Postcard campaign against Ordinance on lawmakers

An initiative to write postcards to the President of India, in protest against the Union government’s ordinance on convicted lawmakers, was launched by a non-governmental organisation here on Saturday.

“Respected Sir, I am shocked that our leaders are trying to protect convicted representatives by passing an ordinance. I feel this move is unconstitutional and demoralising. As a citizen of this country, it is my sincere request to you to not sign this ordinance (into law),” read a post card written by a student.

Called ‘One Lakh Postcard’, the initiative was started by ‘Revolutionising India through Social Empowerment’ (RISE), a non-profit group fighting for social causes.

Over 1,000 postcards, containing opinions of volunteers, have already been sent to the President. The volunteers plan to involve students of City colleges in the campaign that would last till October 5.

Kaushik H M, a student of PES Institute of Technology is of the opinion that the common man suffering as a result of legislators who are criminals.

Individuals who wish to support the cause may submit an petition on http://www.change.org/en-IN/petitions/pranab-mukherjee-stop-mr-president....

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