International Academicians and Activists Call for Resignation of Hyderabad Central University (HCU) VC

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:  

  1. Immediate withdrawal of police from the campus.
  2. Immediate release of, and withdrawal of all cases against, all arrested students and faculty.
  3. Suspension of the Vice-Chancellor P. Appa Rao.
  4. Judicial enquiry into the role of the HRD Ministry, the HRD Minister and Mr. Bandaru Dattatreya in inciting violence against Dalits on campus.
  5. Independent enquiry into the incidents of violence on the campus including the role of the ABVP in vandalising the Vice-Chancellor’s office.
  6. Action against police personnel named by students in their complaints.
  7. Passage of the “Rohith Act” against caste discrimination in education.

Signatories

  1. Noam Chomsky, Institute Professor & Professor of Linguistics (Emeritus), MIT
  2. Lawrence Cohen, Director, Institute for South Asia Studies, University of California, Berkeley
  3. Navtej K Purewal Deputy Director, South Asia Institute SOAS University of London
  4. Akhil Gupta, Director, Center for India and South Asia (CISA), UCLA
  5. Michael Davis, Professor Emeritus, Department of Creative Writing, University of California Riverside
  6. Anuradha Mittal, Executive Director, The Oakland Institute
  7. Barbara Harriss-White, Oxford University
  8. Kavita Krishnan, Secretary AIPWA
  9. Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, University Professor in the Humanities, Columbia University
  10. G. Arunima, Professor and Chair, Centre for Women’s Studies, School of Social Sciences, JNU
  11. Sandeep Pandey, former Visiting Faculty, IIT, BHU, Varanasi
  12. Michael D. Yates, Professor Emeritus, University of Pittsburgh, United States
  13. Abha Sur, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  14. Akeel Bilgrami, Sidney Morgenbesser Professor of Philosophy, Columbia University
  15. Haroon Akram-Lodhi, Chair, Department of International Development Studies, Trent University, Canada
  16. Henry Reichman, First Vice-President, American Association of University Professors
  17. Piya Chatterjee, Scripps College, US
  18. Apoorvanand, University of Delhi
  19. Marjorie Griffin Cohen, Professor of Political Science and Chair of Women’s Studies Department, Simon Fraser University, Canada
  20. Gerald Epstein, Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  21. Sumanta Banerjee, Writer,  Journalist
  22. Surinder S. Jodhka, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  23. Chandra Talpade Mohanty, Syracuse University
  24. Sangeeta Kamat, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  25. Amit Bhaduri, Professor Emeritus, JNU
  26. Dr. Shailaja Paik, University of Cincinnati
  27. Kevin B. Anderson, Professor of Sociology, University of California  Santa Barbara
  28. Tithi Bhattacharya, Professor of History, Purdue University
  29. Pranav Jani, The Ohio State University
  30. Vinay Gidwani, University of Minnesota
  31. Nivedita Menon, Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  32. Alpa Shah, London School of Economics
  33. Jayati Ghosh, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  34. Srirupa Roy, University of Göttingen, Germany
  35. Angana P. Chatterji
  36. Achin Vanaik, Retd. Professor of International Relations, Univ. of Delhi
  37. Rahul Varman, IIT Kanpur
  38. Dr. Pushkar Raj, CSR Global Peace Project Coordinator, Australian Centre for Education & Training, National General Secy., PUCL, India (Ex.)
  39. Ashwini Tambe, University of Maryland, College Park
  40. Jens Lerche, SOAS, University of London
  41. Gillian Hart, Professor, University of California, Berkeley
  42. Adrian Wilson,  Social Anthropology, London School of Economics
  43. Ayesha Kidwai, Professor ,Jawaharlal Nehru University
  44. Subhashini Ali, Vice-President All India Democratic Womens Association, (AIDWA)
  45. Anand Patwardhan
  46. Meher Engineer
  47. Admiral and Mrs. Lalita Ramdas, CNDP
  48. Suhasini Mulay
  49. Aishwary Kumar, School of Humanities & Sciences, Stanford University
  50. Ajantha Subramanian, Professor of Anthropology and South Asian Studies, Harvard University
  51. Jyoti Puri, Chair and Professor of Sociology, Simmons College
  52. Abdul JanMohamed, Professor, University of California, Berkeley
  53. Dr. Nathaniel Roberts, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Goettingen, Germany
  54. Paula Chakravartty, New York University
  55. Mahendra Kumar, President, Ambedkar International Center (AIC)
  56. Atul Sood, Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  57. Prof. Mohan Rao, Jawaharlal  Nehru University
  58. Yasmin Saikia, Professor of History, Arizona State University
  59. Nandini Chandra, Delhi University
  60. Elisabeth Weber, Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara
  61. C. P. Chandrasekhar, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  62. Prof. Rupa Viswanath, University of Goettingen, Germany
  63. Rama Baru, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  64. Svati Shah, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  65. Immanuel Ness, Professor, City University of New York
  66. Mahi Pal Singh, Editor, The Radical Humanist, Former National Secretary, PUCL
  67. Balmurli Natrajan, William Paterson University
  68. Veena Hariharan, School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  69. Rajat Datta, Professor, Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  70. Geraldine Forbes, Professor, State University of New York, Oswego
  71. Joya Misra, Professor of Sociology and Public Policy, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  72. Richard Seymour, London School of Economics
  73. Susan Visvanathan, Professor of Sociology, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  74. Dr. Pérez de Mendiola, Richard Armour Professor of Modern Languages, Chair, Dept. of Latin American, Caribbean and Spanish Literatures and Cultures & Humanities, Scripps College
  75. Peter Spiegler, Asst. Prof.,  Dept. of Economics, UMass, Amherst
  76. Swati Birla, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  77. Atreyi Dasgupta, Baylor College of Medicine
  78. Kuver Sinha, Syracuse University
  79. Sirisha Naidu, Wright State University
  80. Siddhartha Mitra, Programmer, Rockefeller University
  81. Samantha Agarwal, PhD Candidate, Johns Hopkins University
  82. Anup Gampa, PhD Candidate, University of Virginia
  83. Anu Mandavilli, Friends of South Asia
  84. Deepankar Basu, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  85. Nandini Dhar, Assistant Professor, Florida International University
  86. Michael Levien, Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University
  87. Devika Dutt, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  88. Smita Ramnarain, Assistant Professor of Economics, Siena College
  89. Taki Manolakos, Wright State University
  90. Valentina Dallona, Johns Hopkins University
  91. Iveta Jusova, Carleton College, USA
  92. Aditi Chandra, University of California, Merced
  93. Hee-Young Shin, Wright State University
  94. Anjali Arondekar, UC Santa Cruz
  95. Jinee Lokaneeta, Drew University
  96. Ajay Chandra, University of Warwick
  97. Xiao Yu, Peking University
  98. Bettina Apthekar, UC Santa Cruz
  99. Anirban Karak, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  100. Natasha S K, Syracuse University
  101. Mitul Barua, Syracuse University
  102. Simmy Makhijani, San Francisco State University
  103. Sofia Gavtadze, Solidarity Network, Georgi
  104. Avishek Konar, Alumnus, The Ohio State University
  105. Robert Carley, Wright State University
  106. Dia Da Costa, Associate Professor, University of Alberta
  107. Ann Smock, University of California, Berkeley
  108. Liz Mount, Syracuse University
  109. Terese V Gagnon, Syracuse University
  110. Giorgi Kobakhidze, Ilia State University, Tbilisi, Georgia
  111. Levin Ahmed, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  112. Christos Mais, Universiteit Leiden
  113. Taveeshi Singh, Syracuse University
  114. Aniruddha Das, Columbia University
  115. Safar Safqat, St Mary’s College of Maryland
  116. Ramaa Vasudevan, Colorado State University
  117. Osman Keshawarz, doctoral student, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
  118. Narendra Subramaniam, McGill University
  119. Ammel Sharon, University of Pennsylvania
  120. Gventa Gventsadze
  121. Borisi Cirekidze
  122. Minakshi Menon, Max Planck Institute, Berlin
  123. Dmitri Khuskivadze
  124. Salo Kaladze
  125. Judith Rodenbeck, UC Riverside
  126. Ashok Prasad, Colorado State University
  127. Priyanka Srivastava, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  128. Arani Roy, Brandeis University
  129. Dag Erik Berg, University of Gottingen, Germany
  130. Rahul Nair, Antioch College, USA
  131. Gajendran Ayyathurai, Goettingen University, Germany
  132. Balaji Narasimhan, William Paterson University, United States
  133. Ember Skye Kanelee, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  134. Jungyeon Suh, Independent Researcher, United States
  135. Kannan Srinivasan
  136. Roli Verma, University of New Mexico
  137. Lalit Batra, University of Minnesota
  138. Avanti Mukherjee, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  139. Tyler Hansen, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  140. Subho Basu, McGill University, Canada
  141. Laurie Nisonoff, Hampshire College, United States
  142. Satya Mohapatra, MIT
  143. Julia Corwin, University of Minnesota
  144. Parama Roy, UC Davis
  145. Krishna Melnattur, Washington University School of Medicine
  146. Rupal Oza, Hunter College, City University of New York
  147. Noeleen McIlvenna, Wright State University
  148. Daniel Thompson, Johns Hopkins University
  149. Jesse Knutson, University of Hawaii, Manoa
  150. Prashant Keshavmurthy, McGill University, Canada
  151. Anasuya Sengupta, Berkeley, USA
  152. Uditi Sen, Hampshire College
  153. Zarrina Juraqulova, Denison University, USA
  154. Kiran Asher, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  155. Prakash Kashwan, University of Connecticut, Storrs
  156. Hamid Rezai, Pitzer College, USA
  157. Anindya Dey, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  158. Lara Deeb, Scripps College, USA
  159. Richa Nagar, University of Minnesota
  160. Vatsal Naresh, Columbia University
  161. Niharika Yadav, Princeton University
  162. Bedatri Datta Choudhury, NYU
  163. Sanjiv Gupta, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  164. Suvadip Sinha, University of Minnesota
  165. Ipsita Mandal, Perimeter Institute, Canada
  166. Poulomi Pal, Fulbright scholar
  167. Asmita Rangari, Activist, New Delhi
  168. Shipra Nigam, Activist, New Delhi
  169. Srinivas Lankala, Independent media scholar, Hyderabad
  170. Carolyn Elliott, University of Vermont
  171. Aviroop Sengupta, Columbia University
  172. Madhura Lohokare, Syracuse University
  173. Arijit Sen, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  174. Suyapa Portillo Villeda, Pitzer College, USA
  175. Oishik Sircar, University of Melbourne
  176. Arjun Bagchi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  177. Greg Anderson, Ohio State University
  178. Prarit Agarwal, Seoul National University, Korea
  179. Sayori Ghoshal, Columbia University
  180. Uponita Mukherjee, Columbia University
  181. Suyapa Portillo Villeda, Pitzer College
  182. Patricia Morton, University of California, Riverside
  183. Sofia Checa, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  184. Arpan Roy, John Hopkins University
  185. Cynthia Correa, The University of Texas at Austin
  186. Parvathy Binoy, Syracuse University, Syracuse
  187. Jonathon Hurd, RN, Seattle
  188. Varuni Bhatia, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  189. Erin McElroy, UCSC, Director, Anti-Eviction Mapping Project
  190. Geert Dhondt, John Jay College, The City University of New York
  191. Mithun Bhowmick, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  192. Alladi Sitaram, Retired Professor, Indian Statistical Institute
  193. Dr Kasturi Ray, San Francisco State University
  194. Alicia Giron, National University of Mexico
  195. Probal Dasgupta, Indian Statistical Institute
  196. Larry Halpern, Wittenberg University
  197. Suchitra Mathur, Faculty, IIT Kanpur, India
  198. Aditi Saraf, Johns Hopkins University
  199. Ketaki Jaywant, University of Minnesota
  200. Nagesh Rao, Colgate University
  201. Irfan Ahmad, ACU Melbourne, Australia
  202. Suvrat Raju, TIFR
  203. Saikat Ghosh, IIT Kanpur
  204. Samyak Ghosh, Columbia University
  205. Catherine Liu, UC Irvine
  206. Francis Cody, University of Toronto
  207. Bhavani Raman, University of Toronto
  208. Erika Suderburg, University of California Riverside
  209. Saptarshi Mandal, Assistant Professor, Jindal Global Law School, Sonipat
  210. Anannya Bohidar, Graduate Student, South Asia Studies, UPenn
  211. Rahul Pandey, visiting faculty, IIM Lucknow
  212. Tania Bhattacharyya, Columbia University
  213. Aditi Sarkar, Architect, Las Cruces, New Mexico
  214. Shakti Sathish Nambiar, Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne
  215. Maroona Murmu, Assistant Professor, Jadavpur University
  216. Gayatri Chatterjee, Symbiosis School of Liberal Art
  217. Sipra Mukherjee, Professor, West Bengal State University
  218. Raja Swamy, Asst. Prof., Dept. of Anthropology, University of Tennessee
  219. Anandavardhanan, Department of Mathematics, IIT Bombay
  220. Priyanka Bhattacharya, The Doon School, Dehradun
  221. Anuradha Roy, Jadavpur University
  222. Ramesh Sreekantan, Statistics and Mathematics Unit Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore.
  223. Srinath Jagannathan, Indian Institute of Management Indore
  224. Tanima Sharma, PhD student, University of Chicago
  225. Meena Alexander, City University of New York
  226. Sharmila Sreekumar, IIT Bombay
  227. Venkatesh K Subramanian, IIT Kanpur
  228. Food Sovereignty Alliance, India
  229. The Ghadar Alliance, US
  230. Nandita Narain, St.Stephen’s College, Delhi University
  231. Deepa Kurup, University of Oxford
  232. Ramesh Bairy, IIT Bombay
  233. Papori Bora, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  234. Ritwik Balo
  235. Ranjani Mazumdar, School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  236. PK Vijayan
  237. Dr. Papia Sengupta, CPS/SSS
  238. Krishna V V, CSSP/SSS
  239. A.K. Ramakrishnan, Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  240. Arunima S Mukherjee
  241. George Chkhaidze
  242. Elizabeth Abel
  243. Dr. Kochurani Abraham, Kerala
  244. Saumyajit Bhattacharya
  245. Pradip Datta, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  246. Rohit Azad, Center for Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  247. Deepak K Mishra, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  248. Tulay Atay–Avsar, Mustafa Kemal University, Turkey
  249. Dr. Vikas Bajpai, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  250. Saradindu Bhaduri, Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi and ISS, The Hague
  251. Dr Erica Wald, Goldsmiths, University of London
  252. Navaneetha Mokkil
  253. Manidipa Sen, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  254. Ameet Parameswaran, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  255. K. B. Usha, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  256. Gopinath Ravindran
  257. Avinash Kumar, CISLS, SSS, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  258. Puja Rani, University of Delhi
  259. Ritoo Jerath, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  260. Hannah Carlan, Department of Anthropology, UCLA
  261. Ganga Bhavani Manthini
  262. Sucharita Sen, Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  263. Dr. Mallarika Sinha Roy, Centre for Women’s Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  264. Archana Prasad, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  265. Dinesh Abrol, Institute for Studies in Industrial Development.
  266. Vikas Rawal, Professor, Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  267. Sanjaya Kumar Bohidar, Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University
  268. Simona Sawhney, IIT Delhi
  269. Dr. Debjani Sengupta, Indraprastha College for Women, University of Delhi
  270. Anirban Gupta-Nigam, University of California, Irvine
  271. Nandita Badami, University of California, Irvine
  272. Sneha Gaddam, PhD Candidate, University of Leicester
  273. Prabhu Mohapatra Department of History Univ of Delhi
  274. Farida Khan, Univ. of Wisconsin Parkside
  275. Pankaj Mehta, Dept. of Physics, Boston University
  276. Tista Bagchi, University of Delhi
  277. Ra Ravishankar, Bangalore
  278. Sambuddha Chaudhuri, University of Pennsylvania
  279. Ani Maitra, Colgate University
  280. Ethel Brooks, Assoc. Prof., Dept. of Women’s and Gender Studies and Sociology, Rutgers University
  281. Abha Dev Habib, Miranda House, University of Delhi
  282. Surajit Mazumdar, Center for Economic Studies and Planning, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  283. Sonajharia Minz, Professor, School of Computer & Systems Sciences, JNU
  284. Vinay Kumar Ambedkar
  285. Naveen Gaur, Associate Professor, Dyal Singh College, University of Delhi
  286. Margot Weiss, Wesleyan University
  287. Vivekananda Mukherjee, Professor, Dept. of Economics, Jadavpur University
  288. Dr Shakira Hussein, National Centre of Excellence for Islamic Studies, Asia Institute, University of Melbourne
  289. Udaya Kumar, Professor, CES, School of Language, Literature and Culture Studies, JNU
  290. Kriti Budhiraja, Graduate Student, University of Minnesota
  291. Radhika Balakrishnan, Rutgers University
  292. Seema Saha Poddar
  293. Poulomi Saha, Assistant Professor of English, UC Berkeley
  294. Swapnil Deshmukh, Mumbai University
  295. Dr. Lata Singh, Associate Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  296. Tyler Feaver, Wright State University
  297. Pavithra Vasudevan, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
  298. Santosh Rohit Yerrabolu, Buffalo, NY
  299. Professor V V Krishna, Centre for Studies in Science Policy, SSS, JNU
  300. Ian Duncan, Professor of English, University of California, Berkeley
  301. Bir singh, Asstt. Professor, Dept. of Economics, University of Delhi
  302. Amit Singh, Postdoctoral Fellow, Northwestern University
  303. Poonam Srivastava, University of Chicago, Postdoc Researcher
  304. Omnia El Shakry, University of California, Davis
  305. Jhuma Sen, O.P. Jindal Global University, India
  306. Corey Payne and Chase Alston, Co-Presidents of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), Johns Hopkins University
  307. Sankaran Krishna, Professor, Dept. of Political Science, University of Hawaii at Manoa
  308. Mytheli Sreenivas, Professor, Ohio State University
  309. Preeti Shekar, Asian College of Journalism
  310. Susan Himmelweit, Emeritus Professor of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences, Open University, Walton Hall, UK
  311. Kalyani Monteiro Jayasankar, Graduate Student, Princeton University
  312. Nicolau Dols, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain
  313. Kartik Misra, Graduate Student, Dept. of Economics, UMass, Amherst
  314. Dolly Daftary, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan
  315. Kunal Chattopadhyay, Professor of Comparative Literature, Jadavpur University
  316. Soma Marik, Associate Professor of History, RKSM Vivekananda Vidyabhavan
  317. Aditya Nigam, CSDS, Delhi
  318. Pratiksha Baxi, Assoc. Prof., Centre for the Study of Law and Governance, Johns Hopkins University
  319. Arun Karthik B., Graduate Student, IIT-Kanpur
  320. Manisha Sethi, Jamia Millia Islamia
  321. Debaditya Bhattacharya, Asst. Prof., Nivedita College, University of Calcutta
  322. Ahmed Sohaib, Jamia Millia Islamia, ​New Delhi
  323. Michael Ash, Professor of Economics and Public Policy, UMass, Amherst
  324. Ramya M. Vijaya Assoc. Professor of Economics, Stockton University, New Jersey
  325. Sheila Walker, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Scripps College and Chair, Intercollegiate Department of Africana Studies, The Claremont Colleges
  326. Debarshi Das, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, India
  327. Tarun Bhargava, Mtech Computer Science, IIT Kanpur
  328. Rajita Menon, PhD candidate, Boston University
  329. Kasturi Basu, People’s Film Collective, Kolkata
  330. Daniel Pasciuti, Assistant Research Scientist, Johns Hopkins University
  331. Aaron Barlow, Associate Professor of English New York City College of Technology (CUNY)
  332. Rahul Thube, Ferguson College
  333. Sugata Ray, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science
  334. Nimisha Patel, Wright State University
  335. Mehrene Larudee, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  336. Jayadev Athreya, Director, Washington Experimental Mathematics Lab, University of Washington
  337. Sunitha Gorty, alumni of HCU, MCA 93-96
  338. Devika Narayan, University of Minnesota
  339. Aravind Muthusamy, IIT Kanpur
  340. Shruti Mukherjee, SUNY, New York
  341. Marty Kich, Wright State University
  342. Geetha Nambissan, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  343. Ajay Bhardwaj, Ph.D. Student and Documentary Filmmaker, Asian Studies, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
  344. Amy E. Alterman, Graduate Student, University of California Los Angeles
  345. Baki Tezcan, Associate Professor of History, University of California, Davis
  346. M Ghazi Shahnawaz, Jamia Millia Islamia, India
  347. Jasbeer Musthafa, PhD Candidate, Western Sydney University, Australia
  348. Eric Hoyt, PhD candidate, Economics, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
  349. Alka Acharya, School of International Studies, JNU
  350. Urmimala Sarkar , Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
  351. Margo Okazawa-Rey, Elihu Root Peace Fund Chair in Women’s Studies, Hamilton College
  352. Sunaina Maira, Professor, University of California-Davis, USA
  353. Snigdha Kumar, Delhi University
  354. Diksha Dhar, Fulbright Nehru Doctoral Scholar, University of Pennsylvania
  355. Dan Clawson, Professor of Sociology, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  356. Sanghamitra Misra, Assistant Prof, Department of History, University of Delhi
  357. Rahul Govind, Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Delhi
  358. Sefika Kumral, Ph.D. Candidate, Johns Hopkins University
  359. Priyanka Borpujari, Fulbright Scholar-In-Residence, Nazareth College, USA
  360. Sharvari Sastry, University of Chicago.
  361. Anita Cherian, University of Delhi
  362. Shivarama Padikkal, Professor, University of Hyderabad
  363. Dr Sushrut Jadhav, University College London
  364. Dr. Manoj Kumar Jha, Professor and Head, Department of Social Work (Delhi School of Social Work), University of Delhi
  365. Ghanshyam Shah (retired Professor), JNU
  366. Joseph Mattam
  367. Dhruva Narayan, Janam Foundation
  368. Rohit Shukla, Prof. (retired) Economics, President, “Save Education” (Gujarat Chapter)
  369. Sharit ​Bhowmik, National Fellow (Sociology), ICSSR, Chairperson, Labour Education and Research Network (LEARN)
  370. Karuna Dietrich Wielenga, Newton International Fellow, Oxford
  371. Shashank Kela, Writer
  372. Sumi Krishna, Independent Scholar, Bengaluru
  373. Ignacio López-Calvo, University of California, Merced
  374. B. Karthik Navayan, Project Manager (Programmes) Business and Human Rights, Amnesty International India
  375. Chandan Singh Dalawat, Professor, Harish-Chandra Institute
  376. Prem Verma, Convenor, Jarkhand Nagrik Prayas, Jarkhand Alternative Development Forum
  377. Shourjya Deb, PhD Candidate, Rutgers University
  378. Ajit Menon, Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai
  379. Milan Dharel, Executive Secretary, Swatantrata Abhiyan Nepal
  380. Manasi Pingle, Filmmaker
  381. Shambhavi Prakash, JNU
  382. Sukla Sen, EKTA (Committee for Communal Amity), Mumbai
  383. Lyn Ossome, Makerere University
  384. Kirity Roy, MASUM
  385. Pujita Guha, JNU
  386. Sudipto Basu, Jadavpur University
  387. Aurobindo Ghosh, Peoples’ Rights Organization
  388. Uday Prakash, Poet, Writer, Journalist and Filmmaker
  389. Dipa Sinha, Ambedkar University
  390. Shah Alam Khan, Professor, Department of Orthopaedics, AIIMS
  391. Sudhir Katiyar, Majdur Adhikar Manch, Gujarat
  392. Rajesh Chandra Kumar, TISS Mumbai
  393. Abhishek Jha, IIT Roorkee
  394. Ania Loomba, Catherine Bryson Professor of English, Univ of Pennsylvania
  395. Veena Hariharan, JNU
  396. Hussain Indorewala, Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute of Architecture
  397. Carlo Buldrini, Deputy Director, Italian Cultural Center, New Delhi
  398. Hadiya Jasbeer, Macquarie University
  399. Kamayani Bali Mahabal, Feminist and Human Rights Activist, Mumbai
  400. Ravi Kumar, Chairperson, Dept. of Sociology, South Asian Univ., Delhi
  401. Pragya Singh, Teacher
  402. Vishal Pratap Singh Deo, Univ. of Delhi
  403. Suad Joseph, Distinguished Professor, UC Davis
  404. Suroopa Mukherjee, Hindu College, Delhi University
  405. Gautam Gupta, Prof., Dept. of Economics, Jadavpur University
  406. Abani K. Bhuyan, University of Hyderabad
  407. Vikram Vyas, St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University
  408. Hemangi Kadlak, TISS Mumbai
  409. Aparajita Sarcar, Queen’s University, Canada
  410. Vinod Kumar, Assoc. Prof. of Law, National Law Univ., Delhi
  411. Hugo Gorringe, Univ. of Edinburgh
  412. Mihir Pandey, Ramjas College, Univ. of Delhi
  413. Farha Noor, JNU
  414. Ushmayo Dutta, Jadavpur University
  415. Sanghita Sen, Univ. of St. Andrews, Scotland
  416. Promona Sengupta, JNU
  417. Padmini Swaminathan, Prof. , TISS Mumbai
  418. Evy Mehzabeen, JNU
  419. Sumi Madhok, London School of Economics
  420. Dr Sunil Kumar ‘Suman’, Mahatma Gandhi International Hindi University
  421. Vineet Tiwari, Poet, General Secretary, M. P. Progressive Writers’ Association
  422. Dr. Jaya Mehta, Economist and Theatre Activist, Joshi-Adhikari Institute of Social Studies
  423. Marieme Helie Lucas, Former Faculty Algiers University (Algeria), Coordinator SIAWI ( Secularism Is A Women’s Issue)
  424. Anand Teltumbde, Professor, IIT, Kharagpur
  425. Manoj Mitta
  426. Kalpana Wilson, London School of Economics and Political Science
  427. G Wankhede, Former Professor and Chairperson Center for Higher Education, Tata Institute of Social Sciences Deonar
  428. Harmony Siganporia, Assistant Professor, Communications Area, MICA-India
  429. Professor Shiv Ganesh, Head of School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing, Massey University
  430. Professor Shereen Ratnagar, Independent Researcher
  431. Srilata Sircar, Lund University, Sweden
  432. Sridipta Ghatak
  433. Chinnaiah Jangam, Carleton University, Canada
  434. Snehlata, DSG
  435. Neela Bhagwat
  436. Ish Mishra, Delhi University
  437. Jyoti Sinha, University of Massachusetts, Boston
  438. Manishita Dass, Royal Holloway, University of London
  439. Ania Loomba, University of Pennsylvania
  440. Prachinkumar Ghodajkar, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  441. Kamal Mitra Chenoy, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  442. Krishna Menon, Lady Shri Ram College
  443. Vidhu Verma, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  444. Milind Bhawar
  445. Amlan Das Gupta, Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi
  446. Jagdeep Chhokar, Professor (Retd), Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
  447. Ovais Sultan Khan
  448. Divas Vats
  449. Ashish Kothari, Pune
  450. Anirban, Visiting Doctoral Candidate, Freie University, Berlin
  451. Neera Singh, University of Toronto, Canada
  452. Rita Kothari, Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar
  453. Fatima Shahzad, SOAS, University of London
  454. Nicole Wolf, Goldsmiths, University London
  455. Christi A Merrill, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Michigan
  456. Gagana N.V., NUJS, Kolkata
  457. Tultul Biswas, MP Mahila Manch, Bhopal, MP
  458. Emma Meyer, PhD candidate, Emory University
  459. Priti Gulati Cox, Independent Artist, Kansas
  460. Neela Bhagwat, Classical singer of Gwalior gharana
  461. Geeta Patel, University of Virginia
  462. Ashwini Deshpande, Prof., Department of Economics, Delhi School of Economics
  463. Indraneel Dasgupta, Prof., Economic Research Unit, Indian Statistical Institute
  464. Soumava Basu, Student, University of Utah
  465. Nandini Dutta, Associate Professor, Economics, Miranda House, Delhi University
  466. Arjun Mukerji, Asst. Prof., Dept. of Planning and Architecture, NIT Rourkela
  467. Keya Ganguly, Professor, Dept. of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature, Univ. of Minnesota
  468. Dr. N.Bhattacharya, Retired Teacher, DU and ex-student, JNU
  469. Megha Anwer, Purdue University
  470. Dr. Sriparna Pathak
  471. Archisman Ghosh, International Centre for Theoretical Sciences
  472. Claudio Fogu, University of California Santa Barbara
  473. M. Madhava Prasad, The English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad
  474. Prof. Amit Bhattacharyya, Jadavpur University
  475. Harry Cleaver, University of Texas at Austin
  476. Alok Mukherjee, Distinguished Visiting Professor, Ryerson University
  477. Christopher Forster-Smith, Johns Hopkins University
  478. Benita Parry, Emeritus Professor, Univ of Warwick
  479. Debashree Mukherjee, Columbia University
  480. Allan Stewart-Oaten, Professor (Emeritus), University of California Santa Barbara
  481. Jai Sen
  482. Teresa Hubel, Professor and Chair, Huron University College
  483. Uttama Ray, Rammohan College, Kolkata
  484. Snehal Shingavi, UT Austin
  485. Colleen Lye, UC Berkeley
  486. Arun P. Mukherjee, York University, Canada
  487. V. Sujatha, Professor and Chairperson, CSSS, JNU
  488. Ismail Poonawala, Prof. of Arabic and Islamic Studies, UCLA
  489. Sangeeta Chatterji, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  490. Amrita Basu, Amherst College
  491. Anne Bellows, Prof. and Grad. Prog. Director, Food Studies, Syracuse Univ.
  492. Dhananjay Ravat, Prof. of Geophysics, Univ. of Kentucky
  493. Abhijit Gupta, Prof. of English, Jadavpur University
  494. Sajni Mukherji, Retired Professor, Jadavpur University
  495. Robert Zussman, Professor Emeritus, U Mass Amherst
  496. Mrinalini Chakravorty, Assoc. Prof., Univ. of Virginia
  497. Amrita Ghatak, Assoc. Prof., Gujarat Inst. of Development Research
  498. Supriya Shukla, Freie University, Berlin, Germany
  499. Divya Anand, Novartis Institutes of BioMedical Research
  500. Nilima Sheikh
  501. Indira Unninayar, Advocate, Supreme Court and Delhi High Court
  502. Rachana Johri, Ambedkar University Delhi
  503. Dhiman Chatterjee, Faculty Member,  IIT, Madras
  504. Alok, McMaster University, Canada
  505. Sanjam Ahluwalia, Dept. of History, Northern Arizona University
  506. Sharmila Purkayastha, Miranda House
  507. Gary Michael Tartakov, Iowa State University
  508. Zahra Nikpour, Univ. of Padova, Italy
  509. Amit Basole University of Massachusetts Boston
  510. K.Gopal Iyer. Professor Emeritus. Punjab University, Chandigarh
  511. Dr.Laxmi Berwa, M.D, F.A.C.P, Fort Belvoir, U.S.A
  512. Annette Hunt, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  513. Shilpi Suneja, Writer
  514. Peter Halewood, Professor of Law, Albany Law School
  515. Bina Fernandez, University of Melbourne
  516. Jenny Sharpe, Professor of English, Comparative Literature, and Gender Studies, Department of English, University of California
  517. Sanjay Joshi, Professor of History, Northern Arizona University
  518. Colin Barker, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
  519. Shuddhabrata Sengupta, Artist, Raqs Media Collective, Delhi
  520. Syed Asad Raza, Executive, MPA, Syracuse University
  521. Rakesh Nanjappa, PhD Candidate, SUNY College of Optometry
  522. Sadanand Menon, Media Professional & Teacher, Chennai
  523. Sana Das, PhD Scholar, IIT Delhi
  524. Maya Krishna Rao, Shiv Nadar University
  525. William Halewood, Professor Emeritus, Univ. of Toronto
  526. Anupama Potluri, University of Hyderabad
  527. Virendra Kamalvanshi, Inst. of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University
  528. Sunalini Kumar, Lady Shriram College, Delhi University
  529. Gautambala Gautam
  530. Bronwyn Winter, University of Sydney
  531. Abhijit Roy, Jadavpur University
  532. Narayanan Menon, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  533. Rita Manchanda, South Asia Forum for Human Rights

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