The Leaflet

| @theleaflet_in | May 26,2020

ON May 25, several activists and organisations issued a press statement condemning the recent arrests of two activists of Pinjra Tod, a feminist collective that has been active in the capital since 2015.  On Friday evening, May 23, Devangana Kalita and Natasha Narwal were arrested by policemen attached to the Jaffrabad Police station, Delhi for the ostensible role they played in the anti-CAA sit-in protests. The statement also calls attention to the draconian laws under which a number of activists, predominantly Muslim, have been charged and incarcerated.

 

Full text of the Statement: 

 

We have been in a state of lockdown for two months. It has been a very harsh time for many of our citizens, who have lost work, possessions, and been left hungry and homeless. Dalits, adivasis and the working Bahujan poor are the worst affected, with women amongst all communities having to bear the brunt of hunger, unemployment, illness, death and persistent family violence.

Throughout this period, we have seen the capital city of Delhi reeling under another sort of violence: the continuing action of the Delhi police against those it considers as having been responsible for the violence that erupted in Delhi in end February and took toll of over 53 lives. As we know the violence followed and effectively ended weeks of peaceful protests led by women from across the city, against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), and the creation of a National Registry of Citizens, and a National Population Register. 

 Police action since then has led to the arrest and incarceration of, among others, a large number of young people, studying in various Delhi colleges and universities. The latest in this list are two activists of Pinjra Tod, a feminist collective that has been active in the capital since 2015. On Friday evening, May 23, Devangana Kalita and Natasha Narwal were arrested by policemen attached to the Jaffrabad Police station, Delhi for the ostensible role they played in the anti-CAA sit-in protests.  Both are students of JNU and play a leading role in Pinjra Tod. Their arrest came at the end of three hours of interrogation.  The two young women have since been charged under IPC sections 186/188/353/283/341/109/147/34… 

They join a group of other young women, who have also been arrested in connection with the Delhi violence and have been charged under even more draconian laws. Gulfisha, an MBA student is languishing in jail since April 9 on charges of sedition. Safoora Zargar, member of the Jamia Coordination Committee and Ishrat Jahan, former Municipal Councillor are in jail for the past one and a half months. Safoora is pregnant and stands in danger of being infected with Covid1-19, given her vulnerable condition, and petitions for her release have gone unheeded. She continues to be in Tihar jail.

 

Background 

These young women, along with several others were inspired by the sit-in at Shaheen Bagh in Delhi. Begun in December 2019 by a group of intrepid and peace-loving Muslim women from the locality, against the CAA-NRC-NPR triumvirate, the protests inspired similar protests in Delhi and across the country. All protests were peaceful, spontaneous, and leadership everywhere was largely female and local, with all decisions made in a decentralized manner.

A number of women’s groups, feminist and queer activists, students and citizens from all walks of life, including members of Pinjra Tod, have been part of the protests in Delhi. The presence of women was especially striking, especially of young women, and this was unprecedented. Their mode of protest was also unique. Peaceful and persistent, they challenged the unequal citizenship laws by redefining nationalism. They have made it clear that nationalism has to do with the Constitution and the rights guaranteed all citizens, irrespective of sex, caste, religion and ethnicity. They have also made it clear that they will stand by their fellow citizens, from minority and marginal communities who stand to be disenfranchised by the new Act, and whose very existence is in threat of being criminalized. 

Scores of protesters have asserted the citizenship rights of all protesters in unique ways: by reading out the Preamble to the Constitution in marches, rallies, and sit-in protests that raged on from mid December to February. This has been in stark contrast to those who are given to angry and violent rhetoric in the name of the nation, and who are disinterested in constitutional morality. 

Rather than engage in dialogue with the protesters, the authoritarian regime of the BJP-led government has resorted to punitive and repressive measures. Protesters have been lathicharged, met with water cannons, stopped by barricades and subject to random arrests. Yet they persisted in peaceful resistance. However, on May 23, matters took a violent turn, when BJP MLA Kapil Mishra led a pro-CAA demonstration, which was followed by systematic attacks on Muslim households by hired masked goons. Many Muslims were killed and houses and shops attacked. Tragically, the recently elected AAP government in Delhi maintained a stony silence.  

Since the attacks, hundreds of Muslims are languishing in makeshift camps while protesters continue to be arrested by the Delhi police. On the other hand, perpetrators of the Delhi violence are yet to be brought to book. 

 

Demands

In this context: 

–          We condemn these arrests and the attempt to malign young peoples’ democratic protest campaigns, especially the charge that the arrested young women were responsible for the violence and disruption that unfolded on May 23 and thereafter. 

–          We object to the criminalisation of the right to protest. It is not only unconstitutional, but also effectively deprives the citizen of her rights to free expression and criticism.

–          We are aghast at and oppose this deliberate targeting of young women who have made a choice to be part of the democratic life of this country. We think that this sends out a wrong and malicious signal to other young women that they ought not to step outside the confines of their homes and take to public causes. 

–          We find it inadmissible that in the present moment, when all other business of government, except that related to the pandemic and related emergency measures, remains suspended, the Delhi police appear to be in an indecent hurry in dealing with the Delhi violence. 

–          We demand an immediate end to the deliberate targeting of students and members of the Muslim communities in the name of prosecuting those who engaged in the violence.  We also demand that all those arrested be set free and that provisions of the law such as the UAPA, which allows for detention without trial for a year, be revoked. 

–          We demand the repeal of CAA_NRC_NPR.

 

Endorsed by

 

  • V Geetha, Writer and Feminist, Chennai
  • Ranjana Padhi, Feminist Activist and Writer, Bhubaneswar
  • Jhelum Roy, Student, Jadavpur University, Feminists in Resistance
  • Women Against Sexual Violence and State Repression (WSS)
  • Feminists in Resistance, Kolkata
  • Bebaak Collective
  • People’s Union of Civil Liberties, Maharashtra
  • Progressive Democratic Students’ Federation, West Bengal
  • Saheli Women’s Resource Centre, New Delhi.
  • Bekhauf Azaadi, Punjab
  • Forum against Oppression of Women, Mumbai
  • LABIA – A Queer Feminist LBT Collective
  • Persecuted Prisoners Solidarity Committee (PPSC)
  • Dash Theke Dash Hazar, West Bengal
  • Zenana Ensemble, New Delhi
  • Chhattisgarh Mahila Adhikar Manch
  • Madhya Pradesh Mahila Manch
  • [email protected]
  • Aadil Rashid, Entrepreneur
  • Aadya Pandey, Film student
  • Aakanksha Agarwal, Tax Consultant
  • Aanchal Jain, Alumni TISS
  • Aarefa Johari, Journalist
  • Aarti Khodke, PhD TISS
  • Aarthi Sridhar, Bangalore
  • Aastha Kumar, Alumni TISS
  • Aateka Khan, Delhi University
  • Aatreyee Ghoshal, Dhorshok Tumi-i
  • Aatreyee, Social Activist, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh
  • Abhaa Bhaiya, Feminist, Himachal Pradesh
  • Abha Dev Habib, Miranda House, Delhi University
  • Abhinav Khetarpal, Lighting Designer, Delhi
  • Abhishek Anid Dutta, Independent Film Maker
  • Abhishek Yadav, Student, TISS
  • Adil Qureshi, Economist
  • Aditi Anand, Entrepreneur
  • Aditi Joshi, Bombay
  • Aditi Maddali, Researcher
  • Aditi Rao, Poet
  • Adrian D’Cruz
  • Adv Ujwala Kadrekar, Mumbai
  • Afreen Sen Chatterji, Ballet teacher, Delhi
  • Agrima Verma, Film student
  • Aina Singh, Lecturer, Delhi University
  • Aishwarya Bhattacharya, JNU
  • Akashneel Ghatak, Student, Jadavpur University
  • Akhil Katyal, Poet
  • Akshita Bhat, Student, Ambedkar University
  • Alankrita, Centre for Studies in Gender and Sexuality,
  • Alia Farooqi, Student, TISS
  • Alnawaz Alam Sheikh Farooqi, Theatre artist
  • Alok, Mathematical Institute, Chennai
  • Aloka Kujur, Ranchi, WSS and NAPM
  • Ambreen Shah, Documentary Filmmaker
  • Amir Aziz, Actor, Poet
  • Amit R Baishya, University of Oklahoma
  • Amita Pitre, Gender Activist
  • Ammu Abraham, Women’s Rights and Civil Liberties Activist
  • Amrita Chhachhi, Scholar and Academic, The Netherlands
  • Amrita De, Social Activist
  • Amrita Howlader, Feminist in Resistance
  • Amrita Ibrahim, Teacher, Anthropology
  • Amrita Nandy, Researcher, Delhi
  • Amrita Pitre, Gender Activist
  • Amrita Shodhan
  • Anandaroop Sen, Academic
  • S, Chennai
  • Anannya Dasgupta, Academic, Chennai
  • Anantika Mehra, Centre for Policy Studies, IIT Bombay
  • Ananya Iyer, Student, TISS
  • Anatya , Electronics Engineer
  • Aneeta Rajendran, Gargi College, Delhi University
  • Anirban K Baishya, Fordham University
  • Anish Gawande, Pink List India
  • Anita Cheria, Bangalore
  • Anita Cherian, academic
  • Anita Ghai, Professor, New Delhi
  • Anjali Monteiro, Filmmaker and Academic
  • Anjana Sharma, Kamala Nehru College, Delhi University
  • Anjana Srivastava, Kamala Nehru College, Delhi University
  • Anju Kumari, IT Professional
  • Ankan Kazi, JNU
  • Ankur Tewari Musician
  • Anoushka Kurien, dancer, Chennai
  • Anu Salelkar, Social Worker
  • Anubha Mukherji, DDU College, Delhi University
  • Anubha Rana, Student
  • Anubha Rastogi, Advocate
  • Anuja Gupta, New Delhi
  • Anupama Potluri, Faculty, Hyderabad
  • Anuradha
  • Anuradha Banerji, Saheli, New Delhi.
  • Anuradha Marwah, Zakir Hussain College, Delhi University
  • Anuradha Kapoor, Kolkata
  • Anurag Goswami, Film Director
  • Anusha Hariharan, Phd Student, Chennai
  • Anwesha Roy, SOAS
  • Anwesha Sengupta, IDSK
  • Archana, Researcher
  • Archanaa Seker, Vettiver Collective
  • Archee Ray, Teacher
  • Arohi Panicker, Student, TISS
  • Arpita Biswas, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • Arpita Majumdar, Writer
  • Artemis, Dhorshok Tumi-i
  • Arundhati Dhuru, NAPM
  • Arunesh Naiyar, LGBTQ Activist, Bangalore
  • Arya, Krantikari Naujawan Sabha, Delhi
  • Asad Hussain, Writer
  • Ashhar Haque, Casting Director
  • Ashika Bhargav, Research Scholar, AUD
  • Ashima Roy Chowdhury, Feminist Activist & Saheli member
  • Ashish Gupta, Journalist
  • Ashish Paliwal, Actor, Barefoot Theatre, Ashoka University
  • Asmita Aasaavari, Graduate student, University of Connecticut, USA
  • Avipsha Das, Chennai
  • Avni Kumar, The Global Fund
  • Ayesha Kidwai, JNU, Delhi
  • Ayush Prasad, Writer
  • Bejoy Nambiar, Film maker
  • Benu Mohanlal, Ramjas College, Delhi University
  • Bharti Ali, Child Rights Activist
  • Bhushan Vikas, Actor, MumbaiBiswajit K Bora, Delhi University
  • Biswajit K. Bora, University of Delhi
  • Bittu K R, WSS, Telangana Hijra Intersex Trans Samiti
  • Brienelle Dsouza, Academic and Activist
  • Brishti Chanda, Dhorshok Tumi-i
  • Brishti Sen Banerjee, Dhorshok Tumi-i
  • C J Kuncheria, The India Forum
  • Chandrika R, Software Engineer/ Thozhilalar Koodam, Chennai
  • Chhaya Datar, Retired Professor, Mumbai
  • Chayanika Shah, Queer Feminist Activist, Mumbai
  • Chittaroopa Palit, NBA and Madhya Pradesh Mahila Manch
  • Cijo Joy, SPM college, DU
  • Daechen, Student, TISS
  • Damini Pant, Alumni, TISS
  • Danish Khurram, Chennai
  • Darshana S Mini, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Dayadeep Monder, IIT Bombay
  • Deba Ranjan, Ganatantrik Adhikar Suraksha Sangathan (GASS),
  • Debaditya Bhattacharya, Kazi Nazrul University, West Bengal
  • Debak Das, Cornell University
  • Debalina, Filmmaker
  • Debayani Sen, Dhorshok Tumi-i
  • Debika Basak, Civil Engineer
  • Debika, Queer Feminist, Social Worker\
  • Debjanee Ganguly, Asst Prof, Calcutta University
  • Debjani Sengupta, IP College, Delhi University
  • Deepa V, Delhi
  • Deepika Joshi, Jan Swasthya Abhiyan, Chhattisgarh
  • Deepika Tandon, Miranda House, Delhi University
  • Deeptha Achar
  • Deepthi Pendurty, Arts Manager, Mumbai
  • Deepti Gopinath, Trade Union Activist, Mumbai
  • Dev Desai, Social Activist, ANHAD, Gujarat
  • Devjani Ray, Miranda House, Delhi University
  • Deyali Mukherjee, Filmmaker
  • Dhananjay Kapse, Delhi University
  • Dhananjay Khandagale, Alumni TISS
  • Dhwani Vij, Theatre Artist, Delhi
  • Diamond Oberoi Vahali, Ambedkar University, Delhi
  • Dimple Oberoi Vahali, Egalitarian Trails bridging.
  • Dipanwita Paul, WASH
  • Dipti Tamang
  • Divya Kannan, Asst. Professor, SNU
  • Divya Sarathy, Chennai
  • Dr Bidisha, Tripura University
  • Dr Brahm Prakash, Faculty, Arts and Aesthetics, JNU
  • Dr Meena Gopal, Feminist Academic and Activist, Mumbai
  • Dr Mira Shiva, Public Health Physician
  • Dr Radha Kapuria, University of Sheffield
  • Dr Vebhuti Duggal, Ambedkar University
  • Ajita, Dalit Feminist, Delhi
  • K Saradamoni, Senior Academic
  • Navneet Sharma, Faculty, Department of Education, CUHP
  • Poulami Pal, Independent Researcher, Delhi
  • Ranjita Biswas, Psychiatrist, Kolkata
  • Suchi Gaur, Engagement and Communications Lead
  • Durgesh Solanki, Graduate Student, Johns Hopkins University, USA
  • Dyuti
  • Dyuti Sudipta, Feminist Researcher
  • Esthappen S, Dalit Human Rights Defenders Network
  • Faraz Alam, Cinematographer
  • Firdaus Soni, Research Scholar, University of Hyderabad
  • Furqan Faridi, Journalist, Film student
  • Asha
  • Gabriele Dietrich, NAPM
  • Gandharv Dewan, Actor
  • Gaurav C Garg, New York University
  • Gautam Bhattacharya, Stage Lighting Designer
  • Gayatri Khandhadai, Lawyer
  • Garima Yadav, Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, Delhi University
  • Geeta Seshu, Journalist and co-editor, Free Speech
  • Geeta Thatra, Research Scholar
  • Gitanjali Kamra, Student, TISS
  • Gorvika Rao, Miranda House, Delhi University
  • Govind Kelkar, Women’s Rights Researcher
  • Grace Mary Sukanya, Film student
  • Guneet Kaur, International Human Rights Law Researcher
  • Hargun Aiden,  development consultant, Geneva
  • Harishankar Nachimuthu, Film maker, Chennai
  • Hazel Lobo, Counsellor
  • Heer Ganjwala, Filmmaker, Mumbai
  • Himalika Mohanty, MPhil Scholar, JNU
  • Hirashmi Singh, Actor
  • Honey Oberoi Vahali, Ambedkar University Delhi
  • Humaira Ansari, Journalist
  • Ifsha Zehra, Independent Researcher, Delhi
  • Imran Khan, Theatre Person, Delhi
  • Imran Rizvi, Retired Supply Chain Professional
  • Indira C, Delhi.
  • Isha Shandilya, Social Worker
  • Isha Sharma, JNU
  • Isha Singh Sawhney, Entrepreneur/Writer
  • Jairaj Singh, Journalist
  • Janaki Abraham, DU
  • Janaki Nair, Historian
  • Jarjum Ete, Activist and Former Chairperson, Arunachal Pradesh State Commission For Women
  • Jashvender, Film maker, Mumbai
  • Jasjit Singh, Actor, Mumbai
  • Jaya Sharma, Activist and Writer, Delhi
  • Jinee Lokaneeta, Drew University, USA
  • Joyee Roy, Dhorshok Tumi-i
  • Julia George, Women’s rights lawyer, Pune
  • June Banerjee, Dhorshok Tumi-i
  • Jyotsna Siddharth, Delhi
  • Kabi S, Human
  • Kabi S. Human, Mumbai
  • Kalpana Mehta, Feminist Activist, Indore
  • Kalpana Purshothaman, Child Rights Activist, Bengaluru
  • Kalpana Zubre, PhD, TISS
  • Kalpana, Academic, Chennai
  • Kalyani Menon, WSS, Gurugram
  • Kamal KM, filmmaker, Kochin
  • Kamayani Bali Mahabal, Human Rights Activist, Mumbai
  • Kapil Madaan, Software Engineer
  • Karen Gabriel, St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University
  • Karuna DW, Visiting Faculty, Azim Premji University
  • Kavita Krishnan, All India Progressive Women’s Association (AIPWA)
  • Kavya Murthy
  • Keval Arora, Delhi University
  • Kheya Chattopadhyay, Dhorshok Tumi-i
  • Koel Chatterji, Feminists in Resistance
  • Kolika Mitra, Researcher
  • Koyel Ghosh, Teacher, Kolkata
  • Kriti Budhiraja, PhD Scholar, University of Minnesota
  • Kritika, Advocate
  • Kuntal Tamang, Motilal Nehru College, Delhi University
  • Lakshmi Krishnamurty, Alarippu
  • Lara Jesani, Advocate
  • Lata Singh, JNU
  • Lavanya Shanbhogue Arvind, Researcher
  • Lourdes Mary Supriya, Film Student
  • Madhu Bhushan, Women’s rights activist, Bangalore
  • Madhu, Stree Mukti Sangathan
  • Madhukar Pakale, Alumni, TISS
  • Madhurima Ghosh, Designer, Feminists in Resistance
  • Madhusree Basu, Artist, Chennai
  • Madhvi Zutshi, SGTB Khalsa College, Delhi University
  • Maheen Mirza, Film Maker, Bhopal
  • Maitreyee Misra, Alumni, TISS
  • Malavika Goyal, Centre for Studies in Gender and Sexuality,
  • Malay Firoz, Brown University
  • Mallika Taneja, Theatre Artist
  • Malobika, Queer Feminist Activist
  • Manjari Kaul, Freelance Theatre Artist
  • Mansi Goyal, Alumna, JNU
  • Maru Ann Lopes, BCS
  • Mary E John, Senior Fellow, Centre for Women’s Development Studies
  • Maya Krishna Rao, Theatre Artist
  • Meharban, Photo Journalist, Delhi
  • Medha, German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA), Hamburg
  • Medha, SNU
  • Meenakshi Bharat, Sri Venkateswara College, Delhi University
  • Meenakshi Malhotra, Hansraj College, Delhi University
  • Meera Sanghamitra, THITS, WSS & NAPM
  • Megha Acharya, Film student
  • Megha Sheth, Mental Health Therapist
  • Meghna Sukumar, activist, Chennai
  • Menkah Ahlawat, Mata Sundari College, Delhi University
  • Mohd Abuzar, Social Activist, Anhad
  • Zeeshan Ayyub, Actor
  • Monami Nandy, Artiste
  • Mridu
  • Mrinalini Vasudevan, Associate Editor
  • Mritunjay Kumar, Social Activist, Bihar
  • Mudita Mohile, Gargi College, Delhi University
  • Mukul Chaturvedi, Zakir Hussain College, Delhi University
  • Mukul Mangalik, Delhi University
  • Sachin, Dyal Singh College, Delhi University
  • Nabina Das, Poet and Writer
  • Naina Sareen, Actor
  • Nalini Nayak, Delhi University
  • Nancy Talukdar, Dhorshok Tumi-i
  • Nandini D Tripathy, Book Publishing
  • Nandini Dhar
  • Nandini Dutta, Miranda House, Delhi University
  • Nandini Rao, Feminist Activist, WSS, New Delhi
  • Nandini Sen, Bharati College, Delhi University
  • Nandini Sundar, Sociology Dept, Delhi University
  • Nandita Gandhi, Activist, Mumbai
  • Nandita Narain, St. Stephen’s Colllege, Delhi University
  • Natty Lopes, Social Worker
  • Navamita Chandra, Dhorshok Tumi-i
  • Navneet Bedar, Education Expert
  • Navsharan Singh, Independent Researcher, Delhi
  • Neel Sengupta, Theatre Practitioner, Delhi
  • Neelambari Bhattacharya, Student, M.A. Sociology, University of Delhi
  • Neelanjana Mukhia, Feminist Activist
  • Neetika Vishwanath, Lawyer
  • Neha Vermani, Dept. Of History, Royal Holloway Unv. Of London
  • Ngurang Reena, JNU
  • Niharika Banerjea, Teacher, Delhi/Kolkata
  • Nikhil Sehra, JNU
  • Nikita Audichya, University of Delhi
  • Nikita Pathak, Student, TISS
  • Nilanjana Sengupta, Independent Researcher
  • Nisha Biswas, WSS, Feminists in Resistance, Kolkata
  • Nisha Rani, Social Worker
  • Nithila Kanagasabai, Researcher
  • Nityanand Jayaraman, Activist, Chennai
  • Nupur Mittal, Shyama Prasad Mukherji College, New Delhi
  • Om Damani, IIT Bombay
  • P V Srividya, Journalist
  • K Vijayan, Hindu College, Delhi University
  • Paankhi, Research Scholar
  • Padma Velaskar, Professor (Retd) TISS, Mumbai
  • Padmaja Shaw, WSS, Hyderabad
  • Pamela Philipose, Senior Journalist, New Delhi
  • Panchali Kar, Theatre Practitioner, Gender Rights Activist
  • Pankaj Rishi Kumar, Documentary Filmmaker
  • Paramjeet Singh
  • Paranjoy Guha Thakurta, Senior Journalist
  • Parnisha Sarkar, University of Toronto
  • Parth Khare, Researcher
  • Payal, Student, TISS
  • Ponni Arasu, Feminist Historian
  • Pooja Nair, LABIA
  • Pooja Thakur, Ramjas College, Delhi university
  • Poornima Kumar, Youth Worker
  • Poushali Basak, Researcher and Activist
  • Prabha N, Delhi
  • Prabharkar Palaka, SSN, Delhi University
  • Prabhleen Tuteja
  • Pramod Gupta, Groundxero, Kolkata
  • Pramodini Pradhan, WSS and PUCL, Bhubaneswar
  • Prarthna Singh Photographer
  • Prateek Vats, Film Director
  • Pratiksha Baxi, JNU, Delhi
  • Pratiksha Priyadarshini, Researcher
  • Pratiti Basak, IT Worker
  • Prerna Dharnidharika, Therapist
  • Prerna Mishra, Alumni, TISS
  • Prerna Singh Academic
  • Pritha Paul, OP Jindal Inv.,
  • Pritha, Student, TISS
  • Priyal Pandey, Researcher
  • Priyanka Kumar, NRU-HSE, Moscow
  • Priyanka Seshadri, JNU
  • Priyanka, Student, TISS
  • Dr Md Shahid Hussain, Department of Political Science, Allama Iqbal College Bihar Sharif, Nalanda
  • Sucharita Sen, CSRD, JNU
  • Pulin Nayak, Delhi University
  • Purwa Bharadwaj, Delhi
  • Pushpa Achanta, Bangalore
  • Pushpender Singh, Film maker
  • Pyoli, Lawyer, Delhi
  • Radhika Chadha, Miranda House, Delhi University
  • Radhika Chadha, Miranda House, New Delhi
  • Radhika Uppal, Researcher, Delhi
  • Radhika, Asst. Prof., Jindal Global Law School
  • Rahul Menon, Asst Professor, TISS Hyderabad
  • Rahul Rai, Poet, Playwright
  • Raj Merchant, LABIA
  • Rajashri Dasgupta, Independent Journalist
  • Rajeev Chaturvedi, Actor
  • Rajendra Parihar, Ramjas College, Delhi University
  • Rajiv Jha, SRCC, Delhi University
  • Ram Kumar Thakur, JNU
  • Ranjana Khanhere
  • Ravi Jha, Software Engineer UBS
  • Ravinder Jha, Miranda House,Delhi University
  • Rehan Khan, Cinematographer, Mumbai
  • Renu Singh, PhD candidate, AUD
  • Reshmi Sen, Self Employed
  • RG Sudharson, Chennai
  • Rigya, Research Scholar, TISS
  • Rimple Mehta, Western Sydney University
  • Rina Ramdev, Sri Venkateswara College, Delhi University
  • Rinchin, WSS, Bhopal.
  • Ritambhara Mehta, Queer feminist, New Delhi
  • Ritu Dewan, Activist, Delhi
  • Ritu Menon, Publisher, New Delhi
  • Rohini Hensman, Writer and Researcher
  • Roopa Dhawan, Ramjas College, Delhi University
  • Roshmi Goswami, Feminist, Human Rights Activist, Shillong
  • Roshni Chattopadhyay, Researcher
  • Rouhan Shahpurwala, Service
  • Ruchir Arun, Film Director
  • Rudrashish Chakravarti, Delhi University
  • Sadhna Arya, DU
  • Sagarika, Chhattisgarh Mahila Manch
  • Sahana Manjesh, Advocate
  • Saira Chakrabarty, Dhorshok Tumi-i
  • Samira Junaid
  • Samira Nadkami, Bombay
  • Samyak Ghosh, Columbia University
  • Sana Taneja, Digital Advertiser
  • Sananda Dasgupta, Feminists in Resistance
  • Sanchari Sengupta, Dhorshok Tumi-i
  • Sandhya Panaskar, Mumbai
  • Sandhya Phadke, Maharashtra
  • Sanghamitra Mukherjee, Dhorshok Tumi-i
  • Sanjay Kumar Bohiday, SRCC, Delhi University
  • Sanjay Kumar, Public Policy Specialist, Delhi
  • Sanober Keshwaar, Lecturer
  • Sanskriti Rajkhowa, JNU
  • Sarojini N, Delhi
  • Saswati Sengupta, Miranda House, Delhi University
  • Satarupa, Faculty of Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Satyabana Awasthi, Chhattisgarh Mahila Manch
  • Saumyajit Bhattacharya, Kirori Mal College, Delhi University
  • Saumyajit Bhattacharya, Kirori Mal College, University of Delhi
  • Sayani Gupta, Actor
  • Sayantani Mukherjee, Columbia university
  • Sayori Ghoshal, Columbia University
  • Seema, Chhattisgarh Mahila Manch
  • Seema Marmath, Research Scholar, TISS
  • Shahana Bhattacharya, Delhi University
  • Shahid Hussain, Advertising Professional
  • Shailza, Advocate
  • Shakeel Qureshi, Artist, Photographer
  • Shakun Doundiyakhed, Feminist Activist, Bangalore
  • Shalini Baxi, Delhi University
  • Shalini Gera, High Court of Chhattisgarh at Bilaspur
  • Shalini Gera, Advocate, High Court of Chhattisgarh, Bilaspur
  • Shampa Bhattacharjee, Academic
  • Shampa Roy, Miranda House, Delhi University
  • Sharanya Deepak , Writer/Journalist
  • Shardul Bhardwaj, Actor, Mumbai
  • Sharmila Purkayastha, Miranda House, Delhi University
  • Sharmistha Nanda, Researcher, Delhi
  • Shaunak Sen, Documentary Film maker
  • Shaunna Rodrigues, Columbia University
  • Sheba Chhachhi, Independent Photographer, Delhi
  • Shefali Kishore, Alumni, TISS
  • Sherina Joshi, Deshbandhu College, Delhi University
  • Shewli Kumar
  • Shikha Kothiyal, Gargi College, Delhi University
  • Shikhar Agarwal, Entrepreneur, Hardoi
  • Shilpa Phadke, Mumbai
  • Shilpi Singh, New Delhi
  • Shipra Nigam, Researcher, Delhi
  • Shivadooti Mandal, Dhorshok Tumi-i
  • Shivani Kapoor, JGU
  • Shivani Mutneja, Writer
  • Shivika Jain, Fashion designer
  • Shraddha Chatterjee, Doctoral Candidate, York University
  • Shraddha Chigateri
  • Shraddha NV Sharma, Guest Faculty, Bangalore University
  • Shraddha, Film maker, Mumbai
  • Shramana Roy, Dhorshok Tumi-i
  • Shreosi Ray, Dancer
  • Shrestya Saraswati, Revolutionary Students Front, Kolkata
  • Shreya Batra, Student, TISS
  • Shreya K, Chhattisgarh Mukti Morcha (Mazdoor Karyakarta Committee, Raipur
  • Shreya Sangal, WSS
  • Shruti Chakravarty, LABIA
  • Shruti Negi, Student, TISS
  • Shruti Parthasarathi, Alumni TISS
  • Shruti Sharma, Theatre Practitioner
  • Shruti, EPW
  • Shubham, Actor, Screenwriter
  • Shubham, Alumnus, Tata Institute of Social Sciences
  • Shubhangi Garg, Attorney
  • Shweta Pasricha, Entrepreneur, New Delhi
  • Shweta SachdevaJha, Miranda House, Delhi University
  • Siddhartha Ghosh, Mumbai
  • Smita Gupta, Economist and Activist, New Delhi
  • Smriti George, Consultant, Communication Strategy
  • Smriti Kiran, Artistic Director
  • Smriti Nevatia, Feminist
  • Smritiparna Sengupta, Dhorshok Tumi-i
  • Sneha Philip, Development professional
  • Snigdha Singh, Miranda House, Delhi University
  • Sohini Chattopadhyay, Columbia University
  • Soma Marik, Dash Theke Dash Hajar, West Bengal
  • Somashree Chowdhury, Activist, Kolkata
  • Somjita Laha, Research Fellow, Institute for Human Development
  • Sona Mitra, Researcher, Delhi
  • Sonal Sharma, Graduate Student, Johns Hopkins University, USA
  • Sophie Johari, Craftswoman, Entrepreneur
  • Soumyajit Parmanick, Researcher, Kolkata
  • Sowjanya Tamalapakula, TISS Hyderabad
  • Srikanta Mohanty, State Secretary, Chaasi Mulia Sangh, AIKMS, Odisha
  • Srila Roy, Wits University, South Africa
  • Sriram Raja, Filmmaker
  • Sruthi Muraleedharan, SNU
  • Subha, Sri Lanka
  • Subia Ahmed, JNU
  • Suchismita Chattopadhyay, The Graduate Institute, Geneva
  • Sujatha Gothoskar, Activist, Mumbai
  • Sujatha Subramaniam, Researcher
  • Sukriti Gogoi, Research Scholar, TISS
  • Sumangala Damodaran, Ambedkar University, Delhi
  • Sumedha Kaushik, Student, TISS
  • Sumedha, Researcher
  • Sumita Beethi, Queer-feminist activist, Kolkata
  • Sundrrram Arjun, Film maker
  • Suneeta Dhar, Activist, Delhi
  • Sunil Pillay, Educationist
  • Suniti Madan, Venkateswara College, DU
  • Supriya Jan , Mumbai
  • Surabhi Sharma,Independent Filmmaker
  • Sushmita Venugopal, Institute of Mathematical Sciences
  • Sushmita, Independent Researcher, Mumbai
  • Suvojit Chattopadhyay
  • Svati Joshi, Academic, Ahmedabad
  • Swati Arora, King’s College, London
  • Swati Chakraborty, Disability Activist and Film Maker
  • Swati Moitra, Gurudas College, Calcutta University
  • Swatija Paranjpe, Feminist Activist, Mumbai
  • Tamoghno Halder, UC Davis
  • Tannu Sharma , JDM, Delhi University
  • Tapasya, Independent Journalist
  • Tarini Pandey, JDM, Delhi University
  • Teja Varma, SNU
  • Tiasha Biswas, Student
  • Tinku Khanna, Feminists in Resistance
  • Titas Ghosh, Alumni TISS
  • Titas Roy Barman, Dhorshok Tumi-i
  • Tomojit Basu, Public Policy Analyst
  • Twinkle, JNU
  • Udisha, Student, TISS
  • Udita Halder, Collective, Delhi.
  • Uma Chakravarti, Feminist Historian and Film Maker
  • Uma Mukherjee, Graduate Student, Johns Hopkins University, USA
  • University, Delhi
  • Uponita Mukherjee, Columbia University
  • Urmila Salunkhe, Bombay
  • Uttaran Das Gupta, Novelist
  • Vaigish Jha, Educationist, Delhi
  • Vaishali Janarthnan, Social Worker
  • Vandana Mathur, Deshbandhu College, Delhi University
  • Vandita Jain, Cinematographer, Mumbai
  • Vani Subramanian, New Delhi
  • Vani Tripathi, Filmmaker
  • Vanita Ganesh, TISS Alumni
  • Veena Gowda, Advocate
  • Venita, Medical and Psychiatric Social Worker
  • Venkat T, Thozhilalar Koodam, Chennai
  • Veronica Xavier, Social Activist and Vocal Coach
  • Vibhuti Patel, Academic, Mumbai
  • Vidhya Aiyar, New Delhi, WSS
  • Vidula Sonagra
  • Vidya Das Arora, Delhi University
  • Vijay Ravikumar, Artist,  Chennai
  • Vikramaditya Motwane, Film maker
  • Vikrant Pawar, Film Director
  • Vineeta Bal, Pune.
  • Vinita Chandra, Ramjas College, Delhi University
  • Vinita Gupta Chaturvedi, DCAC, Delhi University
  • Vipin Krishna, UCLA
  • Vishal Bhatia, Banker.
  • Yasha Ramchandani, Film Editor
  • Zenia Pillay, Businessperson

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