• Restore Communications in J & K

    Statement by artists, historians, academics and concerned citizens

    September 20, 2019


    We are greatly disturbed by the shutdown in communication network for well over five weeks in Jammu and Kashmir which is causing extreme hardship to the people there. Family members outside Jammu and Kashmir are unable to contact their relatives in the state; students cannot receive funds from their families; and acute distress is being faced by patients unable to access medical help.

    We call on the Government to lift the communications blockade immediately so that our fellow citizens are spared this suffering.

    Signatories

    1. Ram Rahman

    2. Anil Chandra

    3. Nasir Tyabji

    4. Sania Hashmi

    5. Rajendra Sharma

    6. Vivan Sundaram

    7. Arunkumar HG

    8. Javed Malik

    9. Neeraj Malik

    10. Tapati Guha-Thakurta

    11. Inder Salim

    12. Zoya Hasan

    13. Romila Thapar

    14. Anil Bhatti

    15. Ruth Zohtanpuii

    16. Noyana Khatoniar

    17. Anju Dodiya

    18. Atul Dodiya

    19. Shilpa Gupta

    20. Sara Rai

    21. M Aslam

    22. Indrapramit Roy

    23. Dinesh Abrol

    24. Archana Prasad

    25. Bharat Choudhary

    26. Pushpamal N.

    27. Sindhu Thirumalaisamy

    28. Tara Sabharwal

    29. Riyas Komu

    30. Neha Choksi

    31. Shefalee Jain

    32. Shaibani Azam

    33. Meera Devidayal

    34. Gauri Gill

    35. Sahej Rahel

    36. Sonia Khurana

    37. Shantamani Muddaiah

    38. Vishwamohan Jha

    39. Umesh Kumar

    40. Jahangir Asgar Jani

    41. Madhuban Mitra

    42. Manas Bhattacharya

    43. Shukla Sawant

    44. Navroze Contractor

    45. Sonia Jabbar

    46. C.F. John

    47. Githa Hariharan

    48. Gopika Chowfla

    49. Zuleikha Allana

    50. Navjot Altaf

    51. Gopika Nath

    52. Archana Hande

    53. Nilima Sheikh

    54. Deeptha Achar

    55. Sudhir Patwardhan

    56. Anita Dube

    57. Anita Khemka

    58. Imran Kokiloo

    59. Rosalyn Dmello

    60. Geeta Kapur

    61. Ashoke Chatterjee

    62. Arun Kumar Kalra

    63. Sarbasis Bhattacharya

    64. Vijay Rajoria

    65. Parthiv Shah

    66. Sunil Kothari

    67. Murari Jha

    68. Sharmila Samant

    69. Irfan Habib

    70. Zoya Hasan

    71. Orijit Sen

    72. Ashok Vajpeyi

    73. M.M.P. Singh

    74. Rajesh Joshi

    75. Prabhat Patnaik

    76. Syeda Hameed

    77. Sashi Kumar

    78. Rajinder Arora

    79. Shireen Gandhy

    80. Molayashree Hashmi

    81. Sohail Hashmi

    82. MK Raina


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