Last modified on 28-Mar-2017
I signed the following petition around half an hour ago or so (Now it is around 9:00 AM on 26-Mar-2017):
Petitioning Goverment of India Primer Minister Narendra Modi, PM Narendra Modi please Stop Madhusudan Naidu SCAM in Muddenahalli using Sai Baba's name, https://www.change.org/p/p-m-narendra-modi-narendra-modi-stop-madhusudan-naidu-scam-and-fraud-in-muddenahalli-using-sai-baba-s-name
I also made the following comment on the petition:
I support a key part of this petition to Hon'ble PM of India, Shri Narendra Modi, captured in these words of it, "After release from the police these individuals spoke the untruth and started their activities that the medium is speaking through Mr. Madhusudhan Naidu. You may be fully aware that Sathya Sai Baba in many of His discourses clearly denied that He would use any medium or subtle form to talk to His devotees on His behalf."
My view is that Madhusudan Naidu is misguiding thousands of Sathya Sai devotees worldwide using the FALSE CLAIM that he is a so called communicator of Sathya Sai who sees and interacts with an invisible-to-others so called subtle body of Sathya Sai. I request PM Modi to investigate this FALSE CLAIM of Madhusudan Naidu and help to stop Madhusudan Naidu from making this FALSE CLAIM.
As of now (around 11 AM, 28-Mar-2017), the petition has got 932 supporters. Supporters are from India and other countries of the world. Note that the petitioner herself, Mafalda Casas Cordero, seems to be from the USA (state of Alabama as AL is shown next to her name in the petition).
Given below are comment exchanges from Facebook post,
https://www.facebook.com/ravi.s.iyer.7/posts/1882631195286782, associated with this post.
In repsonse to a comment from a UK resident and UK citizen, "How many people need to sign it for the prime minister to turn his head", I (Ravi) responded (slightly edited):
--Name-snipped--, As far as I know, Indian govt. does not have a system like UK where I believe citizens can collectively petition the govt. using an online petition, and the UK govt. is obliged to respond if the petition crosses some threshold of signatures (of UK citizens, I presume) supporting it. But any Indian citizen can write to the PM through a web interface. I tried that in Sept. 2016 with a request to PM to not support Madhusudan Naidu's claim, but it got rejected at the bureaucrat level itself.
Note that this is a change.org petition and not an Indian govt. website petition. Further note that the petition seems to have originated in Alabama state, USA (Sai Mafalda is listed as AL). So the Indian govt. would NOT BE OBLIGED to read and respond to the petition.
However, if the petition is delivered through some contact in the PMO (apparently somebody in the PMO has offered help in this regard), and the petition has, say a thousand signatures from all over the world, I think then the PMO would view it seriously and may look into the matter. Perhaps they will discuss it with the petitioner. And if they are convinced that it is a serious and valid petition they may escalate it to the PM himself. That's how I think it may work. But I could be wrong.
In response to comment, "Legislation system in India is taken from UK isn't it", I (Ravi) responded:
Not really. The constitution of India was drafted in late 40s & early 50s if I recall correctly. Surely British system would have had a lot of influence due to India being under British rule proper since the mid 1850s (British Raj) till 1947. But the constitution seems to have a lot of differences too. Big point is that UK has a monarch as head whereas in India it is a president nominated/elected by members of Parliament for a term.
And then after 1947, India and UK would have different laws being enacted (and repealed) in their respective parliaments. So while there surely are many similarities between UK and Indian systems of government, it is certainly not the same.
Indian Constitution came into effect on 26th January,1950. It has adopted many positive features from many Constitutions around the world, especially the British Constitution.