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New Delhi: A group of more than 800 women’s rights organisations and concerned individuals have issued a statement condemning the recent online targeting and harassment of Muslim women on GitHub, through an app called ‘Sulli Deals’ that sought to ‘auction’ these women.
Photos of over 100 Muslim women were uploaded to an auctioning app ‘Sulli Deals’. The app was taken down after outrage. The Delhi police has registered an FIR on the matter.
“This is a conspiracy to target women by creating a database of those Muslim women journalists, professionals and students who were actively raising a voice on social media against right wing Hindutva majoritarianism. The intention is to silence their political participation,” the statement, signed by several renowned women’s rights activists including Pratiksha Baxi, Ayesha Kidwai, Uma Chakravarty, Ghazala Jamil and Kavita Krishnan, among many others, reads.
“This is a targeted hate campaign against Muslim women in India and abroad amounts to sexual harassment, criminal intimidation, and cyber stalking. It violates their right to privacy, which is a travelling right, and it is an act of censorship. It puts their life and liberty at risk,” the statement continues.
The signatories have demanded that the internet be made a safer space for Muslim women who want to express their political and other opinions. Social media platforms as well as the National Commission for Women must take action against those targeting and harassing Muslim women, they continue.
Read the full statement below.
We, the undersigned women’s rights groups and concerned individuals, are outraged by the reprehensible targeting of Muslim women on GitHub, a free web platform, where Twitter handles and photographs of Muslim women were uploaded with the explicit aim of directing sexualised hate and harm at these women. More than 80 women were profiled, their images were sought to be “auctioned” by soliciting users to take their pick on the “deal of the day”, on the basis of their identity and for their views. This is a conspiracy to target women by creating a database of those Muslim women journalists, professionals and students who were actively raising a voice on social media against right wing Hindutva majoritarianism. The intention is to silence their political participation.
This attempt to de-humanise and sexualise Muslim women is a systemic act of intimidation and harm. This is not the first time this has happened. Before Eid, similar cyber violence against Muslim women was organised by stealing pictures of Pakistani women from their social media handles.
This is a targeted hate campaign against Muslim women in India and abroad amounts to sexual harassment, criminal intimidation, and cyber stalking. It violates their right to privacy, which is a travelling right, and it is an act of censorship. It puts their life and liberty at risk.
This is a targeted campaign to regulate their political speech and political participation in democracy as full and equal citizens of this country. It is part of the project to push Muslim women out of public spaces, offline and online, by causing them harm and censoring their speech. Having witnessed the leadership and power of Muslim women in the anti-citizenship amendment act (CAA) movement, right wing Hindutva men have used social media as a political tool to deny Muslim women their right to lead our collective fight for secularism, peace and citizenship.
We are deeply concerned that everyday new forms of intimidation and hatred are being allowed to invent, this time through GitHub Inc., a provider of Internet hosting for software development, to normalise violence against Muslim communities. Such use of public platforms is making the impunity for such attacks more entrenched. Twitter handles, You Tube channels and Facebook pages are routinely used to de-humanise and sexualise Muslim women. The men on these handles, channels and posts call upon majoritarian Hindutva nationalist men and mobs to abduct and rape Muslim women. These handles routinely spew pornographic abuse for both Muslim men and women and build online communities through chat boxes and posts to create violent online communities. This criminal use of social media uses openly misogynistic hate speech against minority communities and celebrates a rape culture against Muslim women targeted for their religious identity, and therefore, impacts the dignity of all women.
The use of sexualised political campaigns against women who speak against the ruling dispensation is fast becoming mainstream political culture. Such mass targeting of Muslim women in public spaces, whether online or offline, that treats them as objects in the political discourse of Hindutva is simply unacceptable. As the large number of such online hate violence surfaces, it is not abstract, this is real life for women- a violation of their human rights, an attack on the dignity, autonomy, and bodily integrity.
The undersigned express our grief and outrage to all the Muslim women harmed by this misogynistic hate campaign. We stand in solidarity with each one of these women. We pledge our support to them.
- We condemn the political campaign of hate against them, and we demand immediate action against the culprits.
- We demand that the internet be a safe space for women to express dissent and difference.
- We demand that commercial portals develop policies to prevent their users from treating women as objects and de-humanising them.
- We demand that the cyber cell, social media platforms such as GitHUb, Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook and the National Commissions for Women and National Human Rights Commission must at once take prompt action against the individuals who are responsible for such acts of terror and intimidation.
- We demand equal citizenship and political participation in offline and online spaces for Muslim women.
Ghazala Jamil, Jawaharlal Nehru University.
Pratiksha Baxi, Jawaharlal Nehru University
Navsharan Singh, independent researcher and activist
Ayesha Kidwai, Jawaharlal Nehru University.
Kavita Krishnan, AIPWA, CPI ML Politburo member
Uma Chakravarti, filmmaker and independent researcher
A C Mohapatra, North Eastern Hill University, Shillong.
A.J. Jawad, advocate.
A.Suneetha, Women and Transgender Organizations Joint Action, Hyderabad.
Aasha Ramesh, women’s rights researcher and activist.
Adv. Payal Gaikwad, NCWL.
Adv. Saleem Yusuf Shaikh, Viva College of Law.
Advocate Mohamed Yusuff, Nchro.
Afiullah Saiyed, student.
Afreen Ali, social worker.
Afroz Lateef, IMRC
Aiman Khan, Innocence Network India.
Aisha Intesar, student.
Aisha Mahmood Farooqui, Hyderabad Muslim Women’s Forum.
Ajitha G S, editor.
Ajmal, freelance journalist.
AL Zutsi, JVP.
Alaka Basu, Cornell University.
Alamu R, Jawaharlal Nehru University.
Alayka Aftab, student.
Alabana Mansoor, AAADFW
Alishah, Delhi Institute of Heritage Management and Research
Amar Kumar, App based driver.
Amita Joseph, advocate.
Ammu Abraham, Forum Against Oppression of Women.
Amna Singh, Pratham Books.
Amreen Deshmukh, IIMSR Badnapur Jalna.
AMRITA CHHACHHI, ISS.
AMRITA JOHRI, SNS.
AMRITA MUKHERJEE, IIHM.
Amrita Shodhan, SOAS, University of London.
Ana Maldonado, Ascirne
Anagha Pradeep, JNUSU Representative, GSCASH.
Anamika Mishra, CSO Support Cell
Anand Kumar, Society for Communal Harmony
Angbin Yasmin, Assistant Prof. Jamia Hamdard.
ANINDITA DATTA, University of Delhi.
Anjal Lele, travel consultant.
Anjali Bhardwaj, SNS
Anjali Mehta, Justice Seekers Group
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Ankal Bhardwaj, SNS.
Ankur Tyagi, Cpi ML.
Ankush Gupta, Jawaharlal Nehru University.
Anna C. P.
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Anuradha Banerji, Saheli
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Anuradha Kapoor, feminist activist
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Anushree Jairath, feminist researcher
Anwar Ali, Reclaim Our Republic
Aparna Br, AIMSS.
Apoorva Yarabahally, student.
Archana Kaul, Srijanatmak Manushi Sanstha.
Archana Prasad, Jawaharlal Nehru University.
Archana Sharma, Gauhati University.
Archanaa Seker, Vettiver Collective, Chennai.
Arif Mohammad, Jamia Millia Islamia.
Arman Alnasar, engineer.
Arpita Das, Yoda Press.
Arshiya Sethi, independent scholar.
Arun Kumar Sutaria.
Arundhati Dhuru, NAPM.
Asha Achuthan, academic.
Asha Sharma, AIDWA Delhi.
Ashfia Usmani, Aps.
Ashima Roy Chowdhury, Saheli Women’s Resource Center, New Delhi.
Ashish Maharishi, journalist.
Ashok Maridas, Listening Post.
Ashraf Khan, University of Massachusetts Medical School.
Ashwani Bakshi, Indian Association of Lawyers.
Ashwitha Jayakumar, writer & editor.
Asjad Khan, Aaadfw.
Askari Zaidi, journalist.
Aslam Isak Bagwan, Incredible Social Worker Group.
Asma, academic, Hyderabad.
Asma Mirza, social worker.
Asma Pasha, advocate.
Atia Rabbi, AN Noor Lucifer Public School.
Atif Hussain, IIT Kanpur.
Atif Jung, Jawaharlal Nehru University.
Atika Gupta, brand communication consultant.
Atul Sood, Jawaharlal Nehru University.
Avinash Kumar, Jawaharlal Nehru University.
Avinash Sharma, advocate.
Ayesha Samah, student.
Azam, International Transport Workers’ Federation.
B S Ajeetha, advocate.
Bader Sayeed, lawyer. and Founder President, Roshni NGO.
Balbir Singh Butola, Jawaharlal Nehru University.
Basanta, Tulika Books.
Bharti Ali, Haq: Centre for Child Rights.
Bhaswati Chakravorty, independent researcher.
Bhavna Ramrakhiani, Sarkhej Roza Crafts & Women’s Collective.
Bijal Vachharajani, author.
Bindhulakshmi, TISS Mumbai.
Binu Horn, Jawaharlal Nehru University.
Bipin Kumar, NGO MP.
Bittu Kr, WSS.
Brinda, student, Jawaharlal Nehru University.
Brinelle D’souza, TISS, JSA-Mumbai.
Bushra Karim, Jamia Millia Islamia.
C Chandran, IAS (retd.).
C Saratchand, Satyawati College, University of Delhi.
Ch. Prameela, AIMSS.
Chaman Lal, Retd Professor Jawaharlal Nehru University.
Chanda Asani, political socials activist.
Chandan Mukherjee, Ambedkar University Delhi (retd.)
Charu Gargi, Ex. TISS.
Chayanika Shah, Forum Against Oppression of Women, Mumbai .
Chetan Anand, TISS, Mumbai.
Chhabi Mohanty, General Secretary AIMSS.
Chhaya Datar, TISS.
Chirashree Das Gupta, Jawaharlal Nehru University.
Clifton D’ Rozario, All India Lawyers Association for Justice.
Darshana Mitra, advocate.
Daud Arif, communication specialist.
Daya Ram, civil rights activist.
Deepa Vasudevan, Managing Trustee, Sahayatrika.
Deepak, Young Farmer’s Movement.
Deepak Sanan, retired civil servant.
Deepika Bhardwaj, Alternative Justice.
Deepika Joshi, JSA.
Deepti, NFIW Delhi State.
Deshdeep Dhankhar, Anhad.
Devanik Saha, Institute of Development Studies.
Dharam Singh, Haryana Gyan Vigyan Samiti Haryana.
Dhwani, Blue Orb Foundation.
Dimple Oberoi Vahali, independent activist.
Dipa Sinha, Ambedkar University Delhi.
Dipta Bhog, independent researcher.
Divya, University of Allahabad.
Divya Balagopal, advocate.
Divya Sharma, AIRF.
Dolphy Dsouza, Police Reforms Watch
Done K L Sharma, Rajasthan University faculty (retd.).
Dr Ajita Rao, WSS
Dr Haris, Covid Hospital, Delhi.
Dr Kishwar Ahmed Shirali, Associate Professor HPU (retd.)
Jagori Sidhbari, HP
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Dr Mira Shiva, public health physician.
Dr Mohd Arshad, Jamia Millia Islamia.
Dr Mohd Yusoof, Jamia Millia Islamia.
Dr Nirmalya Mohapatra, Abvims and doctor RML Hospital.
Dr Nuzhat Husain, RMLIMS, Lucknow.
Dr Raj Kumar, Indian Spinal Injuries Centre Hospital, Delhi
Dr Sana Ghazi, independent scholar.
Dr Shaista Yusuf, NGO Mahfilenisa Bangalore.
Dr Shobha Shinde, KBC North Maharashtra University.
Dr Subhan Khan, Mewat Development Society.
Dr Sujata Jha, Fatima Degree College.
Dr. CBS Venkataramana, doctor.
Dr. Gulrukh Khan, Jamia Millia Islamia.
Dr. Nidhi Trehan, Friends of India, Texas.
Dr. Shahnawaz Alam, Ganpat Sahay PG College Sultanpur Uttar Pradesh.
Dr. Sumera Ahmed, Apollo Hospitals.
Dr. Suraiya Tabassum, Jamia Millia Islamia.
Dr. Sylvia Karpagam, public health doctor.
Dr. Vincent Ekka, Indian Social Institute, New Delhi.
Dr.Suhas Kolhekar, NAPM.
Dyuti A, University of Sussex.
Elizabeth Seshadri, lawyer.
Ena Zafar, Dasam.
Eram, Jamia Millia Islamia.
Eram Agha, CNN News 18
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Farah Farooqi, Jamia Millia Islamia.
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Farheen Naaz, Wethechange.
Farrah Naseem Ahmad.
Fauzia Hasan, School in UAE
Feroze Mithiborwala, Indian Muslims for Secular Democracy
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Firoza Khan, filmmaker.
Fouziah Haroon, Jamia Millia Islamia.
Fuzail A Rizvi.
Gabriele Dietrich, Pennurimai Iyakkam.
Gauri Thampi, lawyer.
Geeta Ramaseshan, advocate.
Ghazala Imam, Secretary Umeed Academy
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Githa Hariharan, Indian Cultural Forum.
Gopika Solanki, Carleton University.
Gurjot Singh, advocate.
Gurpreet Kaur, researcher.
Gyan Prakash, Princeton University.
Habeeb Alwi, AMCO.
Harendra Singh, Retiree
Harinder Pal Singh Ishar, advocate.
Harjit Singh, Retired Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University.
Harsh Mander, rights worker and writer.
Hasina Khan, Bebaak Collective
Hate Speech Beda, Campaign Against Hate Speech
Himanjali Sankar, publisher.
Hiren Gandhi, Darshan.
Homa Kausar, National Vice President Campus Front of India.
Huma Ahmed-Ghosh, San Diego State University.
Humayin Rashid, Indian American Muslim Council.
Humra, Kalka Public School.
Ibtesam Fatma, Ledby
Imran Siddiqui, IT professional
Indu Chandrasekhar, Tulika Books.
Indu Prakash Singh, Citymakers Mission International.
Iqbal Khan, Canada Against Oppression and Persecution.
Ishita Mukherjee, AIDWA.
Jacquiline Singh, independent writer.
Jagdeep Chhokar, Professor (retd.).
Jagmohan Singh, Association for Democratic Rights (Punjab).
Jahnavee Barkakati, School Teacher/ SDHC.
Jahnvi Andharia, Institute of Social Studies Trust.
Jaskiran Kaur Mathur, St. Francis College
Javed Khan, advocate, Saket Court, Delhi
Jay, MSU, Baroda
Jayapriya Vasudevan, Books@Jacaranda.
Jayasree Subramanian, academic.
Jayati Ghosh, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Usa
Jeevika Shiv, lawyer.
Jinat Rehena Islam, Femimism Dot Comm
Jinee Lokaneeta, Professor, Drew University
Jitender, Nazariya Qfrg
Jo Krishnakumar, Soas, University of London
Joby Joseph, University of Hyderabad
Junaid Imtiaz, Canada Againt Oppression and Prosecution
Jyoti Francis, AIDWA
Jyoti Iyer, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Jyoti Kumari, Iaws
Jyotsna Jha, Cbps
K Menon, Ambedkar University Delhi
K. Padma, Committee for Release of Political Prisoners
K.P. Jayasankar, Retired Filmmaker and academic
K.Santhakumari P, Tamilnadu Federation of Women Lawyers
Kahkashan, social activist
Kalpana Karunakaran, Iit Madras, Chennai
Kalpana Viswanath, activist
Kalyani Menon Sen, independent researcher
Kamal, social worker
Kamayani Bali Mahabal, Punjab Women Collective
Kamran. of India
Karan Sawhny, Peace Initaves
Karen Carvalho, Friend
Kasim Sait, Texim
Kausumi Saha, Gender at Work
Keya Dey, AIMSS.
Khalida Parveen, Amoomat Society
Khan Hasan, Csia
Khurshid Alam, Progression through Education, Training and Social Enterprise Foundation
Khushi Jaffar, National Law University, Delhi
Kiran Banga Chhokar.
Kiran Moghe, Pune Zilha Gharkamgar Sanghatana
Kirti Jain, Theatre
Kishwar Saleem, Retired Professor
KM Chandrasekhar, Retired Civil Servant
Koel Chatterji, Feminists in Resistance
Kohkan Shamsi, Radmd
Komal Mohite, Mcgill University
Krishna Roy, Alokdhara Inclusive Montessori School
Kulpreet Singh, Anhad
Lalitha Gujjula, AIMSS. All India Mahila Samskrithika Sangham
Lalitha Suhasini, independent journalist.
Lara Jesani, People’s Union for Civil Liberties
Lata Singh, Jawaharlal Nehru University.
Laxmi Murthy, journalist.
Leena Dabiru, social activist
Leena Pujari, Kc College
M Umar Vahora, Islami Relief Committee Gujarat
M Zubair Quraishi, Vwa Mumbai
M. Azharul Islam.
M. Maqbool A. Mateen, United Citizens Forum
Ma Haque, Kuwait
Madhu Bhushan, Gamana Mahila Samuha
Madhu Sahni, Jawaharlal Nehru University.
Madhumeeta Sinha, Teacher
Madhur Bharatiya, researcher
Mahroof M, Cept
Maimoona Mollah, AIDWA Delhi
Maitreyi Krishnan, advocate, Ailaj
Malavika Rajkotia, advocate.
Malika Virdi, Uttarakhand Mahila Manch
Mallarika Sinha Roy, Jawaharlal Nehru University
Mallika Taneja, Theatre Artist
Mamata, Kalpana Chawla Grils College Sahawa
Mamta Singh, women’s rights activist
Manavi Atri, independent researcher/lawyer.
Manidipa Sen, Jawaharlal Nehru University.
Manish Solanki, Sardar Patel University,
Manisha Chaudhry, Manan Books
Manisha Shastri, social worker
Mariam Dhawale, All India Democratic Women’s Association
Mariam Henna, Magic Mongrel Publishers
Masooma Ranalvi, Wespeakout
Mathew George, Retired
Maxim Budweiser, Anti-Feminism Council, New Jersey
Maya Sharma, Vikalp Womens Group
Md Imran Sk.
Md Manowar Elahi, Iqra Books
Md Salman, Jamia Millia Islamia
Md. Tanweer Islam Khan, Govt. Service
Meena Gopal, Mumbai
Meena Saraswathi Seshu, Vidhrohi Mahila Manch
Meenakshi Joshi, All India Mahila Sanskritik Sangthan
Meenal Gupta, Jawaharlal Nehru University
Meera Menezes, Art Writer and Curator
Meera Sanghamitra, NAPM (NAPM)
Meha, Jawaharlal Nehru University.
Mehar Chand Premi, Republican Sena
Meher Kabir, Social Reform Council for Women
Mehnaz, Jamia Millia Islamia
Mirza Yawar Baig, Organization for Establishment of Justice
Mitali Mishra, Lsr College University of Delhi
Mithilesh Kumar Singh, independent Enterpreneur
Mohamed Salahuddin Quraishi, Team
Mohammad Abid, Jamia Millia Islamia
Mohammad Asif, Mechanical Engineer at Private Company
Mohammad Aslam Ansari, Gbpuat Pantnagar
Mohammad Hussam Ul Islam, Students Islamic Organisation
Mohammad Iqbal, Human Collective
Mohammad J Ahsan, Private Service
Mohammad Saulat Abbas, Kau, Jeddah
Mohammed Burhanuddin, Space Vision Group
Mohammed Kagzi, James Cook University Hospital
Mohammed Osama Ansari, Al Ansar Medical & Educational Socio Trust
Mohammed Sameer, Human Collective
Mohammed Tohid Alam.
Mohd Ataul Haque, Ham Bharti
Mohd Owais, Ailu
Mojeeb Khan, Indian Citizen
Monisha Behal, Nentrprise
Mridu, Women’s Movement
Mridula Mukherjee, Jawaharlal Nehru University. (Retired Professor)
Mukta Shingte, Stree Mukti Sanghatana
Mukund Parikh, Royal Park Society
Mumtaz Shaikh, Mahila Mandal Fedration
Muneeb Israr, Working in Dubai
Muniza Khan, Gandhian Institute of Studies
Murtaza Hussain, Humanity
Musharraf Taj, Teacher
N.D.Jayaprakash, Delhi Science Forum
Nabeela Jamil, lawyer.
Nadeem Ahmed Khan, Jamaat E Islami Hind
Nadia Singh, Northumbria University, Uk
Nagaragere Ramesh, Karnataka Janashakti
Naheed Shah, Help Hyderabad
Nandini Rao, WSS
Nandini Vempala, Undergraduate student, University of Delhi
Nandita De Souza.
Nandita Rao, advocate.
Nasmeem Farhin Akhtar, Centre for Women’s Studies, Dibrugarh University
Nasreen Fazalbhoy, Retired.
Navaid Alam, Human Collective
Navaneetha Mokkil, Jawaharlal Nehru University
Naveen Sirimoni, Design
Navkiran Singh Advocate, Lawyers for Human Rights International
Navpreet Kaur, Jdmc, University of Delhi
Nawaz Aman, INC.
Neela Deshmukh, Mahagai Vikas Pratishthan
Neelam Narula, Roli Books
Neelanjana Mukhia, South Feminist Futures
Neena Vyas, freelance journalist.
Neena Yadav, All India Railway Mens Federation
Neeraj Malik, University of Delhi
Neha, All India Lawyers Union
Nida Rahman, freelance Jornalist
Nikita Agarwal, advocate, High Court of Delhi
Nilika Mehrotra, Jawahar Lal Nehru University
Nina Rao, University of Delhi (retd.)
Nirmala George, Retired
Nirmala Sharma, Justice. Seekers
Nisha Biswas, Feminists in Resistance
Nisha Gulur, Samastha
Nishi Kapahi, S.A.G.P.
Nishita Jha, journalist.
Niti Saxena, freelancer.
Nitisha Lakra, student.
Nivedita Menon, Jawaharlal Nehru University.
Om Singh, Bhupal Nobles University, Udaipur
Omar Farook, Human Collective
P Joy Oommen, Constitutional Conduct Group
P M Mohammad Shiraz, advocate.
Padma Deosthali, independent researcher
Pallavi, Jawaharlal Nehru University.
Pallavi Roy, Soas University of London
Pamela Philipose, independent journalist.
Pampa Biswas, freelance Costumes Designer
Panchali Ray, independent researcher
Pankaj Rai, Chegg
Paramjeet Singh, Pudr
Paresh Hate, Jawaharlal Nehru University
Parnal Chirmuley, Jawaharlal Nehru University.
Paroma Ray, University of Delhi
Partha Ghosh, Institute of Social Sciences
Persis Ginwalla, Ahmedabad
Philip Pinto. of India
Piyush Chhabra, Jawaharlal Nehru University.
Poarkodi N, Aipwa
Polly Vauquline, Gauhati University
Poonam Kaushik, Prgatisheel Mahila Sangathan Delhi
Poorna R, advocate.
Poorvaja A. Ragupathy, Legal Associate
Poushali Basak, Forum Against Oppression of Women and Feminists in Resistance
Prabhakar Mundkur, Prabhakar & Co
Prachi Hatiwlekar, All India Democratic Women’s Association
Pradip Datta, Retired Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University.
Pragati Kulkarni, NGO, Madhya Pradesh
Pramod Kumar, advocate, High Court of Delhi
Preeti Mehra, independent journalist.
Preeti P.Dash, lawyer.
Prem Chandavarkar, Architect, Bengaluru
Prema Govindan, India
Priyadarshini, University of Madras
Priyadarshini Chitrangada, social worker and LBT activist
Priyaleen Singh, academic
Prof. Mohan Rao, former Professor at Jawaharlal Nehru University.
Pushpamala N, Artist
Pyoli Swatija, Samajwadi Janparishad
Qaiser Shamim, independent researcher
Qamar Ul Hadi, Retired.
Qasim Farooqi, Responsible Citizen of India
Qutub Kidwai, Islamic feminist
Rachna Agrawal, All India Mahila Sanskritik Sangathan
Radha Holla, independent researcher
Radhika Menon, Tulika Publishers
Raghavan Rangarajan, Professor Ahmedabad
Ragini Vinaik, advocate.
Rahul Kapoor, Sarojini Naidu Centre for Women Studies
Rahul Rpy, Indian Statistical Institute
Raina, Jawaharlal Nehru University
Rajan Barrett, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda
Rajashri Dasgupta, independent journalist.
Rajeev Mehrotra, Amanaa
Rajender Kumar, social Activiest
Rajesh Kumar Choudhary, PUCL
Rajesh Ranjan, Constitution Connect
Rajiv Gupta, former Professor of Sociology, University of Rajasthan Jaipur
Rakhi Sehgal, New Delhi
Raksha Kumar, journalist.
Ramesh Dixit, Samvidhan Bachao, Desh Bachao Andolan Uttar Pradesh
Rashmi Doraiswamy, Jamia Millia Islamia
Rashmi Menon, Publishing
Ravinder Mohan, JN Medical College, AMU Aligarh
Ravish, People’s Alliance
Ravish Alam, People’s Alliance
Reeti, WIGH India
Rekha Rajan, Retd. Jawaharlal Nehru University.
Renu Kaul Verma, Vitasta Publishing
Reymi Sekhhon, One Voice Canada Alberta
Ria Yadav, student, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi
Riddhi Dastidar, Khabar Lahariya
Rini Dasgupta, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Rita Manchanda, Author, Human Rights, Peace Advocate
Ritambhara Shastri, journalist. (Uni)
Ritu Dewan, Retd Head of Department of Economics, University of Mumbai
Ritu Kauahik, All India Mahila Sanskritik Sangathan,(AIMSS.)
Ritu Sinha, Ambedkar University Delhi
Rituparna Borah, Delhi
Rituparna Sengupta, IIT Delhi
Rituraj Pegu, Jawaharlal Nehru University
Rizwan Falahi, Taisir
Rohini Hensman, Writer and independent scholar
Rohit Tripathi, Young India, Inc
Ronita Chattopadhyay, independent Consultant (Process Documentation)
Roohina K, Makemytrip
Rosaline Pereira, Asa
Rukaiya Joshi, Academician
Rukmini Rao, Gramya Resource Centre for Women
Rumi Harish, Research Consultant ALF
Rushda Siddiqui, National Federation of Indian Women (NFIW)
Rustam Kuraishi, advocate, Rohini Courts
S. M. Faizan Ahmed, Sociologist
S. Raghunandana, Kannada Poet, Playwright, and Stage-Director
S.Q.Masood, social activist
Saadia S, Indian
Saba Hasan, Artist
Sabah Khan, Parcham Collective
Sabah Omar, Banker
Sabiha Hashmi, Ajjis Farm.
Sadaf Jafar, Kalrav
Sadhna Arya, University of Delhi
Sadia Masroor, Campaign Against Hatespeech
Safoora Zargar, MPhil scholar, JMI
Sagari R Ramdas, Food Sovereignty Alliance, India
Saheli Women’s Resource Center, New Delhi
Sajida Begam Advocate, All India Lawyers Council
Saki Rezwana, Bangladesh Free Trade Union Congress (Member ITUC)
Salim Khan, Little India Foundation
Salma Ansari, Parcham Collective
Saloni Verma, Shiv Nadar University
Sameera Iyengar, Theatre person
Sameera Khan, independent journalist, Writer, researcher
Samina, Forward Trust
Samiya Javed, Amu
Samiya Khan, Jamia Millia Islamia
Samta, Diet Special Officer Association Haryana
Samyak, Jan Natya Manch, New Delhi
Sana Farheen, Led By Foundation
Sandhya Gokhale, Forum Against Oppression of Women
Sandhya Shaily, All India Democratic Women’s Association
Sangeetha Arunachalam, Madras Bar Association
Sania Hashmi, Anhad Films
Sania Mariam, Muslim Women’s Study Circle
Sanjoy Sachdev, Love Commandos
Sarah Hashmi, Actor
Sareba Quasar, Private Employee
Sarika Chaudhary, Democratic Students’ Federation, Jawaharlal Nehru University.
Sarita Jaitly, Retired
Sarojini N, Jan Swasthya Abhiyan
Satyadeo Bareth, Oran Foundation
Satyam Shrivastava, Writer
Saumya Dadoo, Detention Solidarity
Savad Rahman, journalist.
Savitri, AIDWA Haryana
Sayoni Basu, Duckbill Books
Seema Baquer, independent Consultant
Seema Nair, Gfhr
Sehba Farooqui, All India Democratic Women’s Association
Sejal Dand, Gujarat
Selvyn Jussy, University of Calcutta
Shaan Katari Libby, advocate.
Shabana Bano, Applyboard
Shabnam Hashmi, Anhad
Shabnam Parveen, Academics
Shagufta Hakeem, Department of Public Safety
Shaheen Khan, TISS Mumbai
Shahid Mohammad, Mediator
Shahida Kidwai Farooqui, social activist
Shahla Rehana, Patna Women’s College
Shahnawaz Akhtar, Enewsroom India
Shahwar Kibria Maqhfi, University of California, Los Angeles.
Shaibani Azam, Professor, Jamia Millia University
Shaik Salauddin, Telangana Gig and Platform Workers Union
Shailendra Chaudhary, RBS
Shailja Patel, Five College Women’s Studies Research Center
Shakaib Azhar Chaudhry.
Shalini Gera, lawyer, Chhattisgarh High Court
Shalu Nigam, advocate.
Shama Bano, Citizens for Justice and Peace
Shambhu Ghatak, independent researcher
Shamim Ahmad, Igate Global Solution
Shamina Shafiq, former Member, National Commission for Women
Shams Tabrez, Educational Administration
Sharib Haroon, IAMC
Sharique Manazir, DIRF
Sharmila, Iit Bombay
Shazia Akbar, Girls Education and Welfare Fund
Shazin Siddiqui, Human Collective
Sheba George, activist
Sheema Fatima, TISS, Mumbai
Sheena Jain, Retd Jamia Millia Islamia
Shefali Jha, Anveshi Hyderabad
Shewli Kumar, Tata Institute of Social Sciences
Shikha Kapur, academic
Shikha Sen, Editor and Teacher
Shinani Bhaumik, AIMSS, Tripura
Shipra Narang, UN
Shireen Maswood, Associate Prof of History (retd.), Calcutta University
Shireen Sethna Baria, Human Rights
Shirin Rai, University of Warwick
Sho, Jan Jagran Shakti Sangathan, Bihar
Shohini Ghosh, Professor, Jamia Millia Islamia
Shreshtha Das, activist and researcher
Shriram Dubey Azad, Azad Foundation
Shruti Ravi, independent researcher
Shubha Jindel, PUCL Rajasthan
Shuddhabrata Sengupta, Artist and Writer
Shukla Sawant, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Shweta Azad, freelancer.
Shweta Ghosh, University of Reading
Shweta R, researcher
Shweta Radhakrishnan, student.
Shweta Tiwary, NIH
Shyla K John, AIMSS.
Siddharth K J.
Simar Puneet, NGMA
Simeran Gell, Cambridge
Simreen Khatoon, St.Anns College for Women
Sindhuja Maurya, Teacher
Sitaram Shelar, Center for Promoting Democracy
Smita Chaudhari, Gs-Organisation Mumbai Mahila Congress.
Smita Gupta, Economist
Soma KP, independent researcher
Sonal Sharma, student AUD.
Sonal Sharma, Sewa Delhi
Sonam Chaturvedi, OP Jindal Global University
Sonia Kidwai, Professional
Sonya Gill, AIDWA Maharashtra
Soofia Usmani, former Assistant Professor at Jubail University
Sreerekha Sathi, International Institute of Social Studies, The Hague
Subhashini Ali, AIDWA
Sucharita Sen, Jawaharlal Nehru University.
Suchetana Chattopadhyay, Jadavpur University
Sudha Kamath, AIMSS.
Sudha Sundararaman, AIDWA
Sudhir Kumar Suthar, CPS, Jawaharlal Nehru University.
Sujata Gothoskar, Forum Against Oppression of Women
Sujatha, Dalit Women Collective
Sukanya N, AIDWA
Sunalini Kumar, Ambedkar University Delhi
Suneeta Dhar, activist
Sunita Pande, AIDWA Uttarakhand
Sunita Zaidi, Rhodes Fellow, JMI
Suraj Sanap, independent lawyer.
Surajit Mazumdar, Jawaharlal Nehru University.
Surbhi Karwa, lawyer.
Surbhi Vatsa, Center for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University.
Suresh Kumar, lawyer.
Susie Thatu, independent scholar
Svati Shah, academic
Swati Chakraborty, Indian Institute of Cerebral Palsy
Swati Kamble, University of Geneva/Dalit Bahujan Adivasi Vimukta Women Collective
Swati Narayan, National Institute of Advanced Studies
Swayamprava Nayak, AIMSS.
Syed Inam Ur Rahman, journalist.
Syed Mohammad Zafar.
Syed Yasser Ali, IISc
Syeda Saiyidain Hameed, Muslim Women’s Forum
T. Toll, IIT Delhi
Tahini, Delhi High Court
Tanisha Nag, National Centre for Coastal Research, Chennai
Tanvi Sharma, Volunteers Collective
Tanya Singh, TISS, Mumbai
Tara Rai, Democracy Collective
Tara Shanker, University of Delhi
Tarana Sharfuddin, Women India Movement (Wim)
Tarannum Siddiqui, Women’s Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia
Tariq Hasan, IAMC
Tarun Bhartiya, Raiot Collective
Tasneem Farzana, forward Trust
Teesta Guha Sarkar, Pan Macmillan India
Tehsina Sarwar, BHA
Thahira Iqbal, Writer and dai of Islam
Thankachan Vpnf, Kerala Sastra Sahithya Parishath
TN Seema, AIDWA
Trishna Sarkar, University of Delhi.
Tuba Junaid, Led By Foundation
Udaya Kumar, Jawaharlal Nehru University.
Uma Bhrugubanda, EFL University, Hyderabad
Uma Chaudhury, AIMSS. Tripura
Umesh Chandola, Veterinarian
Umme Salma, Teacher