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Statement: South Asia Solidarity with Jammu and Kashmir

16 August 2019

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15 August 2019 [with updated list signatures on 19 August 2019]

The undersigned citizens of and friends of South Asia, who stand in solidarity with all freedom-loving citizens of this region, release this statement on Jammu and Kashmir.
We are deeply concerned by recent political developments in Jammu and Kashmir. We are distraught that the people of this beleaguered land, who have lived with violence and political disempowerment for decades, have now been subjected to a further erosion of their rights under the intensified military suppression of the last ten days.
Article 370 of the Indian Constitution represented an historical understanding between the people of Jammu and Kashmir and the Indian state. On 5 August 2019, not only was Article 370 abrogated, but the very statehood of Jammu and Kashmir was abolished, bringing the region under New Delhi’s direct rule. The manner in which these abrogations were accomplished, through executive order and in the absence of a state legislature, is a betrayal of the people of Jammu and Kashmir, whose elected representatives were never consulted. This is a sharp departure from democratic governance, and the constitutional validity of these decisions has been rightfully challenged.

We condemn the curtailment of civil liberties in Jammu and Kashmir: the blackout of telecommunications and internet services; the severe restrictions on media and on the freedoms of movement, peaceful assembly, and protest; and the violent suppression of demonstrations. These are all violations of international human rights obligations, including the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), which India ratified in 1979.

We are alarmed by credible media reports of security forces having opened fire on peaceful protestors and disturbed by the denials issued by the authorities, who have gone on to accuse journalists of fabrication. We are gravely concerned by the Government of India’s silencing of voices of dissent, and detention of social activists, lawyers, journalists, and human rights defenders. We condemn the Government of India’s use of majoritarian populism to perpetuate a climate of fear across the country.
These actions of the Government of India exhibit a complete lack of respect for constitutionalism, secularism, and democratic values. This does not bode well for India’s people, who have, uniquely in South Asia, benefited from decades of democratic rule. We are apprehensive of India’s future as a democracy and the implications that this degeneration will have on its population of 1.2 billion as well as on the rest of the subcontinent.

We urge the Government of India to immediately end the inhuman clampdown in Jammu and Kashmir, to restore civil liberties as well as the flow of information, to immediately release all political detainees and prisoners, and to enter into dialogue with the people of Jammu and Kashmir.

In the middle of August, when we are meant to celebrate independence from colonialism, we condemn this regression towards despotic rule. We stand in solidarity with the people of Jammu and Kashmir, and with people across India and South Asia who aspire to peace, prosperity, and fundamental freedoms.

Signed by:

1. A.K.M.B. Karim, retired hospital consultant, London
2. A.S. Panneerselvan, journalist, Chennai
3. Aamina Ahmad, teacher, Berkeley, California
4. Abdul Hameed Nayyar, retired from Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad
5. Abhinit Khanna, independent arts manager, Mumbai
6. Aditi Adhikari, educator/ researcher, Kathmandu
7. Aftab Ahmad (PhD from JNU), Lecturer at Columbia University, New York
8. Ajay Bhardwaj, PhD candidate, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
9. Ajay Skaria, Professor of History and Global Studies, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
10. Akeel Bilgrami, Sidney Morgenbesser Professor of Philosophy, Columbia University
11. Akhila L. Ananth, Ass. Professor in the School of Criminal Justice, California State University, Los Angeles
12. Alan Hill, Lecturer, RMIT University, Melbourne
13. Alex Mabanta; student; University of California – Berkeley, School of Law; Berkeley
14. Alicia Virani, attorney, Los Angeles
15. Alisha Sett, writer, Panjim
16. Alison Russo, Director, APF, New York City
17. Alok Adhikari, film editor, Kathmandu
18. Amar Singh, Amar and Associates Management Consultants, Napa, California
19. Ambika Malik, education consultant, Delhi
20. Ameer Faaiz, attorney, Dehiwala, Sri Lanka
21. Anahita Mukherji, independent journalist, San Francisco Bay Area
22. Anand Pandian, professor, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore
23. Anasuya Sengupta, poet, Bengaluru
24. Andrew Brandel, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
25. Angana Chatterji, University of California - Berkeley
26. Ania Loomba, English and Comparative Literature, University of Pennsylvania
27. Anitha Pottamkulam, civil society organizer, Chennai
28. Anjali Arondekar, Assistant Prof. of Feminist Studies and Comparative Literature, Univ. of California – Santa Cruz and Los Angeles
29. Anjali Monteiro, filmmaker and academic, Mumbai
30. Anne Murphy; University of British Columbia; Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
31. Annemari de Silva, researcher, International Centre for Ethnic Studies, Colombo
32. Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, Professor, Univ. of Rhode Island, Rhode Island, USA and Bangalore, India
33. Anu Muhammad, Professor of Economics, Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka
34. Anuradha Dingwaney Needham, Donald R. Longman Prof. of English and Cinema Studies, Oberlin College
35. Anuradha Roy, Professor of History, Jadavpur University, Kolkata
36. Anurati Srivastva, designer, Delhi
37. Anusheh Anadil, musician and artist, Dhaka
38. Anushka Meenakshi, filmmaker, Pondicherry
39. Ari Larissa Heinrich, Professor of Literature, University of California - San Diego
40. Arnico Panday, atmospheric scientist, Kathmandu
41. Arpana Pandey, international development worker, Finland
42. Arthur Kleinman, Professor of Anthropology, Harvard University
43. Arup Rahee; poet, singer, writer; Dhaka
44. Asad Dandia, MA Student in Islamic Studies, Columbia University
45. Asanda Benya, Department of Sociology, University of Cape Town, South Africa
46. Asma Naeem, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland
47. Astrid Hoops, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town
48. Ayesha Jalal, Tufts University, Massachusetts
49. Ayusha Shrestha, Founder Director, Choo Mark & Futch, Lalitpur, Nepal
50. Azhar Saleha Athar, Mississauga, Toronto
51. Aziz Fatima Hasnain, Secretary General, Centre for Physics Education, Karachi
52. Balbinder Singh Bhogal, Sardarni Kuljit Kaur Bindra Chair in Sikh Studies, Department of Religion, Hofstra University, New York
53. Baseer Naweed, executive director, International Human Rights Council, Hong Kong
54. Beena Sarwar, journalist, Boston/Karachi
55. Benjamin Fildier, climate scientist, Paris
56. Beth Citron, curator, New York
57. Beth Hartman, Lecturer, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
58. Bhaskar Sarkar, Professor of Film and Media Studies, University of California – Santa Barbara
59. Bhavani Fonseka, Senior Researcher and Attorney, Centre for Policy Alternatives, Colombo
60. Bhupinder Singh Juneja, doctoral student, St. Paul, Minnesota
61. Candace Fujikane, Associate Professor of English, University of Hawai’i, Honolulu
62. Carmody Grey, professor, Durham University
63. Carola Lorea, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore
64. Catharine Neilson, photographer, Melbourne
65. Catherine Masud, filmmaker, Salem, Connecticut
66. Cathy Gere, Professor of History of Science and Medicine, University of California – San Diego
67. Chandra Talpade Mohanty, Distinguished Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies, Syracuse University
68. Chiara Letizia, Professor, Université du Québec à Montréal, Montreal
69. Chulani Kodikara, Colombo
70. Claudio Cambon, photographer, Paris
71. Cristina Venegas, Associate Professor, University of California – Santa Barbara
72. Cynthia Franklin, Professor of English, University of Hawai’i, Honolulu
73. David Gordon White, Distinguished Prof. of Religious Studies, emeritus, Univ. of California - Santa Barbara
74. David Lelyveld, Professor of History (retired), William Paterson University, USA
75. David Lewis, Prof. of Social Policy and Development, London School of Economics and Political Science, London
76. David Palumbo-Liu, Louise Hewlett Nixon Professor, Stanford University, Palo Alto
77. Debjani Bhattacharyya, Assistant Professor, Department of History, Drexel University, USA
78. Dia Da Costa, Professor, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
79. Diwakar S. Karki, Kathmandu
80. Diwas KC, researcher, Kathmandu
81. Dwijo Goswami, consultant, New Delhi
82. Eelum Dixit, filmmaker, Lalitpur, Nepal
83. Elisabeth Weber, professor, University of California – Santa Barbara
84. Fahmidul Haq, Professor of Mass Communications and Journalism, University of Dhaka
85. Farida Akhter, women’s rights activist, Dhaka
86. Farida Momtaz, poet and writer, London
87. Fariha Karim, London
88. Firat Bozcali, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Toronto
89. Gaya Nagahawatta, Sri Lanka
90. Gayatri Singh, librarian, University of California – San Diego
91. Geeta Patel; translator, researcher, writer; Charlottesville, USA
92. Gyanendra Pandey, historian, Emory University
93. Hana Shams Ahmed, PhD student, York University, Canada
94. Hannan Majid, Co-Director, Rainbow Collective, London
95. Harsh Kapoor, editor, South Asia Citizens Web, Montpellier, France
96. Harsh Mander, human rights and peace worker and writer, Delhi
97. Heidi Grunebaum, Assistant Professor, Centre for Humanities Research, University of the Western Cape, Bellville, South Africa
98. Himali Dixit, anthropologist and activist, Kathmandu
99. Imran Jamal, PhD candidate, SOAS, London
100. Inderpal Grewal, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
101. Indrani Chatterjee, University of Texas at Austin, USA
102. Indu Prasad, Phoenix, Arizona
103. Ivano Coponigro, Associate Professor of Linguistics, University of California - San Diego
104. J. Kehaulani Kauanui, Wesleyan University
105. Jahangir Asgar Jani, visual artist , Mumbai
106. Jan Grey, bereavement counsellor, Sussex
107. Jinee Lokaneeta; professor, Drew University; Madison, New Jersey
108. Joel Lee, Assistant Professor, Williams College, USA
109. Jota Castro, artist, Brussels
110. Joya Misra, Professor of Sociology and Public Policy, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
111. Joya Zaman, associate/architect, London
112. Judith Gold, educator, New York
113. Julie A. Carlson, Professor of English, Santa Barbara, California
114. Junaid Rana, Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
115. Jyoti Puri, Professor of Sociology, Boston
116. Jyotirmoy Barua, advocate, Supreme Court of Bangladesh; human rights activist
117. Jyotsna du Ciel, multi-disciplinary artist, Los Angeles
118. K. P. Jayasankar, filmmaker and academic, Mumbai
119. Kamala Visweswaran, Professor of Ethnic Studies, University of California – San Diego
120. Kamayani Bali Mahabal, feminist and human rights activist, Mumbai
121. Karan Shrestha, artist and filmmaker, Kathmandu/Mumbai
122. Kasang Dikki Sherpa, Boudhha, Kathmandu
123. Kathleen Coll, Associate Professor of Politics, San Francisco
124. Kathryn A. McDermott, Amherst, Massachusetts
125. Kausik Mukhopadhyay, artist, Mumbai
126. Kelly Hussey-Smith, lecturer, RMIT University, Melbourne
127. Khyber Farahi, Graduate Student of Public Administration, Harvard Kennedy School
128. Kiran Asher; Professor of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies; University of Massachusetts, Amherst
129. Kul Chandra Gautam, Former Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations, New York
130. Laila Shereen Sakr, Assistant Professor, University of California – Santa Barbara
131. Lamiya Mowla, graduate student of Astronomy, Yale University, USA
132. Lenin Raghuvanshi, founder and CEO, PVCHR
133. Liam Ward, Lecturer in Media and Communication, RMIT University, Melbourne
134. Lois Alpert, retired, San Francisco
135. Lubna Marium, researcher in arts and culture, Dhaka
136. M. V. Ramana, Professor at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver
137. Mac Haque, musician, Dhaka
138. Maddie Phinney, fine arts professional, Los Angeles
139. Madhumita Dutta, Columbus, Ohio
140. Madhumitha Krishnan, University of California – Berkeley
141. Maheen Zia, filmmaker, Karachi
142. Mahmud Rahman, writer and translator, San Francisco Bay Area, USA
143. Malabika Majumdar, India
144. Malathi de Alwis, socio-cultural anthropologist, Colombo
145. Manel Fonseka, Sri Lanka
146. Mangaleswary Shanker, attorney, Rathmalana, Sri Lanka
147. Mario Gomez, International Centre for Ethnic Studies, Sri Lanka
148. Marisa de Silva, activist, Sri Lanka
149. Mark Juergensmeyer, Professor of Sociology and Global Studies, University of California – Santa Barbara
150. Marta Gutman, City College of New York and the CUNY Graduate Center, New York
151. Martha C. Nussbaum, Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Prof. of Law and Ethics, The Univ. of Chicago
152. Mary Hancock, Professor of Anthropology and History, University of California – Santa Barbara
153. Masood Khan, architect and heritage conservation professional, Needham, Massachusetts
154. Mayfair Yang, Religious Studies & East Asian Studies Departments, University of California – Santa Barbara
155. Meera Sehgal, Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota
156. Meghna Guhathakurta, researcher, Dhaka
157. Mekahl Sadiq, California
158. Milin George, HR Manager at Nandi Housing Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore
159. Moazzam Sheikh, librarian and author, San Francisco
160. Monisha Bajaj, Professor of International and Multicultural Education, University of San Francisco
161. Mubasher Rashid Rather, PhD Student, Watergam, Rafiabad, Baramulla, Kashmir
162. Mubina Qureshi, freelancer/academician, St. Paul, Minnesota
163. Muhammad Amjad, retired Pakistan Government Servant, Rawalpindi
164. Muktasree Chakma, rights activist, Bangladesh
165. Muna Gurung, writer and translator, Kathmandu
166. Munem Wasif, artist, Dhaka
167. Naila Zaman Khan, Director, Clinical Neurosciences Center and Bangladesh Protibondhi Foundation
168. Nalaka Gunawardene, writer and media analyst, Colombo
169. Nasim Banu Jamuna, photographer, Dhaka
170. Nasima J. Khan, architect, Sacramento, California
171. Nausheen Ahmad, advocate, Karachi
172. Naveeda Khan, Associate Professor, Anthropology, Johns Hopkins University
173. Nayan Shah, Professor of History and American Studies and Ethnicity, University of Southern California
174. Nayantara Gurung Kakshapati, photographer and curator, Kathmandu
175. Nikhil Anand, Associate Professor of Anthropology University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
176. Ninel Fernando, Colombo
177. Nisha Thapa, social worker and healthcare professional, San Francisco
178. Nour Aslam, art consultant, London
179. Nur Khan Md., human rights activist
180. Nyla Ali Khan, Commissioner of the Oklahoma Commission of the Status on Women and Member of the International Team of the Governor of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City
181. Omar Tarek Chowdhury; author, translator and publisher; Dhaka
182. P. Muthulingam, Colombo
183. Panini Edirisinhe, Colombo
184. Pankaj Bisht, Editor, Samayantar monthly, Delhi
185. Parama Roy, Professor of English, University of California - Davis
186. Parsa S. Sajid, Editor, Fragments magazine, Dhaka
187. Partha Chatterjee, professor, Columbia University, New York
188. Parvez Ahmad Rony, photographer, Dhaka
189. Patrick Anderson, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Dept. of Communication and Dept. of Ethnic Studies, Univ. of California – San Diego
190. Paul Amar, professor, University of California – Santa Barbara, USA
191. Paula Chakravartty, Ass. Prof., Dept. of Media Culture and Communication and the Gallatin School, New York University
192. Pervez Hoodbhoy, Department of Physics, Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad
193. Perween Hasan, Dhaka
194. Peter Rachleff, Co-Executive Director, East Side Freedom Library, St. Paul, Minnesota
195. Petra Costa, filmmaker, São Paulo
196. Petra Lamberson, PhD student, University of California – Berkeley
197. Piya Chatterjee, Professor, Scripps College, Claremont, California
198. Piyal Kariyawasam, Sri Lanka
199. Ponni Arasu, Chennai
200. Prajwal Raj Gyawali, lawyer, Kampala
201. Pranika Koyu, researcher/poet, Kathmandu
202. Prathama, mental health professional, Kathmandu
203. Prawin Adhikari, writer, Kathmandu
204. Preet Shah, women and children empowerment professional, Kathmandu
205. Preeti Chopra; faculty, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Madison
206. Prerna Gupta; Ph.D. student, University of British Columbia; Vancouver
207. Priya Satia, Professor of History at Stanford University, Stanford, California
208. Projit Bihari Mukharji, Associate Professor, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
209. Purnima Bose, Associate Professor, International Studies, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
210. Q.N. Karim, retired hospital consultant, London
211. Qadri Ismail, professor, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
212. R. Radhakrishnan, Distinguished Professor of English, Comparative and African American Literature,
University of California – Irvine
213. Rachel Spence, poet and arts writer, London
214. Rachel Sturman, Associate Professor, Department of History & Asian Studies Program, Bowdoin College
215. Raghavendra Rao K.V., visual artist, Vancouver
216. Rahnuma Ahmed, writer, Dhaka
217. Raja Swamy, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of Tennessee
218. Rana Behal, Fellow, Max Weber Centre of Advance Cultural and Social Studies, Erfurt University, Germany
219. Ranitha Gnanarajah, AAL, Colombo
220. Rashid Latif Ansari, retired civil servant, Toronto
221. Rasik Patel, dentist, San Jose
222. Ratik Asokan, writer, New York
223. Raviraj Shetty, Lead Therapist and Project Manager, Ummeed Child Development Center, Mumbai
224. Raza Rumi, Editor, NayaDaur Media, Lahore
225. Reeta C. Tremblay, professor, University of Victoria
226. Richa Nagar, professor, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis-St. Paul
227. Richard York, Co-Director, Rainbow Collective, London
228. Ritty Lucose, professor of Anthropology and South Asia Studies, New York University, New York
229. Ruchhita Kazaria, advertising professional and peace activist, Kolkata
230. Ruchi Chaturvedi, Sr. Lecturer, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
231. Ruki Fernando, Sri Lanka
232. Rupa Viswanath, Professor, University of Goettingen, Germany
233. Rupal Oza, Associate Professor of Women and Gender Studies, Hunter College, New York
234. Rupert Grey, solicitor, London
235. Saad Quasem, PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville
236. Sadia Tasleem, Lecturer in Defence & Strategic Studies, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad
237. Sakuntala Kadirgamar, Executive Director, Law & Society Trust, Colombo
238. Samarth Mahajan, filmmaker, Mumbai
239. Samia Khatun, Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Gender Studies, SOAS, London
240. Sandhya Shukla, Associate Professor of English and American Studies, University of Virginia
241. Sandra Laugier, Professor of Philosophy, Université Panthéon Sorbonne, Paris
242. Sangeeta Kamat, Professor, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
243. Saniaa Shah, Creative Director, Studio Aakar, Lalitpur, Nepal
244. Sapana Sakya, media-arts professional, San Francisco, California
245. Sara J. Musaifer, PhD candidate, Program on Comparative and International Development Education, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
246. Sarah Hoenicke, student, Comparative Literature, University of California – Irvine
247. Sareena Khemka, artist, Bangalore
248. Saswati Das, architect, New Delhi/Los Angeles
249. Saundarya Thapa, film researcher, Los Angeles
250. Saurabh Mishra, Lecturer, University of Sheffield, Sheffield
251. Saydia Gulrukh, journalist, Dhaka
252. Saymon Zakaria, Assistant Director, Bangla Acadamy, Dhaka
253. Seema Nusrat Amin, Lecturer, Brac University, Dhaka
254. Sehba Sarwar, writer, Los Angeles
255. Selvaraj Rajasegar; Editor,; Colombo
256. Shahidul Alam, photographer, Dhaka
257. Shaista Patel, Assistant Professor of Critical Muslim Studies, University of California – San Diego
258. Shamik Mishra, archivist, Kathmandu
259. Shareen Tuladhar, development worker, Kathmandu
260. Shari Daya, Senior Lecturer in Human Geography, University of Cape Town
261. Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy, filmmaker, Karachi
262. Sharni Jayawardena, photographer/documentary filmmaker, Colombo
263. Shefali Chandra, Washington University in St. Louis
264. Sheldon Pollock, Professor of Sanskrit and South Asian Studies, Columbia University, New York
265. Shiloh Burton, educator, Oakland, California
266. Shireen P. Huq, Member, Naripokkho, Dhaka
267. Shradha Thapa Karki, Kathmandu
268. Shreen Saroor, Women’s Action Network, Colombo
269. Shruti Jain, data scientist, Palo Alto, California
270. Shubhecha Tewari, Kathmandu, Nepal
271. Shumaila Hemani, ethnomusicologist, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
272. Shweta Bajaj, journalist, New Delhi
273. Simone Mestroni, anthropologist, Udine
274. Siraj Khan, global non-profit professional, Boston
275. Sitralega Maunaguru, Colombo
276. Smita Patel, director of communications, San Jose, California
277. Sofia Karim, architect/artist, London
278. Soham Gupta, photographer, Calcutta
279. Som Niroula, human rights activist, South Asia Forum for Human Rights, Kathmandu
280. Somak Mukherjee, PhD Student and Researcher, University of California – Santa Barbara
281. Sonal Goel, business professional, Delhi
282. Sonia Gaind-Krishnan, ethnomusicologist, New York University
283. Sreela Sarkar, Assistant Professor of Communications, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara
284. Srimati Basu, Prof. of Gender and Women’s Studies and Anthropology, University of Kentucky
285. Srinidhi, writer and activist, Hyderabad
286. Srirupa Roy, professor, Germany
287. Stefan Fiol, Associate Professor of Music, University of Cincinnati
288. Stephen Legg, University of Nottingham, UK
289. Steve Brown, railway activist, Oakland, California
290. Steven J. Klees, Professor, College Park, Maryland, USA
291. Subi Shah, journalist, BBC World Service, London
292. Subrat Kumar Sahu, independent filmmaker, New Delhi
293. Sultana Kamal, Dhaka
294. Sumanth Gopinath, Associate Professor of Music Theory, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
295. Summar Khan, student, University of California – Berkeley
296. Sunaina Maira, professor, University of California – Davis, Oakland, USA
297. Sundarnath, freelance indian classical musician, Bangalore
298. Sushila Sharma, Project Manager, Planete Enfants and Development Nepal, Lalitpur
299. Sushmita Jha, Delhi
300. Swati Chattopadhyay, Professor, History of Art and Architecture, University of California – Santa Barbara
301. Syed M. Ali, Anthropologist/Adjunct Professor, Washington D.C.
302. Tanika Sarkar, retired Professor of History, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi
303. Tapan Bose, human rights activist, New Delhi
304. Tejaswini Ganti, Associate Professor, New York University, New York
305. Tom Bradley, photographer/artist, London
306. Tom Maliti, journalist, Nairobi
307. Torsa Ghosal, Assistant Professor, California State University, Sacramento/ Calcutta
308. Trupti Kanade, cinema researcher, Bombay
309. Tuni Chatterji; filmmaker; Los Angeles
310. Utkarsh Chawla, student, Boudha, Kathmandu
311. Vasuki Nesiah, Associate Professor of Practice, The Gallatin School, New York University
312. Veena Das, Krieger-Eisenhower Professor of Anthropology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore
313. Veena Gokhale, writer, Montreal
314. Vicky Alhadeff, London
315. Victoria J. Collis-Buthelezi, Senior Lecturer, Dept. of English, Univ. of Johannesburg, South Africa
316. Vijaya Nagarajan, Assoc. Prof. of Theology & Religious Studies, Program in Environmental Studies,
University of San Francisco
317. Vinay Lal, Professor of History, University of California – Los Angeles, Los Angeles
318. Vinod Ravindran, theatre person, Bangalore
319. Vishal Sharma, student, Shimla
320. William Elison, Associate Professor, University of California – Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California
321. Yanick Noiseux, professor, Université de Montréal, Montréal
322. Yasmin Jiwani, professor, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
323. Yousuf Saeed, independent filmmaker and writer, New Delhi, India
324. Zafrullah Chowdhury, Trustee, Gonoshasthaya Kendra
325. Zia Mian, Program on Science and Global Security, Princeton University