• No CAA-NRC, No brutality: In solidarity with Jamia and AMU students

    Teachers and researchers of law from across the globe

    December 23, 2019

    We, the undersigned teachers and researchers of law, strongly condemn the police brutality on the peaceful protest by the students at Jamia Milia Islamia, Aligarh Muslim University and other universities.

    On 15 December 2019 police entered the Jamia Milia Islamia and Aligarh Muslim University, and assaulted and detained the students. Students were dragged out of campus, and were paraded outside with hands raised. We believe that the action of the police is an attempt to suppress dissent and is an attack on the autonomy of the universities. The police action violates, inter alia, the right to peaceful assembly and freedom of speech and expression guaranteed under the Constitution of India and international law instruments to which India is a state party. We emphasize that academic institutions are an arena of discussion, debate and dissent, and the peremptory and ultimate objective of universities is to speak truth to power. By using force against the students, the government has struck at the heart of the culture of protests.

    Through measures like CAA and NRC, democracy is being forced to give way to majoritarianism. We believe that CAA and NRC violate every value our Constitution seeks to preserve. Besides, the said policies do not satisfy the touchstone of any civilized community. We also believe that the restoration of constitutional standards necessitates meaningful engagement with the dissenting voices against the CAA and NRC.

    We also realise that not speaking up against the police action and CAA amounts to complicity in the subversion of the constitutional values by the government. Attack on the academic institutions and the consistent effort to undermine dissent by the state institutions presents the imperative need to save the Indian democracy, pluralism and social inclusiveness. Therefore, we appeal to everyone to stand in solidarity to resist the ongoing erosion of the rule of law, constitutionalism and religious harmony.

    We further reiterate that peaceful protest is a democratic right protected by the fundamental law of the country and India’s international law obligations, and the same should be recognised and respected. We stand in solidarity with the protesting students and citizens against CAA and NRC.

    In solidarity,

    S.No.

    Name (Alphabetical order)

    Institutional Affiliation

    1.  

    Abdullah Nasir

    Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University

    1.  

    Adil Hasan Khan

    University of Melbourne

    1.  

    Aditya Roy

    South Asian University

    1.  

    Amita Dhanda

    NALSAR

    1.  

    Amrithnath SB

    Faculty of Law, University of Delhi

    1.  

    Anjali N

    Jamia Millia Islamia

    1.  

    Anumeha Mishra

    Faculty of Law ,University of Delhi

    1.  

    Anup Surendranath

    Assistant Professor of Law, National Law University, Delhi

    1.  

    Anurag Bhaskar

    Harvard Law School

    1.  

    Aparna Chandra

    National Law University Delhi

    1.  

    Aquib Husain

    Jamia Millia Islamia

    1.  

    Arijeet Ghosh

    Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative

    1.  

    Arnika Tiwari

    Indraprastha University

    1.  

    Avnish Singh

    Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University

    1.  

    Ayush Rahi

    Dr Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University

    1.  

    Bayar Goswami

    McGill University

    1.  

    Chindhu Joseph

    Central University of Kerala

    1.  

    Deepak Kumar

    Jawaharlal Nehru University

    1.  

    Dharmesh Kumar

    Shaheed Bhagat Singh Law College, Jaipur

    1.  

    Dorothea Grose-Forrester

    University of Cambridge, Cambridge

    1.  

    Dwayne Leonardo Fernandes

    Jawaharlal Nehru University

    1.  

    Ezekial Jarain

    Faculty of Law, University of Delhi

    1.  

    Farhana

    Jawaharlal Nehru University

    1.  

    Farheen Ahmad

    Faculty of Legal Studies, South Asian University

    1.  

    Fathima Shameem

    School of Excellence in Law, The T.N. Dr. Ambedkar Law University Chennai.

    1.  

    Gazala Sharif

    University School of Law and Legal Studies

    1.  

    Habib Ur Rehman

    Dr Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University

    1.  

    Haris Jamil

    Faculty of Law,University of Delhi

    1.  

    Himangshu Ranjan Nath

    National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam

    1.  

    Ikramuddin

    Faculty of Legal Studies, South Asian University

    1.  

    Inzamam

    Dr.Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University

    1.  

    Joyanto Chakraborty

    University of Petroleum and Energy Studies

    1.  

    Julia Dehm

    La Trobe University

    1.  

    Kailash Jeenger

    Faculty of Law,University of Delhi

    1.  

    Khadija Ghani

    University of Cambridge

    1.  

    Khaled Labidi

    University of Cambridge

    1.  

    Kulsoom Fatima

    Dr.Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University

    1.  

    Lakashya

    Jawaharlal Nehru University

    1.  

    Mahesh Menon

    West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences

    1.  

    Mahima

    National Law University, Jodhpur

    1.  

    Maxime Cuypers

    University of Cambridge

    1.  

    Md. Abu Saleh

    Daffodil International University, Dhaka

    1.  

    Md. Tabish Eqbal

    South Asian University

    1.  

    Mimansha Jaishal

    Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University

    1.  

    Mini Saxena

    National Law University Delhi

    1.  

    Mohammad Arshad

    University of Allahabad

    1.  

    Mohammad Umar

    Jawaharlal Nehru University

    1.  

    Naina Singh

    National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan

    1.  

    Namrata

    National Law University and Judicial Academy Assam

    1.  

    Narender Nagarwal

    Faculty of Law ,University of Delhi

    1.  

    Navjeet

    VIPS, GGSIP University

    1.  

    Neetika Vishwanath

    National Law University, Delhi

    1.  

    Nidhi Singh

    South Asian University

    1.  

    Nikita Kumari

    Jawaharlal Nehru University

    1.  

    Nirun RN

    Central University of Kerala

    1.  

    Nituja Singh

    Jamia Millia Islamia

    1.  

    Noorjahan

    Jamia Millia Islamia

    1.  

    Nupur Chowdhury

    Jawaharlal Nehru University

    1.  

    Oishik Sircar

    Jindal Global Law School, O.P. Jindal Global University

    1.  

    Parthiban B

    Faculty of Legal Studies, South Asian University

    1.  

    Parul

    Mody University

    1.  

    Parveen

    Faculty of Law, University of Delhi

    1.  

    Poornima Singh

    Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University

    1.  

    Prabha Kotiswaran

    King's College London

    1.  

    Prabhakar Singh

    Associate Professor

    1.  

    Prabhash Ranjan

    Faculty of Legal Studies, South Asian University

    1.  

    Prakhar Bhardwaj

    Centre for Trade and Investment Law

    1.  

    Pratiksha Baxi

    Jawaharlal Nehru University

    1.  

    Preeti Pratishruti Dash

    Project 39-A, National Law University Delhi

    1.  

    Priya Anuragini

    Dr Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University

    1.  

    Priyanshu

    Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta

    1.  

    Pushkar Anand

    Faculty of Law, University of Delhi

    1.  

    Ravi Prakash Rahul

    Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University

    1.  

    Ravneet Sandhu

    Vivekananda

    1.  

    Reuben O’Connell Booth

    University of Cambridge

    1.  

    Rishav Sharma

    New Law College, BVDU

    1.  

    Ritesh

    Faculty of Law, University of Delhi

    1.  

    Ritu Kaushik

    Jamia Millia Islamia

    1.  

    Rohini Sen

    O.P. Jindal Global University, Jindal Global Law School

    1.  

    Rohit De

    Yale Law School, Yale University

    1.  

    S. Pandiaraj

    Law, Hindustan Institute of Technology

    1.  

    Sadia Rahman

    National Chung Hsing University

    1.  

    Saheb Chowdhury

    National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam

    1.  

    Sai Ramani Garimella

    South Asian University, New Delhi

    1.  

    Saiji JS

    Central University of Kerala

    1.  

    Saika Sabir

    Melbourne Law School and OP Jindal Global University

    1.  

    Sam Adelman

    University of Warwick

    1.  

    Samiuddin

    Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University

    1.  

    Sanjay Raipuria

    Government Law College, Alwar

    1.  

    Sarfraz Alam

    Jamia Millia lslamia

    1.  

    Shivam

    Faculty of Law, University of Delhi

    1.  

    Shree Agnihotri

    London School of Economics

    1.  

    Shreya Rastogi

    National Law University, Delhi

    1.  

    Shreya Shree

    National Law University Delhi

    1.  

    Shruti Das

    ICFAI University

    1.  

    Shubham Sharma

    University of Cambridge

    1.  

    Siddharth Narrain

    PhD Candidate, UNSW, Sydney

    1.  

    Sophy K.J

    Centre for Women’s Development Studies

    1.  

    Soumya Rajsingh

    South Asian University

    1.  

    Srinivas Burra

    Faculty of Legal Studies, South Asian University

    1.  

    Stellina Jolly

    Faculty of Legal Studies, South Asian University

    1.  

    Stuti Wahal

    Faculty of Law, University of Delhi

    1.  

    Sujith K

    Faculty of Law, University of Delhi

    1.  

    Sumedha Choudhury

    Independent Legal Researcher

    1.  

    Syed Ali Akhtar

    South Asian University

    1.  

    Syed Mujtaba Athar

    Jamia Millia Islamia

    1.  

    Tanaya Thakur

    Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

    1.  

    Tarek

    South Asian University

    1.  

    Tarun Khaitan

    University of Melbourne

    1.  

    Tauseef Ahmad

    Jamia Millia Islamia

    1.  

    Upasana Dasgupta

    McGill University

    1.  

    Varsha Singh

    Jawaharlal Nehru University

    1.  

    Vishal

    Human Rights Law Network

    1.  

    Vivek Mukherjee

    NALSAR University of Law

    1.  

    Yaman Kasturi

    Jamia Millia Islamia

     

     

     


     

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