Over 500 academicians, activists, artists and writers including eminent Professors Noam Chomsky, Gayatri Spivak, Barbara Hariss-White, Michael Davis among others condemn the ongoing state violence and unlawful detention of faculty and student protesters of the University of Hyderabad. Please send your endorsements to justiceforhcu@gmail.com.

We, academicians, activists, artists and writers, condemn the ongoing brutal attacks on and unlawful detention of peacefully protesting faculty and students at the University of Hyderabad by the University administration and the police. We also condemn the restriction of access to basic necessities such as water and food on campus.

The students and faculty members of the University of Hyderabad were protesting the reinstatement of Dr. Appa Rao Podile as the Vice-Chancellor despite the ongoing judicial enquiry against him related to  the circumstances leading to the death of the dalit student Rohith Vemula on January 17th, 2016. Students and faculty members of the university community are concerned that this may provide him the opportunity to tamper with evidence and to influence witnesses. Suicides by dalit students have been recurring in the University of Hyderabad and other campuses across the country.  The issue spiraled into a nationwide students’ protest with the death of the dalit scholar Rohith Vemula. The protests have pushed into the foreground public discussion and debate on the persistence of caste-based discrimination in educational institutions, and surveillance and suppression of dissent and intellectual debate in university spaces.

Since the morning of March 22 when Dr. Appa Rao returned to campus, the students and staff have been in a siege-like situation.  The peacefully protesting staff and students were brutally lathi-charged by the police, and 27 people were taken into custody. The 27 detainees were untraceable for 48 hours, brutally tortured, and denied legal access. In short, all legal procedures of detention have been suspended. After the incident, the university has been locked down with no access to food, water, electricity, and Internet connectivity.   Students were brutally assaulted when they opened community kitchens.  Lawyers and members of human rights organization as well the ordinary citizens of the city were denied access to students. University of Hyderabad is one of India’s biggest public universities.

We have followed, with deep concern, similar violent attacks and undemocratic crackdown on students on the campuses of Jawaharlal Nehru University, the Film and Television Institute of India, the University of Allahabad, Jadavpur University, Burdwan University, and others across the country. That the highest administrative authorities in the university have allowed the silencing of debate and dissent is unfortunate. We are disturbed by the pattern of growing nexus between student vigilante groups, youth wing of the ruling party, state and university authorities in colleges and university campuses across the country in order to mobilize the state machinery against vulnerable students. This has created a climate of fear and oppression in the country, and continually violates fundamental human and Constitutional rights of students.

We stand in support of the protesting students, staff and faculty of the University of Hyderabad and demand the following:

Immediate withdrawal of police from the campus.

Immediate release of, and withdrawal of all cases against, all arrested students and faculty.

Suspension of the Vice-Chancellor P. Appa Rao.

Judicial enquiry into the role of the HRD Ministry, the HRD Minister and Mr. Bandaru Dattatreya in inciting violence against Dalits on campus.

Independent enquiry into the incidents of violence on the campus including the role of the ABVP in vandalising the Vice-Chancellor’s office.

Action against police personnel named by students in their complaints.

Passage of the “Rohith Act” against caste discrimination in education.


Noam Chomsky, Institute Professor & Professor of Linguistics (Emeritus), MIT

Lawrence Cohen, Director, Institute for South Asia Studies, University of California, Berkeley

Navtej K Purewal Deputy Director, South Asia Institute SOAS University of London

Akhil Gupta, Director, Center for India and South Asia (CISA), UCLA

Michael Davis, Professor Emeritus, Department of Creative Writing, University of California Riverside

Anuradha Mittal, Executive Director, The Oakland Institute

Barbara Harriss-White, Oxford University

Kavita Krishnan, Secretary AIPWA

Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, University Professor in the Humanities, Columbia University

G. Arunima, Professor and Chair, Centre for Women’s Studies, School of Social Sciences, JNU

Sandeep Pandey, former Visiting Faculty, IIT, BHU, Varanasi

Michael D. Yates, Professor Emeritus, University of Pittsburgh, United States

Abha Sur, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Akeel Bilgrami, Sidney Morgenbesser Professor of Philosophy, Columbia University

Haroon Akram-Lodhi, Chair, Department of International Development Studies, Trent University, Canada

Henry Reichman, First Vice-President, American Association of University Professors

Piya Chatterjee, Scripps College, US

Apoorvanand, University of Delhi

Marjorie Griffin Cohen, Professor of Political Science and Chair of Women’s Studies Department, Simon Fraser University, Canada

Gerald Epstein, Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Sumanta Banerjee, Writer,  Journalist

Surinder S. Jodhka, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Chandra Talpade Mohanty, Syracuse University

Sangeeta Kamat, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Amit Bhaduri, Professor Emeritus, JNU

Dr. Shailaja Paik, University of Cincinnati

Kevin B. Anderson, Professor of Sociology, University of California  Santa Barbara

Tithi Bhattacharya, Professor of History, Purdue University

Pranav Jani, The Ohio State University

Vinay Gidwani, University of Minnesota

Nivedita Menon, Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Alpa Shah, London School of Economics

Jayati Ghosh, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Srirupa Roy, University of Göttingen, Germany

Angana P. Chatterji

Achin Vanaik, Retd. Professor of International Relations, Univ. of Delhi

Rahul Varman, IIT Kanpur

Dr. Pushkar Raj, CSR Global Peace Project Coordinator, Australian Centre for Education & Training, National General Secy., PUCL, India (Ex.)

Ashwini Tambe, University of Maryland, College Park

Jens Lerche, SOAS, University of London

Gillian Hart, Professor, University of California, Berkeley

Adrian Wilson,  Social Anthropology, London School of Economics

Ayesha Kidwai, Professor ,Jawaharlal Nehru University

Subhashini Ali, Vice-President All India Democratic Womens Association, (AIDWA)

Anand Patwardhan

Meher Engineer

Admiral and Mrs. Lalita Ramdas, CNDP

Suhasini Mulay

Aishwary Kumar, School of Humanities & Sciences, Stanford University

Ajantha Subramanian, Professor of Anthropology and South Asian Studies, Harvard University

Jyoti Puri, Chair and Professor of Sociology, Simmons College

Abdul JanMohamed, Professor, University of California, Berkeley

Dr. Nathaniel Roberts, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Goettingen, Germany

Paula Chakravartty, New York University

Mahendra Kumar, President, Ambedkar International Center (AIC)

Atul Sood, Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Prof. Mohan Rao, Jawaharlal  Nehru University

Yasmin Saikia, Professor of History, Arizona State University

Nandini Chandra, Delhi University

Elisabeth Weber, Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara

C. P. Chandrasekhar, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Prof. Rupa Viswanath, University of Goettingen, Germany

Rama Baru, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Svati Shah, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Immanuel Ness, Professor, City University of New York

Mahi Pal Singh, Editor, The Radical Humanist, Former National Secretary, PUCL

Balmurli Natrajan, William Paterson University

Veena Hariharan, School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Rajat Datta, Professor, Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Geraldine Forbes, Professor, State University of New York, Oswego

Joya Misra, Professor of Sociology and Public Policy, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Richard Seymour, London School of Economics

Susan Visvanathan, Professor of Sociology, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Dr. Pérez de Mendiola, Richard Armour Professor of Modern Languages, Chair, Dept. of Latin American, Caribbean and Spanish Literatures and Cultures & Humanities, Scripps College

Peter Spiegler, Asst. Prof.,  Dept. of Economics, UMass, Amherst

Swati Birla, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Atreyi Dasgupta, Baylor College of Medicine

Kuver Sinha, Syracuse University

Sirisha Naidu, Wright State University

Siddhartha Mitra, Programmer, Rockefeller University

Samantha Agarwal, PhD Candidate, Johns Hopkins University

Anup Gampa, PhD Candidate, University of Virginia

Anu Mandavilli, Friends of South Asia

Deepankar Basu, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Nandini Dhar, Assistant Professor, Florida International University

Michael Levien, Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University

Devika Dutt, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Smita Ramnarain, Assistant Professor of Economics, Siena College

Taki Manolakos, Wright State University

Valentina Dallona, Johns Hopkins University

Iveta Jusova, Carleton College, USA

Aditi Chandra, University of California, Merced

Hee-Young Shin, Wright State University

Anjali Arondekar, UC Santa Cruz

Jinee Lokaneeta, Drew University

Ajay Chandra, University of Warwick

Xiao Yu, Peking University

Bettina Apthekar, UC Santa Cruz

Anirban Karak, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Natasha S K, Syracuse University

Mitul Barua, Syracuse University

Simmy Makhijani, San Francisco State University

Sofia Gavtadze, Solidarity Network, Georgi

Avishek Konar, Alumnus, The Ohio State University

Robert Carley, Wright State University

Dia Da Costa, Associate Professor, University of Alberta

Ann Smock, University of California, Berkeley

Liz Mount, Syracuse University

Terese V Gagnon, Syracuse University

Giorgi Kobakhidze, Ilia State University, Tbilisi, Georgia

Levin Ahmed, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Christos Mais, Universiteit Leiden

Taveeshi Singh, Syracuse University

Aniruddha Das, Columbia University

Safar Safqat, St Mary’s College of Maryland

Ramaa Vasudevan, Colorado State University

Osman Keshawarz, doctoral student, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Narendra Subramaniam, McGill University

Ammel Sharon, University of Pennsylvania

Gventa Gventsadze

Borisi Cirekidze

Minakshi Menon, Max Planck Institute, Berlin

Dmitri Khuskivadze

Salo Kaladze

Judith Rodenbeck, UC Riverside

Ashok Prasad, Colorado State University

Priyanka Srivastava, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Arani Roy, Brandeis University

Dag Erik Berg, University of Gottingen, Germany

Rahul Nair, Antioch College, USA

Gajendran Ayyathurai, Goettingen University, Germany

Balaji Narasimhan, William Paterson University, United States

Ember Skye Kanelee, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Jungyeon Suh, Independent Researcher, United States

Kannan Srinivasan

Roli Verma, University of New Mexico

Lalit Batra, University of Minnesota

Avanti Mukherjee, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Tyler Hansen, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Subho Basu, McGill University, Canada

Laurie Nisonoff, Hampshire College, United States

Satya Mohapatra, MIT

Julia Corwin, University of Minnesota

Parama Roy, UC Davis

Krishna Melnattur, Washington University School of Medicine

Rupal Oza, Hunter College, City University of New York

Noeleen McIlvenna, Wright State University

Daniel Thompson, Johns Hopkins University

Jesse Knutson, University of Hawaii, Manoa

Prashant Keshavmurthy, McGill University, Canada

Anasuya Sengupta, Berkeley, USA

Uditi Sen, Hampshire College

Zarrina Juraqulova, Denison University, USA

Kiran Asher, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Prakash Kashwan, University of Connecticut, Storrs

Hamid Rezai, Pitzer College, USA

Anindya Dey, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Lara Deeb, Scripps College, USA

Richa Nagar, University of Minnesota

Vatsal Naresh, Columbia University

Niharika Yadav, Princeton University

Bedatri Datta Choudhury, NYU

Sanjiv Gupta, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Suvadip Sinha, University of Minnesota

Ipsita Mandal, Perimeter Institute, Canada

Poulomi Pal, Fulbright scholar

Asmita Rangari, Activist, New Delhi

Shipra Nigam, Activist, New Delhi

Srinivas Lankala, Independent media scholar, Hyderabad

Carolyn Elliott, University of Vermont

Aviroop Sengupta, Columbia University

Madhura Lohokare, Syracuse University

Arijit Sen, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Suyapa Portillo Villeda, Pitzer College, USA

Oishik Sircar, University of Melbourne

Arjun Bagchi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Greg Anderson, Ohio State University

Prarit Agarwal, Seoul National University, Korea

Sayori Ghoshal, Columbia University

Uponita Mukherjee, Columbia University

Suyapa Portillo Villeda, Pitzer College

Patricia Morton, University of California, Riverside

Sofia Checa, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Arpan Roy, John Hopkins University

Cynthia Correa, The University of Texas at Austin

Parvathy Binoy, Syracuse University, Syracuse

Jonathon Hurd, RN, Seattle

Varuni Bhatia, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Erin McElroy, UCSC, Director, Anti-Eviction Mapping Project

Geert Dhondt, John Jay College, The City University of New York

Mithun Bhowmick, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Alladi Sitaram, Retired Professor, Indian Statistical Institute

Dr Kasturi Ray, San Francisco State University

Alicia Giron, National University of Mexico

Probal Dasgupta, Indian Statistical Institute

Larry Halpern, Wittenberg University

Suchitra Mathur, Faculty, IIT Kanpur, India

Aditi Saraf, Johns Hopkins University

Ketaki Jaywant, University of Minnesota

Nagesh Rao, Colgate University

Irfan Ahmad, ACU Melbourne, Australia

Suvrat Raju, TIFR

Saikat Ghosh, IIT Kanpur

Samyak Ghosh, Columbia University

Catherine Liu, UC Irvine

Francis Cody, University of Toronto

Bhavani Raman, University of Toronto

Erika Suderburg, University of California Riverside

Saptarshi Mandal, Assistant Professor, Jindal Global Law School, Sonipat

Anannya Bohidar, Graduate Student, South Asia Studies, UPenn

Rahul Pandey, visiting faculty, IIM Lucknow

Tania Bhattacharyya, Columbia University

Aditi Sarkar, Architect, Las Cruces, New Mexico

Shakti Sathish Nambiar, Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne

Maroona Murmu, Assistant Professor, Jadavpur University

Gayatri Chatterjee, Symbiosis School of Liberal Art

Sipra Mukherjee, Professor, West Bengal State University

Raja Swamy, Asst. Prof., Dept. of Anthropology, University of Tennessee

Anandavardhanan, Department of Mathematics, IIT Bombay

Priyanka Bhattacharya, The Doon School, Dehradun

Anuradha Roy, Jadavpur University

Ramesh Sreekantan, Statistics and Mathematics Unit Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore.

Srinath Jagannathan, Indian Institute of Management Indore

Tanima Sharma, PhD student, University of Chicago

Meena Alexander, City University of New York

Sharmila Sreekumar, IIT Bombay

Venkatesh K Subramanian, IIT Kanpur

Food Sovereignty Alliance, India

The Ghadar Alliance, US

Nandita Narain, St.Stephen’s College, Delhi University

Deepa Kurup, University of Oxford

Ramesh Bairy, IIT Bombay

Papori Bora, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Ritwik Balo

Ranjani Mazumdar, School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University

PK Vijayan

Dr. Papia Sengupta, CPS/SSS

Krishna V V, CSSP/SSS

A.K. Ramakrishnan, Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Arunima S Mukherjee

George Chkhaidze

Elizabeth Abel

Dr. Kochurani Abraham, Kerala

Saumyajit Bhattacharya

Pradip Datta, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Rohit Azad, Center for Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Deepak K Mishra, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Tulay Atay–Avsar, Mustafa Kemal University, Turkey

Dr. Vikas Bajpai, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Saradindu Bhaduri, Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi and ISS, The Hague

Dr Erica Wald, Goldsmiths, University of London

Navaneetha Mokkil

Manidipa Sen, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Ameet Parameswaran, Jawaharlal Nehru University

K. B. Usha, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Gopinath Ravindran

Avinash Kumar, CISLS, SSS, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Puja Rani, University of Delhi

Ritoo Jerath, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Hannah Carlan, Department of Anthropology, UCLA

Ganga Bhavani Manthini

Sucharita Sen, Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Dr. Mallarika Sinha Roy, Centre for Women’s Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Archana Prasad, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Dinesh Abrol, Institute for Studies in Industrial Development.

Vikas Rawal, Professor, Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Sanjaya Kumar Bohidar, Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University

Simona Sawhney, IIT Delhi

Dr. Debjani Sengupta, Indraprastha College for Women, University of Delhi

Anirban Gupta-Nigam, University of California, Irvine

Nandita Badami, University of California, Irvine

Sneha Gaddam, PhD Candidate, University of Leicester

Prabhu Mohapatra Department of History Univ of Delhi

Farida Khan, Univ. of Wisconsin Parkside

Pankaj Mehta, Dept. of Physics, Boston University

Tista Bagchi, University of Delhi

Ra Ravishankar, Bangalore

Sambuddha Chaudhuri, University of Pennsylvania

Ani Maitra, Colgate University

Ethel Brooks, Assoc. Prof., Dept. of Women’s and Gender Studies and Sociology, Rutgers University

Abha Dev Habib, Miranda House, University of Delhi

Surajit Mazumdar, Center for Economic Studies and Planning, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Sonajharia Minz, Professor, School of Computer & Systems Sciences, JNU

Vinay Kumar Ambedkar

Naveen Gaur, Associate Professor, Dyal Singh College, University of Delhi

Margot Weiss, Wesleyan University

Vivekananda Mukherjee, Professor, Dept. of Economics, Jadavpur University

Dr Shakira Hussein, National Centre of Excellence for Islamic Studies, Asia Institute, University of Melbourne

Udaya Kumar, Professor, CES, School of Language, Literature and Culture Studies, JNU

Kriti Budhiraja, Graduate Student, University of Minnesota

Radhika Balakrishnan, Rutgers University

Seema Saha Poddar

Poulomi Saha, Assistant Professor of English, UC Berkeley

Swapnil Deshmukh, Mumbai University

Dr. Lata Singh, Associate Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Tyler Feaver, Wright State University

Pavithra Vasudevan, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Santosh Rohit Yerrabolu, Buffalo, NY

Professor V V Krishna, Centre for Studies in Science Policy, SSS, JNU

Ian Duncan, Professor of English, University of California, Berkeley

Bir singh, Asstt. Professor, Dept. of Economics, University of Delhi

Amit Singh, Postdoctoral Fellow, Northwestern University

Poonam Srivastava, University of Chicago, Postdoc Researcher

Omnia El Shakry, University of California, Davis

Jhuma Sen, O.P. Jindal Global University, India

Corey Payne and Chase Alston, Co-Presidents of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), Johns Hopkins University

Sankaran Krishna, Professor, Dept. of Political Science, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Mytheli Sreenivas, Professor, Ohio State University

Preeti Shekar, Asian College of Journalism

Susan Himmelweit, Emeritus Professor of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences, Open University, Walton Hall, UK

Kalyani Monteiro Jayasankar, Graduate Student, Princeton University

Nicolau Dols, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain

Kartik Misra, Graduate Student, Dept. of Economics, UMass, Amherst

Dolly Daftary, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan

Kunal Chattopadhyay, Professor of Comparative Literature, Jadavpur University

Soma Marik, Associate Professor of History, RKSM Vivekananda Vidyabhavan

Aditya Nigam, CSDS, Delhi

Pratiksha Baxi, Assoc. Prof., Centre for the Study of Law and Governance, Johns Hopkins University

Arun Karthik B., Graduate Student, IIT-Kanpur

Manisha Sethi, Jamia Millia Islamia

Debaditya Bhattacharya, Asst. Prof., Nivedita College, University of Calcutta

Ahmed Sohaib, Jamia Millia Islamia, ​New Delhi

Michael Ash, Professor of Economics and Public Policy, UMass, Amherst

Ramya M. Vijaya Assoc. Professor of Economics, Stockton University, New Jersey

Sheila Walker, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Scripps College and Chair, Intercollegiate Department of Africana Studies, The Claremont Colleges

Debarshi Das, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, India

Tarun Bhargava, Mtech Computer Science, IIT Kanpur

Rajita Menon, PhD candidate, Boston University

Kasturi Basu, People’s Film Collective, Kolkata

Daniel Pasciuti, Assistant Research Scientist, Johns Hopkins University

Aaron Barlow, Associate Professor of English New York City College of Technology (CUNY)

Rahul Thube, Ferguson College

Sugata Ray, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science

Nimisha Patel, Wright State University

Mehrene Larudee, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Jayadev Athreya, Director, Washington Experimental Mathematics Lab, University of Washington

Sunitha Gorty, alumni of HCU, MCA 93-96

Devika Narayan, University of Minnesota

Aravind Muthusamy, IIT Kanpur

Shruti Mukherjee, SUNY, New York

Marty Kich, Wright State University

Geetha Nambissan, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Ajay Bhardwaj, Ph.D. Student and Documentary Filmmaker, Asian Studies, University of British Columbia, Vancouver

Amy E. Alterman, Graduate Student, University of California Los Angeles

Baki Tezcan, Associate Professor of History, University of California, Davis

M Ghazi Shahnawaz, Jamia Millia Islamia, India

Jasbeer Musthafa, PhD Candidate, Western Sydney University, Australia

Eric Hoyt, PhD candidate, Economics, University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Alka Acharya, School of International Studies, JNU

Urmimala Sarkar , Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

Margo Okazawa-Rey, Elihu Root Peace Fund Chair in Women’s Studies, Hamilton College

Sunaina Maira, Professor, University of California-Davis, USA

Snigdha Kumar, Delhi University

Diksha Dhar, Fulbright Nehru Doctoral Scholar, University of Pennsylvania

Dan Clawson, Professor of Sociology, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Sanghamitra Misra, Assistant Prof, Department of History, University of Delhi

Rahul Govind, Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Delhi

Sefika Kumral, Ph.D. Candidate, Johns Hopkins University

Priyanka Borpujari, Fulbright Scholar-In-Residence, Nazareth College, USA

Sharvari Sastry, University of Chicago.

Anita Cherian, University of Delhi

Shivarama Padikkal, Professor, University of Hyderabad

Dr Sushrut Jadhav, University College London

Dr. Manoj Kumar Jha, Professor and Head, Department of Social Work (Delhi School of Social Work), University of Delhi

Ghanshyam Shah (retired Professor), JNU

Joseph Mattam

Dhruva Narayan, Janam Foundation

Rohit Shukla, Prof. (retired) Economics, President, “Save Education” (Gujarat Chapter)

Sharit ​Bhowmik, National Fellow (Sociology), ICSSR, Chairperson, Labour Education and Research Network (LEARN)

Karuna Dietrich Wielenga, Newton International Fellow, Oxford

Shashank Kela, Writer

Sumi Krishna, Independent Scholar, Bengaluru

Ignacio López-Calvo, University of California, Merced

B. Karthik Navayan, Project Manager (Programmes) Business and Human Rights, Amnesty International India

Chandan Singh Dalawat, Professor, Harish-Chandra Institute

Prem Verma, Convenor, Jarkhand Nagrik Prayas, Jarkhand Alternative Development Forum

Shourjya Deb, PhD Candidate, Rutgers University

Ajit Menon, Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai

Milan Dharel, Executive Secretary, Swatantrata Abhiyan Nepal

Manasi Pingle, Filmmaker

Shambhavi Prakash, JNU

Sukla Sen, EKTA (Committee for Communal Amity), Mumbai

Lyn Ossome, Makerere University

Kirity Roy, MASUM

Pujita Guha, JNU

Sudipto Basu, Jadavpur University

Aurobindo Ghosh, Peoples’ Rights Organization

Uday Prakash, Poet, Writer, Journalist and Filmmaker

Dipa Sinha, Ambedkar University

Shah Alam Khan, Professor, Department of Orthopaedics, AIIMS

Sudhir Katiyar, Majdur Adhikar Manch, Gujarat

Rajesh Chandra Kumar, TISS Mumbai

Abhishek Jha, IIT Roorkee

Ania Loomba, Catherine Bryson Professor of English, Univ of Pennsylvania

Veena Hariharan, JNU

Hussain Indorewala, Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute of Architecture

Carlo Buldrini, Deputy Director, Italian Cultural Center, New Delhi

Hadiya Jasbeer, Macquarie University

Kamayani Bali Mahabal, Feminist and Human Rights Activist, Mumbai

Ravi Kumar, Chairperson, Dept. of Sociology, South Asian Univ., Delhi

Pragya Singh, Teacher

Vishal Pratap Singh Deo, Univ. of Delhi

Suad Joseph, Distinguished Professor, UC Davis

Suroopa Mukherjee, Hindu College, Delhi University

Gautam Gupta, Prof., Dept. of Economics, Jadavpur University

Abani K. Bhuyan, University of Hyderabad

Vikram Vyas, St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University

Hemangi Kadlak, TISS Mumbai

Aparajita Sarcar, Queen’s University, Canada

Vinod Kumar, Assoc. Prof. of Law, National Law Univ., Delhi

Hugo Gorringe, Univ. of Edinburgh

Mihir Pandey, Ramjas College, Univ. of Delhi

Farha Noor, JNU

Ushmayo Dutta, Jadavpur University

Sanghita Sen, Univ. of St. Andrews, Scotland

Promona Sengupta, JNU

Padmini Swaminathan, Prof. , TISS Mumbai

Evy Mehzabeen, JNU

Sumi Madhok, London School of Economics

Dr Sunil Kumar ‘Suman’, Mahatma Gandhi International Hindi University

Vineet Tiwari, Poet, General Secretary, M. P. Progressive Writers’ Association

Dr. Jaya Mehta, Economist and Theatre Activist, Joshi-Adhikari Institute of Social Studies

Marieme Helie Lucas, Former Faculty Algiers University (Algeria), Coordinator SIAWI ( Secularism Is A Women’s Issue)

Anand Teltumbde, Professor, IIT, Kharagpur

Manoj Mitta

Kalpana Wilson, London School of Economics and Political Science

G Wankhede, Former Professor and Chairperson Center for Higher Education, Tata Institute of Social Sciences Deonar

Harmony Siganporia, Assistant Professor, Communications Area, MICA-India

Professor Shiv Ganesh, Head of School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing, Massey University

Professor Shereen Ratnagar, Independent Researcher

Srilata Sircar, Lund University, Sweden

Sridipta Ghatak

Chinnaiah Jangam, Carleton University, Canada

Snehlata, DSG

Neela Bhagwat

Ish Mishra, Delhi University

Jyoti Sinha, University of Massachusetts, Boston

Manishita Dass, Royal Holloway, University of London

Ania Loomba, University of Pennsylvania

Prachinkumar Ghodajkar, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Kamal Mitra Chenoy, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Krishna Menon, Lady Shri Ram College

Vidhu Verma, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Milind Bhawar

Amlan Das Gupta, Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi

Jagdeep Chhokar, Professor (Retd), Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad

Ovais Sultan Khan

Divas Vats

Ashish Kothari, Pune

Anirban, Visiting Doctoral Candidate, Freie University, Berlin

Neera Singh, University of Toronto, Canada

Rita Kothari, Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar

Fatima Shahzad, SOAS, University of London

Nicole Wolf, Goldsmiths, University London

Christi A Merrill, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Michigan

Gagana N.V., NUJS, Kolkata

Tultul Biswas, MP Mahila Manch, Bhopal, MP

Emma Meyer, PhD candidate, Emory University

Priti Gulati Cox, Independent Artist, Kansas

Neela Bhagwat, Classical singer of Gwalior gharana

Geeta Patel, University of Virginia

Ashwini Deshpande, Prof., Department of Economics, Delhi School of Economics

Indraneel Dasgupta, Prof., Economic Research Unit, Indian Statistical Institute

Soumava Basu, Student, University of Utah

Nandini Dutta, Associate Professor, Economics, Miranda House, Delhi University

Arjun Mukerji, Asst. Prof., Dept. of Planning and Architecture, NIT Rourkela

Keya Ganguly, Professor, Dept. of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature, Univ. of Minnesota

Dr. N.Bhattacharya, Retired Teacher, DU and ex-student, JNU

Megha Anwer, Purdue University

Dr. Sriparna Pathak

Archisman Ghosh, International Centre for Theoretical Sciences

Claudio Fogu, University of California Santa Barbara

M. Madhava Prasad, The English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad

Prof. Amit Bhattacharyya, Jadavpur University

Harry Cleaver, University of Texas at Austin

Alok Mukherjee, Distinguished Visiting Professor, Ryerson University

Christopher Forster-Smith, Johns Hopkins University

Benita Parry, Emeritus Professor, Univ of Warwick

Debashree Mukherjee, Columbia University

Allan Stewart-Oaten, Professor (Emeritus), University of California Santa Barbara

Jai Sen

Teresa Hubel, Professor and Chair, Huron University College

Uttama Ray, Rammohan College, Kolkata

Snehal Shingavi, UT Austin

Colleen Lye, UC Berkeley

Arun P. Mukherjee, York University, Canada

V. Sujatha, Professor and Chairperson, CSSS, JNU

Ismail Poonawala, Prof. of Arabic and Islamic Studies, UCLA

Sangeeta Chatterji, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Amrita Basu, Amherst College

Anne Bellows, Prof. and Grad. Prog. Director, Food Studies, Syracuse Univ.

Dhananjay Ravat, Prof. of Geophysics, Univ. of Kentucky

Abhijit Gupta, Prof. of English, Jadavpur University

Sajni Mukherji, Retired Professor, Jadavpur University

Robert Zussman, Professor Emeritus, U Mass Amherst

Mrinalini Chakravorty, Assoc. Prof., Univ. of Virginia

Amrita Ghatak, Assoc. Prof., Gujarat Inst. of Development Research

Supriya Shukla, Freie University, Berlin, Germany

Divya Anand, Novartis Institutes of BioMedical Research

Nilima Sheikh

Indira Unninayar, Advocate, Supreme Court and Delhi High Court

Rachana Johri, Ambedkar University Delhi

Dhiman Chatterjee, Faculty Member,  IIT, Madras

Alok, McMaster University, Canada

Sanjam Ahluwalia, Dept. of History, Northern Arizona University

Sharmila Purkayastha, Miranda House

Gary Michael Tartakov, Iowa State University

Zahra Nikpour, Univ. of Padova, Italy

Amit Basole University of Massachusetts Boston

K.Gopal Iyer. Professor Emeritus. Punjab University, Chandigarh

Dr.Laxmi Berwa, M.D, F.A.C.P, Fort Belvoir, U.S.A

Annette Hunt, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Shilpi Suneja, Writer

Peter Halewood, Professor of Law, Albany Law School

Bina Fernandez, University of Melbourne

Jenny Sharpe, Professor of English, Comparative Literature, and Gender Studies, Department of English, University of California

Sanjay Joshi, Professor of History, Northern Arizona University

Colin Barker, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

Shuddhabrata Sengupta, Artist, Raqs Media Collective, Delhi

Syed Asad Raza, Executive, MPA, Syracuse University

Rakesh Nanjappa, PhD Candidate, SUNY College of Optometry

Sadanand Menon, Media Professional & Teacher, Chennai

Sana Das, PhD Scholar, IIT Delhi

Maya Krishna Rao, Shiv Nadar University

William Halewood, Professor Emeritus, Univ. of Toronto

Anupama Potluri, University of Hyderabad

Virendra Kamalvanshi, Inst. of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University

Sunalini Kumar, Lady Shriram College, Delhi University

Gautambala Gautam

Bronwyn Winter, University of Sydney

Abhijit Roy, Jadavpur University

Narayanan Menon, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Rita Manchanda, South Asia Forum for Human Rights

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