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December 30th, 2013 14:14

A Pirate Manifesto for India

Pirate Praveen
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What would be the specific objectives we want to achieve?

Share your ideas.

Pirate Praveen

Pirate Praveen December 30th, 2013 14:17

  1. Grant asylum to Edward Snowden.
  2. Repeal AFSPA.
  3. Repeal 66A of IT act.
  4. Make results of all public funded research available as commons.

We will make it official document once we have a good discussion. We can also discuss the methods of achieving this including formation of a political party.

Pirate Praveen

Pirate Praveen January 15th, 2014 09:20

  1. Protect software from patents https://www.gnu.org/philosophy/limit-patent-effect.html

We will make a law that will make "developing, distributing, or running a program on generally used computing hardware does not constitute patent infringement."

  1. A teacher should be given the same salary as a doctor like in Finland (they have the best education system in the world).

https://poddery.com/posts/c1fec67b6370250e

Sooraj Kenoth

Sooraj Kenoth January 22nd, 2014 03:20

I'm sorry for using malayalam.

നമ്മള്‍ കുറച്ചുകൂടി പ്രാദേശികമായ കാര്യങ്ങളും ഇതില്‍ ഉള്‍കൊള്ളിക്കണം. കേരളത്തില്‍ വൈപ്പിന്‍ ദ്വീപിലെ ഒരു വീട്ടമ്മയോടോ ചെറുവത്തൂരിലെ ഒരു കര്‍ഷകനോടോ ആലപ്പുഴയിലെ ഒരു കൂലിപ്പണിക്കരാനോടോ കൊച്ചിയിലെ ഒരു ഓട്ടോ ഡ്രൈവറോടോ AFSPA 66A of IT act എന്നൊക്കെ പറഞ്ഞാല്‍ ഇതാണോ ഞങ്ങക്ക് കുടിവെള്ളം മൊടക്കണത്? അതില്ലെങ്കില്‍ വളത്തിന് സബ്സിഡി കൂട്വോ? പച്ചക്കറീടേ വെല കൊറയ്വോ? പെട്രോളിന്റെ വെല കൊറയ്വോ എന്നൊക്കെയേ അവര് ചോദിക്കൂ.

കുറച്ച് കൂടി ചെറിയ തലത്തില്‍ തുടങ്ങാം

Pirate Praveen

Pirate Praveen January 29th, 2014 19:28

@soorajkenoth ഈ പറഞ്ഞ കാര്യങ്ങളെല്ലാം ഉള്‍പ്പെടുത്തരുതെന്നു് ഞാന്‍ പറഞ്ഞോ? സൂരജിനു് തന്നെ അവയെല്ലാം നിര്‍ദ്ദേശിയ്ക്കാവുന്നതാണല്ലോ.

En: Sooraj is suggesting we include more local issues. I'm telling him to suggest them, nobody is stopping anyone.

Pirate Praveen

Pirate Praveen December 3rd, 2016 08:24

Repealing AFSPA is now part of our manifesto https://www.loomio.org/d/8PiJvU5E/add-to-manifesto-repeal-afspa

Pirate Praveen

Pirate Praveen December 3rd, 2016 08:28

We should add "Scrap Aadhar in a phased manner". Step 1: Make Aadhar completely voluntary, remove even the categories allowed by Supreme Court. Step 2: Allow people to delete their Aadhar data. Step 3: Stop new enrollments. Step 4: Scrap Aadhar.

Pirate Praveen

Pirate Praveen December 3rd, 2016 08:32

Proposed a vote on this https://www.loomio.org/d/i0Cz3x1S

Pirate Praveen

Pirate Praveen December 12th, 2016 15:36

@ambadyanands https://www.loomio.org/d/u2ZWgGHm/pirate-manifesto has proposal to grant asylum to Edward Snowden.

Ryan LM

Ryan LM December 12th, 2016 16:09

In regards to equal salaries for teachers and doctors, I believe the following would also be necessary to add: teachers should be held to the same standards and rigors as doctors (that will aid in society focusing on education as much as they do for medicine).

Ryan LM

Ryan LM December 12th, 2016 16:44

Should we add something about political corruption and running for office? I have heard from my family that many political parties and members have ongoing corruption investigations but are still able to hold office without issues.

Further ideas:
1. Grant asylum to honest whistleblowers
2. Actively end child slavery in India (and purchasing international products known to use slavery)
3. Remove briberies from administrative processes (government and schools)
4. Create a business startup culture (provide education and resources to start a business, simplify business startup process, provide beneficial grants/loans) (according to subsidiarity, each state/city should have its own method of executing this)

Bady

Bady December 12th, 2016 16:49

@praveenarimbrathod okay. link added to http://pirates.org.in/manifesto

Bady

Bady December 12th, 2016 17:04

good points. but let me share my doubts. points already added in the current manifesto like abolishing death penalty and repealing AFSPA are something that can be done by passing a law if Pirate Party gets into power. but for things like child slavery and bribery, there already exists laws against them. so other than simply saying we will end child slavery or bribery when we get into power, is there something specific which we can really do to end them? if yes, i think that's what we should add to the manifesto. what do you think?

Ryan LM

Ryan LM December 12th, 2016 17:23

@ambadyanands That is very true. I shall do more research into those 2 matters (child slavery / bribery) and bring up more measurable/achievable items for the manifesto (and will do so for all future proposals to the manifesto).

Ryan LM

Ryan LM December 13th, 2016 15:57

@ambadyanands I've completed a small analysis on bribery in India. I believe there are 3 solutions that can be implemented and potentially added to the Manifesto under fighting bribery. The attachment has my analysis and reasons behind their effectiveness:
1. Greater authority for the CVC
2. Greater autonomy for local / state government bodies to execute projects at their level with minimum federal intervention
3. Civics class held once a week so that students understand their rights and responsibilities to society

Ryan LM

Ryan LM December 13th, 2016 19:15

@ambadyanands I've completed a small analysis on slavery in India. I believe there are 3 solutions that can be implemented and potentially added to the Manifesto under fighting slavery. The attachment has my analysis and reasons behind their effectiveness:

  1. Informing the poor of their rights, the consequences of debt bondage, appropriate law enforcement and CVC contacts, and means of earning a decent income
  2. Greater authority for local CVC tiers so that they can work out problems specific to their locale + greater cooperation between anti-slavery charity and community groups, local CVC tiers, and local law enforcement
  3. Awarding honest companies and charities for their work in fighting slavery.
Bady

Bady December 13th, 2016 20:26

great work @ryanlm. i have gone through the files you attached. will propose these in the permanent members group one by one in order to add them to the manifesto. :)

Kannan V M

Kannan V M December 13th, 2016 20:50

From @ryanlm 's report and his solution, in short, i would like to present a five part solution
1) Transparency.
By implementing full digitalization(gradually) will improve the accountability and transparency of each and every action in public sector. Also these digitalized data should be publicly available, this should be easily available and should act as next level for RTI.

2) Decentralization of power
The large number of layers of power to get an approval is a major reason. Making power distributed in lower/local bodies(possibilities to be studied) can reduce corruption to an extend.

3) Auditing.
Adding a social auditing feature along with decentralization will improve the effect of previous action mentioned above.
Improving the efficiency of CVC and other means and reducing inside corruption. (methods to be discussed studying present structure and condition)

4) Employment Revolution
This includes strategic actions that will in result will decrease under employment and mostly under payment. Giving incentives based on their performance will also work in certain cases.
5) Education.
Even with good governance, without proper awareness and proper individual development of people, corruption will sustain. thats where education matters. it will not only make a aware citizen, but also a responsible one.

Pirate Praveen

Pirate Praveen December 17th, 2016 10:58

@ambadyanands please update the website to include scrapping of Aadhar.

Bady

Bady December 17th, 2016 20:23

Pirate Praveen

Pirate Praveen December 18th, 2016 06:21

I don't see it reflected on the site, may be you forget to git pull on the server.

Pirate Praveen

Pirate Praveen December 19th, 2016 09:21

Stopping police abuse and bringing accountability https://www.loomio.org/d/FGkHziLb/comment/1217580 (linking the discussion that was started sometime back so its easy to find).

Pirate Praveen

Pirate Praveen December 19th, 2016 09:39

I think the solution has to address root causes of the issue. I think social inequalities has a big role in corruption.

What is wrong if a person wants good quality education for their children? As long as we fail to provide good quality education to every one, people would want to earn money for their children's education. If they can't get the money via legal means, they will resort to illegal means including bribery.

Another reason could be giving dowry for daughter's wedding. If we can't stop the practice of dowry, how can we expect a person not to provide good dowry to their daughters?

It could also be about having an expensive life style or simply amassing wealth.

refpga

refpga September 1st, 2017 11:52

Oppose censorship of all kinds.

Particularly, we can start with this,
Section 95 in The Code Of Criminal Procedure, 1973
Power to declare certain publications forfeited and to issue search warrants for the same. Where-
(a) any newspaper, or book, or
(b) any document, wherever printed, appears to the State Government to contain any matter the publication of which is punishable under section 124A or section 153A or section 153B or section 292 or section 293 or section 295A of the Indian Penal Code (45 of 1860 ), the State Government may, by notification, stating the grounds of its opinion, declare every copy of the issue of the newspaper containing such matter, and every copy of such book or other document to be forfeited to Government, and thereupon any police officer may seize the same wherever found in India and any Magistrate may by warrant authorize any police officer not below the rank of sub- inspector to enter upon and search for the same in any premises where any copy of such issue or any such book or other document may be or may be reasonably suspected to be.
https://indiankanoon.org/doc/875455/

It only appear to the govt. That is sufficient to ban the publication. Then the burden is on the Author/Publisher to run to a court and prove that It does not violate any of those sections. The default is against freedom of expression.

Also, the censorship imposed by court orders on websites, like archive.org, torrent websites etc.


Sections mentioned in the above :

Section 124A in The Indian Penal Code

101 [124A. Sedition.—Whoever, by words, either spoken or written, or by signs, or by visible representation, or otherwise, brings or attempts to bring into hatred or contempt, or excites or attempts to excite disaffection towards, 102 [] the Government estab­lished by law in 103 [India], [] shall be punished with 104 [im­prisonment for life], to which fine may be added, or with impris­onment which may extend to three years, to which fine may be added, or with fine. Explanation 1.—The expression “disaffection” includes disloyalty and all feelings of enmity. Explanation 2.—Comments expressing disapprobation of the meas­ures of the Government with a view to obtain their alteration by lawful means, without exciting or attempting to excite hatred, contempt or disaffection, do not constitute an offence under this section. Explanation 3.—Comments expressing disapprobation of the admin­istrative or other action of the Government without exciting or attempting to excite hatred, contempt or disaffection, do not constitute an offence under this section.]
https://indiankanoon.org/doc/1641007/

Section 153A in The Indian Penal Code

157 [153A. Promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, etc., and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony.—
(1) Whoever—
(a) by words, either spoken or written, or by signs or by visible representations or otherwise, promotes or attempts to promote, on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, caste or community or any other ground whatsoever, disharmony or feelings of enmity, hatred or ill-will between different reli­gious, racial, language or regional groups or castes or communi­ties, or
(b) commits any act which is prejudicial to the maintenance of harmony between different religious, racial, language or regional groups or castes or communities, and which disturbs or is likely to disturb the public tranquillity, 2[or] 2[(c) organizes any exercise, movement, drill or other similar activity intending that the participants in such activity shall use or be trained to use criminal force or violence or knowing it to be likely that the participants in such activity will use or be trained to use criminal force or violence, or participates in such activity intending to use or be trained to use criminal force or violence or knowing it to be likely that the partici­pants in such activity will use or be trained to use criminal force or violence, against any religious, racial, language or regional group or caste or community and such activity for any reason whatsoever causes or is likely to cause fear or alarm or a feeling of insecurity amongst members of such religious, racial, language or regional group or caste or community,] shall be punished with imprisonment which may extend to three years, or with fine, or with both. Offence committed in place of worship, etc.—(2) Whoever commits an offence specified in sub-section (1) in any place of worship or in any assembly engaged in the performance of religious wor­ship or religious ceremonies, shall be punished with imprisonment which may extend to five years and shall also be liable to fine.]
https://indiankanoon.org/doc/345634/

Section 153B in The Indian Penal Code

160 [153B. Imputations, assertions prejudicial to national-integration.—
(1) Whoever, by words either spoken or written or by signs or by visible representations or otherwise,—
(a) makes or publishes any imputation that any class of persons cannot, by reason of their being members of any religious, ra­cial, language or regional group or caste or community, bear true faith and allegiance to the Constitution of India as by law established or uphold the sovereignty and integrity of India, or
(b) asserts, counsels, advises, propagates or publishes that any class of persons shall, by reason of their being members of any religious, racial, language or regional group or caste or commu­nity, be denied or deprived of their rights as citizens of India, or
(c) makes or publishes any assertion, counsel, plea or appeal concerning the obligation of any class of persons, by reason of their being members of any religious, racial, language or region­al group or caste or community, and such assertion, counsel, plea or appeal causes or is likely to cause disharmony or feelings of enmity or hatred or ill-will between such members and other persons, shall be punished with imprisonment which may extend to three years, or with fine, or with both.
(2) Whoever commits an offence specified in sub-section (1), in any place of worship or in any assembly engaged in the perform­ance of religious worship or religious ceremonies, shall be punished with imprisonment which may extend to five years and shall also be liable to fine.]
https://indiankanoon.org/doc/771276/

Section 292 in The Indian Penal Code

260 [292. Sale, etc., of obscene books, etc.— 261 [
(1) For the purposes of sub-section (2), a book, pamphlet, paper, writing, drawing, painting, representation, figure or any other object, shall be deemed to be obscene if it is lascivious or appeals to the pruri­ent interest or if its effect, or (where it comprises two or more distinct items) the effect of any one of its items, is, if taken as a whole, such as to tend to deprave and corrupt person, who are likely, having regard to all relevant circumstances, to read, see or hear the matter contained or embodied in it.]
262 [(2) ] Whoever—
(a) sells, lets to hire, distributes, publicly exhibits or in any manner puts into circulation, or for purposes of sale, hire, distribution, public exhibition or circulation, makes, produces or has in his possession any obscene book, pamphlet, paper, drawing, painting, representation or figure or any other obscene object whatsoever, or
(b) imports, exports or conveys any obscene object for any of the purposes aforesaid, or knowing or having reason to believe that such object will be sold, let to hire, distributed or publicly exhibited or in any manner put into circulation, or
(c) takes part in or receives profits from any business in the course of which he knows or has reason to believe that any such obscene objects are for any of the purposes aforesaid, made, produced, purchased, kept, imported, exported, conveyed, publicly exhibited or in any manner put into circulation, or
(d) advertises or makes known by any means whatsoever that any person is engaged or is ready to engage in any act which is an offence under this section, or that any such obscene object can be procured from or through any person, or
(e) offers or attempts to do any act which is an offence under this section, shall be punished 263 [on first conviction with im­prisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years, and with fine which may extend to two thousand rupees, and, in the event of a second or subsequent conviction, with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to five years, and also with fine which may extend to five thousand rupees].
264 [(Exception) —This section does not extend to—
(a) any book, pamphlet, paper, writing, drawing, painting, repre­sentation or figure— (i) the publication of which is proved to be justified as being for the public good on the ground that such book, pamphlet, paper, writing, drawing, painting, representation or figure is in the interest of science, literature, art or learning or other objects of general concern, or (ii) which is kept or used bona fide for religious purposes;
(b) any representation sculptured, engraved, painted or otherwise represented on or in— (i) any ancient monument within the meaning of the Ancient Monu­ments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act, 1958 (24 of 1958), or (ii) any temple, or on any car used for the conveyance of idols, or kept or used for any religious purpose.]]
https://indiankanoon.org/doc/1704109/

Section 293 in The Code Of Criminal Procedure, 1973

  1. Reports of certain Government scientific experts. (1) Any document purporting to be a report under the hand of a Government scientific expert to whom this section applies, upon any matter or thing duly submitted to him for examination or analysis and report in the course of any proceeding under this Code, may be used as evidence in any inquiry, trial or other proceeding under this Code. (2) The Court may, if it thinks fit, summon and examine any such expert as to the subject- matter of his report. (3) Where any such expert is summoned by a Court and he is unable to attend personally, he may, unless the Court has expressly directed him to appear personally, depute any responsible officer working with him to attend the Court, if such officer is conversant with the facts of the case and can satisfactorily depose in Court on his behalf. (4) This section applies to the following Government scientific experts, namely:- (a) any Chemical Examiner or Assistant Chemical Examiner to Government; (b) the Chief Inspector of- Explosives; (c) the Director of the Finger Print Bureau; (d) the Director, Haffkeine Institute, Bombay; (e) the Director 1 , Deputy Director or Assistant Director] of a Central Forensic Science Laboratory or a State Forensic Science Laboratory; (f) the Serologist to the Government. https://indiankanoon.org/doc/692331/

Section 295A in The Indian Penal Code

272 [295A. Deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage reli­gious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or reli­gious beliefs.—Whoever, with deliberate and malicious intention of outraging the religious feelings of any class of 273 [citizens of India], 274 [by words, either spoken or written, or by signs or by visible representations or otherwise], insults or attempts to insult the religion or the religious beliefs of that class, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to 4[three years], or with fine, or with both.]
https://indiankanoon.org/doc/1803184/


Here is an opinion post from the HIndu about the Section 95 of CrPC : http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-opinion/the-architecture-of-censorship/article19505826.ece - Gautam Bhatia, a Delhi-based lawyer, the author of ‘Offend, Shock, or Disturb: Free Speech Under the Indian Constitution’

Smith_ai

Smith_ai September 1st, 2017 12:31

idealogical censorship ?

Smith_ai

Smith_ai September 1st, 2017 12:31

is it the same cpc by which aseem trivedi was harassed ?

Pirate Praveen

Pirate Praveen September 1st, 2017 12:42

No, Aseem was arrested under 66A of IT act and 124A

Pirate Praveen

Pirate Praveen September 1st, 2017 12:44

What do you propose? Repeal or amend it?

refpga

refpga September 1st, 2017 13:10

Scrap it. It (whether it violates those sections or not) should be the decision of a court, not govt.

refpga

refpga September 1st, 2017 13:15

idealogical censorship ?
Yes, Censorship of speech and expression of ideas (at least by the state) in all forms.

Pirate Praveen

Pirate Praveen September 1st, 2017 13:15

But court can't decide without a law. So if you want only to remove govt, then we can't scrap the law, but amend it.

refpga

refpga September 1st, 2017 13:25

If we remove the govt. then, somebody will have to take it to the court, and all those sections can be charged individually. since this law allows forfeiture without a trial. If there is a trial before forfeiture, why would there be a need for this law?

Edit : The sections talk about punishment for the author of the work, not the forfeiture of the work itself. So it this law might then, only be for forfeiture of the work itself, after the trial.
Then, in that case, we need to repeal those sections, in addition to the ammendment.

Pirate Praveen

Pirate Praveen September 1st, 2017 14:57

Under which other law they can take it to court if we repeal it?

refpga

refpga September 1st, 2017 15:00

see the edit.
They can take issue under the specific law it violates, say, sedition, against the author, but not the forfeiture of distribution.

piratekp

piratekp September 18th, 2017 05:34

how do you define honest whistle blowers?

piratekp

piratekp September 18th, 2017 05:35

Remove taxation, find other source of income rather than selling off public companies.

piratekp

piratekp September 19th, 2017 05:13

Freedom to transact between peers, without dependence on bank as a middleman.
plus removal of zero balance.

Pirate Praveen

Pirate Praveen June 22nd, 2018 15:55

We should add repealing of Section 377 of IPC which criminalizes homosexuality to the manifesto. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Section_377_of_the_Indian_Penal_Code for more.

Pirate Praveen

Pirate Praveen started a proposal June 22nd, 2018 15:58

Add to manifesto: Repeal section 377 of IPC which criminalizes homosexuality Closed 9:32pm - Friday 6 Jul 2018

Outcome
by Pirate Praveen July 13th, 2018 07:32

There is wide consensus with 3 permanent members supporting (praveen, vik and bady), so we can go ahead.

This is a violation of human rights and we should fight to repeal such archaic laws.

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Pirate Praveen

Pirate Praveen
Agree
June 22nd, 2018 15:59

RP

Ranjit Panicker
Agree
June 22nd, 2018 16:05

Sooraj Kenoth

Sooraj Kenoth
Agree
June 22nd, 2018 17:41

No need of any explanation I think.

Vidyut

Vidyut
Agree
June 23rd, 2018 02:53

Please note, that currently, there is only 377 that can be used to punish perpetrators of rapes on men, so the call to repeal section 377 should be accompanied by a recommendation for existing laws to recognize that men can also be victims of rape.

Karthikeyan A K

Karthikeyan A K
Agree
June 25th, 2018 06:24

How can state intervene in ones personal affairs.

vik@hamara

vik@hamara
Agree
June 25th, 2018 20:21

A stupid regulation way outside of step with this century!

Kannan V M

Kannan V M
Agree
June 30th, 2018 17:03

section 377 should be more specific and homosexuality should be decriminalized.

Bady

Bady
Agree
June 30th, 2018 18:36

Manohar Elavarthi

Manohar Elavarthi
Agree
July 6th, 2018 00:28

Please change it to - 'criminalises consensual sex between adults', even bisexuals and heterosexuals can be punished under this law for sex 'against the order of nature'

Pirate Praveen

Pirate Praveen July 13th, 2018 07:35

@manoharelavarthi thanks for the clarification. We can change it. But since we are so close to a judgement from Supreme Court, lets a wait a few more days and see if we still need to push it or push it further. A good overview of the court proceedings https://thewire.in/lgbtqia/de-criminalising-homosexuality-may-become-gateway-for-civil-rights-demands-centre

Pirate Praveen

Pirate Praveen October 10th, 2018 15:56

Since section 377 of IPC is now read down to decriminalize consensual sex between adults, we should fight to grant other rights currently denied because of their gender or sexuality.

I was at Queer Pride March Kerala 2018 at Thrissur this Sunday and noted down these points in a session titled "Act for an act". Please comment on them and lets try to draft a bill to reflect our stand on these issues and add to manifesto.

  • Law targeting discrimination against lgbtiq+
  • Lack of awareness among judges, lawyers, doctors about diversity needs to be addressed.
  • Govt of Kerala is not sincere about TG policy. Domestic violence prevention act was widely spread causing increase in reported crimes.
  • Kerala TG Policy is vague. There is no national TG policy.
  • Children are thrown out from home, even police tells the parents to beat or treat.
  • The TG policy is not comprehensive, it is not publicized widely, and violation is not punished.
  • Law should harmonious with other laws. Specific law overrides generic law.
  • How to identify is the first step.
  • Can TG person go to Sabarimala? We should bring this to mainstream discussion.
  • No order is yet given to any police for TG policy implementation.
  • No law for marriage, adoption or inheritance
  • PSC is having no column to specify TG person
  • Media is not taking TGs in any discussions
  • No clarity in money to SRS (Sex reassignment surgery) surgery (only public statement), no GO (Govt Order).
  • No college has TGs as teachers
  • Curriculum has to include TGs
  • Even though 377 is gone, police still uses other acts like public nuisance act, Beggary abolition act, or immoral traffic act. So a social change is necessary.
  • 6 months - 2 years imprisonment for atrocities against TGs in TG bill, not law yet
  • Begging ban in the bill to affect 'Hijada' mothers
  • Censor board should not allow negative portrayal of TG
  • We should identify atrocities specific to TGs like cutting hair forcefully, dressed in rejected gender after death
  • Any law should be pan Indian effort
  • It should criminalize homophobia
  • It should be include awareness programs as part of curriculum
  • It should prevent Open discrimination in workplace
  • Treating homosexuality as disease should be prevented
  • TG justice board should be expanded to include other LGBTIQ+ groups
  • Fundamental rights should be granted to all, everyone is a person
  • Intersex needs more protection modeled on international laws
Utkarsh Gupta

Utkarsh Gupta February 4th, 2019 19:35

Just want to know your thoughts and opinion on reservations?
How d'you see it as?

Pirate Praveen

Pirate Praveen February 11th, 2019 04:46

I suggest you open a new thread.

Pirate Praveen

Pirate Praveen April 9th, 2019 15:13

We have published our funding souces for Kerala Assembly Elections 2016 and we are publishing it for Lok Sabha 2019 as well. https://pirates.org.in/elections/kerala2016 and https://pirates.org.in/elections/loksabha2019. That answers https://twitter.com/menakadoshi/status/1115488700975255553?s=20 Lets make it officially part of our manifesto as well.

Pirate Praveen

Pirate Praveen started a proposal April 9th, 2019 15:16

Add: We will be transparent about our funding sources. Closed 8:31pm - Tuesday 16 Apr 2019

Add to manifesto: We will be transparent about our funding sources.

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Pirate Praveen

Pirate Praveen
Agree
April 9th, 2019 15:16

We do it already, lets just make it official.

piratekp

piratekp
Agree
April 9th, 2019 15:34

AN

Anjan Nath
Agree
April 9th, 2019 17:00

+1 lets make it official

joice

joice
Agree
April 10th, 2019 03:32

Ranjithsiji

Ranjithsiji
Agree
April 11th, 2019 09:31

Ofcourse

Pirate Praveen

Pirate Praveen started a proposal April 15th, 2019 14:16

Add to manifesto: Make marital rape a criminal offence under IPC section 375 Closed 7:31pm - Monday 29 Apr 2019

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Pirate Praveen

Pirate Praveen
Agree
April 15th, 2019 14:17

Utkarsh Gupta

Utkarsh Gupta
Agree
April 15th, 2019 16:29

Such cases, perhaps, should have a stricter punishment.

Appoox

Appoox
Agree
April 16th, 2019 11:05

Tanzeem Mohammad Basheer

Tanzeem Mohammad Basheer
Abstain
April 18th, 2019 09:01

The complaints may not be genuine in that case and in this age men are often penalised.

vik@hamara

vik@hamara
Agree
April 18th, 2019 10:26

piratekp

piratekp
Agree
April 21st, 2019 13:52

Syam G Krishnan

Syam G Krishnan
Agree
April 21st, 2019 16:40

joice

joice
Agree
April 22nd, 2019 02:49

MJS

michael john sinclair.
Agree
April 22nd, 2019 09:35

In most Democratic societies this has become Law and it was a long fight for women to get this far so if pirates can help do this it is certainly worth it.

AN

Anjan Nath
Agree
April 23rd, 2019 02:51

srud

srud
Agree
April 24th, 2019 10:07

Bady

Bady
Agree
April 25th, 2019 19:32

Tanzeem Mohammad Basheer

Tanzeem Mohammad Basheer
Agree
April 29th, 2019 09:51

Pirate Praveen

Pirate Praveen May 20th, 2019 09:17

I think we should include some piunts from this article 'Unlocking the power of women' in our manifesto https://thewire.in/women/unlocking-the-power-of-women

Pirate Praveen

Pirate Praveen started a proposal May 20th, 2019 09:20

Add to basic principles of constitution: On women's rights Closed 2:31pm - Friday 7 Jun 2019

Women must have access to sexual and reproductive health and rights, including modern contraception and safe abortion –because when a girl or woman can decide whether and when to have children, the chance that she will finish school, get and keep a job, and participate in the economy is much greater.

Update: Moving to basic principles of constitution as it is not a specific action, we can add specific action points based on it to manifesto.

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Pirate Praveen

Pirate Praveen
Agree
May 20th, 2019 09:20

Abhijith B

Abhijith B
Agree
May 20th, 2019 09:29

VM

vishnu m
Agree
May 20th, 2019 09:30

MJS

michael john sinclair.
Agree
May 20th, 2019 11:09

A

AurelLeNain
Agree
May 20th, 2019 17:45

AI

Arun Isaac started a proposal May 25th, 2019 19:13

Add to manifesto: Abolish the First Past the Post (FPTP) electoral system Closed 12:04am - Friday 28 Jun 2019

The First Past The Post (FPTP) electoral system makes it possible to win 50% of parliament seats while only winning, say 10% or 20%, of the votes. Thus FPTP makes minority rule very likely. See this short (7 min) video for a clear explanation of the problems of the FPTP system.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7tWHJfhiyo

Among many other problems, the FPTP system inevitably results in a two-party system (like the BJP and the Congress in India, the Republicans and the Democrats in the US, etc.). Abolishing the FPTP system will significantly improve the chances of other party candidates and allow for greater voter choice and participation.

Alternative voting systems need to be studied and proposed. I don't know enough about alternatives to confidently suggest any. Here's a youtube playlist which explains a few alternatives.
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLNCHVwtpeBY4mybPkHEnRxSOb7FQ2vF9c

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MJS

michael john sinclair.
Agree
May 25th, 2019 19:45

All measures done to validate true Democracy are good..

Pirate Praveen

Pirate Praveen
Agree
May 26th, 2019 01:33

We should also work on the replacement system

piratekp

piratekp
Disagree
May 26th, 2019 03:35

Alternatives like preferential voting are even worse.

AI

Arun Isaac
Agree
May 26th, 2019 05:39

I have edited the proposal linking to a few alternatives.

Pirate Praveen

Pirate Praveen May 26th, 2019 07:38

@arunisaac @piratekp https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proportional_representation has some good data

piratekp

piratekp May 26th, 2019 08:15

Who will decide the segments and their proportions? Currently, in India, Anglo Indians have 2 seats, would you agree that proportion is correct representation?

Pirate Praveen

Pirate Praveen May 26th, 2019 08:48

I think you are mixing up things here. It not going to be per religion or caste. There are many options here (listed in the wikipedia article), are you opposed to all of them? For example, in Kerala, it could be 35% seats (7) to LDF, 45% seats to UDF (9) and 16% (3) to NDA ie, number of seats in proportion to their vote share.

piratekp

piratekp May 26th, 2019 09:14

Party list works in countries where the community is more or so homogeneous. Having a PL in India will have weird consequences. Will it increase vote bank politics? will it increase polarization? I think it would. It would also pave path to fringe elements becoming king makers. The wikipedia page refers to these with examples.

Pirate Praveen

Pirate Praveen May 29th, 2019 11:06

https://thewire.in/government/india-elections-first-past-the-post this gives a historic perspective on this choice in India.

Pirate Praveen

Pirate Praveen May 29th, 2019 11:08

Party List is not the only option. @arunisaac what do you think about his concerns?

Kannan V M

Kannan V M
Agree
June 1st, 2019 17:43

I agree the current system has serious set backs and I think it should be abolished. Can we have a discussion on which alternative to be supported?

srud

srud
Agree
June 6th, 2019 10:00

srud

srud
Agree
June 6th, 2019 18:02

Rojin

Rojin
Abstain
June 7th, 2019 06:03

Women and men have the same rights, anything done for its enforcement must be titled as "Protection of rights". If the rights are special or empowering to women (ex. maternity leave etc) it should be under special rights or additional rights to the specific gender. This is just my humble opinion.