Statement in Solidarity with the ongoing movement at University of Hyderabad

  1. We, the undersigned, unequivocally condemn police action in and around University of Hyderabad, from the 22 of March onwards. We criticize extreme police brutality, lathi charge, threats of rape and verbal abuse done to the students and faculty members of UoH.
  2. We demand to know the whereabouts of the faculty members and students who were made to disappear on the 22nd March. We condemn the false charges under which they are rumoured to have been booked. We condemn the police attack on students preparing food, the detaining of students for ‘cooking in a public space’ and the insinuation that they had to be taught a lesson because they might have been cooking beef!
  3. We condemn the UoH administration’s cutting off of water, electricity, internet and food to the campus residents. Nothing, no trumped up charge merits this kind of denial of basic necessities, and this action taken by the administration and aided by the police is CASTEISM, whereby the authorities feel justified to ‘teaching’ dissenting voices a lesson, in the manner of feudal upper caste landlords.
  4. We demand a response from the Telangana state government, which has supplied police to meet the nefarious demands of tainted and on-leave VC Appa Rao. A government which was formed on the demands of equality of the disadvantaged sections of society must hang its head in shame due to its complicity with the casteist UoH admin.
  5. VC Appa Rao Podile assumed office on the 22nd of March even though he has been booked under the SC ST Atrocities Act. Instead of arresting him, the police aided him in postponing the Academic Council meeting and shutting down university amenities. Appa Rao must go! The judicial probe and the MHRD probe against him be concluded impartially and at the earliest, and those responsible for Rohith Vemula’s institutional murder punished.
  6. We also condemn the national media’s silence over this state of emergency imposed on UoH, demand that the UoH community’s voice be heard and adequately represented, as the gravity of the situation merits. This media blackout reeks of casteism and complicity with Hindtutva forces, and must be resisted by all means.
  7. Casteism is the most deeply entrenched reality of modern India. Our public spaces, universities, and academia are as much a part of it, as our institutions of marriage, dining and religion. We urge the academic community in India and abroad to support UoH in its fight against casteism and fascism in the same manner in which it has supported elite institutions in the past.

Jai Bhim!

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  1. Ananya Chatterjee, Haldia Govt. College, WB
  2. Suman Nath, Haldia Govt College, WB
  3. Ubai Rehman
  4. Javid Ahmad Lone
  5. Veena naregal Nidhin S R
  6. Jenny Rowena, Delhi University
  7. Samata Biswas, Bethune College, KOlkata
  8. Donvan Jailsing Nayaka, Ambedkar Phule Study Circle, IIT Bombay
  9. Anindya Sengupta
  10. Tara Amrapally Basumataray
  11. BRP Bhaskar, Chennai
  12. Anita Cherain
  13. Usman Ali
  14. Rajat Dutta, CHS, JNU
  15. Debarati Das, JNU
  16. Anil Tharayith Varghese, Delhi
  17. V Ramaswamy,CRG, Kolkata
  18. Neju George,
  19. Muhammad Afsal, Doha, Qatar
  20. Shaheen Ahmed, Delhi
  21. Iman Mitra, CRG, Kolkata
  22. Ritajyoti Bandyopadhyay, faculty, CSSSC.
  23. Ranabir Samaddar, Distinguished Chair, CRG.
  24. Dipyaman Adhikary, MASUM
  25. Asmita Das, Jadavpur University
  26. Neeraja Sasikumar, Kerala
  27. Ann George, EFLU, Hyderabad
  28. Aby Abraham, CUK, Kerala
  29. Mithilesh Kumar, CRG.
  30. Madhura Chakraborty, Goa
  31. Boshisattava Kar, UCT
  32. Premangshu Ray
  33. Saikat Ghosh, University of Delhi
  34. Nirjhar Bose
  35. Ketaki Chowkhani, TISS Mumbai
  36. Blaise Joseph
  37. Anwesha Barari Chatterjee
  38. Richa Gupta
  39. Bonojit Hussain, Assam,
  40. Mohamed Jansher Khan, TISS Hyd
  41. Loiya Leima Oinam
  42. Partha Pratim Barua, delhi.
  43. Bhargav Rani
  44. Tarique Anwar
  45. Rochelle Pinto
  46. Indranil Dutta
  47. Salim Divakaran
  48. Gurpreet Sidhu
  49. Prabhat Jha, Patna University
  50. Sudipto Basu, jadavpur University
  51. Paromita Patronobish, Delhi
  52. Chinnaiyan Lakshmanan
  53. Kamal Rajbangshi, Assam Engineering College
  54. Krittika Mondal, JNU
  55. Somdatta Bhattacharya, Pilani
  56. Prakash K ray, bargad.org
  57. Shipra Nigam, JNU
  58. MP Dhaneesh, JNU
  59. Mahaprajna Nayak, Alumni UoH
  60. Ranjith Thankappan, EFLU
  61. Veena Vimala Mani, IIT Chennai
  62. N Manohar Reddy, EFLU
  63. Muhammaed Afzal P, EFLU
  64. Sherin BS, EFLU
  65. Maitryei Karnoor, Bangalore
  66. Bhuvi Gupta, Delhi
  67. Rini Dasgupta, Bangalore
  68. Narayan M Sankaran, EFLU
  69. Santhosh Kumar Sakhinala, Hyderabad
  70. Deepti Sreeram, New Delhi
  71. Brinda Bose, New Delhi
  72. Rakesh Kumar Singh,
  73. Debaditya Bhattacharya, University of Calcutta
  74. Feba Rasheed
  75. Shameem Thalapurath
  76. Ganpat Teli
  77. Riyas Razack
  78. Yasmin Majeed
  79. Paula Banerjee, Professor, Calcutta University
  80. Sucharita Sengupta, CRG
  81. Snehashish Mitra, CRG
  82. Ayesha Kidwai
  83. Vinay Sarawagi
  84. Amrita Queen
  85. Richa Sophie Srishti
  86. Vani Mecheril
  87. Tarun Bhartiya, Thma U Rangli-Juki (TUR) Shillong
  88. Nalini Taneja
  89. Nandini Rao
  90. Vani Mecheril
  91. Vijay Kumar Yadavendu
  92. Vebhuti Duggal
  93. Lalit Rajkumar
  94. Zafar Ullah
  95. Indu Chandrasekhar
  96. Reena Ashem
  97. Kesang Kinzom Thakur
  98. Parni Ray
  99. Naresh Prerna
  100. Azhar Uddin Sahaji Chaitanya, Ambedkar University, Delhi
  101. Suvir Kaul
  102. Tawheed N Baba, Karnatak University Dharawad
  103. Usha Aravamudhan Saxena
  104. Riz Khan
  105. Arunima S Mukherjee
  106. Sucharita Sen
  107. Karthick Narayanan
  108. Anasua Bhattacharya
  109. Abhirami Sriram, Class of ’99, Department of English, HCU
  110. Anand Chandu Lal
  111. Rajorshi Das
  112. Malavika Rao
  113. Ka Josh
  114. Hany Babu, DU
  115. Kanika Katyal
  116. Samuel Asir Raj
  117. Andi Asmita
  118. Babasaheb Kambale
  119. Arindam Sengupta
  120. Rina Ramdev
  121. Cynthia Stephen
  122. Anupam Saikia
  123. Rosmin Mathew
  124. Caroline Osella
  125. Aritra Chakraborti
  126. Bharat Iyer
  127. Arifa Vanimel
  128. Vinita Teresa
  129. Sonia Vijayakumar
  130. Chandra Sivakumar
  131. Tamoghna Halder, University of California, Davis
  132. Rowena Robinson
  133. Nayana Thankachan
  134. Gopal Pradhan
  135. Shruti Sareen, Department of English, Delhi University
  136. Atig Ghosh
  137. Satyadeep Deep
  138. Mahammud Yusuf
  139. Sanjeev Sreedharan
  140. Ajith Cherian
  141. Kunal Chattopadhyay, Comparative Literature, Jadavpur University
  142. TN Uma Devi
  143. Priyamvada Gopal, Faculty of English, University of Cambridge
  144. Subash Jeyan
  145. Sharmadip Basu, Azim Premji University
  146. Riz Khan
  147. Bindu Menon, Assistant Professor, University of Delhi
  148. Kiran Tandon
  149. Rucha Satoor
  150. Arjab Roy, English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad
  151. Dr Rashmi Varma, University of Warwick, UK
  152. Sunil Joseph
  153. Lata Panicker
  154. Sanghita Sen
  155. Shabnam Surita, Department of Culture and Society, Aarhus University
  156. Atrei Chatterjee, Department of English, Jadavpur University
  157. Shruti Sinha
  158. Ritika Sahu
  159. Abhigna
  160. Tarit Chowdhuri
  161. Vivek Lakshmanan
  162. Kanupriya Kaikeya
  163. Parul Bhardwaj
  164. Ishita Dey
  165. Arnab Deb
  166. Stalina HBS
  167. Madhurilata Basu
  168. Marva Marva
  169. Asima Das, Serampore College, Kolkata
  170. Indrani Pal
  171. Sithanthi Alfred
  172. Anuradha Kapoor
  173. Rajesh Acharya
  174. Apeksha Priyadarshini
  175. Minu Philipose
  176. Bidisha Chatterjee
  177. Arunlekha Sengupta
  178. Ashish Awasthi
  179. Imran Kazi
  180. Ravindran Daniel
  181. Kabir Chattopadhyay, Trinity College, Dublin
  182. Sandra Eliswa
  183. Premankur Biswas
  184. Chetan Anand
  185. Kripal Singh Mandloi
  186. Ratul Ghosh
  187. Shirsho Dasgupta
  188. Garima Gupta
  189. Purna Bannerjee
  190. Sreyashi Ray
  191. Shrabani Mukherjee
  192. Oyndrila Sarkar
  193. Somdutto Bhattacharyya
  194. Rose Sebastian
  195. Shrayragi Israni
  196. Sharmila Purkayastha
  197. Shyamal Bhattacharya
  198. Edwin Aleixo Braganza
  199. Sherna Dastur
  200. Pratyay Bannerjee
  201. Nanda Joylal
  202. Rekha Abel
  203. NP Shameer
  204. Svenja Svensson
  205. Sharada Vinod
  206. Soma KP
  207. Anjantha Subramanian
  208. Sreekrishnan KP
  209. Saburi Pandita
  210. Zia Mydin
  211. Gurveen Kaur
  212. Vinutha Mallya
  213. Radhakrishnan Govindan
  214. Aritra Das

 

 

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