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WE THE PEOPLE OF INDIA have had enough.

Enough of terrorist attacks that threaten our lives and that of our loved ones and rip
apart the fabric of our cities and our society;

Enough of politicians of all parties who fiddle while terrorists burn, then seek to appease
our anger with platitudes and pointless ‘resignations’;

Enough of excuses from prime ministers and accusations from wannabe prime ministers;

Enough of the empty rhetoric of governments that promise action but give us only
inquiry commissions;

Enough of the callous unconcern of the political class that has resulted in this country we
love being subjected to constant attacks from external forces.

We have left this country in your hands for all these years, hoping that you will do what
we elected you to do. You have failed us – miserably, and on every front.

We have had enough. And we are, from this moment on, taking the country back into our
own hands.

WE DEMAND:

1. That all political parties in India at the state and central level abandon their
narrow concerns and come together immediately to formulate, and announce, a
consensual national policy on the subject of internal security; we demand further
that all parties pledge to uphold this national policy irrespective of who is in
power.
2. We demand that the government of India, with the backing of all political parties,
immediately announce the launching of a zero-tolerance war against terrorism,
internal and external. In this connection we demand that you immediately and
publicly lay on the table all evidence relating to Pakistan’s involvement in these
continued attacks on Indian soil. We further demand that you employ the full force
of diplomacy to bring the nations of the world into a unified front to support any
and all appropriate action that needs to be taken on the basis of evidence
available. We pledge that we will boycott the goods of any country that refuses to
side with India in the lawful defense of the integrity of its territory and the lives of
its citizens.
3. We demand the creation of one central agency to handle all intelligence gathering
and processing activities, in order to fix both responsibility and accountability.
4. We demand the immediate creation of NSG units in all metropolitan and A
category cities’
5. We demand that the NSG and the police force be provided with state of the art
protective gear, equipment, dedicated aircrafts, artillery, arms, ammunition and
all else that is required, in the judgment of security experts, to defend our lives
and to combat terrorism.
6. We demand the immediate adoption and implementation of police reforms as and
ordered by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India. We demand that control of the
police force be taken away from the political class, and that the police be made
accountable to law, and to no other power. We further demand that the pay scales
of our police and paramilitary forces be immediately raised in order that they may
serve the cause of law and order without financial worry
8. We demand that the political process, the bureaucracy, the police and judiciary be
made transparent, responsible, and accountable to the citizens of India through a
complete overhaul of the existing process.
9. We demand the immediate strengthening of our borders by land and by sea.
WE ASK that the government and leaders of all political parties give us an immediate
assurance that these demands will be fulfilled in the soonest possible time frame.

We pledge that if our demands are not met, we will from this moment on not cast our
votes in a single election, at the state or national level. Instead, we will use the provisions
of Section 49-O of the People’s Representation Act [I am not sure of this, pl check] to its
utmost. We will go to the polling booth, and register ourselves as not voting, thus forcing
the countermanding of the election and the dismissal of the candidates. We pledge to do
this until our concerns are addressed.

Secondly, we pledge that until our demands are met, we will not pay our taxes.

We are law abiding citizens, however, and hence we will deposit our taxes in a fund to be
called the “COUNTER TERRORISM ACTION FUND”, maintained with one of the
Nationalised Banks.

These funds will be made available to you when our above demands have been met – but
not before.

If you believe in the settlements expressed, please sign the declaration herein below and
mail it to P.O. Box. No. _____. Alternatively, log on to www.___________ where a version of
this declaration exists and add your name to it.

And join the “NO CONFIDENCE” movement.

If millions of citizens join this movement by signing this pledge, our message will be
unmistakable and will surely be a wake up call for the entire political class forcing them
to be responsible and accountable to every citizen and to Act now rather than indulge in
rhetoric or play petty politics.

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