Letter of protest to Association of Asian Studies on exclusion of Pakistani participants from Delhi conference

A letter of protest by Concerned Scholars/Conference Participants, addressed to the Association of Asian Studies (AAS), is being circulated  for signatures.

The AAS has bowed to the Indian government’s directive not to include Pakistani nationals at the AAS-in-Asia Conference to be hosted in Delhi between 5 – 6 July, 2018. The letter of protest states that the organisers of the Conference have thus been complicit in the curtailing of basic academic freedom, and that AAS’ soft stand and lack of transparency in the matter has meant an exclusion of Pakistani voices from an international conference on Asia.

If you agree with the arguments being put forward in the letter, please consider signing and circulating it within your network.

You can access and sign the letter here:   Letter to AAS-in-Asia

4 thoughts on “Letter of protest to Association of Asian Studies on exclusion of Pakistani participants from Delhi conference

  1. David Lelyveld

    Re: Your AAS membership expires next month – Please renew
    June 7, 2018

    Although I have been a member for over 50 years, I will not be renewing my membership for the coming year. The forthcoming AAS conference in Delhi is closed to scholars from Pakistan. The meetings next year will be held in Colorado, an “open carry” state.

    Best wishes,

    David Lelyveld

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