Justice to innocent Lakshmana K Kailash sign now

Many of us may have heard of this case - where innocent Lakshmana K Kailash faced injustice. This petition is started because his arrest raises far wider implications that can affect the entire internet users in India, also because of the Draconian Information Technology Act 2000, which is widely misused on many innocent young internet users.

Brief facts of the case reported in Rediff.com:
August 31, 2007, is a day software engineer Lakshmana K Kailash would like to forget. In the wee hours of that dreaded day, he was picked up from his Bangalore home by six policemen from Pune on charges of defaming Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj on Orkut.com. Despite protesting that he did not know anything about it, he was taken to Pune and thrown into jail, where he spent 50 days with over 200 undertrial prisoners for an offence he did not commit. He was charged under Section 295 A of the Indian Penal Code ('deliberate and malicious act intended to outrage religious feelings'), and Section 67 of the IT Act (publishing 'lascivious material on the Internet').

Fifty days later, his luck changed and the three people who were behind the offence were arrested. Lakshmana, who is currently with his family in Tamil Nadu, says his fight is not over yet. He has slapped a legal notice demanding Rs 20 crore (Rs 200 million)....

Please refer this site for full details.
http://www.rediff.com/news/2008/jan/21inter.htm

In the past 7 years, thousands of young innocent internet users have been arrested under IT act throughout India and had spent considerable time in jails and courts. Obviously these people's future career is tarnished because of this. 90\% of the people arrested in this act are youngsers. This can be seen in the government website of National Crime Records Bureau listed below.

http://ncrb.nic.in/cii2006/cii-2006/CHAP18.pdf
http://ncrb.nic.in/crime2005/cii-2005/CHAP18.pdf

Related sites:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Opinion/Editorial/Dont_Chain_The_Net/articleshow/2468444.cms

http://www.petitiononline.com/baazee/petition.html

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/India/Recipe_for_killing_Internet_in_India/articleshow/2464971.cms

http://www.ibnlive.com/news/govt-mulls-review-of-it-act-more-laws-on-card/50892-11.html

If this injustice can happen to Lakshmana K Kailash today, it can happen to anybody tomorrow. So let us give our voice today.

This petition seeks your support to
1. ask for Justice to innocent Lakshmana K Kailash.
2. Request the Government to ban the IT act 2000 immediately. And Fine Tune the IT act with appropiate amendments and later introduce it.

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Latest Signatures

  • 25 December 2015200. Shyamad Atkinson
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  • 04 November 2015199. Kundan T
    Do some systemic changes in IT act. otherwise it will become a tool to harass innocent people.
  • 21 October 2015198. Pranav V
    Our Indian jurisdiction system boasts about not penalising till found guilty but at the same time causes problems who are not directly involved. Section 67 of IT act is so draconian. It can be aimed at anybody...any teenager...it may be our brother, son o
  • 14 September 2015197. Rajesh T
    I support this petition
  • 05 September 2015196. Karthik Thomas
    Dont worry kailash ...you will get justice.
  • 08 August 2015195. Nataasha R
    I am very sad by this news. I spread this message to as many people as possible to bring justice to Kailash and also to Ban Information Technology act 2000 imediately and instantly
  • 30 July 2015194. Sumit Thornton
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  • 28 July 2015193. Sandeep R
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  • 24 June 2015191. Jagdeep S
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  • 10 June 2015190. Sudhakar Todd
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  • 06 June 2015189. K P
    Let the Insane IT act 2000 be banned instantly
  • 19 May 2015188. Kiran Kumarc
    I support this petition
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  • 02 April 2015186. Saravanan Bruce
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  • 29 January 2015185. Saloni Bright
    I support this petition
  • 30 December 2014184. Ashu R
    I support this petition
  • 19 October 2014183. Vijay K
    The Law enforcing authorities should not use element discretion empowered to them based on what is hot news on the media.
  • 15 October 2014182. Thomas M
    I support this petition
  • 31 July 2014181. Amol As
    The law is meant to be fair and help the right people. This is a genuine request to please be fair to Mr.Kailash and make the changes in the Law that will help the country for all the right reasons and not the wrong ones.
  • 06 July 2014180. Vinaykumar Sweeney
    I support this petition
  • 25 June 2014179. Amith Chavez
    This is failure at all levels. Starting the organization that provided the wrong IP address to the insensitive police to mockery of freedom of expression
  • 06 June 2014178. Irfan S
    The Information Technology law 2000 (cyber law) will continue to find itself ridiculously out of synch with the unfolding reality of this new era. Governments will need to understand the rapidly contracting applicability of the very context of the old wor
  • 19 May 2014177. Chanda K
    The cyber laws of the country need to be changed to be effective. The government should discuss this with industry representatives and experts in the field before framing new laws.
  • 28 April 2014176. Babubhai V
    Submitted to Dr. Manmohan Singh, Hon'ble Prime Minister of India in the interest of justice to the innocent Mr. Lakshmana K Kailash
  • 25 April 2014175. Baskarn Avila
    Poor Laksman. I pray for him
  • 23 April 2014174. Amit R
    I support this petition

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Clayton WilliamsBy:
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Petition target:
Dr. Manmohan singh, the Prime Minister of India

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