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'Appeal for Reason' from over 600 concerned citizens on Indo-Pak tension

Following the Pulwama attack, in which 40 CRPF jawans were killed, tension between India and Pakistan has escalated.

Following the Pulwama attack, in which 40 CRPF jawans were killed, tension between India and Pakistan has escalated.   | Photo Credit: Reuters

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Further to the recent tensions between India and Pakistan, an appeal was released on Friday on behalf of more than 600 Indian signatories from different walks of life - students, teachers, economists, journalists, lawyers, industrialists, writers, actors, choreographers, photographers, physicists, homemakers, retired bureaucrats, diplomats, judges, the armed forces. The endorsements were received within 24 hours of the appeal being circulated by email by an initial group of 28 signatories.

The appeal for reason is below:

We, citizens of India, are deeply concerned at the recent escalation of tensions between India and Pakistan, and at the climate of intolerance that is developing around it.

Nothing can justify the act of terrorism that took the lives of more than 40 CRPF personnel in Pulwama on 14 February 2019. Nor can anything justify the Pakistan government’s covert support of armed groups that have carried out this sort of attack in Kashmir over the years.

Nevertheless, India’s response to this incident must abide by international law in letter and spirit. It must also be responsible and take into account the risks involved in an armed conflict between two nuclear powers.

The history of war across the world has repeatedly shown how easily and speedily an armed conflict can escalate well beyond what was initially expected. The first World War, we may recall, began with a single assassination, which set in motion a chain of attacks and counter-attacks that eventually led to millions of casualties. Similarly, it would be easy for seemingly “safe” strikes and counter-strikes between India and Pakistan to lead to a major confrontation, possibly even nuclear war, with disastrous consequences for both sides.

Even a limited confrontation would resolve nothing – neither the tensions between India and Pakistan, nor the Kashmir dispute. On the contrary, it would aggravate tensions and delay the process of conflict resolution.

The principal victims of this conflict are the civilian residents of Kashmir, who have endured immense suffering over the years, including gross human rights violations. In recent days, Kashmiris have also been a target of brutal attacks across the country. If the conflict intensifies, this hostility is likely to be extended to other minorities and dissidents.

The victims also include hundreds of thousands of military and para-military personnel, largely drawn from underprivileged groups, who are exposed to the most trying service conditions in Kashmir and may soon be exposed to further danger.

The victims of continued hostility also include the Indian population at large, in so far as it absorbs valuable financial and human resources that could be used for better purposes. Perhaps the biggest national damage is the erosion of democracy including the freedom of expression and dissent.

Unfortunately, the climate of jingoism that tends to develop around this sort of situation is obscuring these simple truths. Even reasoned demands for a peaceful solution tend to be conflated with anti-national sentiment.

We appeal to the governments on both sides to refrain from further hostilities, overt or covert, and to resolve their differences within the framework of international law and human rights.

The full list of signatories, as of 1 March morning, is below.

 

1

A P Shah [Former Chief Justice, Delhi High Court]

2

A. Osika [Graduate Student]

3

Aabha Muralidharan [Member, Ek Potlee Ret Ki & NATION]

4

Aabida Khatoon [Concerned citizen, Uttar Pradesh]

5

Aaditeshwar Seth [Academic and Social entrepreneur]

6

Aarushi [Student]

7

Aashish Gupta [PhD Student, University of Pennsylvania]

8

Aayushi Verma [Concerned citizen]

9

Aban Raza [Artist, Delhi]

10

Abdul Shakeel [Activist, New Delhi]

11

Abheek Barman [Consulting Editor, The Economic Times, New Delhi]

12

Abhi Saxena [Student, Univsersity of Washington]

13

Abhishek Shaw [Journalist, The India Forum]

14

Abhishek Verma [Associate Director, IT - Insurance]

15

Abidali Patel [Concerned citizen, Gujarat]

16

Abinash DC [Independent scholar and activist]

17

Achin Vanaik [Retired Professor, Delhi University]

18

Aditi Routh [Ph.D. student, The University of Georgia]

19

Advaita Rajendra [PhD student, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad]

20

Afeeda K T [Delhi University]

21

Aftab Seth [Former Indian Administrative Services (IAS) officer]

22

Aishwarya Mohapatra [Delhi University]

23

Ajitha George [Researcher and Women Rights' activist, Jharkhand]

24

Akash Ranjan [Concerned citizen]

25

Akeel Bilgrami [Professor of Philosophy & Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University]

26

Akhilesh Pratap Singh [Serving for Government of India, Delhi]

27

Alamu Rathinasabapathy [Concerned citizen]

28

Aloka Kujur, Women Against Sexual Violence and State Repression, Jharkhand

29

Aman Chokshi [Concerned citizen]

30

Amar Bhattacharya [Concerned citizen]

31

Amar Jesani [Independent Researcher and Teacher (Bioethics, Public Health), Mumbai]

32

Ambika Nair [The Leaflet]

33

Ameer Sultana [Concerned citizen]

34

Amit Bhaduri [Concerned citizen]

35

Amit Kumar [Law Student, Delhi University]

36

Amit Singh [Ambedkar University Delhi]

37

Amita Pitre [Consultant, Public Health and Gender Justice]

38

Amitabha Pande [Indian Administrative Services (IAS), retired]

39

Amitav Ghosh [Writer]

40

Amla Pisharody [Student, Azim Premji University]

41

Amman Madan [Azim Premji University]

 

 

42

Ammu Joseph [Independent Journalist, Bangalore]

43

Amrita Chhachhi [Associate Professor, International Institute of Social Studies, The Hague]

44

Amrita Johri [Satark Nagrik Sangathan, Delhi]

45

Amritananda Chakravorty [Advocate, Delhi]

46

Anand Chakravarti [retired Professor, Delhi University]

47

Anant Phadke [Concerned citizen]

48

Ananya Goyal [National University of Singapore]

49

Ananya Vajpeyi [Scholar and Writer, New Delhi]

50

Anil Laad [Concerned citizen]

51

Anindita Adhikari [Research scholar, Brown University]

52

Anindya Jana [Journalist]

53

Aninjit Pakhale [Student, Maharashtra]

54

Anita Agnihotri [Indian Administrative Services (IAS), retired]

55

Anita Cherian [Concerned citizen]

56

Anita Singh [Concerned citizen]

57

Anjali Bhardwaj [Satark Nagrik Sangathan, Delhi]

58

Ankita Aggarwal [Research Scholar, City University of New York]

59

Ankur Sarin [Faculty Member, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad]

60

Anmol Narain [Concerned citizen]

61

Anmol Somanchi [Independent researcher]

62

Anna Dani [Indian Administrative Services (IAS), retired]

63

Anna Dragonette [Concerned citizen]

64

Anna Oommen [Biochemist]

65

Antara Dev Sen [Journalist]

66

Antima [Concerned citizen, Nainital]

67

Anuj Goyal [Independent Researcher]

68

Anumeha Yadav [Reporter]

69

Anup Dhar [Professor of Philosophy, Ambedkar University Delhi]

70

Anupama Potluri [Assistant Professor, University of Hyderabad]

71

Anuradha De [Director, Collaborative Research and Dissemination (CORD), New Delhi]

72

Anuradha Kapoor [Feminist activist, Kolkata]

73

Anuradha Raman [Concerned citizen]

74

Anuradha Talwar [Activist, West Bengal]

75

Anusha Ravishankar [Student, Shanmugha Arts, Science, SASTRA University, Tamil Nadu]

76

Anwar-ul-Haq [Activist, New Delhi]

77

Anwesha Basu [Student, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR) Mumbai]

78

Aparajay [Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai]

79

Apoorvanad [Academic, Delhi University]

80

Apoorvanand [Professor, University of Delhi]

81

Apurva Bamezai [Researcher, Delhi]

82

Arati Chokshi [Concerned citizen]

83

Aravinda Potluri [Software professional]

84

Ardhendu Sen [Concerned citizen]

85

Arjun Jayadev [Concerned citizen]

 

 

86

Arjun Sheoran [Advocate and National Organising Secretary, People's Union for Civil Liberties]

87

Arumugam Shashank [Concerned citizen]

88

Aruna Rodrigues [Concerned citizen]

89

Aruna Roy [Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan]

90

Arundathi [Kodaikanal]

91

Arundhati Dhuru [National Alliance of People's Movements]

92

Arundhati Roy [Writer]

93

Arvind Krishna Mehrotra [Poet and translator]

94

Asha Dey [Concerned citizen]

95

Asha Hans [Concerned citizen]

96

Asha Khera [Concerned citizen]

97

Asha Mishra [Bharat Gyan Vigyan Samiti]

98

Ashish Mehta [Concerned citizen]

99

Ashish Ranjan [Assistant Professor, Unitedworld School of Business]

100

Ashok Choudhary [General secretary, All India Union of Forest Working People ]

101

Ashok Kotwal (Professor Emeritus, Vancouver School of Economics]

102

Ashok Kumar Sharma [Indian Foreign Services (IFS), retired]

103

Ashok Nehru [Retired consultant to Swedfund]

104

Ashwini Desphande [Former Professor of Economics, Delhi School of Economics]

105

Atma Prakash Pandey [Concerned citizen]

106

Ayan [Concerned citizen, New Delhi]

107

Ayesha Kidwai [Professor, Jawharlal Nehru University]

108

Aysha [Activist, New Delhi]

109

B Vittal Bhat [Retired Civil Servant]

110

B.K. Raghuram [Software Engineer]

111

Bajrang Lal Sharma [Concerned citizen, Udaipur]

112

Balasubramaniam K. M. [Concerned citizen]

113

Bandish Soparkar [Advocate, Ahmedabad]

114

Basant Hetamsaria [National Alliance of People's Movements, Jharkhand]

115

Beena [Activist, New Delhi]

116

Bela Bhatia [Writer and human rights lawyer, Bastar]

117

Bënil Biswas [Assistant Professor, Ambedkar University Delhi]

118

Bezwada Wilson [National Convenor of the Safai Karmachari Andolan]

119

Bharat B [Concerned citizen]

120

Bhawna [Student, Tata Institite of Social Sciences, Mumbai]

121

Bhim Reddy [Concerned citizen]

122

Bina Agarwal [Economist]

123

Bindu K C [Ambedkar University Delhi]

124

Bipin Soni [Concerned citizen, New Delhi]

125

Biraj Patnaik [Activist]

126

Bitiya Murmu [Concerned citizen]

127

BJ Vaz [Veteran Wing Commander]

128

Bodh Prakash [School of Open Learning, Ambedkar University Delhi]

129

Brijesh Shivhare [Concerned citizen, New Delhi]

 

 

130

Brinelle Dsouza [Faculty, Tata Institute of Social Sciences]

131

C. Balakrishnan [Indian Administrative Services (IAS), retired]

132

C. Rammanohar Reddy [Editor, The India Forum]

133

Cedric Prakash SJ [Human Rights Activist]

134

Chandna Bhatnagar [Homemaker, Bangalore]

135

Chandrakant [Jan Swasthya Abhiyan, Chhattisgarh]

136

Chandrika Singh [Independent Researcher]

137

Chhote Lal [Concerned citizen, New Delhi]

138

Chitra Datta [Concerned citizen]

139

Chitransha Mishra [Writer]

140

David Solomon [Concerned citizen]

141

Debdatta Chowdhury [Assistant Professor in Gender Studies, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences Calcutta]

142

Debjani Sengupta [Associate Professor, Indraprastha College, Delhi University]

143

Debmalya Nandi [Activist]

144

Debraj Ray [Professor of Economics, New York University]

145

Deepa V [Public Health Advocate]

146

Deepan Sivaraman [Dean of School of Culture and Creative Expressions, Ambedkar University]

147

Deepti Goel [Assistant Professor, Azim Premji University]

148

Dev Desai [Act Now for Harmony and Democracy (ANHAD), Gujarat]

149

Devaki Jain [Concerned citizen]

150

Devasahayam MG [Indian Administrative Services (IAS), retired]

151

Devika Jain [Concerned citizen]

152

Devika Singh [Mobile Creches]

153

Dhanapal Venkatachalam [Freelance Translator]

154

Dharmendra Kumar [Activist, New Delhi]

155

Dhivya Sivaramane [Delhi University]

156

Dinesh Kumar Sahni [Concerned citizen]

157

Dinesh Mohan [Honourary Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi]

158

Dipa Sinha [Ambedkar University Delhi]

159

Disha Bhatia [Research Associate, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science]

160

Dolphy D'souza [Convenor, Police Reforms Watch, Mumbai]

161

Dr. A K Shiva Kumar [Concerned citizen]

162

Dunu Roy [Concerned citizen]

163

E. Elias [Concerned citizen]

164

Farah Ajeez [Activist, New Delhi]

165

Farah Naqvi [Writer and Activist, Delhi]

166

Farida Abdulla Khan [Former Professor, Jamia Milia Islamia, Delhi]

167

Farzana [Beautician, New Delhi]

168

G Sampath [Journalist]

169

G.S. Rao [Jan Swasthya Abhiyan, Andhra Pradesh]

170

Gandra Srinivas Rao [Praja Arogya Vedika]

171

Gargi Mishra [Lawyer, New Delhi]

172

Gauri Gill [Photographer, New Delhi]

173

Gautam Mody [General Secretary, New Trade Union Initiative]

 

 

174

Gautam Sonti [Film Director]

175

Geeta Devi [Activist, New Delhi]

176

Geeta Seshu [Journalist, Mumbai]

177

Geeta Thatra [PhD scholar, Jawaharlal Nehru University]

178

Geetam Tiwari [Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi]

179

Geetanjali Sharma [Lawyer]

180

George Kandathil [Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad]

181

George Monippally [Social Activist, Jharkhand]

182

Githa Hariharan [Author and Editor]

183

Gopalan Balagopal [Indian Administrative Services (IAS), retired]

184

Gopalji Pradhan [Professor, Ambedkar University Delhi]

185

H.A. Shankaranarayana [Concerned citizen]

186

Hamir Singh [Journalist]

187

Harbans Mukhia [Former Professor and Rector, Jawaharlal Nehru University]

188

Harender Happy [Scholar, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Hyderabad]

189

Harish Iyer [Concerned citizen]

190

Harsh Kapoor [Founder, sacw.net]

191

Harsh Lohit [Concerned citizen]

192

Harsh Mander [Director, Centre for Equity Studies]

193

Havovi Osman [Concerned citizen]

194

Hemanshu Kumar [Ashoka University]

195

Hilal Ahmed [Associate Professor, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies]

196

Himani Wadhwa [Development research professional]

197

Himanshu [Associate Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University]

198

Hindal Tyabji [Indian Administrative Services (IAS), retired]

199

Homi K. Bhabha [Rothenberg Professor of the Humanities, Harvard University]

200

Honey Oberoi Vahali [Ambedkar University Delhi]

201

Hridaynath Gharekhan [Filmmaker, Ahmedabad]

202

Imrana Qadeer [Distinguished Professor, Council for Social Development, New Delhi]

203

Inayat Sabhikhi [Student, Harvard Kennedy School]

204

Indira Jaising [Lawyers' Collective, New Delhi]

205

Indrashish [Activist, New Delhi]

206

Iqbal Nushaiba Shuaib [Madras School of Economics]

207

Ira Raja [Faculty, Department of English, University of Delhi]

208

Ishan [Social worker, Jharkhand]

209

Ishita Mehrotra [Ambedkar University Delhi]

210

J.N.V Rath [Concerned citizen, Uttar Pradesh]

211

Jacinta Kerketta [Poet, writer and freelance journalist]

212

Jacob Tharu [EFl University Hyderabad]

213

Jaffer Latief Najar [International Institute of Social Studies, The Hague]

214

Jagdeep Chhokar [Concerned citizen]

215

Jagdeep Kaur [Student]

216

Janaki Abraham [Associate Professor, Delhi University]

217

Janaki Nair [Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University]

 

 

218

Janaki Srinivasan [Researcher and teacher]

219

Javed [Concerned citizen, New Delhi]

220

Javid Chowdhury [Former Union Health Secretary]

221

Jawhar Sircar [Former Culture Secretary, Govt of India]

222

Jayati Ghosh [Professor of Economics, Jawaharlal Nehru University]

223

Jean Drèze [Visiting Professor, Ranchi University]

224

Jeevika Shiv [Lawyer]

225

Jignesh Mevani [Social Activist and lawyer]

226

Joe Athialy [Concerned citizen]

227

Joseph Antony [CEO & Founder, The Exponential Foundation]

228

Jothi SJ [Director, Udayani Social Action Forum, Kolkata]

229

K B Garg [Retd. Prof of Physics]

230

K Velentina [Ambedkar University Delhi]

231

Kade Finnoff [Associate Professor of Economics, Azim Premji University]

232

Kalpana Kannabiran [Professor & Director, Council for Social Development, Hyderabad]

233

Kalyani Chaudhuri [Retd. Additional Chief Secretary, West Bengal]

234

Kalyani Menon Sen [Independent researcher]

235

Kamal Patel [Concerned citizen]

236

Kamayani Bali Mahabal [Concerned citizen]

237

Kamayani Swami [Activist, Bihar]

238

Kanika Sharma [Independent researcher]

239

Karuna DW [Researcher, Chennai]

240

Kasturi Adhikary [Member, Ek Potlee Ret Ki & NATION]

241

Kathyayini Chamaraj [Freelance Journalist]

242

Kaushambi Bagchi [Researcher]

243

Kaushik Kumar Majumdar [Professor, Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore]

244

Kavita Srivastava [Human rights worker]

245

Kavitha Ranganathan [Faculty, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad]

246

Keshav Desiraju [Retired Secretary to Government of India]

247

Kiran Shaheen [Writer/Anti Poverty Activist]

248

Koninika Ray [Activist]

249

Kopal [Assistant Professor, Ambedkar University Delhi]

250

Krishan Chand [Former Director General, Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development (CRRID)]

251

Krishna [PhD scholar, Jawaharlal Nehru University]

252

Krishna Ghosh [Concerned citizen]

253

Krishnakant [Concerned citizen, Gujarat]

254

Kritika Pandey [Ex- Young India Fellow, Ashoka University]

255

Kumar Rana [Concerned citizen, Kolkata]

256

L. Ramdas [Admiral (retired)]

257

Lakshi Tyagi [Concerned citizen]

258

Lakshmi Krishnamurty - Alarippu [Concerned citizen]

259

Lalita Ramdas [Founder, Greenpeace India]

260

Lima Kanungo [Concerned citizen]

261

Lokesh [Concerned citizen, Delhi]

 

 

262

Lt Gen Madhav Datar (Veteran)

263

M.M.Naazim [Pakistan-India Peoples' Forum for Peace and Democracy - NATCOM member]

264

M.Y. Rao [Indian Administrative Services (IAS), retired]

265

Madhu Bhaduri [Retired Ambassador of India]

266

Madhulika Reddy [Post-doctoral researcher, Deccan College, Pune]

267

Magna Mohapatra [Student, South Asian University]

268

Mahnoor Yar Khan [Concerned citizen]

269

Maidul Islam [Assistant Professor of Political Science, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta]

270

Maitreesh Ghatak [Professor of Economics, London School of Economics]

271

Mala Devi [Concerned citizen, New Delhi]

272

Mala Mukherjee [Photographer]

273

Malik Altaf Hussain [Research Scholar, Jawaharlal Nehru University]

274

Malvika Gupta [DPhil student, University of Oxford]

275

Mamatha Karollil [Ambedkar University Delhi]

276

Mamta [Activist, New Delhi]

277

Manorama Bhat [Retired Civil Servant]

278

Maria Julien [Teacher]

279

Mausumi Das [Associate Professor of Economics, Delhi School of Economics]

280

Md Adnanuddin [Student, Aligarh Muslim University]

281

Meena Gupta [Indian Administrative Services (IAS), retired]

282

Meena Kandasamy [Writer]

283

Meera Samson [Collaborative Research and Dissemination (CORD), Delhi]

284

Megha Mitra [Student]

285

Meghna Yadav [Delhi School of Economics]

286

Mehak Malhotra [Consultant, PricewaterhouseCoopers]

287

Mehnaz [Concerned citizen]

288

Menaka Rao [Student, Ambedkar University Delhi]

289

Mira Sadgopal [Independent Social and Health Researcher, Medico Friend Circle, India]

290

Mitali Saran [Journalist]

291

Moggallan Bharti [Assistant Professor, Ambedkar University Delhi]

292

Mohammad Samad [Concerned citizen, Uttar Pradesh]

293

Mohan Bhagat [Emeritus Professor, University of Maryland]

294

Mohan Rao [Retired Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University]

295

Mohd. Kamran [Concerned citizen, New Delhi]

296

Mohinderpal Singh Aulakh [Indian Police Services (IPS), retired]

297

Mohit P. Gandhi [Ph.D. student, Jawharlal Nehru University]

298

Moinak Biswas [Professor, Department of Film Studies & Coordinator, The Media Lab, Jadavpur University]

299

Monica Das Gupta [Anthropologist and demographer]

300

Mridula Sridhar [Freelancer]

301

Mrinal Pande [Senior journalist and author ]

302

Mukta Srivastava [Concerned citizen]

303

Mukti Bosco [Concerned citizen]

304

Mukul Kesavan [Writer]

305

Mukul Mangalik [Faculty, Delhi University]

 

 

306

Mustafa Haji [Lawyer, Kargil]

307

Mythri Prasad-Aleyamma [Associate Fellow, Institute for Human Development, Delhi]

308

N. Ram [Chairman, The Hindu Publishing Group]

309

Nachiket Udupa [Concerned citizen]

310

Nadeem Ali [Activist, New Delhi]

311

Najeeb Jung [Indian Administrative Services (IAS), retired]

312

Nalini Nayak [Retd. Associate Professor, Delhi University]

313

Nandana Reddy [Social and political activist, Bangalore]

314

Nandana Sen [Children’s author]

315

Nandini Dutta [Associate Professor, Delhi University]

316

Nandini Gupta [Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab]

317

Nandini Nayak [Academic, Ambedkar University Delhi]

318

Nandini Sundar [Faculty, Delhi University]

319

Nandita Das [Actor and director]

320

Nandita Narain [Associate Professor, Delhi University]

321

Narendra Sisodia [Indian Administrative Services (IAS), retired]

322

Natasha D’cruz [Researcher]

323

Navdeep Mathur [Faculty, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad]

324

Naveen Kishore [Publisher, Seagull Books]

325

Nazma [Concerned citizen, New Delhi]

326

NC Saxena [Former Secretary, Planning Commission]

327

Neel Mukherjee [Writer]

328

Neera Burra [Retired United Nations official]

329

Nesar Ahmad [Social Researcher, Jaipur]

330

Netal [Chartered Accountant, Delhi]

331

Nikhil Dey [Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan]

332

Nikhil Srivastav [Concerned citizen]

333

Nikita Kohli [Researcher]

334

Nikita Mishra [Student, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai]

335

Nilanjana Sengupta [Independent Feminist Researcher, Delhi]

336

Niranjan Pant [Formerly Deputy CAG, Delhi]

337

Nisha [Concerned citizen, New Delhi]

338

Nishant [Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi]

339

Nitasha Kaul [Centre for the Study of Democracy, University of Westminster]

340

Nitin Dhaktode [Doctoral research student]

341

Nitin Sethi [Journalist]

342

Nivedita Menon [Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University]

343

Niveditha GD [Student, Azim Premji Univsersity]

344

Om Thanvi [Former Editor, Jansatta, Indian Express Group]

345

P S S Thomas [Indian Administrative Services (IAS) (Retd.)]

346

Padmaja Shaw [Rtd. Professor, Communication and Journalism, Osmania University]

347

Pallavi Pratibha [Student, Tata Institute of Social Sciences Hyderabad]

348

Pamela Chatterjee [Activist, Kumaon]

349

Pamela Philipose [Journalist and researcher]

 

 

350

Panchali Ray [Researcher, New Delhi]

351

Paranjoy Guha Thakurta [Independent journalist, educator, film-maker and publisher]

352

Paresh Debnath [Teacher, West Bengal]

353

Partha Chatterjee [Social Scientist and Historian, Columbia University]

354

Partha Sen [Faculty, Delhi School of Economics]

355

Parvinder Pal [Concerned citizen]

356

Peter Ronald deSouza [Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi]

357

Pooja Uniyayl [Activist, New Delhi]

358

Poonam Devi [Concerned citizen, New Delhi]

359

Poonam Muttreja [Concerned citizen]

360

Prabhat Patnaik [Professor Emeritus, Jawaharlal Nehru University]

361

Prabhu Ghate [Indian Administrative Services (IAS), retired]

362

Prabir Bhattacharya [Retired Professor]

363

Pradeep Ninan [Consultant Paediatric Surgeon, Bihar]

364

Pradeep.K Deb [Indian Administrative Services (IAS), retired]

365

Pragnya Joshi [Concerned citizen]

366

Pranaav Gupta [Student]

367

Pranab Bardhan [Faculty of Economics, University of California Berkeley]

368

Pranab Kanti Basu [Retired Professor, Visva Bharati]

369

Prankur Gupta [Gradute student, University of Texas-Austin]

370

Pratibha Singh [Student, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow]

371

Pravar Chaudhary [Architect]

372

Praveen Jha [Professor of Economics, Jawaharlal Nehru University]

373

Praveen Peter [Solidarity Centre, Ranchi]

374

Preeti Sampat [Ambedkar University Delhi]

375

Prema Kumari [Concerned citizen]

376

Prerna Munoth [Educationist]

377

Pritam Singh [Professor, Oxford School of Global and Area Studies, University of Oxford]

378

Priya Pillai [Activist , New Delhi]

379

Pronab R. Dasgupta [Indian Administrative Services (IAS), retired]

380

Pulin B. Nayak [Retired professor, Delhi School of Economics]

381

Pushpa Devi [Activist, Delhi]

382

R Nagaraj [Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research]

383

R. Mukherji [Private Sector Employee]

384

Rabia Mehra [Post-graduate student of History, Delhi University]

385

Rabin Chakraborty [Retired Teacher, Calcutta University]

386

Radha Holla Bhar [Independent Researcher & Concerned citizen]

387

Radhika Ganesh [Member, Ek Potlee Ret Ki & NATION]

388

Radhika Kannan [Concerned citizen]

389

Radhika Menon [Publisher]

390

Raghabendra Chattopadhyay [Retd Professor & visiting Faculty, Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta]

391

Raghu Godavar [Concerned citizen]

392

Rahul Roy [Professor, Indian Statistical Institute]

393

Raj Anmol Singh Garg [Senior consultant, Sixth Sense Enterprises OPC Private Limited]

 

 

394

Rajan Kurai Krishnan [Ambedkar University Delhi]

395

Rajarshi Dasgupta [Centre for Political Studies Jawaharlal Nehru University]

396

Rajat Kanti Sur [Documentation Officer, Durbar Mahila Smanwaya Committee & Researcher, Calcutta University]

397

Rajat Kumar Sonkar [Student, Delhi University]

398

Rajeev Bhargav [Centre for the Study of Developing Societies]

399

Rajendran Narayanan [Assistant Professor, Azim Premji University]

400

Rajesh Jha [Journalist]

401

Rajinder Chaudhary, Former Professor of Economics, Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak]

402

Rajiv Khanna [Corporate Executive]

403

Rajni Palriwala [Delhi University]

404

Rajshri Jayaraman [Professor of Economics, The European School of Management and Technology (ESMT Berlin)]

405

Raju Sharma [Indian Administrative Services (IAS), retired]

406

Rakhi Ghoshal [Assistant Professor, Karnavati University]

407

Rakshita Swamy [Concerned citizen]

408

Ram Dayal Ahirwar [Independent Political Analyst]

409

Ram Lal [Activist, Uttarkhand]

410

Rama Devi [PhD scholar, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati]

411

Ramesh Bajaj [Concerned citizen]

412

Ramnik Mohan [Formerly Associate Professor, Rohtak]

413

Rana [Retired Company Director]

414

Rashim Singh [Post Doctoral Fellow, University of Houston]

415

Ratnpriya Mishra [Concerned citizen]

416

Ravi Duggal [Independent Public Health Researcher and Activist, Mumbai]

417

Ravi Jagan [Concerned citizen]

418

Ravi Vira Gupta [Indian Administrative Services (IAS), retired]

419

Ravinder Kaur [Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi]

420

Ravindra Kumar Singh [Activist, New Delhi]

421

Reetika Khera [Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad]

422

Rekhamba T L [Social worker, Shivamogga, Karnataka]

423

Reva Yunus [Assistant Professor, Azim Premji University]

424

Revathi Narayanan [Gender and Development Consultant, Bangalore]

425

Rhythm Parikh [Student, Azim Premji University]

426

Richa Pandey [Student, Azim Premji University]

427

Ridhima Mehra [Concerned citizen, Delhi]

428

Rimil Hembrom [Student, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras]

429

Ritambhara Mehta [Concerned citizen]

430

Roderick Wijunamai [Independent Researcher]

431

Rohini Mohan [Independent Journalist]

432

Rohini Pande [Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School]

433

Rohini Patel [Teacher]

434

Rohit De [Assistant Professor, Yale University]

435

Rohit Prajapati [Activist, Gujarat]

436

Rohit Shah [Doctoral Scholar, Indian Institute of Tecnology, Bombay- Monash Research Academy]

437

Rohith P [Assistant Professor, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College, Delhi]

 

 

 

438

Romyorup Mitra [Activist]

439

Ronald Abraham [Concerned citizen]

440

Rosamma Thomas [Pune]

441

Ruby Hembrom [Founder, Adivaani]

442

Ruchhita Kazaria [Peace-Activist with Aman Ki Asha]

443

Rukmini Bhaya Nair [Concerned citizen]

444

Rupinder Kaur [Social worker]

445

S. Anandalakshmy [Concerned citizen]

446

S. Arun Kumar [Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi]

447

S. Mona Sinha [Founder, Raising Change]

448

S.Anburose [retired Junior Engineer]

449

S.P. Ambrose [Indian Administrative Services (IAS), retired]

450

S.Q. Masood [Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan]

451

S.V. Nadkarni [Ex-Dean Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College Mumbai]

452

Sachin Jain [Vikas Samvad]

453

Sadhna Arya [Associate Professor, University of Delhi]

454

Sagarika Ghose [Senior Journalist]

455

Sagolsem Pavel Meitei [Program Manager, Nazariya: Queer Feminist Resource Group]

456

Sakina Dhorajiwala [LibTech India]

457

Saksham Pal [Concerned citizen]

458

Salahuddin Ahmad [Indian Administrative Services (IAS), retired]

459

Salik Shah [Writer and Filmmaker]

460

Sameena Kader [Enterprise Risk Analyst]

461

Sameer Khera [Entrepreneur]

462

Sameer Panda [Activist, Odisha]

463

Sandeep Mertia [New York University]

464

Sandeep Pandey [Lok Rajniti Manch]

465

Sangeeta Chatterji [Postdoctoral Fellow]

466

Sanghamitra Sen [Retired Engineer/Scientist]

467

Sanghita Chandra [Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata]

468

Sanjeeb Mukherjee [Concerned citizen]

469

Sanjoy K Roy [Arts Producer]

470

Saranga Ugalmugle [Advocate, Bombay High Court]

471

Sarbajaya Bhattacharya [Research Scholar, Jadavpur University]

472

Sarika Sharma [The Tribune, Chandigarh]

473

Saroj Dahiya Ratnoo [Concerned citizen]

474

Satinath Choudhary [Retired Professor of Computer Science]

475

Satya Gopal Dey [Vikramshila Education Resource Society]

476

Satyabhama Subramanian [Indian Administrative Services (IAS), retired]

477

Saumyajit Bhattacharay [Associate Professor, Kirori Mal College, University of Delhi]

478

Sayandeb Chowdhury [Assistant Professor, Ambedkar University Delhi]

479

Seema Chishti [Senior Journalist]

480

Seema Kazi [Concerned citizen, New Delhi]

481

Sejal Dand [Mahila Kisan Adhikar Manch]

 

 

482

Shabnam Aziz Khaled [Social Activist]

483

Shabnam Hashmi [Social Activist, Act Now for Harmony and Democracy (ANHAD)]

484

Shailaja Menon [Assistant Professor, Ambedkar University Delhi]

485

Shailesh Yadav [Concerned citizen]

486

Shantha Tara [Student]

487

Sharad Raj [Filmmaker]

488

Sharad Sarin [Concerned citizen]

489

Sharada Gopal [Freelance writer]

490

Sharda Prasad [Indian Administrative Services (IAS), retired]

491

Shashank Kela [Writer and scholar]

492

Sheila Kumar [Author and Journalist, Bangalore]

493

Sherebanu Frosh [Concerned citizen]

494

Shiv D Sharma [The New School for Social Research]

495

Shiva Shankar[Chennai Mathematical Institute]

496

Shivani Nag [Assistant Professor, Ambedkar University Delhi]

497

Shobhit Mahajan [Delhi University]

498

Shomen Mukherjee [Faculty, Azim Premji University]

499

Shreya Munoth [Lawyer]

500

Shubham Negi [Student, Delhi School of Economics]

501

Shubham Negi [Student, Delhi University]

502

Shweta [Concerned citizen]

503

Shweta Sundar [Architect, People in Centre]

 

504

Sibaji Bandyopadhyay [Formerly, Professor of Cultural Studies, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta

(CSSSC)]

505

Siddharth Gupta [Advocate]

506

Siddharth K J [Independent Researcher, Bengaluru]

507

Siraj Dutta [Right to Food Campaign]

508

Sivakumar Padmanabhan [Concerned citizen]

509

Smita Gupta [Concerned citizen]

510

Sobhanlal Datta Gupta [Former Surendra Nath Banerjee Professor of Political Science, University of Calcutta]

511

Soma KP [Independent researcher/policy analyst , New Delhi]

512

Somasundaram [Member, Ek Potlee Ret Ki & NATION]

513

Sonia Faleiro [Writer]

514

Soumya Pancholi [Student, National Law School of India University, Bangalore]

515

Souparna Maji [Researcher and Academic Tutor, Kolkata]

516

Sreekumar Menon [Faculty, Asian College of Journalism]

517

Srinivas Goli [Concerned citizen]

518

Stan Swamy [Human Rights Activist]

519

Stuti Khanna [Indian Institiute of Technology, Delhi]

520

Subhash Gatade [New Socialist Initiative]

521

Subhashis Banerjee [Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi]

522

Subrahmanya Shastri [Filmmaker and Media Professional]

523

Sucheta De [National President, All India Students Association]

524

Suddhadeep Mukherjee [Student, Jadavpur University]

 

 

525

Sudeshna Sengupta [Independent Consultant and Researcher]

526

Sudha Narayanan [Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai]

527

Sudheesh R.C. [Ph.D. candidate, Oxford University]

528

Sujata Mody [Concerned citizen, Chennai]

529

Sujata Visaria [Economist]

530

Sukhendu Mehrotra [Associate Professor, Chennai Mathematical Institute]

531

Sukumar Narayana [Concerned citizen]

532

Sulakshana Nandi [Public Health Researcher, Chhattisgarh]

533

Sumit Sarkar [Concerned citizen]

534

Sumita Mehta [Media Consultant]

535

Sumita Pillai [Concerned citizen]

536

Summet Singh Puri [Fimmaker, Researcher]

537

Sundar Burra [Indian Administrative Services (IAS), retired]

538

Sunil Kaul [The Ant]

539

Sunita Singh [Ambedkar University Delhi]

540

Sunita Singh [Social Activist, Uttar Pradesh]

541

Sunny Sebastian [Senior Journalist]

542

Surabhi Ranganathan [Lecturer, University of Cambridge]

543

Surajit Sarkar [Concerned citizen, New Delhi]

544

Surbhi Mahajan [Development Practitioner]

545

Surbhit Singh [Student]

546

Surendra Nath [Indian Administrative Services (IAS), retired]

547

Suresh D [MNI, Tamil Nadu]

548

Suresh Thulsi [Concerned citizen]

549

Surina Narula [Founder CEO, Difficult Dialogues]

550

Surinder S. Jodhka [Professor of Sociology, Centre for the Study of Social Systems, Jawaharlal Nehru University]

551

Surjit Kishore Das [Concerned citizen]

552

Sushil Tirkey [Concerned citizen]

553

Sushobha Barve [Peace builder and social activist]

554

Susie Tharu [Writer and women's activist]

555

Suvo Khan [Concerned citizen]

556

Suvrat Raju [Tata Institute of Fundamental Research]

557

Swami Agnivesh [Concerned citizen]

558

Swaminathan Aiyar [Senior journalist]

559

Swati Desai [Concerned citizen]

560

Swati Narayan [Right to Food campaign]

561

Swatija Paranjape [Activist, Forum Against Oppression of Women]

562

Sweta Das [Student, Ambedkar University Delhi]

563

Sylvia Karpagam [Public Health Doctor, Bangalore]

564

T.Sobha Rani [University of Hyderabad]

565

Tanay Balantrapu [World Bank Group]

566

Tanika Sarkar [Concerned citizen]

567

Tanweer Mazhari [Concerned citizen]

568

Tara Sinha [Concerned citizen]

 

 

569

Tashi Choedup [Buddhist Monastic, Human Rights and Interfaith activist]

570

Tatsita Mishra [Student, Azim Premji University]

571

Tejaswini Niranjana [Writer and professor, Lingnan University-Hong Kong]

572

Udvas Das [Student, Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore]

573

Uma Chakravarti [Historian]

574

Usha Mudiganti [Assistant Professor, Ambedkar University Delhi]

575

Usman Jawed Siddiqi [Senior researcher, Centre for Equity Studies, Delhi]

576

Valay Singh [Concerned citizen]

577

Vandana Mahajan [Concerned citizen]

578

Vandana Prasad [Community Pediatrician]

579

Vappala Balachandran [Journalist]

580

Varnica Arora [Ph.D candidate, City University of New York]

581

Varnika [MA student, Conflict Analysis and Peacebuilding, Jamia Millia Islamia]

582

Varsha Poddar [Concerned citizen]

583

Vasundhara Rangaswamy [Concerned citizen]

584

Vebhuti Duggal [Assistant Professor, Ambedkar University Delhi]

585

Veena Ravikumar [Academician]

586

Vibha Puri Das [Concerned citizen]

587

Vibhinna Ramdev [Freelance Choreographer]

588

Vijayan Madhavan [Concerned citizen]

589

Vijendra Sharma [Activist, New Delhi]

590

Vika Dubey [Ph.D. candidate, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur]

591

Vikas Bajpai [Assistant Professor, Jawharlal Nehru University]

592

Vikram Nehru [Faculty, John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies]

593

Vikram Vyas [Physicist]

594

Vinata Nanda [Writer, Filmmaker, Creative Activist, Head Asian Centre for Entertainment Education]

595

Vineeta Bal [Scientist, Pune]

596

Vinod C. Khanna [Indian Foreign Services (IFS), retired]

597

Vinod Kumar [Journalist, Jharkhand]

598

Vipul Vivek [Student, Jawaharlal Nehru University]

599

Virginia Saldanha [Concerned citizen, Mumbai]

600

Virginius Xaxa [Sociologist]

601

Vivek Kumar [Right to food campaign, Jharkhand]

602

Vivek Sundara [Concerned citizen]

603

Wajahat Habibullah [Indian Administrative Services (IAS), retired]

604

Xavier Dias [Editor, Khan Khaneej aur Adhikar]

605

Yogesh Snehi [Assistant Professor, Ambedkar University Delhi]

606

Yug Mohit Chaudhry [Lawyer]

607

Zaibun [Concerned citizen, Uttar Pradesh]

608

Zoya Hasan [Former Professor of Political Science, Jawaharlal Nehru University]

 

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