• Public Statement in Support of Mr. Sanjay Kumar and the Mahatma Gandhi Central University Bihar Teachers Association

    Press Release from Civil Society Members

    August 21, 2018

    We, the undersigned academics and members of the public, condemn in the strongest possible terms the attempt to murder Sanjay Kumar of the Dept of Sociology, Mahatma Gandhi Central University in Motihari, Bihar. Mr. Kumar was attacked at his residence by a mob of persons that comprised several known elements, dragged out of his home, brutally beaten with lathis, and doused with petrol in order to be burnt alive. The intervention of a few persons with conscience and humanity saved his life, but the extent of the beating and the other trauma he has suffered has left him grievously injured. He is currently admitted in hospital, and is seriously ill. We demand that he be given the best of medical care that he may recover and he be guaranteed security both in the hospital and as long as the the threat to his life remains.

    The pretext for the attack on Mr. Kumar has been cited as a Facebook post but as the MGCU Teachers Association has explained, the real reason for this attack is the sustained and fearless opposition that the teachers of MCGUB have shown to the corrupt and authoritarian conduct of the university’s Vice-Chancellor, Arvind Kumar Agarwal. Like many other teachers of the university, Mr. Kumar has been actively involved in the university community’s protests that have been held for nearly a year now. The MGCU Vice Chancellor has been charged with a range of wrongdoings — ranging from illegal termination of permanent faculty members, quid pro quo appointments, financial embezzlement and failure of the university to make regular payments to the New Pension Scheme, violation of reservation policy in recruitment of staff, implicating faculty and students in false cases, to partisan and authoritarian conduct that actively rouses public animus and hostility to the university teachers. No action has been taken against the VC on any of these issues, and now teachers like Sanjay Kumar have been brought to death’s door by forces whose interests are undoubtedly closely aligned with the VC.

    We stand with Mr. Kumar and the MGCU Teachers Association and their fight for social justice, honesty and accountability by public officials, the autonomy and transparency of higher educational institutions, and the dignity and respect of teachers and students. We do so in part because these very issues are live ones for many Indian institutions, where Vice-Chancellors and other administrators have now come to be afforded complete impunity, in violation of all norms and rules, because of the immunity their status as political appointees afford them. All objections, and specially principled ones, are immediately obfuscated by the superimposition of a manufactured controversy whose only goal is deflection from the misconduct/illegality that was flagged. We appeal to the public not to be waylaid by the misdirections in this instance — the attempt on Sanjay Kumar is because he has, with the other teachers of the MGCUTA, exposed the misdeeds of the VC and fought bravely in defence of public education.

    From the Bihar government, we demand instant steps to reverse the dilution of charges in the FIR and the immediate addition of the charge of attempt to murder (s. 307 IPC). The persons identified by Mr. Kumar in his complaint must be arrested forthwith. We also demand that a judicial inquiry be instituted to look into the running of the university and conduct of the MGCU Vice-Chancellor, including the MGCU Teachers' Association’s charges of criminal intimidation of the teachers of the university.

    We are horrified by the manner in which the attack on Mr. Kumar was effected — through an invasion of his home by an abusive mob whose intent was to create a public spectacle of ‘punishment’. As in the public lynchings of Muslims and Dalits and others that we have been angry, sorrowing witnesses to in the past two years, the objective of these acts is to, through public humiliation and violence, demote some citizens to a subordinate and ‘second-class’ status, and to cast them as kill that can be put down at will. We reject the obscene message that is being sought to be sent to the teaching community in India by this attack on Dr. Kumar. We refuse to severe the chains of solidarity, mutual regard and faith in Constitutional values that link us all, and stand shoulder to shoulder with Mr. Kumar and the MGCU Teachers Association.


    1. A. Rayaprol, University of Hyderabad
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    4. Abdul Rahman, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Hyderabad 
    5. Abha Dev Habib, University of Delhi
    6. Abhi Raj, Student
    7. Abhijit Kundu, University of Delhi 
    8. Abhinav Kumar, Mahatma Gandhi Central University, Bihar 
    9. Abhisek Sarkar, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur 
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    12. Ajith Kanna, Jawaharlal Nehru University 
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    14. Akanksha Awal, University of Oxford
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    31. Ananda Dasgupta, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata 
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    37. Anindita Bhadra, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata 
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    47. Anjali Monteiro, Tata Institute of Social Sciences
    48. Anjoo Daswani, Academic
    49. Ankit, Mahatma Gandhi Central University, Bihar 
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    61. Aparajay, Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai 
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    67. Arjun Sengupta, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Hyderabad 
    68. Arosmita Sahoo, University of Hyderabad
    69. Arpita Chakraborty, Dublin City University 
    70. Arun Kumar, University of Hyderabad
    71. Ashish Jaituni, MSU
    72. Ashok Kumar Maurya, University of Delhi 
    73. Ashwani Kumar, ICSSR
    74. Ashwani Kumar, Jawaharlal Nehru University 
    75. Atanu, Jadavpur University 
    76. Atreyi Dasgupta, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston.  
    77. ATUL KUMAR, Student
    78. Atul Sood, Jawaharlal Nehru University 
    79. Atul Tripathi, Mahatma Gandhi Central University, Bihar 
    80. Avinash Jha, University of Delhi
    81. Avinash Kumar, Jawaharlal Nehru University 
    82. Ayan Banerjee, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata 
    83. Ayesha Kidwai, Jawaharlal Nehru University
    84. Badre Alam, Jawaharlal Nehru University (alumnus)
    85. Bal Krishan Negi, University of Delhi 
    86. Balande Chandoba Narsing, Mahatma Gandhi Central University, Bihar 
    87. Basavaraja Kodagunti, Academic
    88. Benjamin Zachariah, University of Trier
    89. Bhanu Pratap Singh, Mahatma Gandhi Central University, Bihar 
    90. Bhanu Tatak, University of Delhi 
    91. Bhupendra Kumar, Jawaharlal Nehru University 
    92. Bhupinder Chaudhry, University of Delhi 
    93. Bidisha Dhar, Tripura University
    94. Binay Kumar Pathak, Lalit Narayan Mithila University, Darbhanga 
    95. Bindhulakshmi P., Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai 
    96. Bindu, Ambedkar University Delhi
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    98. Bodhisattwa Maity, Concerned citizen
    99. Brahma Prakash, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi 
    100. Brinelle D'souza, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Deonar 
    101. Britta Ohm, Institute of Social Anthropology, University of Bern 
    102. P. Chandrasekhar, Jawaharlal Nehru University 
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    108. Chetan Anand, Tata Institute of Social Sciences
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    110. Chhaya Datar, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (retd.)
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    113. Chirashree Das Gupta, Jawaharlal Nehru University 
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    115. D M Diwakar, ANSISS, Patna 
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    125. Dipak Prakash, Concerned citizen
    126. Dipesh Upadhyay, Concerned citizen 
    127. Disha Nawani, Tata Institute of Social Sciences
    128. Diya Bose, University of California, Los Angeles 
    129. Dr A K Gaur, Concerned citizen
    130. Dr A. D. Gnanagurunathan, Apeejay Stya University, Haryana. 
    131. Dr Alok kumar shrivastava, Mahatma Gandhi Central University, Bihar 
    132. Dr Anandi Ramamurthy, Sheffield Hallam University 
    133. Dr Arttatrana Pal, Mahatma Gandhi Central University, Bihar 
    134. Dr Asha Saxena, Concerned citizen
    135. Dr Bonthu Kotaiah, Maulana Azad National Urdu University
    136. Dr Devesh Birwal, University of Delhi 
    137. Dr Ketaki Chowkhani, Independent researcher
    138. Dr Pawan Kumar, Mahatma Gandhi Central University, Bihar 
    139. Dr Rajesh Patel, Academic
    140. Dr Rina Ramdev, University of Delhi
    141. Dr Sumi Madhok, London School of Economics and Political Science
    142. Dr Sunil Kumar Singh, Academic
    143. Dr Urna, University of Delhi 
    144. Dr Vipin Kumar, Mahatma Gandhi Central University, Bihar 
    145. Dr. Banojyotsna Lahiri, University of Delhi 
    146. Dr. Debaditya Bhattacharya, Kazi Nazrul University
    147. Dr. Ganga Sahay Meena, Jawaharlal Nehru University 
    148. Dr. Karen Embry, Portland Community College
    149. Dr. Manish Kumar, Amity University Gwalior 
    150. Dr. Pawan Patel, Independent researcher
    151. Dr. Rakesh Kumar, Jawaharlal Nehru University 
    152. Dr. Ramkishor Maholiya, University of Delhi 
    153. Dr. Rohini Hensman, Independent researcher
    154. Dr. Shailaja Menon, Ambedkar University Delhi
    155. Dr. Shashank Yadav, Rajiv Gandhi University
    156. Dr. Sony Kunjappan, Central University of Gujarat 
    157. Dr. Sumi, Concerned citizen
    158. Dr. Venkatesh Vaditya, The English and Foreign Languages University
    159. Dr. Vipin Negi, University of Delhi
    160. Durgesh, Johns Hopkins University
    161. Dwaipayan, Jawaharlal Nehru University
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    164. Fahad Hashmi, University of Delhi 
    165. Faiz Ullah, Tata Institute of Social Sciences
    166. Faiz Younas, University of the Punjab, Pakistan 
    167. Faraz Ahmad, Concerned citizen
    168. Farida Khan, Jamia Millia Islamia (retd.) 
    169. Fathemay, Student
    170. Fran Martin, The University of Melbourne
    171. Francis Cody, University of Toronto
    172. Franson Manjali, Jawaharlal Nehru University 
    173. Freeda Nicholas, Concerned citizen
    174. G Arunima, Jawaharlal Nehru University 
    175. Gail Coelho, University of Delhi
    176. Ganesh, Jawaharlal Nehru University 
    177. Ganpat, Jamia Millia Islamia
    178. Garima Jaju, University of Oxford
    179. Gayatri Nair, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Hyderabad 
    180. Geetha B Nambissan, Jawaharlal Nehru University 
    181. Geetha Venkataraman, Ambedkar University Delhi
    182. Ghazala Jamil, Jawaharlal Nehru University
    183. Githa Hariharan, Indian Writers Forum
    184. Gitika De, University of Delhi 
    185. Gopalji Pradhan, Ambedkar University Delhi
    186. Gourinath, Jawaharlal Nehru University 
    187. Guddi Rani, Concerned citizen
    188. Gunjon Dasgupta, Concerned citizen
    189. Gurbir Singh, Guru Nanak Girls College, Ludhiana 
    190. Happymon Jacob, Jawaharlal Nehru University 
    191. Harender Singh Happy, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Hyderabad 
    192. Hari Ram, University of Delhi
    193. Hemal Shroff, Tata Institute of Social Sciences
    194. Hemant, Jawaharlal Nehru University 
    195. Hemant Adlakha, Jawaharlal Nehru University 
    196. Himanshu, Jawaharlal Nehru University
    197. Hiren Patel, Central University of Gujarat
    198. Iliyas Husain, University of Delhi 
    199. Imran Ahmed, Jamia Millia Islamia
    200. Imtiaz Hasnain, Aligarh Muslim University 
    201. Inderpal Grewal, Yale University 
    202. Indrajit, University of York
    203. Indraneel Dasgupta, Indian Statistical Institute
    204. Indrani Mukherjee, Jawaharlal Nehru University 
    205. Indranil Chowdhury, University of Delhi
    206. Indu Prasad, Arizona State University
    207. Ira Raja, University of Delhi 
    208. Ishan Anand, Ambedkar University Delhi
    209. Ishita Chakravarty, Vidya Sagar College, Kolkata 
    210. Ishwari Bhattarai, Democracy Resource Centre Nepal
    211. Jamsheed Rizwani, Jawaharlal Nehru University (alumnus)
    212. Janaki Nair, Jawaharlal Nehru University 
    213. Jaya Prakash Pradhan, Central University of Gujarat
    214. Jayasree Subramanian, Academic
    215. Jayati Srivastava, Jawaharlal Nehru University 
    216. Jhuma Sen, O. P. Jindal Global University
    217. Jinee Lokaneeta, Drew University 
    218. Jitendra Kumar, University of Delhi
    219. Jitendra Yadav, University of Delhi
    220. Joey Ming, Jawaharlal Nehru university
    221. Joseph M.T., University of Mumbai
    222. Joshil K Abraham, G B Pant Govt Gngineering College
    223. Joyce, Independent researcher
    224. Jyoti Sinha, University of Massachusetts- Boston
    225. K. Srilata, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras 
    226. Kailash, University of Hyderabad 
    227. Kalpana Kannabiran, Council for Social Development, Hyderabad 
    228. Kalpana Wilson, Birkbeck, University of London  
    229. Kamal chenoy, Jawaharlal Nehru University 
    230. Kamei Aphun, University of Delhi 
    231. Karmegam, St. Xavier's College, Palayamkottai 
    232. Karmveer, The English and Foreign Languages University
    233. Kaushal Kumar, Jawaharlal Nehru University 
    234. Kavita Singh, Jawaharlal Nehru University
    235. Kerwin Kaye, Wesleyan University
    236. Kham Khan Suan Hausing, University of Hyderabad 
    237. Kishan Srivastava, Student
    238. Kopal, Ambedkar University Delhi
    239. KP Jayasankar, Tata Institute of Social Sciences
    240. Krishna Garg, University of Rajasthan
    241. Krishna Ram, Ambedkar University Delhi
    242. Krishna Swamy Dara, Jamia Millia Islamia
    243. KS James, Jawaharlal Nehru University
    244. Kundan, Concerned citizen
    245. Kusum Lata, Jamia Millia Islamia
    246. Lakshmi Krishnamurty, Concerned citizen
    247. Lata Singh, Jawaharlal Nehru University 
    248. Leena Abraham, Tata Institute of Social Sciences
    249. Lian, University of Delhi 
    250. Longkoi, Central University of Haryana
    251. Madan Lal, University of Delhi 
    252. Madhava Prasad Madiraju, The English and Foreign Languages University
    253. Madhu Sahni, Jawaharlal Nehru University
    254. Mainak Mazumdar, National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE) 
    255. Maitrayee Chaudhuri, Jawaharlal Nehru University 
    256. Malavika Kasturi, University of Toronto 
    257. Malini Chakravarty, Independent researcher
    258. Mallarika Sinha Roy, Jawaharlal Nehru University
    259. Manali Gupta, Student
    260. Maneesha Ismail, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata 
    261. Manisha Desai, University of Connecticut
    262. Manisha Sethi, Jamia Millia Islamia
    263. Manisha T Pandey, Jamia Millia Islamia 
    264. Manjari Katju, University of Hyderabad
    265. Manju Rani Hara, Jawaharlal Nehru University
    266. Manoj, Concerned citizen
    267. Manoj Kumar, Concerned citizen
    268. Manu V. Devadevan, Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi 
    269. Maroona Murmu, Jadavpur University
    270. Mary E John, Centre for Women's Development Studies, New Delhi 
    271. Meenakshi Thapan, University of Delhi 
    272. Minati Panda, Jawaharlal Nehru University 
    273. Mithilesh K Jha, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati 
    274. Moggallan Bharti, Ambedkar University Delhi
    275. Mohammad Hafiez, Academic 
    276. Mohan Rao, Jawaharlal Nehru University (retd)
    277. Mohinder Singh, Jawaharlal Nehru University 
    278. Moinak Banerjee, Jawaharlal Nehru University
    279. Mona Das, University of Delhi
    280. Monal Dewle, Ambedkar University Delhi
    281. Mukesh Shankar Bharti, Jawaharlal Nehru University
    282. Mukul Mangalik, University of Delhi
    283. Murari Jha, Academic
    284. Murari K Jha, Harvard University 
    285. N. S. Goswami, University of Delhi  (retd.)
    286. N. Sukumar, University of Delhi 
    287. Nahar, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai 
    288. Nainsi Kumari, Student
    289. Nandini Manjrekar, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai 
    290. Nandita Narain, University of Delhi 
    291. Naren Singh Rao, Independent researcher
    292. Narender Thakur, University of Delhi
    293. Nasiruddin, Concerned citizen
    294. Nathaniel Roberts, University of Göttingen
    295. Navdeep Mathur, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad 
    296. Naveen Gaur, University of Delhi 
    297. Navneet, Concerned citizen
    298. Navsharan Singh, Independent researcher
    299. Navtej  Purewal, School of Oriental and African Studies, London 
    300. Nayana Dasgupta, University of Delhi
    301. Ngamjahao Kipgen, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati  
    302. Niharika Singh, University of Delhi
    303. Nikita Sud, Oxford University
    304. Nilanjana Sengupta, Independent researcher
    305. Nilika Mehrotra, Jawaharlal Nehru University 
    306. Nishikant Kolge, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies
    307. Nivedita Ghosh, University of Delhi 
    308. Nivedita Menon, Jawaharlal Nehru University 
    309. Noorjahan Momin, Jamia Millia Islamia
    310. Nupur Dasgupta, Jadavpur University
    311. Oishik Sircar, O. P. Jindal Global University
    312. Om Prakash, Banaras Hindu University
    313. Om Prakash Gupta, Mahatma Gandhi Central University, Bihar 
    314. P.A. George, Jawaharlal Nehru University 
    315. Pallavi, Tezpur University
    316. Pamela Philipose, Independent researcher
    317. Pankaj Kumar, NSDC
    318. Paola Bacchetta, University of California
    319. Papori Bora, Jawaharlal Nehru University 
    320. Parnal Chirmuley, Jawaharlal Nehru University 
    321. Paul Kelemen, University of Manchester
    322. Pawan  Kumar, Central University of Gujarat
    323. Poonam kanwal, Concerned citizen
    324. Poonam Yadav, Jawaharlal Nehru University
    325. Prabha Rani, University of Delhi
    326. Prabhat Kumar, Presidency University
    327. Prabhat Patnaik, Jawaharlal Nehru University (Prof. Emeritus)
    328. Prabodhan Pol, Manipal Centre for Humanities, Manipal 
    329. Pradeep Kumar, Maulana Azad National Urdu University
    330. Pradip Datta, Jawaharlal Nehru University
    331. Praem Hidam, University of Delhi 
    332. Prafull Kumar, Mahatma Gandhi Central University, Bihar 
    333. Prakash Desai, Goa University
    334. Pranta, Central University of Rajasthan
    335. Prasad Pannian, Central University of Kerala
    336. Prashant, ARO, Israel 
    337. Prashant Ingole, Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar 
    338. Prashant Kumar, Mahatma Gandhi Central University, Bihar 
    339. Prashant Kumar Kain, The English and Foreign Languages University
    340. Prashant U.V, Tata Institute Social Sciences, Mumbai 
    341. Pratiksha Baxi, Jawaharlal Nehru University 
    342. Preeta Bhattacharya, University of Calcutta
    343. Preeti Sampat, Ambedkar University Delhi
    344. Prem Kumar Vijayan, Jawaharlal Nehru University 
    345. Prerana Bhaduli, Mahatma Gandhi Central University, Bihar 
    346. Priyanka Basu, The British Library 
    347. Prof. Dr. (Miss) A Mani, University of Calcutta
    348. Prof. R K Singh, Rajiv Gandhi University
    349. Prof. Sneha Sudha Komath, Jawaharlal Nehru University 
    350. Prof. Vibhuti Patel, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai 
    351. Puja Rani, University of Delhi 
    352. Puneet Bedi, Indraprastha Apollo Hospital 
    353. Purendra Prasad, Academic
    354. Pushpesh Kumar, University of Hyderabad
    355. R Karthick, Jawaharlal Nehru University 
    356. R.Thirunavukkarasu, University of Hyderabad
    357. Radhika, University of Delhi
    358. Raghunath Menon, Concerned citizen
    359. Rahul Nigam, BITS Hyderabad
    360. Rahul Roy, Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi  
    361. Raj Kumar, Student
    362. Rajan Kurai Krishnan, Ambedkar University Delhi
    363. Rajat Datts, Jawaharlal Nehru University
    364. Rajendra Parihar, University of Delhi 
    365. Rajesh, MoES
    366. Rajesh Kumar, Mahatma Gandhi Central University, Bihar 
    367. Rajib, Jawaharlal Nehru University 
    368. Rajiv Sen, AIFUCTO 
    369. Rajnesh Kumar Pandey, Jain University
    370. Rajorshi Das, University of Delhi 
    371. Rakesh Meena, Central University of Haryana
    372. Rakesh Ranjan, University of Delhi
    373. Raktim Ray, The Open University, UK 
    374. Rama Shanker Singh, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla 
    375. Rama V. Baru, Jawaharlal Nehru University 
    376. Raman Sinha, Jawaharlal Nehru University 
    377. Raman Verma, Concerned citizen
    378. Ramesh, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay 
    379. Ranjan Anand, University of Delhi 
    380. Ranjani Mazumdar, Jawaharlal Nehru University
    381. Rashmi Raja, Anna University 
    382. Rashmi Sawhney, Christ University
    383. Rashmita Behera, University of Delhi 
    384. Ravi Kumar, South Asian University
    385. Renu Kapoor, University of Delhi 
    386. Ricky, Concerned citizen
    387. Rishav Ranjan, Student
    388. Rishika Mukhopadhyay, University of Exeter
    389. Rita Kothari, Ashoka University
    390. Ritanjan Das, University of Portsmouth
    391. Ritesh Kumar, Tata Institute of Social Sciences
    392. Robinson Hembrom, University of Delhi 
    393. Rochana Das, Jadavpur University 
    394. Rochelle Pinto, Independent researcher
    395. Roger Alexander, Concerned citizen
    396. Rohan Raj, Mahatma Gandhi Central University, Bihar 
    397. Rohit Azad, Jawaharlal Nehru University 
    398. Rohit Varman, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta 
    399. Romila Thapar, Jawaharlal Nehru University (Prof. Emerita)
    400. Ruchira Sen, University of Missouri-Kansas City
    401. Rupa Viswanath, University of Göttingen
    402. Rupal Oza, Hunter College, CUNY 
    403. Rupali Gupte, Academic
    404. S B Prasad, Academic
    405. S.Gunasekaran, Jawaharlal Nehru University
    406. Sabiha Baig, Jawaharlal Nehru University 
    407. Sabina Kidwai, Jamia Millia Islamia 
    408. Sabine Lamour, Université Paris 8/ UEH (Université d'Etat d'Haiti) 
    409. Sachin N, University of Delhi 
    410. Sagari R Ramdas, Concerned citizen
    411. Sagheer Ahmad, KMCUAF University
    412. Sahana Ghosh, Harvard University
    413. Sakshi Priya, Student
    414. Sakshi Singh, Jawaharlal Nehru University 
    415. Samar Sinha, Sikkim University 
    416. Sameer Chaturvedi, Jawaharlal Nehru University 
    417. Samik Mukherjee, Concerned citizen
    418. Samir Karmakar, Jadavpur University
    419. Sana Rahman, Student
    420. Sandeep, University of Delhi 
    421. Sanjay Srivastava, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi 
    422. Sanjeevini Badigar Lokhande, Temple University, Philadelphia  
    423. Sanket Shirsat, Concerned citizen
    424. Santana Khanikar, Jawaharlal Nehru University 
    425. Santosh, Academic
    426. Santosh Yadav, Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA 
    427. Saptarshi Mandal, Jindal Global Law School, Sonipat 
    428. Saradindu Bhaduri, Jawaharlal Nehru University 
    429. Sarah George, Academic
    430. Saraswathi Unni, University of Mumbai
    431. Satish Kumar, Mahatma Gandhi Central University, Bihar 
    432. Satish Kumar, University of Delhi
    433. Saumya Rai, Tata Institute of Social Sciences
    434. Saurabh Raj, Mahatma Gandhi Central University, Bihar 
    435. Sayan Bhattacharya, University of Minnesota
    436. Sayan Chaudhuri, Jawaharlal Nehru University 
    437. Sayan Deori, Concerned citizen
    438. Sayantani, SCM
    439. Sejuti Das Gupta, Michigan State University
    440. Shah Alam Khan, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi 
    441. Shailesh kr Diwakar, University of Delhi
    442. Shakuntala Mahanta, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
    443. Shamik Vatsa, Jawaharlal Nehru University
    444. Shamim meghani modi, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai 
    445. Shankar Lal Choudhary, Central University of Rajasthan
    446. Sharon Philip, Jawaharlal Nehru University 
    447. Shashwati, Jawaharlal Nehru University 
    448. Sheema Fatima, Tata Institute of Social Sciences
    449. Shewli, Tata Institute of Social Sciences
    450. Shilpa Phadke, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai 
    451. Shilpi Gulati, Jawaharlal Nehru University
    452. Shireen Maswood, Calcutta University
    453. Shirin Rai, University of Warwick 
    454. Shiv kumar, Ambedkar University Delhi
    455. Shivani Nag, Ambedkar University Delhi
    456. Shoba Ghosh, University of Mumbai 
    457. Shohini Ghosh, AJK MCRC, Jamia Millia Islamia  
    458. Showkat Ahmad, Academic
    459. Shreya Shree, National Law University, Delhi 
    460. Shrimoy Roy Chaudhury, Shiv Nadar University
    461. Shubhra Nagalia, Ambedkar University Delhi
    462. Shubranshu Mishra, University of Exeter
    463. Shyamolie, Jawaharlal Nehru University 
    464. Sibaji Bandyopadhyay, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences Calcutta, Kolkata 
    465. Simona Sawhney, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi 
    466. Simool Sen, Student
    467. Sitaram Singh, Concerned citizen
    468. Snigdha Rai, Academic 
    469. Sohel Firdos, Sikkim University
    470. Soibam Haripriya, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla 
    471. Sonali Duttaroy, Ambedkar University Delhi
    472. Sonam Goyal, Jawaharlal Nehru University 
    473. Soumya Datta, South Asian University
    474. Sourav Ghosh, University of California, Berkeley 
    475. Sourindra Ghosh, Jawaharlal Nehru University 
    476. Srinivas Burra, South Asian University 
    477. Srirupa Roy, University of Göttingen
    478. Sruthi Muraleedharan, School of Oriental and African Studies, London 
    479. Suchandra Ghosh, Calcutta University
    480. Sucharita Sengupta, Jamia Millia Islamia  
    481. Sucheta Mahajan, Jawaharlal Nehru University 
    482. Suchetana Chattopadhyay, Jadavpur University
    483. Suddhasil Siddhanta, Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics
    484. Sudhakar Yadav, Sri Venkateswara College
    485. Sudhir Kumar Suthar, Jawaharlal Nehru University 
    486. Sugata Bag, University of Delhi 
    487. Sujata Jha, Jamia Millia Islamia
    488. Sujata Patel, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla 
    489. Sujatha D., Tata Institute of Social Sciences
    490. Sukanto Sinha, WBPTWA
    491. Sukrit Garg, National Law University, Delhi 
    492. Sumeet Mhaskar, O. P. Jindal Global University
    493. Supratim Sengupta, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata 
    494. Supriya Varma, Jawaharlal Nehru University
    495. Supurna Banerjee, IDSK
    496. Suraj Beri, Jawaharlal Nehru University 
    497. Suvankar Dutta, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhopal 
    498. Suvir Kaul, University of Pennsylvania 
    499. Svati Joshi, University of Delhi (retd.)
    500. Swapna Gopinath, University of Kerala
    501. Tanmoy Bhattacharya, University of Delhi 
    502. Tanweer Fazal, Jawaharlal Nehru University 
    503. Taposik Banerjee, Ambedkar University Delhi
    504. Tara McPherson, University of Southern California
    505. Tara Sheemar-Malhan, University of Delhi 
    506. Tariq Thachil, Vanderbilt University
    507. Tarique Ata, Jawahala Nehru University (alumnus)
    508. Tarun K. Chandrayadula, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras 
    509. Tiju Thomas, Indian Institute of Technology Madras
    510. Udaya Kumar, Jawaharlal Nehru University 
    511. Ufaque Paiker, Jawaharlal Nehru University 
    512. Uma Chakravarti, University of Delhi  (retd.)
    513. Umesh, Student
    514. Upendra Kumar, Jamia Millia Islamia 
    515. Urmimala Sarkar, Jawaharlal Nehru University 
    516. Urvashi Butalia, Zubaan Publishers
    517. Usman, Concerned citizen
    518. Utpal Lahiri, The English and Foreign Languages University
    519. Uttam Kumar Panda, Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur 
    520. V. Sujatha, Jawaharlal Nehru University 
    521. Valerian Rodrigues, Ambedkar University Delhi 
    522. Vasudev Chakravarti, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Hyderabad 
    523. Vebhuti Duggal, Ambedkar University Delhi
    524. Veena Naregal, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi 
    525. Venkatesh Kumar Singh, Concerned citizen
    526. Vijayabaskar M, Madras Institute of Development Studies
    527. Vikas Rathee, Central University of Punjab
    528. Vineeta Bal, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune 
    529. Vinita Bhatia, St Xavier’s College 
    530. Virendra Bahadur Singh, Concerned citizen
    531. Y Srinivasa Rao, Bharathidasan University 
    532. Yamini Nibhanupudi, Tata Institute of Social Sciences
    533. Yash Rao, Central University of Gujarat 
    534. Yogesh, University of Delhi 
    535. Yogesh Pratap Shekhar, Central University of South Bihar
    536. Yogesh Puri, University of Delhi  (retd.)
    537. Ziyauddin, Maulana Azad National Urdu University


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