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Over 400 Signatories Express Outrage Over Silencing of Talks on Palestine on Indian Campuses

Among the signatories are sociologists, political scientists, academicians, researchers, and journalists. They strongly condemned the 'appropriation of the Palestinian issue to fuel Islamophobia in India'.

New Delhi: More than 400 signatories, including sociologists, political scientists, academicians, researchers, and journalists, have expressed outrage against at the manner in which discussions on the ongoing war against Palestine are being silenced on Indian campuses.

“We are issuing this statement to call upon university administrators and the government to respect our academic freedom. We would also like to remind everyone of India’s own long history of anti-colonial struggle which has historically provided the lens through which the Palestinian struggle for self-determination, equality and human rights has been viewed in India,” they said in a statement.

“We object to the way in which any discussion of the historical context of the occupation of Palestine and the barbaric Israeli assault on Gaza, along with the denial of food, fuel and water, since October 7, 2023, is being projected as support for the brutal terror attack on civilians in Israel by Hamas on October 7,” read the statement.

“We object to the Israeli ambassador’s interference with academic freedom on Indian campuses. This disrespects the competence of Indian scholars to analyse historical and political situations for themselves. Defending the right to life and dignity of Palestinians, or pointing out the links between Zionism and Hindutva as supremacist ideologies, is not equivalent to antisemitism,” it said.

This is in reference to former Delhi University professor Achin Vanaik’s recent lecture on Palestine at O.P. Jindal University. Although the university had asked Vanaik to “express regret” over his remark, the professor said he stands by his lecture.

After Vanaik’s lecture on November 1, the Israeli Ambassador to India Naor Gilon, wrote to the founding vice-chancellor of the university, Prof. C. Raj Kumar, saying: “I cannot understand why an event delegitimizsng the State of Israel was hosted at the University.”

The statement also strongly condemns the appropriation of the Palestine issue to fuel Islamophobia in India.

“In all the attacks on campus events on Palestine, we see the Hindutva ecosystem at work – known Hindutva individuals who tweet against the faculty members concerned, groups which organise protests against them on campus, and a pliant media which engages in defamation of the academics as terror supporters,” it added.

The statement urges the Indian government and political parties to cease criminalizing solidarity protests with Palestine, citing examples of FIRs against students and detentions in various cities.

“Many opposition parties have failed to show sufficient solidarity with the people of Palestine and have thus betrayed the history of
India’s own freedom struggle,” it further said.

It calls on university administrations to uphold their statutory and constitutional obligations, respecting the rights of faculty and students to organize talks and invite speakers without interference.

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The full statement, with the names of the signatories, is reproduced below.

Statement of Solidarity with Palestine and Condemnation of Attacks on Academic Freedom Related to Palestine

As academics and other concerned persons, we, the undersigned, are outraged at the manner in which discussions on the ongoing war against Palestine are being silenced on Indian campuses, and in the public sphere more broadly. We are issuing this statement to call upon university administrators and the government to respect our academic freedom. We would also like to remind everyone of India’s own long history of anti-colonial struggle which has historically provided the lens through which the Palestinian struggle for self-determination, equality and human rights has been viewed in India.

We object to the way in which any discussion of the historical context of the occupation of Palestine and the barbaric Israeli assault on Gaza, along with the denial of food, fuel and water, since October 7th 2023, is being projected as support for the brutal terror attack on civilians in Israel by Hamas on October 7th.

We object to the Israeli ambassador’s interference with academic freedom on Indian campuses. This disrespects the competence of Indian scholars to analyze historical and political situations for themselves. Defending the right to life and dignity of Palestinians, or pointing out the links between Zionism and Hindutva as supremacist ideologies, is not equivalent to antisemitism.

We strongly condemn the hijacking of the Palestine issue to further Islamophobia within India. In all the attacks on campus events on Palestine, we see the Hindutva ecosystem at work – known Hindutva individuals who tweet against the faculty members concerned, groups which organize protests against them on campus, and a pliant media which engages in defamation of the academics as terror supporters.

We demand that the Indian government, as well as all political parties in power in different states stop criminalizing protests in solidarity with Palestine. The FIRs filed against students of Aligarh Muslim University, and detentions of youth and students in Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Coimbatore are examples of this. ManyOpposition parties have failed to show sufficient solidarity with the people of Palestine and have thus betrayed the history of India’s own freedom struggle.

We call upon University administration to uphold their statutory and constitutional obligations and respect the intelligence, competence and integrity of their own faculty and students, and their right to organize talks and invite speakers as pedagogical interventions.

Signatories

  1. Nandini Sundar, sociologist
  2. Nivedita Menon, political scientist
  3. Ravi Sundaram, media scholar
  4. Rajshree Chandra, political scientist
  5. Rohan D’Souza, historian
  6. Pamela Philipose, journalist
  7. Maya John, historian
  8. Karen Gabriel, English literature
  9. Achin Vanaik, political scientist
  10. Apoorvanand, Hindi literature
  11. Ayesha Kidwai, linguist
  12. Atul Sood, regional development
  13. Anita Rampal, educationist

and 457 others…

1 A. Wilson Baskar Educationist

2 A.Mahaboob Batcha

Managing Trustee — Justice Bhagwati

Foundation

3 Aabid Surti Author/Cartoonist/Water Warrior

4 Aashish Gokhale Researcher

5 Aashita Dawer Associate Professor

6 Abdul Mabood Snehi

7 Abdul Rahman Instrumentation engineer

8 Abhijeet Yadav Student

9 Abhinav Mishra Student

10 Absar Hazarika Retired Civil Servant

11 Adil Tyabji Freelance Publishing Editor

12 Adwait Madkaikar Independent Researcher

13 Afaque Azad Sound engineer

14 Aflatoon Editor,Samayik Varta

15 Ahammed Zayan Philosophy Research Scholar

16 Aishe Ghosh President, JNU Students’ Union

17 Aishwarya Kothare Research Student

18 Ajay Parasram Political scientist

19 Ajit Patil Social and Political activist

20 Ajmala Psychology Research scholar

21 Ajmer Chouhan Science Communicator

22 Akash Bhattacharya

Independent Academic | Ex-Faculty Azim,

Premji University.

23 Akriti Assistant Professor

24 Albeena Shakil Academic

25 Ali Haidar Laskar Retd Principal

26 Alia Zaman Political science

27 Alok narah Student

28 Aman Legal Academic/Lawyer

29 Ambar Ahmad Academic

30 Ambreen Agha Faculty, Jindal

31 Ameet Parameswaran Assistant Professor

32 Amir Rizvi Designer

33 Amit Sengupta Journalist

34 Amitabha Basu Retirwd scientist, CSIR-NPL, New Delhi

35 Amitabha Chakrabarti Consultant cardio Thoracic surgeon

36 Amitava Das Service

37 Amritha Sruthi Research Scholar

38 Anand K. Sahay Columnist

39 Ananya Vajpeyi Scholar and Writer

40 Anil Singh Journalist

41 Animesh Das Indian Federation of Trade Unions

42 Anirban FAN

43 Anita Cherian Academic

44 Antara Datta Associate Professor

45 Antara Dev Sen Journalist

46 Anuja Mital Ecologist

47 Aparajita Datta Wildlife biologist

48 Aparna

President, Indian Federation of Trade

Unions

49 Aparna Sundar Political Scientist

50 Apeksha Priyadarshini Ph.D Scholar, JNU

51 Appandairaj Ananthakumar Student, JNU

52 Apurbba Kumar Baruah

Teaching Assam Institute of Mass

Communication and Media Researchrch

53 Ar Feroz Khan Architecture

54 Arihant Kumar Maleri Association for Democratic Rights pb.

55 Arjun Dasgupta Retired Executive

56 Arkadip Mahapatra Crtical Care Technologist

57 Arker creations Film maker/Digital creator

58 Arman Hazarika Research Scholar

59 Arul Singh Student

60 Aruna Gnanadason Consultant

61 Arunachalam Angappan Rtd

62 Asad Abesi Business

63 Asha Mishra All India People’s Science Network/BGVS

64 Ashish Mital G.S. AIKMS

65 Ashish Reddy Advocate

66 Ashok Kumar Student, IIT Kanpur

67 Ashok Kumar Pandey Author

68 Ashwin Sreekumar Banking Professional

69 Ashwin Thomas Student, St. Stephen’s College

70 Ashwin Viswanathan Scientist

71 Astha Chaudhary Research scholar

72 Atif Ahmed Student

73 Avinash Kumar Faculty, JNU

74 Avishek Konar O.P. Jindal Global University

75 Azra Caretaker

76 B Rajasekhar Rahul Teacher

77 Bhavna Sharma Social Activist

78 Bhimrao Khetre Freelancer Artist

79 Biplab AIPSN

80 Brij Tankha Historian

81 Brijesh V K Teacher, KSSP

82 C P Chandrasekhar Former Professor JNU

83 Carol Upadhya

Visiting Professor, National Institute of

Advanced Studies, Bangalore

84 Cedric Prakash

Human Rights Reconciliation and Peace

Activist/ Writer

85 Chandni Mehta Jawaharlal Nehru University

86 Charu Mishra Scientist

87 Charu Singh Educator

88 Chitra Harshvardhan Retired Professor from JNU, New Delhi

89 Clifton D’ Rozario Lawyer

90 Deepak Goswami AIPSN

91 Deepti Bharti Social work

92 Devathi Parashuram conservationist

93 Devika Bordia Shiv Nadar Institute of Eminence

94 Dhiman Chatterjee Faculty IITM

95 Dhruv Raina Historian and philosopher of science

96 Dipendra Nath Chakraborty Retired

97 Divya Mudappa Wildlife scientist

98 Divyajyoti Ganguly Wildlife Biologist

99 Dr Mira Shiva Public Health Physician

100 Dr Rizwan Rafeequi Arabic Literature

101 Dr Sunilam

Ex MLA , KSS NAPM SKM , Samajwadi

Samagam

102 Dr Sushanta Kar Teaching

103 Dr. G. Ramachandram

Professor of Political Science and retired

Principal

104 Dr. M. Geyanand

State president Jana Vignana

Vedika,Andhra Pradesh

105 Dr. Mihirlal Roy Science Activists, Bijnan Mancha – Tripura

106 Dr. S. Anandha Krishna Raj International law

107 Dr. S. Kanitha Retired Professor

108 Dr. S. Vijaya Prabhu Assistant professor, NCT

109 Dr. Salman Journalist

110 Dr. Shikha Kapur Academic

111 Dr. Soma Marla Principal scientist Genomics ICAR

112 Dunu Roy Coordinator Hazards Centre

113 Ekadh Ranganathan Wildlife Biologist

114 Eric Pinto ANHAD Goa

115 Faizan

116 Fakhruddin Yusuf Bhai Jasupurawala

117 Farah Naqvi Independent Writer and Activist

118 Farai Divan Patel Ecologist

119 Feroze Mithiborwala Freelance Writer

120 Fiza Student

121 Fozia Sodawala Writer

122 Frazer Mascarenhas Sociologist

123 Freny Manecksha Independent journalist

124 G Arunima

Historian, Kerala Council for Historical

Research

125 G. Muralidhar JVV AP

126 Gautam I Menon Professor

127 Ghanshyam Shah

Independent Reasercher, formerly

professor JNU

128 Githa Hariharan Writer

129 Goldie Osuri University of Warwick

130 Gopinathan A N Pensioner

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131 Gopinathan VG KSSP/AIPSN activist

132 Gowtham Raja Sathish Professor, Voorhees College

133 Guruprasad Kar Indian Statistical Institute

134 Habravysh PhD scholar, Jawaharlal Nehru University

135 Harbans Mukhia Historian

136 Hasina Khan Gender activist

137 Henri Tiphagne Human Rights Defenders Alert _India

138 Himanshu Jawaharlal Nehru University

139 Hoimi Mukherjee Jawaharlal Nehru University

140 Ilan Kapoor Professor, York University, Toronto

141 Imrana Qadeer Public health professional

142 Imtiaz Quadri Political Scientist

143 Inamul Hasan Social Activist

144 Indira Public Health academic

145 Indranee Dutta Retired Professor

146 Indu Chandrasekhar Publisher

147 Ira Raja University of Delhi

148 Ishita Chatterjee Academic

149 Ishupal Faculty, JGLS

150 Jai Singh Service

151 Jaideep Ahuja Engineer

152 James Masih Hotel Construction Management

153 Janhavi Rajan Designer

154 Jasjit Social worker

155 Jayaprakash cherupally Social work

156 Jayati Ghosh economic

157 John Cherian Journalist

158 John Dayal Writer

159 John Scaria Student

160 Jose PI Advocate

161 Joseph Mathai social worker

162 Joseph PV KSSP

163 K P Sarma Teacher’s

164 K. Sudhir Architect/PUCL

165 K. Trimurtulu Science activist/RTD.librarian

166 Kajri Jain

art history/visual studies, University of

Toronto

167 Kalpana Kannabiran Sociologist

168 Kamal Sarma Social activist

169 Kamala Kempadoo sociologist

170 Kamini Tankha Concerned Citizen

171 Kanta Khurana Retd Associate Professor

172 Karen Haydock retired TIFR/HBCSE

173 Karthick Narayanan Linguist

174 Karthik Teegalapalli

175 Karuna DW Historian

176 Kashish

177 Kaveri Gill Political economist

178 Kavita Srivastava Human Rights activist – PUCL

179 Kedar Soni Educator

180 Kishwer Retired Banker

181 Komal Mohite Doctoral Candidate, McGill University

182 Komal Saigal Individual

183 Krishnakumr Retired professor

184 Krittika Chakraborty

Comparative Literature, University of

Hyderabad

185 Kumar Prashant Gandhian activist

186 Kunal Kumar Doctoral Research Scholar

187 Lara Jesani People’s Union for Civil Liberties

188 Lata Singh Associate Professor, JNU

189 Lipi Bag Research scholar

190 Lotika Singha Writer

191 Lovish Gautam Private Service

192 M Madhava Prasad Retired Professor, EFL U

193 M. Gauhar Iqbal India Palestine Friendship Forum

194 M. V. Ramana Professor

195 M.Radhamurugesan Tamilnadu science forum

196 Madhu Sahni Literary academic

197 Madhusmita Rawooth Product Manager in Healthcare (Dozee)

198 Madhusudan Katti Professor

199 Mahesh Gaur Administrative Officer

200 Maimoona Abbas Mollah Women’s rights activist

201 Malaika Mathew Chawla wildlife biologist

202 Malavika Kasturi Historian

203 Manali Chakrabarti Academic Independent

204 Manisha Biswas Student, Jawaharlal Nehru University

205 Manisha Hans Social Activist

206 Manorama Sharma Historian

207 Marcia DCunha Teacher

208 Mary Advocate

209 Mary E John women’s studies

210 Maya Krishna Rao Theatre Artist

211 Md. Ali Shariff The Lifeline Foundation

212 Meena Dhanda Philosopher

213 Meera Samson Research

214 Meera Sanghamitra

National Alliance of People’s Movements

(NAPM)

215 Meghna Roy anthropologist

216 Minakshi Singh Activist

217 Mini Mathew Lawyer

218 Mira Sadgopal Medico Friend Circle

219 Mohammed Alam Khan Business

220 Mohammed Ali Private Service

221 Mohan Dutta Professor of Communication

222 Mohan Rao Public health

223 Monika kshatriya Journalist

224 Moushumi Basu Academic

225 Mridupankhi Rajkumari PhD scholar, Jawaharlal Nehru University

226 Mrigank Indian Federation of Trade Unions

227 Mritiunjoy Mohanty Economist

228 Muhammed Kuttiyatle Free lance artist

229 Muneer Mukhdoomi Service

230 Munnee Sen Content writer

231 Muralidharan

National Platform for the Rights of the

Disabled (NPRD)

232 Mwajuma Alice Abok Human Resource Consultant

233 N Sai Balaji Doctoral Student, JNU

234 N. Mani Teaching

235 N. Raghuram Biotechnologist

236 N.K.Saraswathi Teacher

237 Nabanita Samanta Doctoral Researcher, IIT Bombay

238 Nadeem Khan India Palestine friendship forum

239 Nageswar Y S JVV AP

240 Naina Dayal Historian

241 Naiyer Razzaqui Defence Pensioner

242 Najibuddin Ahmed AIPSN, Assam ,Secretary

243 Nalini Nayak

PGDAV College, Delhi University (Retd

Associate Professor)

244 Naman Murliwar Student

245 Namita Khare researcher

246 Nancy Vaz Retired Teacher

247 Nandini Velho Scientist

248 Nandita Narain

Associate Prof( Retd), Dept of

Mathematics, St Stephen’s College, Delhi

University

249 Narender Nagarwal Professor University of Delhi

250 Naveen Gaur University of Delhi

251 Navsharan Singh

252 Nazneen Activist

253 Neeladri Bhattacharya

Professor (Rtd) Jawaharlal Nehru

University

254 Neelima Sharma Street theatre person

255 Neeraj Malik University Professor

256 Neerja Prasad Director administration

257 Neha Student

258 Neha Student

259 Nidal Abuzuluf Director, JAI

260 Nikita Climate Action Consultant

261 Nirangkush Nath Political Activist

262 Niyati Student

263 Noor Enayat Publicist

264 Noorjahan Abdul Hamid diwan Activities

265 Nupur Asher Research Scholar

266 Oishik Sircar legal scholar

267 P A Azeez Freelance Academic

268 P Jeganathan Wildlife Biologist

269 Padma Kondiparthi Advocate

270 Padmini Smetacek Editor

271 Pamela Philipose Journalist

272 Pariplab Chakraborty Visual artist and journalist

273 Parnal Chirmuley German Studies

274 Partho Sarothi Ray Molecular biologist

275 Parvathy Rajendran Freelance Editor

276 Parveez Asghar Retired

277 Parwati

Housewife / Haryana Gyan Vigyan Samiti ,

Hisar

278 Peggy Mohan Linguist

279 Pia Sethi Conservation biologist

280 Ponniah Rajamanickam All India People Science Network

281 Poorvi Gupta Journalist

282 Prabhu Mohapatra Historian

283 Pradip Kumar Datta Retired Professor

284 Pramod Ranjn Journalist

285 Pranjali Bandhu

Researcher, South Asia Study Centre,

Nilgiris

286 Prateek Vijayavargia Research Scholar, JNU

287 Pratiksha Baxi Sociologist

288 Praveen Arora Media

289 Praveen Jha Professor

290 Preethi Krishnan Sociologist

291 Priya Dharshini Delhi forum

292 Priyamvada Iyer Business

293 Priyanka Prakash NCF

294 Qim Ahmed Designer

295 R Nagesh Retired LIC Employee

296 R. S. Vikal

297 R. Vivekaanandhan College Professor (RTD.)

298 Radha Kumar Writer and policy analyst

299 Radhika Singha Retired

300 Raghavendra Prasad President, IFTU

301 Rahul Roy Indian Statistical Institute

302 Rahul Varman Academic

303 Rajamathangi S Linguist

304 Rajarshi Dasgupta Political scientist

305 Rajat Kumar Sonkar

PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology,

University of Delhi

306 Rajeev Singha Doctor

307 Rajender Kumar Theatre activiest

308 Rajni Palriwala Professor of Socioloy

309 Raju K Retired Professor

310 Rakesh Theatre activist

311 Ramakrishnan C Educationist

312 Ramani Atkuri Independent Public Health Physician

313 Ramanujam Ragavan Retired govt servant

314 Ramesh Chander Retired officer

315 Ramesh Chander

Retired Principal / Haryana Gyan Vigyan

Samiti

316 Ramesh Dixit

Academician , Professor in Political

science (retired) Lucknow University.

317 Ramneek Singh Playwright, Theatre Director, Teacher

318 Rana Student

319 Ranjani Mazumdar Cinema Studies

320 Rashmi Gera

321 Rashmi Pant Assoc. Prof. Retd.

322 Ratheesan T M Comon Service centre

323 Ravi Duggal

Independent Sociologist and Public Health

Researcher

324 Ravi Srivastava Research

325 Ravinder Banyal Scientist

326 Raynah Marise ICWM

327 Raza Kazmi

Conservationist, Researcher, Wildlife

Historian, Writer

328 Razia Quresh Bootwala Home maker

329 Reshma PhD Physics, University of Hyderabad

330 Richa Minocha Academic

331 Rita Manchanda Peace & Conflict studies

332 Ritu Ngapnon Farmer, Architect

333 Rohan D’Souza Professor, ASAFAS, Kyoto University

334 Rohini Muthuswami Professor

335 Rohit Azad Economist

336 Rohit Kumar Student

337 Rohith P English Literature

338 Ronak M Soni Physicist, University of Cambridge

339 Roop Rekha Verma Social activist

340 Rukaiya Joshi Professor

341 Runa Sarkar IIM Calcutta

342 Rupa Mehta Media Professional and Social Activist

343 Ruth Manorama Social work Professional

344 Rutuja Dhamale Science Educator

345 S .Mohana AIPSN EC member, Social Activist

346 S Viswanathan Watcher

347 S. G Dani Mathematician

348 S. Usha Professor

349 S.Krishnaswamy

Retired Senior Professor ex Madurai

Kamaraj University

350 Sabiha Shariff Retired

351 Sachidanand Sinha Professor Retd

352 Sachin Bhusari Citizen

353 Sachin N Dyal Singh College, University of Delhi

354 Sadiq Zafar Architect, Urban Policy Researcher

355 Saeed Ahmad Historian

356 Sahildeep Singh Student/Research Scholar

357 Sailen Bhattacharyya Social Worker

358 Samarth M Dahiwale

359 Samik Dasgupta

Assistant Professor, Ananda Chandra

College, University of North Bengal

360 Samuel Asir Raj Professor

361 Sandhya Srinivasan Indian Journal of Medical Ethics

362 Sangeeta Social Activist, HGVS

363 Sangeetha K Assistant Professor/ A M Jain College

364 Sangita Das Associate Professor

365 Sanjaya Gupta Banker and independent consultant

366 Sanjit Chatterjee IISc

367 Sankari Rajappon CPI(M)

368 Sarah Actor

369 Saraswathi PUCL

370 Saravanan V Ph.D Candidate, JNU

371 Satbir Nagal Science Activists

372 Satish Deshpande Sociologist

373 Satish Kumar Singh Senior Advisor

374 Satish Suryan Journalist

375 Satyajit Freelance editor

376 Sedef Arat-Koc

Politics professor / Toronto Metropolitan

University

377 Seema Mustafa Journalist

378 Sehar Kidwai Production designer

379 Selvyn Jussy Linguist

380 Shabnam Hashmi Social Activist

381 Shafeef Ahmed Phd student

382 Shafeeq Mahajir Lawyer

383 Shalini D Student of History

384 Shalini Dhawan Designer

385 Shamsul Islam Former faculty Delhi University

386 Shanti Paswan Scatory jansandesh ngo

387 Sharoz Reza Founder EHSAS Foundation

388 Shaukat Abdul Karim Dangare Business man

389 Shikhar Goel New York University

390 Shilpita Mandal Researcher

391 Shohini Sengupta PhD candidate, UNSW, Sydney

392 Shreekant Gupta University of Delhi

393 Shubhra Gururani, Anthropologist Director, York Centre for Asian Research

394 Shukla Sawant Artist and academic

395 Shyama Iyer IIT Bombay

396 Siddan Chandra Media Producer

397 Simin Akhter University of Delhi

398 SK Malik Retired Engineer

399 Soma Chatterjee Associate Professor, York University

400 Sonal K S Master’s Student, Political Science, NEHU.

401 Srinivasan Ramani Senior journalist

402 Sruti Bala

Associate Professor University of

Amsterdam

403 Stella Environmental law

404 Sucharita Sen Jawaharlal Nehru University

405 Suchisree Chatterjee PhD student, IIT Bombay

406 Suchitra Mathur English Literature

407 Sudha Bharadwaj Lawyer

408 Sukhdev Singh Kokri Kalan

409 Sukla Sen Life Fellow, Indian Social Science Academy

410 Sukumar Muralidharan Columnist and journalism educator

411 Suman Kalyan Pradhanadhyapak i Salaried

412 Sundarapandi Retired professor.

413 Surajit Mazumdar Jawaharlal Nehru University

414 Surajit Pal Corporate Job

415 Suranya Aiyar Housewife

416 Suresh

417 Suresh Kumar Health Activist

418 Surya Abhishek Singaraju Physicist

419 Sushmita Political Scientist

420 Suvrat Raju Physicist

421 Swatija Forum Against Oppression of Women

422 Syed Ghouse Mohiuddin Quadri Exserviceman and Human Rights Activist

423 T V Narasimha Rao Teacher

424 Tamojit Roy Assistant Professor, CoochBehar College

425 Tani Bhargava Social work

426 Tanweer Fazal sociologist

427 Tarun Sagar Research Analyst/Social Worker

428 Thamizh Nazar Research scholar

429 Thomas Mathew Research scholar, University of Delhi

430 Tirthaprasad K Teacher

431 Tonmoy Media professional

432 Udaya Kumar Literary studies

433 Ugandhar Babu Lic, Janavignana Vedika

434 Umesh Chandola Veterinary doctor

435 Ushi Kak Writer, Academic

436 Utpola Das Student

437 Uttam Artist

438 V P Nandakumar Science activist

439 V Ponnuraj Retired college professor

440 V.S. Krishna Human Rights Forum

441 Vaidyanathan R Researcher

442 Vanessa Chishti Associate Professor, Jindal Law School

443 Vasudha Researcher

444 Venkatesh Athreya Economist

445 Vidya Das Arora Retired academic

446 Vijay Karthick PhD student

447 Vikas Bajpai Jawaharlal Nehru University

448 Vikas Rawal Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University

449 Vinay Brandon

Phd Scholar, Department of Sociology,

Delhi School of Economics, University of

Delhi

450 Vineet Tiwari

National Secretary, All India Progressive

Writers’ Association

451 Virginia Saldanha Woman Activist

452 Waseemsha Doctor

453 Wasi Kidwai Student

454 Yousuf Saeed Independent filmmaker

455 Zahra Vahanvaty Non-profit

456 Zeeshan Khan

457 Zoya Hasan Political Scientist