Citizens’ Appeal: India and Pakistan Must Exercise Restraint

We, citizens of India, are deeply concerned at the recent escalation of tensions between India and Pakistan, and at the climate of intolerance that is developing around it.

Nothing can justify the act of terrorism that took the lives of more than 40 CRPF personnel in Pulwama on 14 February 2019. Nor can anything justify the Pakistan government’s covert support of armed groups that have carried out this sort of attack in Kashmir over the years.

Nevertheless, India’s response to this incident must abide by international law in letter and spirit. It must also be responsible and take into account the risks involved in an armed conflict between two nuclear powers.

The history of war across the world has repeatedly shown how easily and speedily an armed conflict can escalate well beyond what was initially expected. The first World War, we may recall, began with a single assassination, which set in motion a chain of attacks and counter-attacks that eventually led to millions of casualties. Similarly, it would be easy for seemingly “safe” strikes and counter-strikes between India and Pakistan to lead to a major confrontation, possibly even nuclear war, with disastrous consequences for both sides.

Even a limited confrontation would resolve nothing—neither the tensions between India and Pakistan, nor the Kashmir dispute. On the contrary, it would aggravate tensions and delay the process of conflict resolution.

The principal victims of this conflict are the civilian residents of Kashmir, who have endured immense suffering over the years, including gross human rights violations. In recent days, Kashmiris have also been a target of brutal attacks across the country. If the conflict intensifies, this hostility is likely to be extended to other minorities and dissidents.

The victims also include hundreds of thousands of military and para-military personnel, largely drawn from underprivileged groups, who are exposed to the most trying service conditions in Kashmir and may soon be exposed to further danger.

The victims of continued hostility also include the Indian population at large, in so far as it absorbs valuable financial and human resources that could be used for better purposes. Perhaps the biggest national damage is the erosion of democracy including the freedom of expression and dissent.

Unfortunately, the climate of jingoism that tends to develop around this sort of situation is obscuring these simple truths. Even reasoned demands for a peaceful solution tend to be conflated with anti-national sentiment.

We appeal to the governments on both sides to refrain from further hostilities, overt or covert, and to resolve their differences within the framework of international law and human rights.

List of signatories 

1 A P Shah [Former Chief Justice, Delhi High Court] 2 A. Osika [Graduate Student] 3 Aabha Muralidharan [Member, Ek Potlee Ret Ki & NATION] 4 Aabida Khatoon [Concerned citizen, Uttar Pradesh] 5 Aaditeshwar Seth [Academic and Social entrepreneur] 6 Aarushi [Student] 7 Aashish Gupta [PhD Student, University of Pennsylvania] 8 Aayushi Verma [Concerned citizen] 9 Aban Raza [Artist, Delhi] 10 Abdul Shakeel [Activist, New Delhi] 11 Abheek Barman [Consulting Editor, The Economic Times, New Delhi] 12 Abhi Saxena [Student, Univsersity of Washington] 13 Abhishek Shaw [Journalist, The India Forum] 14 Abhishek Verma [Associate Director, IT – Insurance] 15 Abidali Patel [Concerned citizen, Gujarat] 16 Abinash DC [Independent scholar and activist] 17 Achin Vanaik [Retired Professor, Delhi University] 18 Aditi Routh [Ph.D. student, The University of Georgia] 19 Advaita Rajendra [PhD student, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad] 20 Afeeda K T [Delhi University] 21 Aftab Seth [Former Indian Administrative Services (IAS) officer] 22 Aishwarya Mohapatra [Delhi University] 23 Ajitha George [Researcher and Women Rights’ activist, Jharkhand] 24 Akash Ranjan [Concerned citizen] 25 Akeel Bilgrami [Professor of Philosophy & Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University] 26 Akhilesh Pratap Singh [Serving for Government of India, Delhi] 27 Alamu Rathinasabapathy [Concerned citizen] 28 Aloka Kujur, Women Against Sexual Violence and State Repression, Jharkhand 29 Aman Chokshi [Concerned citizen] 30 Amar Bhattacharya [Concerned citizen] 31 Amar Jesani [Independent Researcher and Teacher (Bioethics, Public Health), Mumbai] 32 Ambika Nair [The Leaflet] 33 Ameer Sultana [Concerned citizen] 34 Amit Bhaduri [Concerned citizen] 35 Amit Kumar [Law Student, Delhi University] 36 Amit Singh [Ambedkar University Delhi] 37 Amita Pitre [Consultant, Public Health and Gender Justice] 38 Amitabha Pande [Indian Administrative Services (IAS), retired] 39 Amitav Ghosh [Writer] 40 Amla Pisharody [Student, Azim Premji University] 41 Amman Madan [Azim Premji University] 42 Ammu Joseph [Independent Journalist, Bangalore] 43 Amrita Chhachhi [Associate Professor, International Institute of Social Studies, The Hague] 44 Amrita Johri [Satark Nagrik Sangathan, Delhi] 45 Amritananda Chakravorty [Advocate, Delhi] 46 Anand Chakravarti [retired Professor, Delhi University] 47 Anant Phadke [Concerned citizen] 48 Ananya Goyal [National University of Singapore] 49 Ananya Vajpeyi [Scholar and Writer, New Delhi] 50 Anil Laad [Concerned citizen] 51 Anindita Adhikari [Research scholar, Brown University] 52 Anindya Jana [Journalist] 53 Aninjit Pakhale [Student, Maharashtra] 54 Anita Agnihotri [Indian Administrative Services (IAS), retired] 55 Anita Cherian [Concerned citizen] 56 Anita Singh [Concerned citizen] 57 Anjali Bhardwaj [Satark Nagrik Sangathan, Delhi] 58 Ankita Aggarwal [Research Scholar, City University of New York] 59 Ankur Sarin [Faculty Member, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad] 60 Anmol Narain [Concerned citizen] 61 Anmol Somanchi [Independent researcher] 62 Anna Dani [Indian Administrative Services (IAS), retired] 63 Anna Dragonette [Concerned citizen] 64 Anna Oommen [Biochemist] 65 Antara Dev Sen [Journalist] 66 Antima [Concerned citizen, Nainital] 67 Anuj Goyal [Independent Researcher] 68 Anumeha Yadav [Reporter] 69 Anup Dhar [Professor of Philosophy, Ambedkar University Delhi] 70 Anupama Potluri [Assistant Professor, University of Hyderabad] 71 Anuradha De [Director, Collaborative Research and Dissemination (CORD), New Delhi] 72 Anuradha Kapoor [Feminist activist, Kolkata] 73 Anuradha Raman [Concerned citizen] 74 Anuradha Talwar [Activist, West Bengal] 75 Anusha Ravishankar [Student, Shanmugha Arts, Science, SASTRA University, Tamil Nadu] 76 Anwar-ul-Haq [Activist, New Delhi] 77 Anwesha Basu [Student, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR) Mumbai] 78 Aparajay [Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai] 79 Apoorvanad [Academic, Delhi University] 80 Apoorvanand [Professor, University of Delhi] 81 Apurva Bamezai [Researcher, Delhi] 82 Arati Chokshi [Concerned citizen] 83 Aravinda Potluri [Software professional] 84 Ardhendu Sen [Concerned citizen] 85 Arjun Jayadev [Concerned citizen] 86 Arjun Sheoran [Advocate and National Organising Secretary, People’s Union for Civil Liberties] 87 Arumugam Shashank [Concerned citizen] 88 Aruna Rodrigues [Concerned citizen] 89 Aruna Roy [Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan] 90 Arundathi [Kodaikanal] 91 Arundhati Dhuru [National Alliance of People’s Movements] 92 Arundhati Roy [Writer] 93 Arvind Krishna Mehrotra [Poet and translator] 94 Asha Dey [Concerned citizen] 95 Asha Hans [Concerned citizen] 96 Asha Khera [Concerned citizen] 97 Asha Mishra [Bharat Gyan Vigyan Samiti] 98 Ashish Mehta [Concerned citizen] 99 Ashish Ranjan [Assistant Professor, Unitedworld School of Business] 100 Ashok Choudhary [General secretary, All India Union of Forest Working People ] 101 Ashok Kotwal (Professor Emeritus, Vancouver School of Economics] 102 Ashok Kumar Sharma [Indian Foreign Services (IFS), retired] 103 Ashok Nehru [Retired consultant to Swedfund] 104 Ashwini Desphande [Former Professor of Economics, Delhi School of Economics] 105 Atma Prakash Pandey [Concerned citizen] 106 Ayan [Concerned citizen, New Delhi] 107 Ayesha Kidwai [Professor, Jawharlal Nehru University] 108 Aysha [Activist, New Delhi] 109 B Vittal Bhat [Retired Civil Servant] 110 B.K. Raghuram [Software Engineer] 111 Bajrang Lal Sharma [Concerned citizen, Udaipur] 112 Balasubramaniam K. M. [Concerned citizen] 113 Bandish Soparkar [Advocate, Ahmedabad] 114 Basant Hetamsaria [National Alliance of People’s Movements, Jharkhand] 115 Beena [Activist, New Delhi] 116 Bela Bhatia [Writer and human rights lawyer, Bastar] 117 Bënil Biswas [Assistant Professor, Ambedkar University Delhi] 118 Bezwada Wilson [National Convenor of the Safai Karmachari Andolan] 119 Bharat B [Concerned citizen] 120 Bhawna [Student, Tata Institite of Social Sciences, Mumbai] 121 Bhim Reddy [Concerned citizen] 122 Bina Agarwal [Economist] 123 Bindu K C [Ambedkar University Delhi] 124 Bipin Soni [Concerned citizen, New Delhi] 125 Biraj Patnaik [Activist] 126 Bitiya Murmu [Concerned citizen] 127 BJ Vaz [Veteran Wing Commander] 128 Bodh Prakash [School of Open Learning, Ambedkar University Delhi] 129 Brijesh Shivhare [Concerned citizen, New Delhi] 130 Brinelle Dsouza [Faculty, Tata Institute of Social Sciences] 131 C. Balakrishnan [Indian Administrative Services (IAS), retired] 132 C. Rammanohar Reddy [Editor, The India Forum] 133 Cedric Prakash SJ [Human Rights Activist] 134 Chandna Bhatnagar [Homemaker, Bangalore] 135 Chandrakant [Jan Swasthya Abhiyan, Chhattisgarh] 136 Chandrika Singh [Independent Researcher] 137 Chhote Lal [Concerned citizen, New Delhi] 138 Chitra Datta [Concerned citizen] 139 Chitransha Mishra [Writer] 140 David Solomon [Concerned citizen] 141 Debdatta Chowdhury [Assistant Professor in Gender Studies, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences Calcutta] 142 Debjani Sengupta [Associate Professor, Indraprastha College, Delhi University] 143 Debmalya Nandi [Activist] 144 Debraj Ray [Professor of Economics, New York University] 145 Deepa V [Public Health Advocate] 146 Deepan Sivaraman [Dean of School of Culture and Creative Expressions, Ambedkar University] 147 Deepti Goel [Assistant Professor, Azim Premji University] 148 Dev Desai [Act Now for Harmony and Democracy (ANHAD), Gujarat] 149 Devaki Jain [Concerned citizen] 150 Devasahayam MG [Indian Administrative Services (IAS), retired] 151 Devika Jain [Concerned citizen] 152 Devika Singh [Mobile Creches] 153 Dhanapal Venkatachalam [Freelance Translator] 154 Dharmendra Kumar [Activist, New Delhi] 155 Dhivya Sivaramane [Delhi University] 156 Dinesh Kumar Sahni [Concerned citizen] 157 Dinesh Mohan [Honourary Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi] 158 Dipa Sinha [Ambedkar University Delhi] 159 Disha Bhatia [Research Associate, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science] 160 Dolphy D’souza [Convenor, Police Reforms Watch, Mumbai] 161 Dr. A K Shiva Kumar [Concerned citizen] 162 Dunu Roy [Concerned citizen] 163 E. Elias [Concerned citizen] 164 Farah Ajeez [Activist, New Delhi] 165 Farah Naqvi [Writer and Activist, Delhi] 166 Farida Abdulla Khan [Former Professor, Jamia Milia Islamia, Delhi] 167 Farzana [Beautician, New Delhi] 168 G Sampath [Journalist] 169 G.S. Rao [Jan Swasthya Abhiyan, Andhra Pradesh] 170 Gandra Srinivas Rao [Praja Arogya Vedika] 171 Gargi Mishra [Lawyer, New Delhi] 172 Gauri Gill [Photographer, New Delhi] 173 Gautam Mody [General Secretary, New Trade Union Initiative] 174 Gautam Sonti [Film Director] 175 Geeta Devi [Activist, New Delhi] 176 Geeta Seshu [Journalist, Mumbai] 177 Geeta Thatra [PhD scholar, Jawaharlal Nehru University] 178 Geetam Tiwari [Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi] 179 Geetanjali Sharma [Lawyer] 180 George Kandathil [Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad] 181 George Monippally [Social Activist, Jharkhand] 182 Githa Hariharan [Author and Editor] 183 Gopalan Balagopal [Indian Administrative Services (IAS), retired] 184 Gopalji Pradhan [Professor, Ambedkar University Delhi] 185 H.A. Shankaranarayana [Concerned citizen] 186 Hamir Singh [Journalist] 187 Harbans Mukhia [Former Professor and Rector, Jawaharlal Nehru University] 188 Harender Happy [Scholar, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Hyderabad] 189 Harish Iyer [Concerned citizen] 190 Harsh Kapoor [Founder,] 191 Harsh Lohit [Concerned citizen] 192 Harsh Mander [Director, Centre for Equity Studies] 193 Havovi Osman [Concerned citizen] 194 Hemanshu Kumar [Ashoka University] 195 Hilal Ahmed [Associate Professor, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies] 196 Himani Wadhwa [Development research professional] 197 Himanshu [Associate Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University] 198 Hindal Tyabji [Indian Administrative Services (IAS), retired] 199 Homi K. Bhabha [Rothenberg Professor of the Humanities, Harvard University] 200 Honey Oberoi Vahali [Ambedkar University Delhi] 201 Hridaynath Gharekhan [Filmmaker, Ahmedabad] 202 Imrana Qadeer [Distinguished Professor, Council for Social Development, New Delhi] 203 Inayat Sabhikhi [Student, Harvard Kennedy School] 204 Indira Jaising [Lawyers’ Collective, New Delhi] 205 Indrashish [Activist, New Delhi] 206 Iqbal Nushaiba Shuaib [Madras School of Economics] 207 Ira Raja [Faculty, Department of English, University of Delhi] 208 Ishan [Social worker, Jharkhand] 209 Ishita Mehrotra [Ambedkar University Delhi] 210 J.N.V Rath [Concerned citizen, Uttar Pradesh] 211 Jacinta Kerketta [Poet, writer and freelance journalist] 212 Jacob Tharu [EFl University Hyderabad] 213 Jaffer Latief Najar [International Institute of Social Studies, The Hague] 214 Jagdeep Chhokar [Concerned citizen] 215 Jagdeep Kaur [Student] 216 Janaki Abraham [Associate Professor, Delhi University] 217 Janaki Nair [Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University] 218 Janaki Srinivasan [Researcher and teacher] 219 Javed [Concerned citizen, New Delhi] 220 Javid Chowdhury [Former Union Health Secretary] 221 Jawhar Sircar [Former Culture Secretary, Govt of India] 222 Jayati Ghosh [Professor of Economics, Jawaharlal Nehru University] 223 Jean Drèze [Visiting Professor, Ranchi University] 224 Jeevika Shiv [Lawyer] 225 Jignesh Mevani [Social Activist and lawyer] 226 Joe Athialy [Concerned citizen] 227 Joseph Antony [CEO & Founder, The Exponential Foundation] 228 Jothi SJ [Director, Udayani Social Action Forum, Kolkata] 229 K B Garg [Retd. Prof of Physics] 230 K Velentina [Ambedkar University Delhi] 231 Kade Finnoff [Associate Professor of Economics, Azim Premji University] 232 Kalpana Kannabiran [Professor & Director, Council for Social Development, Hyderabad] 233 Kalyani Chaudhuri [Retd. Additional Chief Secretary, West Bengal] 234 Kalyani Menon Sen [Independent researcher] 235 Kamal Patel [Concerned citizen] 236 Kamayani Bali Mahabal [Concerned citizen] 237 Kamayani Swami [Activist, Bihar] 238 Kanika Sharma [Independent researcher] 239 Karuna DW [Researcher, Chennai] 240 Kasturi Adhikary [Member, Ek Potlee Ret Ki & NATION] 241 Kathyayini Chamaraj [Freelance Journalist] 242 Kaushambi Bagchi [Researcher] 243 Kaushik Kumar Majumdar [Professor, Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore] 244 Kavita Srivastava [Human rights worker] 245 Kavitha Ranganathan [Faculty, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad] 246 Keshav Desiraju [Retired Secretary to Government of India] 247 Kiran Shaheen [Writer/Anti Poverty Activist] 248 Koninika Ray [Activist] 249 Kopal [Assistant Professor, Ambedkar University Delhi] 250 Krishan Chand [Former Director General, Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development (CRRID)] 251 Krishna [PhD scholar, Jawaharlal Nehru University] 252 Krishna Ghosh [Concerned citizen] 253 Krishnakant [Concerned citizen, Gujarat] 254 Kritika Pandey [Ex- Young India Fellow, Ashoka University] 255 Kumar Rana [Concerned citizen, Kolkata] 256 L. Ramdas [Admiral (retired)] 257 Lakshi Tyagi [Concerned citizen] 258 Lakshmi Krishnamurty – Alarippu [Concerned citizen] 259 Lalita Ramdas [Founder, Greenpeace India] 260 Lima Kanungo [Concerned citizen] 261 Lokesh [Concerned citizen, Delhi] 262 Lt Gen Madhav Datar (Veteran) 263 M.M.Naazim [Pakistan-India Peoples’ Forum for Peace and Democracy – NATCOM member] 264 M.Y. Rao [Indian Administrative Services (IAS), retired] 265 Madhu Bhaduri [Retired Ambassador of India] 266 Madhulika Reddy [Post-doctoral researcher, Deccan College, Pune] 267 Magna Mohapatra [Student, South Asian University] 268 Mahnoor Yar Khan [Concerned citizen] 269 Maidul Islam [Assistant Professor of Political Science, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta] 270 Maitreesh Ghatak [Professor of Economics, London School of Economics] 271 Mala Devi [Concerned citizen, New Delhi] 272 Mala Mukherjee [Photographer] 273 Malik Altaf Hussain [Research Scholar, Jawaharlal Nehru University] 274 Malvika Gupta [DPhil student, University of Oxford] 275 Mamatha Karollil [Ambedkar University Delhi] 276 Mamta [Activist, New Delhi] 277 Manorama Bhat [Retired Civil Servant] 278 Maria Julien [Teacher] 279 Mausumi Das [Associate Professor of Economics, Delhi School of Economics] 280 Md Adnanuddin [Student, Aligarh Muslim University] 281 Meena Gupta [Indian Administrative Services (IAS), retired] 282 Meena Kandasamy [Writer] 283 Meera Samson [Collaborative Research and Dissemination (CORD), Delhi] 284 Megha Mitra [Student] 285 Meghna Yadav [Delhi School of Economics] 286 Mehak Malhotra [Consultant, PricewaterhouseCoopers] 287 Mehnaz [Concerned citizen] 288 Menaka Rao [Student, Ambedkar University Delhi] 289 Mira Sadgopal [Independent Social and Health Researcher, Medico Friend Circle, India] 290 Mitali Saran [Journalist] 291 Moggallan Bharti [Assistant Professor, Ambedkar University Delhi] 292 Mohammad Samad [Concerned citizen, Uttar Pradesh] 293 Mohan Bhagat [Emeritus Professor, University of Maryland] 294 Mohan Rao [Retired Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University] 295 Mohd. Kamran [Concerned citizen, New Delhi] 296 Mohinderpal Singh Aulakh [Indian Police Services (IPS), retired] 297 Mohit P. Gandhi [Ph.D. student, Jawharlal Nehru University] 298 Moinak Biswas [Professor, Department of Film Studies & Coordinator, The Media Lab, Jadavpur University] 299 Monica Das Gupta [Anthropologist and demographer] 300 Mridula Sridhar [Freelancer] 301 Mrinal Pande [Senior journalist and author ] 302 Mukta Srivastava [Concerned citizen] 303 Mukti Bosco [Concerned citizen] 304 Mukul Kesavan [Writer] 305 Mukul Mangalik [Faculty, Delhi University] 306 Mustafa Haji [Lawyer, Kargil] 307 Mythri Prasad-Aleyamma [Associate Fellow, Institute for Human Development, Delhi] 308 N. Ram [Chairman, The Hindu Publishing Group] 309 Nachiket Udupa [Concerned citizen] 310 Nadeem Ali [Activist, New Delhi] 311 Najeeb Jung [Indian Administrative Services (IAS), retired] 312 Nalini Nayak [Retd. Associate Professor, Delhi University] 313 Nandana Reddy [Social and political activist, Bangalore] 314 Nandana Sen [Children’s author] 315 Nandini Dutta [Associate Professor, Delhi University] 316 Nandini Gupta [Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab] 317 Nandini Nayak [Academic, Ambedkar University Delhi] 318 Nandini Sundar [Faculty, Delhi University] 319 Nandita Das [Actor and director] 320 Nandita Narain [Associate Professor, Delhi University] 321 Narendra Sisodia [Indian Administrative Services (IAS), retired] 322 Natasha D’cruz [Researcher] 323 Navdeep Mathur [Faculty, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad] 324 Naveen Kishore [Publisher, Seagull Books] 325 Nazma [Concerned citizen, New Delhi] 326 NC Saxena [Former Secretary, Planning Commission] 327 Neel Mukherjee [Writer] 328 Neera Burra [Retired United Nations official] 329 Nesar Ahmad [Social Researcher, Jaipur] 330 Netal [Chartered Accountant, Delhi] 331 Nikhil Dey [Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan] 332 Nikhil Srivastav [Concerned citizen] 333 Nikita Kohli [Researcher] 334 Nikita Mishra [Student, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai] 335 Nilanjana Sengupta [Independent Feminist Researcher, Delhi] 336 Niranjan Pant [Formerly Deputy CAG, Delhi] 337 Nisha [Concerned citizen, New Delhi] 338 Nishant [Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi] 339 Nitasha Kaul [Centre for the Study of Democracy, University of Westminster] 340 Nitin Dhaktode [Doctoral research student] 341 Nitin Sethi [Journalist] 342 Nivedita Menon [Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University] 343 Niveditha GD [Student, Azim Premji Univsersity] 344 Om Thanvi [Former Editor, Jansatta, Indian Express Group] 345 P S S Thomas [Indian Administrative Services (IAS) (Retd.)] 346 Padmaja Shaw [Rtd. Professor, Communication and Journalism, Osmania University] 347 Pallavi Pratibha [Student, Tata Institute of Social Sciences Hyderabad] 348 Pamela Chatterjee [Activist, Kumaon] 349 Pamela Philipose [Journalist and researcher] 350 Panchali Ray [Researcher, New Delhi] 351 Paranjoy Guha Thakurta [Independent journalist, educator, film-maker and publisher] 352 Paresh Debnath [Teacher, West Bengal] 353 Partha Chatterjee [Social Scientist and Historian, Columbia University] 354 Partha Sen [Faculty, Delhi School of Economics] 355 Parvinder Pal [Concerned citizen] 356 Peter Ronald deSouza [Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi] 357 Pooja Uniyayl [Activist, New Delhi] 358 Poonam Devi [Concerned citizen, New Delhi] 359 Poonam Muttreja [Concerned citizen] 360 Prabhat Patnaik [Professor Emeritus, Jawaharlal Nehru University] 361 Prabhu Ghate [Indian Administrative Services (IAS), retired] 362 Prabir Bhattacharya [Retired Professor] 363 Pradeep Ninan [Consultant Paediatric Surgeon, Bihar] 364 Pradeep.K Deb [Indian Administrative Services (IAS), retired] 365 Pragnya Joshi [Concerned citizen] 366 Pranaav Gupta [Student] 367 Pranab Bardhan [Faculty of Economics, University of California Berkeley] 368 Pranab Kanti Basu [Retired Professor, Visva Bharati] 369 Prankur Gupta [Gradute student, University of Texas-Austin] 370 Pratibha Singh [Student, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow] 371 Pravar Chaudhary [Architect] 372 Praveen Jha [Professor of Economics, Jawaharlal Nehru University] 373 Praveen Peter [Solidarity Centre, Ranchi] 374 Preeti Sampat [Ambedkar University Delhi] 375 Prema Kumari [Concerned citizen] 376 Prerna Munoth [Educationist] 377 Pritam Singh [Professor, Oxford School of Global and Area Studies, University of Oxford] 378 Priya Pillai [Activist , New Delhi] 379 Pronab R. Dasgupta [Indian Administrative Services (IAS), retired] 380 Pulin B. Nayak [Retired professor, Delhi School of Economics] 381 Pushpa Devi [Activist, Delhi] 382 R Nagaraj [Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research] 383 R. Mukherji [Private Sector Employee] 384 Rabia Mehra [Post-graduate student of History, Delhi University] 385 Rabin Chakraborty [Retired Teacher, Calcutta University] 386 Radha Holla Bhar [Independent Researcher & Concerned citizen] 387 Radhika Ganesh [Member, Ek Potlee Ret Ki & NATION] 388 Radhika Kannan [Concerned citizen] 389 Radhika Menon [Publisher] 390 Raghabendra Chattopadhyay [Retd Professor & visiting Faculty, Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta] 391 Raghu Godavar [Concerned citizen] 392 Rahul Roy [Professor, Indian Statistical Institute] 393 Raj Anmol Singh Garg [Senior consultant, Sixth Sense Enterprises OPC Private Limited] 394 Rajan Kurai Krishnan [Ambedkar University Delhi] 395 Rajarshi Dasgupta [Centre for Political Studies Jawaharlal Nehru University] 396 Rajat Kanti Sur [Documentation Officer, Durbar Mahila Smanwaya Committee & Researcher, Calcutta University] 397 Rajat Kumar Sonkar [Student, Delhi University] 398 Rajeev Bhargav [Centre for the Study of Developing Societies] 399 Rajendran Narayanan [Assistant Professor, Azim Premji University] 400 Rajesh Jha [Journalist] 401 Rajinder Chaudhary, Former Professor of Economics, Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak] 402 Rajiv Khanna [Corporate Executive] 403 Rajni Palriwala [Delhi University] 404 Rajshri Jayaraman [Professor of Economics, The European School of Management and Technology (ESMT Berlin)] 405 Raju Sharma [Indian Administrative Services (IAS), retired] 406 Rakhi Ghoshal [Assistant Professor, Karnavati University] 407 Rakshita Swamy [Concerned citizen] 408 Ram Dayal Ahirwar [Independent Political Analyst] 409 Ram Lal [Activist, Uttarkhand] 410 Rama Devi [PhD scholar, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati] 411 Ramesh Bajaj [Concerned citizen] 412 Ramnik Mohan [Formerly Associate Professor, Rohtak] 413 Rana [Retired Company Director] 414 Rashim Singh [Post Doctoral Fellow, University of Houston] 415 Ratnpriya Mishra [Concerned citizen] 416 Ravi Duggal [Independent Public Health Researcher and Activist, Mumbai] 417 Ravi Jagan [Concerned citizen] 418 Ravi Vira Gupta [Indian Administrative Services (IAS), retired] 419 Ravinder Kaur [Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi] 420 Ravindra Kumar Singh [Activist, New Delhi] 421 Reetika Khera [Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad] 422 Rekhamba T L [Social worker, Shivamogga, Karnataka] 423 Reva Yunus [Assistant Professor, Azim Premji University] 424 Revathi Narayanan [Gender and Development Consultant, Bangalore] 425 Rhythm Parikh [Student, Azim Premji University] 426 Richa Pandey [Student, Azim Premji University] 427 Ridhima Mehra [Concerned citizen, Delhi] 428 Rimil Hembrom [Student, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras] 429 Ritambhara Mehta [Concerned citizen] 430 Roderick Wijunamai [Independent Researcher] 431 Rohini Mohan [Independent Journalist] 432 Rohini Pande [Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School] 433 Rohini Patel [Teacher] 434 Rohit De [Assistant Professor, Yale University] 435 Rohit Prajapati [Activist, Gujarat] 436 Rohit Shah [Doctoral Scholar, Indian Institute of Tecnology, Bombay- Monash Research Academy] 437 Rohith P [Assistant Professor, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College, Delhi] 438 Romyorup Mitra [Activist] 439 Ronald Abraham [Concerned citizen] 440 Rosamma Thomas [Pune] 441 Ruby Hembrom [Founder, Adivaani] 442 Ruchhita Kazaria [Peace-Activist with Aman Ki Asha] 443 Rukmini Bhaya Nair [Concerned citizen] 444 Rupinder Kaur [Social worker] 445 S. Anandalakshmy [Concerned citizen] 446 S. Arun Kumar [Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi] 447 S. Mona Sinha [Founder, Raising Change] 448 S.Anburose [retired Junior Engineer] 449 S.P. Ambrose [Indian Administrative Services (IAS), retired] 450 S.Q. Masood [Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan] 451 S.V. Nadkarni [Ex-Dean Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College Mumbai] 452 Sachin Jain [Vikas Samvad] 453 Sadhna Arya [Associate Professor, University of Delhi] 454 Sagarika Ghose [Senior Journalist] 455 Sagolsem Pavel Meitei [Program Manager, Nazariya: Queer Feminist Resource Group] 456 Sakina Dhorajiwala [LibTech India] 457 Saksham Pal [Concerned citizen] 458 Salahuddin Ahmad [Indian Administrative Services (IAS), retired] 459 Salik Shah [Writer and Filmmaker] 460 Sameena Kader [Enterprise Risk Analyst] 461 Sameer Khera [Entrepreneur] 462 Sameer Panda [Activist, Odisha] 463 Sandeep Mertia [New York University] 464 Sandeep Pandey [Lok Rajniti Manch] 465 Sangeeta Chatterji [Postdoctoral Fellow] 466 Sanghamitra Sen [Retired Engineer/Scientist] 467 Sanghita Chandra [Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata] 468 Sanjeeb Mukherjee [Concerned citizen] 469 Sanjoy K Roy [Arts Producer] 470 Saranga Ugalmugle [Advocate, Bombay High Court] 471 Sarbajaya Bhattacharya [Research Scholar, Jadavpur University] 472 Sarika Sharma [The Tribune, Chandigarh] 473 Saroj Dahiya Ratnoo [Concerned citizen] 474 Satinath Choudhary [Retired Professor of Computer Science] 475 Satya Gopal Dey [Vikramshila Education Resource Society] 476 Satyabhama Subramanian [Indian Administrative Services (IAS), retired] 477 Saumyajit Bhattacharay [Associate Professor, Kirori Mal College, University of Delhi] 478 Sayandeb Chowdhury [Assistant Professor, Ambedkar University Delhi] 479 Seema Chishti [Senior Journalist] 480 Seema Kazi [Concerned citizen, New Delhi] 481 Sejal Dand [Mahila Kisan Adhikar Manch] 482 Shabnam Aziz Khaled [Social Activist] 483 Shabnam Hashmi [Social Activist, Act Now for Harmony and Democracy (ANHAD)] 484 Shailaja Menon [Assistant Professor, Ambedkar University Delhi] 485 Shailesh Yadav [Concerned citizen] 486 Shantha Tara [Student] 487 Sharad Raj [Filmmaker] 488 Sharad Sarin [Concerned citizen] 489 Sharada Gopal [Freelance writer] 490 Sharda Prasad [Indian Administrative Services (IAS), retired] 491 Shashank Kela [Writer and scholar] 492 Sheila Kumar [Author and Journalist, Bangalore] 493 Sherebanu Frosh [Concerned citizen] 494 Shiv D Sharma [The New School for Social Research] 495 Shiva Shankar[Chennai Mathematical Institute] 496 Shivani Nag [Assistant Professor, Ambedkar University Delhi] 497 Shobhit Mahajan [Delhi University] 498 Shomen Mukherjee [Faculty, Azim Premji University] 499 Shreya Munoth [Lawyer] 500 Shubham Negi [Student, Delhi School of Economics] 501 Shubham Negi [Student, Delhi University] 502 Shweta [Concerned citizen] 503 Shweta Sundar [Architect, People in Centre] 504 Sibaji Bandyopadhyay [Formerly, Professor of Cultural Studies, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta (CSSSC)] 505 Siddharth Gupta [Advocate] 506 Siddharth K J [Independent Researcher, Bengaluru] 507 Siraj Dutta [Right to Food Campaign] 508 Sivakumar Padmanabhan [Concerned citizen] 509 Smita Gupta [Concerned citizen] 510 Sobhanlal Datta Gupta [Former Surendra Nath Banerjee Professor of Political Science, University of Calcutta] 511 Soma KP [Independent researcher/policy analyst , New Delhi] 512 Somasundaram [Member, Ek Potlee Ret Ki & NATION] 513 Sonia Faleiro [Writer] 514 Soumya Pancholi [Student, National Law School of India University, Bangalore] 515 Souparna Maji [Researcher and Academic Tutor, Kolkata] 516 Sreekumar Menon [Faculty, Asian College of Journalism] 517 Srinivas Goli [Concerned citizen] 518 Stan Swamy [Human Rights Activist] 519 Stuti Khanna [Indian Institiute of Technology, Delhi] 520 Subhash Gatade [New Socialist Initiative] 521 Subhashis Banerjee [Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi] 522 Subrahmanya Shastri [Filmmaker and Media Professional] 523 Sucheta De [National President, All India Students Association] 524 Suddhadeep Mukherjee [Student, Jadavpur University] 525 Sudeshna Sengupta [Independent Consultant and Researcher] 526 Sudha Narayanan [Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai] 527 Sudheesh R.C. [Ph.D. candidate, Oxford University] 528 Sujata Mody [Concerned citizen, Chennai] 529 Sujata Visaria [Economist] 530 Sukhendu Mehrotra [Associate Professor, Chennai Mathematical Institute] 531 Sukumar Narayana [Concerned citizen] 532 Sulakshana Nandi [Public Health Researcher, Chhattisgarh] 533 Sumit Sarkar [Concerned citizen] 534 Sumita Mehta [Media Consultant] 535 Sumita Pillai [Concerned citizen] 536 Summet Singh Puri [Fimmaker, Researcher] 537 Sundar Burra [Indian Administrative Services (IAS), retired] 538 Sunil Kaul [The Ant] 539 Sunita Singh [Ambedkar University Delhi] 540 Sunita Singh [Social Activist, Uttar Pradesh] 541 Sunny Sebastian [Senior Journalist] 542 Surabhi Ranganathan [Lecturer, University of Cambridge] 543 Surajit Sarkar [Concerned citizen, New Delhi] 544 Surbhi Mahajan [Development Practitioner] 545 Surbhit Singh [Student] 546 Surendra Nath [Indian Administrative Services (IAS), retired] 547 Suresh D [MNI, Tamil Nadu] 548 Suresh Thulsi [Concerned citizen] 549 Surina Narula [Founder CEO, Difficult Dialogues] 550 Surinder S. Jodhka [Professor of Sociology, Centre for the Study of Social Systems, Jawaharlal Nehru University] 551 Surjit Kishore Das [Concerned citizen] 552 Sushil Tirkey [Concerned citizen] 553 Sushobha Barve [Peace builder and social activist] 554 Susie Tharu [Writer and women’s activist] 555 Suvo Khan [Concerned citizen] 556 Suvrat Raju [Tata Institute of Fundamental Research] 557 Swami Agnivesh [Concerned citizen] 558 Swaminathan Aiyar [Senior journalist] 559 Swati Desai [Concerned citizen] 560 Swati Narayan [Right to Food campaign] 561 Swatija Paranjape [Activist, Forum Against Oppression of Women] 562 Sweta Das [Student, Ambedkar University Delhi] 563 Sylvia Karpagam [Public Health Doctor, Bangalore] 564 T.Sobha Rani [University of Hyderabad] 565 Tanay Balantrapu [World Bank Group] 566 Tanika Sarkar [Concerned citizen] 567 Tanweer Mazhari [Concerned citizen] 568 Tara Sinha [Concerned citizen]  569 Tashi Choedup [Buddhist Monastic, Human Rights and Interfaith activist] 570 Tatsita Mishra [Student, Azim Premji University] 571 Tejaswini Niranjana [Writer and professor, Lingnan University-Hong Kong] 572 Udvas Das [Student, Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore] 573 Uma Chakravarti [Historian] 574 Usha Mudiganti [Assistant Professor, Ambedkar University Delhi] 575 Usman Jawed Siddiqi [Senior researcher, Centre for Equity Studies, Delhi] 576 Valay Singh [Concerned citizen] 577 Vandana Mahajan [Concerned citizen] 578 Vandana Prasad [Community Pediatrician] 579 Vappala Balachandran [Journalist] 580 Varnica Arora [Ph.D candidate, City University of New York] 581 Varnika [MA student, Conflict Analysis and Peacebuilding, Jamia Millia Islamia] 582 Varsha Poddar [Concerned citizen] 583 Vasundhara Rangaswamy [Concerned citizen] 584 Vebhuti Duggal [Assistant Professor, Ambedkar University Delhi] 585 Veena Ravikumar [Academician] 586 Vibha Puri Das [Concerned citizen] 587 Vibhinna Ramdev [Freelance Choreographer] 588 Vijayan Madhavan [Concerned citizen] 589 Vijendra Sharma [Activist, New Delhi] 590 Vika Dubey [Ph.D. candidate, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur] 591 Vikas Bajpai [Assistant Professor, Jawharlal Nehru University] 592 Vikram Nehru [Faculty, John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies] 593 Vikram Vyas [Physicist] 594 Vinata Nanda [Writer, Filmmaker, Creative Activist, Head Asian Centre for Entertainment Education] 595 Vineeta Bal [Scientist, Pune] 596 Vinod C. Khanna [Indian Foreign Services (IFS), retired] 597 Vinod Kumar [Journalist, Jharkhand] 598 Vipul Vivek [Student, Jawaharlal Nehru University] 599 Virginia Saldanha [Concerned citizen, Mumbai] 600 Virginius Xaxa [Sociologist] 601 Vivek Kumar [Right to food campaign, Jharkhand] 602 Vivek Sundara [Concerned citizen] 603 Wajahat Habibullah [Indian Administrative Services (IAS), retired] 604 Xavier Dias [Editor, Khan Khaneej aur Adhikar] 605 Yogesh Snehi [Assistant Professor, Ambedkar University Delhi] 606 Yug Mohit Chaudhry [Lawyer] 607 Zaibun [Concerned citizen, Uttar Pradesh] 608 Zoya Hasan [Former Professor of Political Science, Jawaharlal Nehru University]

Courtesy: Economic and Political Weekly

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