PETITION ON CHANGE.ORG
Parts of the petition are reproduced below. Follow the link given at the end to sign the petition.
In spite of these groups repeatedly committing atrocities against minorities, nothing substantial has been done to stop them. The Central and several State Governments have remained silent. In addition, the authorities have extended no support to the victims, predominantly Muslims and Dalits, who have lost their lives and livelihoods.
The recent debates in the Rajya Sabha and the intervention of the Supreme Court are a step towards improvement. An earlier criticism by the Prime Minister proved to be inefficient as the vigilantes continued to operate as before.
Clearly, greater social awareness and resistance is needed to combat vigilante groups. Through this petition, we express our support for the decision of the Supreme Court and demand
1. An immediate ban on vigilante groups irrespective of any cause that has brought them into existence.
2. Unconditional and unequivocal condemnation of vigilantism from the National and State Governments.
3. Social support and compensation for victims.