepal in this hour of crisis, please sign and forwad below email to President George W. Bush and a copy to Vice President Richard Cheney. Their email address are
President George W. Bush: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President Richard Cheney: email@example.com
UPDATE JUNE 27, 2005
USINPAC thanks everyone who signed this petition and supported this petition drive.
House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Ill) confirmed today that Prime Minister of India Dr. Manmohan Singh will address a Joint Session of Congress on July 19, 2005 at 10:00 AM when he pays a state visit to the United States. Dr. Singh is the first Prime Minister of India on a state visit post 9/11. This makes this visit a very special occasion and is of great significance to the growing strategic relations between India and the United States.
House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX) in a discussion with USINPAC mentioned that he is excited and delighted that Prime Minister Singh is paying a state visit to the Capital and looks forward to welcoming him.
US India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) is delighted that the Joint Session of Congress for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is now confirmed.
June 27, 2005
Fellow Indian Americans, we must come together as a 2 million strong community in the United States and urge the US Congress to invite Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to address a Joint Session of Congress during his visit to Washington in July.
Dr. Manmohan Singh is the first Indian Prime Minister to visit Washington after September 11, 2001. This will also be Dr. Singh's first official visit to Washington as Prime Minister of India.
Dr. Singh represents a nation that is the world's largest democracy, has the second largest population in the world, has the second fastest growing economy in the world, and has the fourth largest purchasing-power parity in the world. Furthermore, India and the US have shared values of Democracy and rule of law .
Our grassroots message, therefore, to the US Congress is that India is no longer just a regional power, but indeed is ready to be, as President Bush has recently suggested, a global partner of the United States.
WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT?
The most recent world leaders who addressed a Joint Session of Congress have been Mexican President Vicente Fox, British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Spanish President José Maria Áznar, Afghan President Hamid Karzai, Interim Iraqi Prime Minister Ayyad Allawi, and Ukrainian President Viktor Yuschenko.
The Indian American community must come together as an active and united voice to urge the US Congress to invite Prime Minister Singh in this prestigious list of strong allies of the United States who have had the privilege of addressing a Joint Session of Congress.
Support USINPAC - devoted to defending the interests of the Indian American community. USINPAC will be submitting this petition with your signature to the Congressional Leadership in the Senate and the House. So make your voice heard and sign the petition! ACT NOW to extend your valuable support to USINPAC and contribute. Any contribution from you would enormously strengthen our efforts.
Bob Geldof for Prime Minister. He rocks.
Tenzin Delek Rinpoche is a highly revered monk in Tibet. In April 2002 Tenzin Delek Rinpoche and Lobsang Dhondup were arrested and charged with involvement in a series of explosions in Sichuan Province. They were held incommunicado until their December 2002 trial, where they were convicted of "conspiring to cause a series of explosions" and "incitement to separatism," and sentenced to death.
On January 26, 2003, the Sichuan Provincial Court rejected Tenzin Delek Rinpoche's appeal. Lobsang Dhondup was executed the same day. Tenzin Delek Rinpoche is currently being held in Tuandong Prison, Sichuan.
The circumstances surrounding this case indicate that the prosecution of Tenzin Delek Rinpoche is politically motivated. He built monasteries, schools and homes for the elderly in his community in eastern Tibet. His leadership outside the Communist Party made him a political target.
To date, the Chinese authorities have not produced any credible evidence of Tenzin Delek Rinpoche's involvement in the explosions, and the prosecutions have not met minimum standards of due process. On January 18, a smuggled tape made by Tenzin Delek Rinpoche asserted, "Whatever the authorities do and say, I am innocent."
We ask for your help to save Tenzin Delek Rinpoche from execution:
1. Send a message your Senators. Please contact your Senators and urge them to add their name to Senate Resolution 365, which calls for the release of Tenzin Delek Rinpoche. If you are not a US Citizen or are not represented by a US Senator, please consider sending an email to Li Zhaoxing (the Chinese Minister of Foreign Affairs) and ask him to release Tenzin Delek Rinpoche.
2. Send a message to your friends. Please contact your friends, let them know about this gross breach of justice, and urge them to take action to push for Tenzin Delek Rinpoche's release..
3. Support the International Campaign for Tibet and our efforts to free all Tibetan political prisoners.
NSW Transport Minister Michael Costa has become the "Goldilocks" of state parliament, with conditions either too hot or too wet for Sydney's trains to run on time, the state opposition said.
Releasing coalition figures, opposition transport spokesman Mike Gallacher said that just under one million people ran late on the city's rail system this week, as 1,100 trains ran four minutes or more behind schedule.
Of the 925,000 people in Sydney the opposition estimated ran late, more than 400,000 people were delayed by 10 minutes or more, Mr Gallacher said.
"This week, without a doubt, goes down as the worst week in recent history for the NSW public transport system," he told reporters in parliament.
"On October 1, CityRail blamed the weather ... they said the wet weather was responsible a 10 per cent (of trains running on time) result.
"On October 13, the hottest day recorded, once again they blamed the weather.
Blame Who? We just want our trains to run on time. I'm sure our tax dollars can give us this.
Sign the petiton and let your say be heard.
Ontario continues to clawback almost all of the National Child Benefit Supplement from Ontario Disability Support Program recipients. The money is given to you from your federal government only to be taken away by your Ontario government. The clawback is unfair to the children of disabled people and these children will continue to suffer at the hands of the Ontario Government until this process is stopped.
The purpose of the National Child Benefit Supplement is so that it reaches those children most in need.... the clawback makes sure it doesnt.
Please sign the petitition.
Also call the Minister of Community and Social Services:
MPP Windsor West
1483 Ouellette Avenue,
Windsor, ON N8X 1K1
Tel: (519) 977-7191
Fax: (519) 977-7029
Stand up and help protect the rights of the disabled on ODSP. Stand up for the children of disabled people suffering at the hands of this government.
One voice will not be heard. We need to make ourselves heard as a unit, so that they understand that its a matter that needs immediate attention.
We, citizens of Ontario, disabled persons on ODSP with children living in Ontario, families of disabled persons, friends of disabled persons, ontario communities, will no longer tolerate the Ontario Governments abuse towards this group of people and thier children.
March 24, 2004
This petition is in response to a growing concern that the Canadian government is merely paying lip service to the problem of terrorists and terrorist support/logistics in Canada.
In 1995 the then Prime Minister Jean Chretien personally intervened on behalf of a Canadian citizen, Ahmed Said Khadr who was being held in a Pakistani jail on charges relating to the bombing of the Egyptian Embassy in Islamabad. He had moved his family to Afghanistan and befriended Osama Bin Laden yet denied links to terror.
While living with Bin Laden in Afghanistan, they raised money in Canada amongst Muslims who were told they were aiding Afghan orphans. They had their sons trained in Al Qaeda camps to handle guns and explosives. They encouraged them to become martyrs for Islam, even suicide bombers. They nursed their hatred for Americans.
In 2001, in a grotesque family get together, they celebrated with "smiling, laughing" when Al Qaeda-comandeered jets slammed into the World Trade Center and other sites killing 3000 including 23 Canadians. Yet even today years after leaving Canada and five months after Ahmad was killed in a battle with Pakistani troops after being identified as an Al Qaeda founder and financier, his wife Maha finds her Canadian citizenship handy.
Incredibly, from Pakistan she is pressing Ottawa to issue her and her children new passports so they can roam the world armed with their extremist views. One son, Abdul Karim was paralyzed in the battle in Pakistan that killed his father; another, Abdullah, is in hiding in Pakistan; and a third, Omar is in the American detention centre in Cuba as an "enemy combatant" for killing a U.S. Army medic with a grenade. A Daughter, Zaynab, is with the mother.
"We are an Al Qaeda family", a fourth son, Abdurahman, flatly told the Canadian Broadcasting Corp.
He admitted to the Toronto Star he had been "lying to everyone up until this point" about his role in the saga. Upon his release from detention in Cuba, Abdurahman was flown to europe and released. He made his way to Pakistan where he contacted his Canadian relatives. They made an appeal to the Canadian government and once again a Canadian Prime Minister (this time Paul Martin) intervened and made a public statement that if Abdurahman made his way to a Canadian consulate, he would be "welcome" to return to Canada.
These repeated interventions by the Canadian government to help known terrorists holding Canadian citizenship is damaging the credibility of Canada as a nation that can be counted on in the war on terror. In addition these actions are needlessly advertising Canada has a gullible weak link to be exploited by terrorist groups wishing to operate unhindered here.
Thirdly it increases the risk to public safety and implants doubt in the minds of Canadians that the Canadian government is taking a proactive approach to preventing future terrorist attacks on Canadian soil.
For a long time now, we have had John Howard as Australia's Prime Minister. During this time, we have been involved in a war the country did not agree with, we have had the GST (good and services tax) come in, and the list of levys and extra taxes are rising with each day we have John Howard in power.
Mr Howard does not listen to the people, and anyone who wastes taxpayers money and does not make decisions according to what the people want for their country should not be running it.
Please sign this petition, so we can have a Prime Minister who will look after the common good of the country, and so we can have a better Australia for the future.
The Government of South Africa, through the Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini- Zuma recently commissioned a Report to whether to recognize the northern region of Somalia (Somaliland) as sovereign state.In the Report, law advisers from the South African Department of Foreign Affairs support somalilands argument for independence. As the Report writes “It is undeniable that Somaliland does indeed qualify for statehood, and it is incumbent upon the international community to recognise it.”
The South African government lawyers agree that “any efforts to deny or delay would not only put the international community at the risk of ignoring the most stable region in the Horn [of Africa], it would impose untold hardship upon the people of Somaliland due to the denial of foreign assistance that recognition entails.”
The South African government law advisers pondering about the practicability of bestowing sovereignty to Somaliland wrote: “The interest of world peace and stability require that, where possible, the division or fragmentation of existing states should be managed peacefully and by negotiation. But where this is not possible, as is the case with Somalia, international law accepts that the interests of justice may prevail over the principle of territorial integrity,”
If the Minister heeds this advice it will lead to the creation of five (5) Somali Bantustan-like countries; Somaliland and Punt land to name just but two. The advice given to the South African government is contrary to the UN, Africa Union, Arab league, Non Allied Movement, of which South Africa is a member, categorically say “that the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Somalia is sacrosanct.”
Hence closing the floodgate of Bantustans in Somalia and its ripple effect in other African countries. If the Minister accept such advice, the move will undoubtedly undermine the South African propelled African Renaissances and the NEPAD initiative that many Africans see as the only hope for Africa and Africans.
We urgently urge the Minister and the ANC Government not to heed this advice which will reintroduce tribal based fragmentation, ala apartheid, of the region through the backdoor.
We the undersigned Somalis and other Africans plead with the Minister and the ANC Government to reject the Bantustanization of Somalia and the Horn of Africa.
Dear Mr. Prime Minister,
We the undersigned, as the Iranian community of Canada and U.S. would like to express our thanks for your government's efforts in the case of Canadian journalist who was murdered in Iran, the Late Ms. Kazemi. We would like to remind your Excellency that it is greatly important for the Iranian community all across the world that the truth is known about the circumstances surrounding the arrest, torture and murder of Canadian journalist Ms. Kazemi in the hands of Islamic Republic officials. It is needless to say that Ms. Kazemi's case is just an example of what the government of Iran feels entitled to do to its current or former citizens.
Your Excellency, we demand the full protection of our rights under Canadian as well as International laws. The government of Iran must not be allowed to violate the basic human rights of its citizens, let alone the citizens of other countries and Canada. The international community and the Canadian government must make it clear to the government of the Islamic republic that they will not be allowed to get away with these violations.
Your Excellency, we demand that your government cut all ties with the Islamic republic should the government of Iran continue to refuse to send the body of Ms. Kazemi back to Canada for a fair and transparent investigation and continues to violate the rights of Iranian citizens. We would also like to express our full trust in the Canadian Criminal Courts and system. We would also like to express our support and appreciation of the Canadian Law enforcement in Vancouver British Colombia and let you know that the Iranian community resent the shameless allegations of the Islamic republic officials with regards to the tragic accident in Vancouver B.C.
We the undersigned believe:
Iraq is indeed a threat to not only its own people but to the entire world.
Even if the UN inspectors are able to find nothing, after they have left, Iraq will be free to do as they please. Thus the threat will continue into the future. Saddam and his thugs must be removed from power in Iraq, by force if need be. Thus freeing the good people of Iraq of ruthless tyranny. All weapons of mass destruction must be removed from Iraq.
History must not be allowed to repeat itself. War is a grave thing, yet the only thing that some mad men understand. Diplomacy will not work with the unwilling. Nothing that Sadam or his representatives say can be believed.
The League of Nations did not work for the same reasons that the UN is not working now. The time for diplomacy is long past. We must not wait until thousands are killed before we take action.
We the undersigned further support the United States, President Bush,Great Britain, and Prime Minister Blair.
All of the leaders of the free world should unite behind Mr. Bush and Mr. Blair to end this scourge. Now, before it is too late.
This petition is to show the Australian Government that we will not tolerate the slaughter of kangaroos.
LICENSED CORRUPT OFFICER OF MAHARASHTRA HOLDS THE POST OF TAHSILDAR JALNA LOOTED THE GOVT PROPERTIES BY EVERY POSSIBLE WAYS STILL CONTINUES IN THE DEPARTMENT ONLY ON ARRANGING SHARE TO ALL THE COMPETENT HIGHER AUTHRITIES
EXAM THE REPRESENTATION SUBMITTED TO THE CONCERNED DISTRICT COLLECTOR
Mrs.M Neelima Kerkate
Sub : Corrupt allegations levelled against Mr.Kamalakar Phad, Tahsildar,
- Report submitted - Regarding
Ref : J No. 2002/Masakha1/Aastha1Vis/ District Collector Office Jalna,
dated : 13-09-2002
In response to the reference cited order, it is my sincere prayer to the District Collector, Jalna to exam the following allegations levelleved against Mr. Kamalakar Phad, Tahsildar, Jalna
1) Is there any license is granted to the said officer to loot public properties by all possible illegal acts?
If not so, how the competent higher authorities are silent against his grave irregularities amounts to missappropriation of crores of rupees.
In case if the Government administration is in such an ignorant way without proper regular checks means, there is every possible scope to lose Government propeties easily, shall certainly be questioned in the appropriate court of law for suitable directions to the Government to set right the akward situation.
Although common public notices and exposes the delequency, what about the
role of probing authorities and the higher authorities concerned in the
regards, perhaps bribed and maintained silent for illegal self gratification.
2) In the administration of Malke Ganpatty Sansthan, Mr. kamlakar phad
just swallowed lacks of rupees without maintaining proper records. The dates
of accounting the ammounts into the banks and the expenditure booked for
the purposes shall exposes the real picture of Mr. Phad, if the authrities
concerned are really interested to detect the delinquency in this regards.
3) The said site is misutilised by MR PHAD ,to extreme extent as a personal
picnic spot to enjoy all possible illegal pleasures and disturbed the sanctityof the premises. This os the main sin he committed ,although being a responsible officer, shall definately be punished by the Almighty.
4) Moreover, after enjoying rupees four lacks bribe, he alloted the
construction work of the Malke Ganapathy temple to a most corrupt and indeasent contactor of no proper experience, the estimate of the consruction itself is the proof, if it is examined properly.
5) Mr. Phad colluded with Mr. Bikulal Indani and enjoyed ten lakhs bribe to declare the property worth of crores of rupees of Gajanan mandir to the said person on manupulation and fabrication of Government records.
On what grounds, he favoured to Mr. Bikulal Indani to dispose the said properties shall be examined and detect the deficiency. The said property is already soldout to private parties.
6) In the same lines the valuable property of Paanjarapool Goshala, cleared in favour of Mr. Saklecha and enjoyed nearly seven lakhs bribe.
The grounds of declaration in this concerned shall also be examined suitably.
7) Valuable properties of Azad Maidan declares to individuals without
abserving the rules and regularations policies of Govt. of Maharashtra and
did every posible illegal acts only for self gratification.
The possibilities to do favour to individuals shall be examined properly.
8) During his entire tenure, he missused the vested powers only for self
gratification to manupulate the records of kerocine distribution and swallowed
lakhs of rupees. The records itself stands as concerte proofs, if properly
9) The valuable sites worth of crores of rupees belongs to Late. Shehemsha [Rackewala] in the locality of Lakkadkot, Jalna, Mr Phad distribute the sites irregularly to others on violation of the policies and has given possesion to outers. Many of the Tahasil Staff are ordered to be in suspension except Mr. Kamalakar Phad, since he maintains good relations to all the competent
higher authorities on arranging major share in the bribery perhaps.
10) Irregualarly he transferred the deposites from Jilla Madhyavarthi
Bank to Grameen Bank only for illegal gratification to cause the loss of
nearly sixteen Lakhs to Government.
11) Moreover he swallowed the funds of Sanjay Gandhi Niradhar Yojana aimed
to disturbute to handicaped persons, only while fabrication of Govt. records
12) At his previous station while he was in Aurangabad, he was ordered
for many enquires against his misappropriation of crores of rupees of public funds,but only on throwing huge ammount as bribe he could escape from the punishments.
13) Bribred Badrinarayan Vyas, the employee of Gayatri Sansthan is utilised
as a pet of Mr. Kamalakar Phad and did all possible fraud in the Sansthan
only to ruin the name and reputaton of the staff of engineering cell and
to dumped on hot plate while exposing deferently into the looks of the
entire trust board so as to take suitable action against the engineering
14) Becauseof his irresponsiblity against the collection of taxes Mr.
Oza and others are subjected to grave mental torture by the tahsildar Mr
phad. If the records of the said issue is properly examined, his real picture
to tap illegal money from the public shall certainly be exposed to every
15) As per the fabrication of Government records and irregular maintainance of the files of revenue department , the property of juncture of survey no. 183 and 184 is under pocession of Mr. Vinaykumar Kothari.The entire records are cooked up properly only for illegal self gratification.
Only on the blessings of Mr. Phad, Mr. Kothari took the pocession in this
regards. Even after proper complaints, Mr Phad maintained great silence
only for gratification, althoug being a tahsildar of Jalna.
16) Only because of the reason I disclosed his corrupt life, he got angry
and developed personal grudges against me and aranged professional gundas
to murder me.
In my absence my assistance are seriously warned and declared the utilimatum to leave Jalna within a day, otherwise, he challanged to close the matter of entire our batch.
17) Although it is brought to the notice of the Sadar Bazar Police Station, concerned authority are silent and did not record any complaint in this regards.
Moreover, colluded with Mr. phad and threatened our people to leave Jalna, otherwise the police too declared to resort illegal steps to vacate our people from Jalna and also to the extreme extent threatened our people to leave Jalna.
Such a way entire our batch is subjected to serious mental torture by the police of Sadar Bazar Police Station. Because of the reason one of our menbers Mr Gurappa left Jalna at extreme fearful condition against the police threat resorted by the Sadarbazaar Police station.
And regurly the said police comes to our residence and seriously warns to
leave Jalna, only to oppress the real voice against the corruption of Mr.
18) The District Collector Jalna is sincerely prayed to provide proper
security to entire our team , as we are under grave life threat by the local
gundas and also by the bribed local police too.
19) In case if the district collector not interfers into the matter
there is no other option only to urge the appropriate court of law for
proper protection to our life.
20) Anyhow National Human Right commission also is contacted and a case
is registered in this regards for proper action to initiate suitable punishments.
How the Government Machinery particularly police can act to the illegal tunes of Mr. Phad ,shall only be decided in the Court of National Human Right Commission.
21) The district Collector is sincerely requested to sanction me proper permission to expose the grave deliquency of the corrupt administration of Mr. Phad particularly in the allotment of proper land to wing roads to Jalna.
22) As per personal statements of Mr. Thaire Tahsildar Badnapur, it is
expressed that how Mr. Kamalakar Phad continues in the department without
any impositon of suspension against the department enquires, so far initiated
against him,shall be questioned in the court of competent jurisdiction.
23) The Charity commissioner, Aurangabad who felt gulity against the
delinquent administration of Mr. Kamalakar Phad to handle the administration
of Malke Ganapatty Sansthan has also taken up the issue for enquiry. The
collections of Chowties of every ritual months and connected transactions
will definetely prove the said administration of Mr Phad is completely fraud.
24) As per his own statements Mr. Phad expreses that he has very good
relation with Honourable Chief Minister Shri. Vilasrao Deshmukh though his
close freind Mr. Deshmukh who is brother of the chief minister. And declares that since he maintains good relation with him, no one can touch him even he loots the Govt. property for illegal self gratification.
Is it true ?
No not at all. Anyhow shall defenetely be questioned in the court of competent
25) No responsible minister or officer of the Government while is being binder to law of the land of great india shall support the illegal elements like Mr. Kamalakar Phad to loot Government properties by all possible illegal acts.
26) The illegal expectations and senseless declarations of Mr. Phad is
totally wrong only to create illusive image in the public especially in the
circle of Government officials , he created the rumers and stories by the
way of illegal tacties only to threaten the innocent public and officers
concerned to maintain silence against his illegal activities ammounts to
misappropriation of crores of rupees.
27) In case my services are utilised and proper permission is sanctioned to expose the deliquency, I will put forth many to many evidences avilable in the Government records in the control of the concerned officers. Otherwise, there is no other option except question the same in the court of competent jurisdiction.
28) In case if I fail to prove I am ready to take any sort of punishments
proposes by the Government.
As the records of the relevant issues are in the control of the Government oficers concerned, so I cannot give the concrete proofs in this regards. If I am permitted to verify the records of the Govenment, I shall put forth the every possible concerte proof in this regards to charge sheet Mr. Phad against the allegation levelled above.
29) Any how the issue shall be questioned in the appropriate court of
law to call for the records for proper check to detect deliquency to initiate
proper punishment in this regards.
30) Since the probing authorities are silent for gratification, being
a citizen of India, I will bear the responsiblity to expose the deliquency
in this regards, even then I am resorted to any extent of illegal life threats by the bribed police and paid goondas too.
The district collector Jalna is once again sincerely prayed to
take appropriate action to detect delinquency in this regard. The immediate action in this matter shall certainly be appriciated by all citizens of greatest land of India , particularly by the residents of Jalna town. with respectful regards.
A S Prasad
near Hanuman ghat
phone: 02482 35722
Copy submitted to
1) The Hon Chief Minister of Maharashtra , Mumbai
2) The Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra , Mumbai
3) The Lokayuktha , Govt of Maharashtra, Mumbai
4) The Director General Anti Corruption Bureau Mumbai
5) The Superintendent of police Jalna
6) The Deputy Superintendent of police Anti Corruption Bureau Jalna
7) The Inspector of police Sadarbazar Police Station Jalna
By Register Post with ack due , to
1) Justice J S Verma , Chairperson National Human Rights Commission, New
2) The Supreme Court Legal services Committe ,Supreme Court of India,
3) The High Court Legal Services Committe, High Court of Maharashtra,
Give thanks to all those ones who signed this important petition. The law
was changed in August 2003 when Chief Minister Orlando Smith took office.
Later in this same year the Caribbean Rastafari Organisation held a week
long summit in Tortola.
Former Chief Minister O'Neal was the author of the 1980 ordinance and repeatedly refused to lift the ban despite opposition to it. The order was removed following a public survey which showed a majority of islanders opposed the ban. Once more I would thank everyone for their support which helped to get this law changed and urge you all to sign the petition for the Rastafari Elders at www.gopetition.com/online/6589.html
JAH RAS TAFARI
blessings and love
June 28, 2005
We the members of the Rastafari Turtle Dove Deliverance (RTDD) and the undersigned Petitoners vehemently object to the 1980 Immigration and Passport Order. (commonly known to as the order which prohibits class of persons).
We find that this Law is a violation of the fundamental Human Rights of people of African Descent, who are Being discriminated against based on the texture and style of their hair.
Animal abuse is widespread in Greece and includes starvation, neglect, cruelty and poisoning. Poisoning of both strays and owned pets happens every day; documented witness reports of this practice are abundant and have even been shown on Greek television. Poisoning is indiscriminate, and can affect children, adults and animals alike. Offenders must be prosecuted and fined for this illegal activity.
Given the current frequency of poisoning cases, it is also a concern that the numbers will step up, as the country prepares to host the Olympics 2004. Tourists are horrified at the suffering they see whilst on holidays in Greece, many vowing never to return. Given the magnitude of the problem, the Greek government needs to take an active role, working together with private animal welfare groups around Greece. Give the strays of Greece a sporting chance to survive the Olympics 2004!
We are writing to inform you of the increasingly difficult situation in which Backward Society Education (BASE) is finding itself, caught between the maoist rebels and the government imposed state of emergency.
As you may have heard, last week maoist rebels attacked three of the organization's offices in Kailali District. Motorcycles, office furniture, files, and -- in one case an entire Area Office -- were torched.
The apparent reason for the attacks was that BASE ran a rural saving and loan program in cooperation with the local government. The rebels are against this kind of government program. However, the rebels have since then also targeted BASE's child programs.
There are indications that beneath the allegation the real reason may be that the maoists are displeased that BASE has advocated peaceful social change successfully over the past years. Many of the poor rural workers who might otherwise have joined the maoist movement, have stayed with BASE instead. This one could say has been an achievement for peace in a otherwise rapidly detoriorating situation.
It therefore comes as a complete surprise to read the Home Minister's comments in today's Kathmandu Post Wednesday April 3rd) that the government is considering taking away BASE's registration, in effect closing the organization. The government is accusing the organization of supporting the maoists.
It is alarming that the government should consider using the powers of the state of emergency to shut down one of the largest civil society organizations in Nepal. BASE has over 30,000 members and support from many more men and women from marginalised communities, such as the freed bonded laborers whom it helped liberate. Under the current political situation, these people have no legal way of assembling or protesting the government's action, should it decide to take any.
The organization's identity as one of the oldest and most established NGOs in Nepal working for human rights and non-formal education make the accusations of support for the maoists unbelievable at best. Given that the maoists attacked the organization offices last week only, the government accusations seem patently ludicruos. It seems clear that the government is acting with other motives. It is a very disturbing development for the country as a whole, if the government begins to abuse the extraordinary powers granted under the state of emergency to settle old scores and eliminate the free debate in civil society.
Stop het leveren van Resusapen aan het BPRC!
Aan de directie van de Beekse Bergen
Lange tijd heeft de Beekse Bergen volgehouden geen Resusapen aan het BPRC (Biomedical Primate Research Center).
Uit interviews met Minister Hermans (Minister van Onderwijs, Cultuur en wetenschappen) is echter gebleken dat dit zeer zeker wel het geval is.
Ook Minister Hermans beweert dat er 30 fokresusapen voor het BPRC
in de Beekse Bergen zitten. De ouders komen niet in aanmerking voor plaatsing als proefdier,
hun nazaten echter wel!