We, the undersigned, unequivocally condemn the unwarranted attacks against Prof. Nivedita Menon by Zee News and IBN 7 and Mr. Gauhar Raza by Zee News. Prof. Menon is an acclaimed political scientist and writer whose work and integrity are respected all over the world. Her contributions to the women’s movement and gender justice through her writing and participation have been very significant. Mr. Raza is a reputed scientist, poet and filmmaker, who has worked in a sustained way for peace and amity. The two channels have engaged in irresponsible and unethical attacks based on video clips taken out of context, creating an atmosphere of threat, intimidation and incitement to violence. Three false cases have been filed against Prof. Menon in this media-created environment of shrill jingoism. We request the Press Council of India and the Broadcast Association to take necessary action against these channels for their unacceptable and unlawful reportage. We also demand that the two channels issue a public apology for their relentless and defamatory attacks against Prof. Menon and Mr. Raza.
In solidarity with Nivedita Menon and Gauhar Raza,
Shivaji D. Sargar
Prasheel Anand Banpur
Rahed Razzak S.K.
25 thoughts on “Statement in Support of Nivedita Menon and Gauhar Raza”
So do I!
I join the signatories in support of Nivedita Menon. I do not know about the work of Mr Raza but the way the signatories have mentioned about his work, I am inclined to support him too.
in sold solidarity
I join all the others who have signed this petition.
In solidarity with both
my support also to due
I support Prof Nivedita Menon and Com Gauhar Raza. Kindly add my name.
I think it might be time to file a complaint against them in court. Please add my name in support of Nivedita and Gauhar Raza – I wish there was more we could do.
Endorse the statement
I fully support Prof Nivedita Menon and Gauhar Raza. Kindly Add my name. Rohit Asthana
In full solidarity
In fierce solidarity
Freedom of speech is sacrosanct and is the beacon of a healthy society – start taking that away or twisting it, you will wake up in a Hitler state one day. I endorse this petition.
I would like to be added to the list of signatories. How can I do that?
Lallan Baghel, Department of Philosophy, Panjab University, Chandigarh
This is just a begining, await for more cases and harassment, look what has happened to a journalist who quoted RTI in his report on Ayush.