Stand With UoH: Statement by Concerned Members of the IIT Bombay Community

 

 

We, the undersigned members of IIT Bombay community, strongly condemn the police repression that has been unleashed on students and faculty of University of Hyderabad who seek justice for Rohith Vemula, with the active connivance of the University administration. The testimonies of the events have been singularly disturbing. We cannot let educational institutions become play fields of state repression.

We urge the University administration to immediately remove the police force present on the campus, withdraw charges on the students and faculty, institute a committee of inquiry to look into the allegations of police violence. We also implore the National Human Rights Commission, the National Commission for Women, the National Minorities Commission and the National Commission for SC and ST to send teams to speak to the students and faculty, and hold a public hearing on the events of 22nd March and thereafter.

 

[This statement is issued in our individual capacities, and does not represent the institution’s opinion.]

Signatories:

 

  1. Ramesh Bairy T S, Associate Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Bombay
  2. Sharmila S, Associate Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Bombay
  3. Maithreyi M R (Senior Editor, BNHS, Mumbai), Resident, IIT Bombay
  4. Uddipta Chatterjee, Alumnus, Department of Electrical Enigeering, IIT Bombay.
  5. Siby K George, Associate Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Bombay
  6. Anil Phulawale, PhD student, Dept. of HSS, IIT Bombay.
  7. Supratik Chakraborty, Professor, Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Bombay
  8. Ubaid Mushtaq, Alumnus, IIT Bombay
  9. Bindhulakshmi P. (Assoc. Professor, Tata Inst. of Social Sciences), Alumnus IIT Bombay
  10. Paankhi Agrawal, PhD student, Dept. of HSS, IIT Bombay
  11. Sagar Sharma (Student, IIT Bombay)
  12. Prateek Vijayavargia, (M Phil Student, Department of HSS, IIT Bombay)
  13. Gautam Ganapathy, PhD Student, CTARA, IIT Bombay
  14. Anandavardhanan, Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, IIT Bombay
  15. Sabu K.T. (Ph.D. Scholar, Dept. of HSS, IIT Bombay)
  16. Hemant Belsare, PhD student, CTARA, IIT Bombay.
  17. Ratheesh Radhakrishnan, Associate Professor, Dept. of HSS, IIT Bombay
  18. Rakhahari Saha, PhD student, IIT Bombay
  19. Danish, PhD candidate, IIT Bombay
  20. Priya Jadhav, Assistant Professor, Centre for Technology Alternatives for Rural Areas, IIT Bombay
  21. Parth Shrimali, Undergraduate Student, IIT-Bombay
  22. Akshay, Assistant Professor, Dept of CSE, IIT Bombay
  23. Ranjith Kallyani, Ph.D Student, IIT Bombay
  24. Dayadeep Monder, Assistant Professor, Dept of Energy Science and Engineering, IIT Bombay
  25. Naresh K. Chandiramani, Professor, Dept of Civil Engg, IIT Bombay
  26. Roopesh OB, Ph.D Student, IIT Bombay
  27. Aparna Ros, Ph.D Student, Dept of HSS, IIT Bombay
  28. Soma KP, PhD Scholar , HSS Deptt, IIT Bombay
  29. Nisar AC. Ph.D Student, Dept. of HSS, IIT Bombay
  30. Anindya Datta, Professor, Department of Chemistry, IIT Bombay
  31. Bodhayan Roy, Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of CSE, IIT Bombay
  32. Sudipt Kumar (Student, HSS, IIT Bombay)
  33. Amit Saurabh ( M.Phil, HSS, IIT Bombay)
  34. Ravinder Kumar Verma (Student, HSS, IIT Bombay)
  35. Paulomi Chakraborty, Assistant Professor, Dept of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Bombay
  36. Avinash, PhD Student, Dept. of HSS, IIT Bombay
  37. Nikhil Balaji, Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of CSE, IIT Bombay
  38. Harshit Pande, Alumnus 2015 M.Tech Computer Science and Engineering
  39. Afsal Najeeb, M.Tech student, CTARA, IIT Bombay
  40. Anand Karthikeyan, PhD student, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Bombay
  41. Yoonus K, PhD student, Dept of HSS, IIT Bombay.
  42. Ilyas M. Ph.D student. Dept of HSS, IIT Bombay.
  43. Aman Madaan, M.Tech. (CSE) 2015 Batch
  44. Punnya Rajendran, PhD student, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Bombay
  45. Dileesh P. V., PhD Student, ME Dept. IIT Bombay
  46. Darshan Yadav, Undergraduate, Department of Physics, IIT Bombay.
  47. Sarbani Bandyopadhyay, PhD Student, HSS Dept IIT BOMBAY
  48. Pooja Prasad, PhD student, CTARA, IIT Bombay
  49. Abhinav Tyagi, PhD Student, Dept of HSS, IIT Bombay.
  50. Aneri Taskar ( M.Phil Student, Dept of HSS, IIT Bombay)
  51. Ushak Rahaman, PhD student, Dept. of Physics, IIT Bombay
  52. Chandradeep Singh PhD student, Electrical Engineering, IIT Bombay
  53. Sandeep Choubey, Alumnus, Department of Physics, IIT Bombay.
  54. Rahul Maganti, Alumnus, Dept. of Metallurgical Engg. and Materials Science, IIT Bombay.
  55. Dipjyoti Das, Alumnus, Department of Physics, IIT Bombay.
  56. Chinmay Dharurkar, PhD Student, IIT Bombay.
  57. Aditya Gangrade, Alumnus, Dept. of Electrical Engg., IIT Bombay.
  58. Niladri Chatterji, Alumnus, Department of Physics, IIT Bombay.
  59. Arpit Agarwal, Alumnus, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Bombay.
  60. Bodhi Vani, Alumna, Dept. of Chemistry, IIT Bombay
  61. Rushina Shah, Alumna, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Bombay
  62. Madhu N. Belur, Professor, Dept of Electrical Engineering, IIT Bombay
  63. Sarbani Banerjee Belur, Project Research Scientist, IIT Bombay
  64. Kushal Deb, Professor, Dept of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Bombay
  65. Manisha Rao, (Assistant Professor, Dept of Sociology, University of Bombay) Resident, IIT Bombay
  66. Rinzi Lama, Alumnus, Department of HSS, IIT Bombay
  67. Shaoni Shabnam, Research Associate, Dept. of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Bombay
  68. Byasa Moharana, Assistant Professor, TISS, Tuljapur Campus.
  69. Sanyal, Professor, Department of CSE, IIT Bombay.
  70. Abhish Dev, Alumnus, Department of Physics, IIT Bombay
  71. Udit Mavinkurve, Undergraduate, Department of Mathematics, IIT Bombay.
  72. Arpan Saha, Alumnus, Department of Physics, IIT Bombay
  73. Somesh Yadav, Undergraduate, Department of Physics, IIT Bombay.
  74. Esli Kumar, Undergraduate, Department of Physics, IIT Bombay.
  75. RamSagar Meena, Undergraduate, Department of Physics, IIT Bombay.
  76. Mohammad Qadish, Undergraduate, Department of Physics, IIT Bombay.
  77. Suman Sourav, Alumnus, Department of Aerospace Engineering, IIT Bombay
  78. Mihir Bhosale, Undergraduate, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Bombay
  79. Sudipto Biswas, Alumnus, Department of CSE, IIT Bombay
  80. Ramandeep Kaur, Undergraduate, Department of Physics, IIT Bombay
  81. Arpita Phukan Biswas, Doctoral Student, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Bombay
  82. Harshit Sahay, Undergraduate Student, Department of MEMS, IIT Bombay
  83. Tejas Srinivasan, Undergraduate, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Bombay
  84. Sanjeet Kumar, Undergraduate, Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Bombay
  85. Aswathi Raveendran, Doctoral Student, Department of Chemistry, IIT Bombay1
  86. Adithya Gungi, Student, Department of Physics, IIT Bombay
  87. Mithila Biniwale, Alumnus, Department of Humanities and Social sciences, IIT Bombay
  88. Bhaskaran Raman, Professor, Department of CSE, IIT Bombay
  89. Siddhartha Chaudhuri, Assistant Professor, Department of CSE, IIT Bombay
  90. Saptarshi Dey, Alumnus, Dept. of Earth Sciences, IIT Bombay
  91. Jishnu Krishnan,Research assistant , IDC , IIT Bombay
  92. Gargi S Kumar , Phd Student, HSS , IIT Bombay
  93. Aquib Parvez, M.Phil student, HSS, IIT-Bombay
  94. Ado Kehie, Alumnus, HSS, IIT-Bombay
  95. Ashutosh Tripathi, Alumnus, Department of Chemistry, IIT Bombay
  96. Anil Kottantharayil, Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Bombay
  97. Mufsin PP. M Phil Planning and Development, Dept. of HSS, IIT Bombay.
  98. Pavan Bharadwaj, Alumnus, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Bombay
  99. A. Abidini, Alumnus, Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Bombay
  100. V.C. Bennabhaktula. Alumnus, Department of Engineering Physics, IIT Bombay
  101. Malabika Biswas. Doctoral student. Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Bombay
  102. Anirban Ghatak, Alumnus. Department of IEOR, IIT Bombay
  103. Praveen R, Alumnus, Department of Civil Engg,, IIT Bombay
  104. Bhuvaneshwari Subramanian, M.Phil student, Dept of HSS, IIT Bombay
  105. Abhijit Majumder, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, IITB.
  106. Jitendra Shah, Project staff, GISE Lab, CSE, IITB
  107. Pradeepkumar, P.I., Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, IIT Bombay
  108. Irfan Ali K C, M Phil research scholar, Planning and Development,Department of HSS, IIT Bombay.
  109. Priya Sharma, M.Phil Research scholar, HSS, IIT Bombay
  110. Mohon Kumar M.Phil Alumnus, Department of Humanities and Social sciences, IIT Bombay
  111. Sagnik Chakraborty, Alumnus, IIT Bombay
  112. Tresa Abraham, PhD student, Dept. of HSS, IIT Bombay
  113. Abhishek Kashyap, PhD student, Dept. of HSS, IIT Bombay
  114. Om P. Damani, Associate Professor, Department of CSE, IIT Bombay
  115. Pranay K Vaidya, Alumnus, Chemical Engineering, IIT Bombay

116 Ashish Sangle, Alumnus,Chemical Engineering, IIT Bombay

  1. Praveen Patel, Alumnus,Chemical Engineering, IIT Bombay
  2. Sidhant Kumar, Alumnus, Chemical Engineering, IIT Bombay

119.Sooraj P,PhD student, Mechanical Engineering Dept., IIT Bombay

  1. Deewanshi Rawat, M.Phil Research Scholar, HSS, IIT Bombay
  2. Pleasa Serin Abraham, PhD Scholar, IIT Bombay
  3. Jayanth Tadinada, Class of 2011, IIT Bombay
  4. Surya Prakash Upadhyay, Assistant Professor, IIT Mandi (Alumnus, IIT Bombay)
  5. Vinay: Planning & Development IIT Bombay
  6. Ved Prakash, M. Phil. (Planning & Development), Dept. of HSS, IIT Bombay
  7. Mahendra,M Phil,HSS,IIT Bombay.

127 Sagar, M.Phil, H,S,S, IIT Bombay

  1. S. G. Dani, Distinguished Visiting Professor, Dept. of Math., IIT Bombay
  2. Merin Simi Raj, Asst Professor, IIT Madras, Alumnus, IIT Bombay
    130. Anzar Rabbani, Dual Degree Student(B.Tech+M.Tech), IIT Bombay
    131.Rashmi Chaudhary, Alumnus, Department of HSS, IIT Bombay
    132. Milan Agnani, Alumnus, Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science, IIT Bombay
    133. Priyam Tripathy, Alumna, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Bombay
    134. Abhijit Dasgupta, Phd student, HSS. IIT Bombay
    135. Purushottam Kulkarni, Faculty, CSE, IIT Bombay
    136. Supravat Dey, Alumnus, Department of Physics, IIT Bombay
    137. Sonam Ambe, Alumnus, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT ,Bombay
    138. Rashmi Rekha Mech, Alumnus, CSE, IIT Bombay
    139. Shreyans Maini, Class of 2010, IIT Bombay
  3. Roshni Babu, PhD student, IIT Bombay.
  4. Jithin R, PhD Student, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, IIT Bombay
  5. Sandeep S, Research scholar, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, IIT Bombay
  6. Harsh Bhageria, Alumnus, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Bombay
  7. Neeraja Sahasrabudhe, Postdoctoral fellow, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, IIT Bombay.
  8. Sayali Zarekar, Alumnus, ChE, IIT Bombay
  9. Anurag Misra, Alumnus, Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Bombay
  10. Sushant Raut, Alumnus, Department of Physics, IIT Bombay
  11. Sneha Sharma, Alumna, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Bombay
  12. Hemendra Srivastava, Alumnus, CSE, IIT Bombay.
  13. Saaz Sakrikar, Alumnus, Department of Chemistry, IIT Bombay.

151.Rama Krishna Banoth, Alumnus, CSE, IIT Bombay.

  1. K Kranthi Kumar, Ph.D. Scholar, Dept. of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Bombay
  2. Tamali Chakraborty, Ph.D. student, Dept. of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Bombay
  3. Santosh R Chavan, Staff, Department of HSS, IIT Bombay
  4. Shruti Sahay, Ph.D. student, Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering, IIT Bombay
  5. Peehu Pardeshi, PhD student, Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering, IIT Bombay
  6. Meryl Lewis, Alumna, Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science, IIT Bombay
  7. Anand Manarkattu ( Alumnus, IIT Bombay)
  8. Anurag Mehra, Professor, Chemical Engineering, IIT Bombay
  9. Sushil K Mishra, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, IIT Bombay
  10. Aditya Shankar, Student, Electrical Engineering
  11. Soham Khadatare, Student, Civil Engineering
  12. Anju Unnikrishnan, Doctoral Student, Department Of Chemistry, IIT Bombay.
  13. Ritu Sharma, Student, Department of Humanities & Social Sciences
  14. Urbashi Sarkar (Alumnus, IIT Bombay)
  15. Chitranshu Mathur (Alumnus, IIT Bombay)
  16. Ashok Kumar M, Alumnus, IIT Bombay
  17. Ajinkya Pandit, Alumnus, Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Bombay
  18. Ankit Udai, Undergraduate, Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Bombay
  19. Ramchandra Phawade, PDF, Dept of CSE, IIT Bombay
  20. M S Raghunathan, Distinguished Guest Professor, Department of Mathematics, IIT Bombay

172.Anisha Bajaj, Department of Energy Science and Engineering

  1. Kunal Pareek (Alumnus, Chemical Engineering Department)
  2. Karthik Shekhar (Alumnus, Chemical Engineering Department)
  3. Mandar Gadre (Alumnus, Dept. of Metallurgical Engg. and Materials Science, IIT Bombay)
  4. Purushottam Dixit (Alumnus, Chemical Engineering Department)
  5. Poonam Argade (Research Assistant, IIT Bombay)
  6. Amal Sankar (PhD Scholar, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Bombay)
  7. Disha Bhanot, PDF, Tata Centre for Technology and Design, IIT Bombay
  8. Neelakantan, PhD student, Industrial Design Centre, IIT Bombay
  9. Rahul Sharma, Alumnus, Department of Physics, IIT Bombay
  10. Ishita Dasgupta, Alumnus, Department of Physics, IIT Bombay
  11. Siddhartha Ghosh, Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Bombay
  12. Aviral Bhatnagar, Alumnus, Department of Physics, IIT Bombay.
  13. Rijin Rajan, Research Fellow, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Bombay
  14. Kishore Chatterjee, Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Bombay
  15. N. C. Narayanan, Professor, CTARA, IIT Bombay
  16. Ayyaz Siddique, PhD student, Mechanical Engineering Department, IIT Bombay
  17. Sai Thakur, Assistant Professor, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Tuljapur, Alumnus, IIT Bombay
  18. Shubha R, Alumnus, IIT Bombay
  19. Rakesh Kumar Ph.D Scholar HSS IIT Bombay
  20. Dibyendu Dutta, PhD Scholar, Dept of Chemical Engineering, IIT Bombay
  21. Ratheesh Kumar, Alumnus, IIT Bombay
  22. Rowena Robinson, Professor, Dept of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Bombay
  23. Dani Kalarikalayil Raju, M.Des student, IDC IIT Bombay
  24. Douglas Allen, Professor, Philosophy, University of Maine, USA, formerly Distinguished Professor Chair of Gandhian Studies, IITB
  25. Varun Kanade, (Alumnus, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Bombay)
  26. Dipankar, Faculty / Scientist, TREELabs and IIT-Bombay
    199. D. Parthasarathy, Professor, Dept of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Bombay
  27. Sudeep K. S., Alumnus, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Bombay
  28. Sriram Srinivasan, Adjunct Faculty, CSE, IIT Bombay
  29. Maymon Madathingal, (Alumnus, class of 2004, IIT Bombay)
  30. Nitish Fatarpekar,

Undergraduate,  Department of Physics,  IIT Bombay

  1. Sangeeth Simon ( PhD student, Aerospace Department, IIT Bombay)
  2. Dr. Bidhan Chandra Dash, (Assistant Professor, Ambedkar University Delhi) Alumnus, IIT Bombay.
  3. Jabeen Yasmeen (PhD Scholar, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Bombay).
  4. C. Upendra, Associate Professor, School of HSS, IIT Indore
  5. Rahul Pandey, Former Assistant Professor of School of Management, IIT Bombay and Visiting Faculty, IIM Lucknow
  6. M. M. Radhika, Research scholar, Dept. of Mathematics, IIT Bombay
  7. Ravi N Banavar, Professor, Systems and Control Engineering, IIT Bombay
  8. Dibyendu Das, Professor, Physics Department, IIT Bombay
  9. Mukul Agarwal, Brandeis University, Alumnus, IIT Bombay
  10. Mukta Tripathy, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Bombay

 

2 thoughts on “Stand With UoH: Statement by Concerned Members of the IIT Bombay Community

  1. Virtually there is a spate of such statements on Kafila in support of students and faculty of the victimised universities and other institutions of higher education. All these seem to have fallen on the deaf ears of the sanghised authorities in the country. There is no chance of any change in their attitude in spite of the massive anger against them. They are hell bent upon crushing any dissent what so ever. Discontent is increasing incredibly with every paasing day. Still nobody should expect the present establishment to yield to the rising revolt all around. At the same time there is no organised nucleus to carry out the fight so as to take it the logical end of getting justice. There is not even a remote possibility of that. It may lead to further frustration without any positive signs of achievement.

    1. shaturya

      Though I agree with Hargopal that there is virtually no chance of affecting the decision making of those in authority through this statement of solidarity, I still feel that this provides the moral support to those who are in thick of action and further help in mobilizing silent opinion of those who can read and write….Yes, in quick run , they may look like to be ineffective, but at least it makes some people to take notice… and in my view this is no small gain …

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