‘Stop Misuse of PMLA to Target Scholars and Activists’: Concerned Citizens

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Over 500 concerned citizens, democratic rights’ activists across movements, women’s groups, students and academics condemned the misuse of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) against scholars and activists, raising constitutional issues and asking for the government’s accountability.

NEW DELHI — We the undersigned women’s organisations and concerned individuals strongly condemn the continuous and repeated harassment of a number of women activists and intellectuals, by the Enforcement Directorate(ED), under the guise of an inquiry, in Delhi. This is a clear abuse of its extraordinary and draconian powers under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

As in the case of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA), there are increasing instances of the misuse of PMLA, especially against persons who are vocal critics of the government and its policies, and those who raise issues of the poor and oppressed sections of society. The ED is being used as an intimidation tool for political vendetta, where the process is the punishment for the detention of dissenters.

In the course of the last few months, several women scholars and activists have been summoned repeatedly, made to wait long hours, often interrogated without any woman officer present throughout, asked to furnish documents over and over again, in an ED investigation. In a clear case of evergreening the inquiry, the process has become endless. It is quickly turning into a fishing expedition, with all kinds of irrelevant documents and personal information being demanded, such as those about other family members, having no relevance to the inquiry whatsoever.

All of these women, whom we cannot name because of threat of further harassment, who are being questioned have worked tirelessly on substantive issues of national importance that matter to a vast majority of our people – food security, accountable and transparent governance, peace and harmony, informed citizenship, farmers rights, women’s issues and so on. They have been at the forefront of holding the state accountable to the needs of these sections with great commitment and perseverance, under different regimes, be it the Congress led UPA, or the AAP government, or the BJP led NDA.

We have no doubt that the ED has targeted these particular women to stifle their voices and stop the crucial work they do – for example, to highlight the distress of our people on account of faulty economic policies, as is the case with the farmers’ agrarian crisis. Or their engagement at the grassroots level to raise awareness about constitutional processes of governance and accountability; the work with the Right to Information Act to safeguard democracy and constitutionally guaranteed justice. Some have used the powerful instrument of social audit and public hearings to ensure the delivery of entitlements like rations, pensions, etc. to the most vulnerable and marginalized sections of society. They have done important research on poverty, inequality, land rights, access to common property, etc in reputed journals and publications. Drawing national and global attention to these issues makes the powers that be extremely uncomfortable, resulting in this vindictive action.

The use of PMLA is particularly sinister as it gives unbridled powers to the ED. It was enacted in response to India’s global commitments, including the Vienna Convention, to combat the serious crime of large scale money laundering, particularly from trade in narcotics, arms smuggling and organised crime. It is shocking that the legislation is being misused in such a manner, against opposition leaders, activists and intellectuals, a clear mockery and dilution of its original objective.

Under the Act, the state is relieved of all responsibility for observing the principles of natural justice, fair trial, due process, protocols for women, and human rights. The investigation agencies effectively exercise police powers and should be obligated to follow the CrPC, but PMLA has an overriding effect in case of any inconsistency with any other Law, including CRPC, etc.

The ED does not have to record an FIR before starting investigations, or inform those under investigation of the specific charges against them at the time of summons or during the investigation. ED has unbridled power of summons, raids and arrests. The power to summon are so wide that any officer of the rank of Assistant Director or above can call any person, accused or not, for discovery, inspection, recording statements and produce documents, etc. Though it is a judicial proceeding with much wider powers than a Civil Court, the accused or witness does not get the protection of a Civil Court, like the right to a lawyer, of knowing the charges, the right to remain silent, etc.

Statements made in the course of an investigation can be used against them in judicial proceedings, an extraordinary power that even the police doesn’t have. The Act violates Article 20 of the Constitution, which guarantees the right against self-incrimination as a fundamental right; and ED can compel the production of records and giving of sworn statements, since silence is punishable. It presumes guilt of the accused unless proved otherwise, placing burden on those under investigation; bail is extremely difficult since innocence has to be proved for bail.

We oppose the draconian provisions of PMLA that skew power equations and weaponise agencies to violate personal liberty, procedures of law and the constitutional mandate.

 We unequivocally condemn the misuse of PMLA against these researchers and activists in order to crush their voices and work.

We demand that this persecution and witch-hunt must stop immediately.

We also demand that proper procedures be put in place for the summoning, questioning and evidence gathering from women so that they are not harassed and victimised.

We further demand that given the immense powers under the Act, the ED should exercise great responsibility and discernment in the persons and cases where they choose to use PMLA, and certainly not use it to intimidate opponents, activists and intellectuals.

List of signatories:

NameAffiliation/ProfessionCity
Mohan RaoFormer professor at  JNUBangalore
Ayesha KidwaiProfessor, JNUNew Delhi
Jasveen JairathSocial activistHyderabad
P. Rohini RajasekaranWriter/ArtistBangalore
Shraddha ChigateriResearcherSingapore
Nisha BiswasFeminists in ResistanceKolkata
Aditi MehtaIAS RetdUdaipur, Rajasthan
Aravinda PotluriComputer engineerHyderabad
Kinnera MurthyRetiredHyderabad
Indu ChandrasekharPublisherDelhi
PyoliLawyerNew Delhi
Nivedita MenonJNUNew Delhi
Anuradha BanerjiSAHELI women’s resource centreNew Delhi
Sanghamitra MalikApna WatanHyderabad
Vidya DinkerINSAFMangalore
Nilanjan MukhopadhyayJournalist and WriterDelhi NCR
Subhash GatadeNew Socialist InitiativeDelhi
Nandita NarainAssociate Professor, St. Stephen’s College, Delhi UniversityDelhi
Maya Krishna RaoTheatre artistGoa
Padmaja ShawRtd Prof, Osmania UniversityHyderabad
Annie HasanResearcherHyderabad
Zoya HasanProfessor Emerita, JNUDelhi
 Anand KumarConvener, Loktantrik Rashtranirman AbhiyanGoa
AyshaActivist, Right to Food CampaignDelhi
Poonam KaushikPragatisheel Mahila Sangathan DelhiDelhi
A.SuneethaIndependent ResearcherHyderabad
Ramesh DixitAcademician, President,  Samvidhan Bachao Desh Bachao Abhiyan Uttar Pradesh.Lucknow
Vijaya VenkataramanProfessor, University of DelhiDelhi
Arundhati DhuruNational convener NAPMLucknow
Sachi HegdePUCL KarnatakaBangalore
TariniTHIKohima
Sarah MathewsSankalp Women’s Support AllianceHyderabad
AS VasanthaWSSDelhi
Rajiv DograRetired Private jobDharamshala
Khadijah faruquiHuman rights consultantNew Delhi
Savithri SinghRetired from  Delhi UniversityDelhi
Jashodhara DasguptaIndependent ResearcherNainital
Balveer AroraProfessor RetiredNew Delhi
B. AnuradhaWriter and ActivistHyderabad
Chaman LalRetd.Professor JNUNew Delhi
RunuIndependent activistGaziabad
K. PadmaAdvocateVisakhapatnam
Anita NarayanasamySocial ServiceHyderabad
Mritiunjoy MohantyProfessor, IIM CalcuttaKolkata
Dr.Mohan RaoFormer professor, JNU.Bangalore
Shabnam HashmiAnhad , social activistDelhi
Shalu NigamAdvocateDelhi NCR
Saheli Women’s Resource CentreWomen’s crisis intervention centreNew Delhi
Ashima Roy ChowdhuryWoman activist with Saheli Women’s Resource CentreNew Delhi
Vineet BhambhuMKSSRajsamand, Rajasthan
Pushpa SSocial & Political Activist, Swaraj AbhiyanBengaluru
Satish MisraJournalismNoida
Dvijendra Nath KaliaRetd. Associate Professor, PGDAV CollegeDelhi
P BilimaleWriterNew Delhi
Rakhi SehgalLabour researcher & activistNew Delhi
Vivekanand TripathiSocial Media ActivistNoida
Pamela PhiliposeIndependent journalistNew Delhi
Panchami JoseResearch scholarMumbai
Persis GinwallaIndividualAhmedabad
Chhaya BasuSocial  worker and rainbow home cpc memberNew Delhi
VVinoo HoraDelhi
Sachidanand SinhaRetiredUttarakhand
R.ManoharRegional Coordinator, Human Rights Defenders Alert IndiaBangalore
Anjali MehtaDoctor, ophthalmologistDelhi
Arjun Prasad SinghSocial-Political ActivistDelhi
Rita ManchandaIndependent Consultant and AuthorNew Delhi
Arshdeep ArshiJournalistChandigarh
ManishaStudentMysore
Aparna, IFTUPresident, National Committee IFTUDelhi
Koninika RayNational Federation of Indian WomenNew Delhi
Ruth ManoramaWomen’s VoiceBangalore
Rushda SiddiquiDelhi State Unit, NFIWNew Delhi
Nandini RaoFeminist activistDelhi
Deepak KumarActivistDelhi
Komal SaigalIndividualNew Delhi
Jayati GhoshProfessor, University of Massachusetts AmherstAmherst, USA
Kiran Banga ChhokarRCE NetworkNew Delhi
RunuIndependent activistGaziabad
L.nageswara raoRetired as private employeeHyderabad
Seema AzadPUCLAllahabad
Harbans MukhiaFormer Professor and Rector, JNUGurgaon
RadheyshamIftuGreater Noida
Ria YadavAdvocateDelhi
Kalyani Menon SenIndependent researcherCoimbatore
Deepak TALAPATRARetiredDelhi
Pradip DattaRetired ProfessorNew Delhi
RituIndependent ResearcherDelhi
Dr ShikhaAcademicNew Delhi
Nandini SundarSociologistDelhi
Tasneem SuhrawardyAcademicsDelhi
Chayanika ShahRetired Lecturer, Forum Against Oppression of WomenMumbai
Karuna DWAcademicBangalore
Dr syed ali mujtabaProfessor guru nanak college chennaiChennai
Rekha RajanRetiredHyderabad
Sajaya KWomen and Transgender organizations JACHyderabad
Sardara Singh  MahilWriter and agriculturistsMahil  Gaila, sbs nagar , punjab
M A SHAKEELAdvocateHyderabad
Soumya DuttaResearcher-Activist-AuthorDelhi
Ramesh Babu VJournalist and WriterHyderabad
Mridula MukherjeeProfessor Retired JNUDelhi
MUMTAJ ANSARIGOVERNMENT SERVANTDELHI
Sujata PatelRetd. Professor, University of HyderabadPune
Ashla SrinivasActivistHyderabad
SuryakumariJournalistHyderabad
Rama MelkoteProf.retd. Osmania UniversityHyderabad Telangana State
S.RamaJournalistHyderabad
Vineeta BalAcademicPune
A.HymaSocial workerNalgonda
P.kiranmayiRetired employeeMiryalaguda
Sangeeta GoswamiHuman Security Collective / Global NPO Coalition on the FATFThe Hague
Prof Ritu DewanRetd Director and Head, Mumbai School of Economics and Public Policy, University of MumbaiMun
SanjeevHuman rights forumHyderabad
AnjaneyuluSocial Justice ActivistHyderabad
Vani SubramanianFeminist activist, Saheli Women’s Resource CentreNew Delhi
Nalamasa Krishna advocateLegalHyderabad
Brinda AdigeActivistBengaluru
Shailajha ( arpitha)Yoga trainerHyderabad
VenkatSocial activistHyderabad
PreranaResearch Scholar, JNUNew Delhi
Bandari LaxmaiahStruggle Association for Annihilation of Caste InequalitiesHyderabad
K. LalitaResearcherHyderabad
Savita SharmaFeminist activist, Saheli Women’s Resource CentreNew Delhi
M SaratHuman rights activistVisakhapatnam
Usha SeethalakshmiIndependent Researcher and ActivistHyderabad
Vinay K SreenivasaAdvocateBengaluru
K. Ravi KumarRythu swarajya vedikaHyderabad, Telangana
Nazreen Krishna MurthyAnti corruption crusaderChennai City
Surinder KumarProfessorRohtak
Vinodkumar  MatamBusinessSANGAREDDY
JyothiEntrepreneurHyderabad
JohannaDevelopment professionalAhmedabad
Deepti GopinathTrade Union activistMumbai
Rekha AwasthiJanwadi lekhak Sangh / Retired professorDelhi
Susan VisvanathanAcademicAlappuzha
BALBIR SINGH BUTOLAJAWAHARLAL NEHRU UNIVERSITYNEW DELHI
Ramesh DixitAcademician, President, Samvidhan Bachao Desh Bachao Abhiyan Uttar PradeshLucknow
MMP SinghFormer DUTA President / Editor Naya PathDelhi
Sandhya Shree G.sCarnatic musicianHyderabad
Hemalatha PendyalaSenior CitizenHyderabad
Kamayani Bali MahabalFeminist and human rights activistMumbai
ArunVIRASAMHyderabad
MohMmed sabir hussainManagerDubI
Sagari RamdasVeterinary Scientist , Food Sovereignty AllianceHyderabad
Ramesh DixitAcademician, President, Samvidhan Bachao Desh Bachao Abhiyan Uttar Pradesh.Lucknow
Sucharita SenJNUDelhi
Jovan Rao RydderActivistEdinburgh
Shadab BanoAligarh Muslim UniversityAligarh
RamaAsst ProfessorWarangal
Gautam SontiFilmmakerBangalore
P RAJASEKHARLecturerPENUKONDA, AP
Seema KulkarniMakaamPune
Bimal SharmaConsultantKolkata
Murali IAS retdSocial ActivistHyderabad
Arun GoyalResearcherNew Delhi
Uttam KumarStudentDelhi
Ravichander  LAdvocateHyderabad
SatyavatiSocial ActivistHyderabad
Sunita SheelIndividualPune
Subhashini AliVice president AIDWADelhi
Kavitha KurugantiSocial activistBangalore
VanajaMediaHyderabad
AnjaniAssistant ProfessorKhammam
Anwar AliSocial activistHyderabad
Dunu RoyEcologistNew Delhi
N.D.JayaprakashSocialworkDelhi
C. P. ChandrasekharEconomistNew Delhi
Manshi AsherResearcher-activistKangra
Indira KrishnaswamiRetired teacherBangalore
Raghavender reddy KarraJournalistHyderabad
Madhu AmbalaBusinessHyderabad
Bhanuj KappalJournalistMumbai
VijayalakshmiModeratorHyderabad
Nikita NaiduClimate ActionHyderabad
M. Yadagira CharyuluAssociate prof. of Economics(Retd), Social ActivistWarangal
Anuradha KapoorFeminist ActivistKolkata
Rajiv KhannaPrivate ServiceGurgaon
B. Rammohan RaoTeacherKhammam
Sundar Burraretired civil servant New Delhi
Raghavendra PrasadIndian Federation of Trade Unions (IFTU)Hyderabad
Shalini GeraLawyerBilaspur, Chhattisgarh
M. R. NandanRetired teacherBangalore
Dipendu ChowdhuryJournalistKolkata
ArunaIndividualPune
B SrinuPrivate JobVijayawada
Ananth GuruswamyRetiredBangalore
Kirti SinghAidwa AdvocateDelhi
SIDDHARTH KALHANSJournalist, National Secretary, IFWJLucknow
Anu chenoyRetired professorDelhi
Gopalji PradhanDelhi Teachers InitiativeDelhi
Alessandra MezzadriAssociate Professor, SOASLondon
Tapasi PraharajAIDWABhubaneswar
Dr. SamunnathaOsmania UniversityHyderabad
Utpala MukherjeeHospitalityDelhi
Varsha BhargaviGender Sensitisation and POSH Act TrainerHyderabad
SK SaleemaJournalistHydearabad
Thulasi ChanduJournalistHyderabad
Lata SinghAssociate Professor, JNUDelhi
Saraswati KavulaIndependent filmmaker and journalistHyderabad
AribaUniversity of DelhiDelhi
Animesh DasMedical PractitionerNew Delhi
Dr. Indira RaniFreelance Researcher abd ConsultantHyderabad
Shreya NerothTrainee Software EngineerMysore,  Karnataka
AshalathaMAKAAMHyderabad
Animesh DadIndian Federation of Trade UnionsNew Delhi
Shewli KumarAssociate ProfessorMumbai
Geeta kapurart criticdelhi
Vasuki umanathAidwa, national VPChennai
Ritambhara ShastriJournalismDelhi
Nagaragere RameshKarnataka JanashaktiBengaluru
Dr V Rukmini RaoGramya Resource Centre for WomenHyderabad
K.RAVI CHANDERSocial ActivistHYDERABAD
Maitrayee ChaudhuriRetired ProfessorNewcDelhi
Ammu AbrahamForum Against Oppression of WomenMumbai
vandana mahajanIndependent, citizenNew delhi
Jyoti GoyalWomen Rights advocateFaridabad haryana
vandana mahajanindependentnew delhi
sheba chhachhiphotographer/artistdelhi
Chitra JoshiIndependent historianNew Delhi
DSSR KrishnaTelangana Vidyavantula VedikaHyderabad
Meenakshi baliPresident. AIDWA karanataka stateKalaburgi
Sadhna AryaRetired TeacherDelhu
Dr. Albertina AlmeidaAdvocateTaleigao, Goa
Raghu MenonPublishingHyderabad
Avinash KumarJNUDelhi
Indira HirwayCentre For Development AlternativesAhmedabad
IndravellirameshWriter /senior journalistHydearabad
Tara RaoConcerned CitizenBangalore
Prosanta Nath ChoudhuriSocial ActivistJalpaiguri
Monisha BehalIndividualGuwahati
A.Geetha maliniTeacherSangareddy, Hyderabad
S. Venkateswar ReddyAll India Regional Rural Bank Employees AssociationHyderabad
Swarnjit MehtaRetired University ProfessorMohali
Mannika ChopraMediaNew Delhi
Lakshmi KrishnamurtyAlarippu and mahila samakhya – retd.bangalore
Anwar Khan GhauriFoundation for Justice and GovernanceDelhi
Mona MishraSenior Advisor, UNDelhi
Dwiji GuruSustainable Food Systems Trainer & ConsultantBengaluru
Dr. M A SrinivasanAssistant ProfessorHyderabad
Dr Ameer SultanaProfessorChandigarh
Amod ShahPhD ResearcherUttarakhand
Indira CPublic Health ResearcherDelhi
I agree – Mumtaz KhanFormer Associate Prof  Jamia Millia Islamia New Delhi
Aruna SinhaNFIWGzb
Deepti BhartiSocial workGhaziabad
Faisal AliBusinessKolkata
Julie GeorgeLawyerPune
Stop intimidation by ED and mis use of PMLA for harassing Activists and intellectualsSenior CitizenHyderabad
AyshkaconsultantDubai
Meena GuptaRetired civil servantHyderabad
Harjit SinghProfessor (Retired) JNUNew Delhi
B.GirijaSocial activistHyderabad
Y Krishna JyothiJournalistHyderabad
Neha GFeminist ActivistDelhi
Brinda KaratCPI(M)New Delhi
SujathaTeachingHyderabad
Meena DeshpandeNFIWNagpur, Maharashtra.
Supriya ChotaniNFIWDelhi
Anushree JFeminist researcher/activistDelhi
Sushama JainRetired professsorNew Delhi
kuhuteachermumbai
Uma bhattUttrakhand mahila manchNainital
AnuradhaDevelopment professionalBangalore
Akhileshwari RamagoudIndependent Journalist and AcademicHyderabad
Madhu MadanCaNew Delhi
Kiran MogheTrade union activistPune
Dr jagadeeshwarDoctorWarangal
Meena GopalTISSMumbai
Yogendra YadavPolitical activist, Swaraj IndiaNew Delhi
Shubhra ChakrabartiRetired teacherKolkata
Jyothi ANFIWBengaluru
Geetika BhargavaExecutive SearchGurgaon
Sandhya .VWomen’s activistHyderabad
Kaneez FathimaCivil Rights ActivistHyderabad
Ashok MaridasSamvidhanada HaadiyalliBangalore
Jagdeep ChhokarProfessor (Retired), IIM AhmedabadNew Delhi
Divakar NWriterMysore
SwatijaFeminists ActivistsThane
Pradeep ECIBangalore
Flory MenezesAdvocatePune
Balasangameshwara VolleporeAIPCBangalore
Raja VemulaAdvocateHyderabad
Lakshmi Nakasakay GunturuTeaching and writingVijayawada
Krishna KumariNfiw , social activistHyderabad
Syed SalimLogistics managerBangalore
Aditya MukherjeeHistorianNew Delhi
ShashwatiTeacherMumbai
Talat zamirSelf employedNoida ( UP )
Rohini HensmanWriter and independent scholarMumbai
ArchanaPost-Doc JNUNew Delhi
Sharifa SiddiquiPrernaSecunderabad
Pramod YadavaProfessor (Superannuated)Gautam Buddh Nagar
Safoora ZargarFreelance researcher and activistNew Delhi
Uma ShankariCitizen, farmerHyderabad
Anomita SenTheatre ProfessionalNew Delhi
VaralaxmiOrganizorHyderabad
Swetha samallaProfessionSiddipet
NarayanaswamyPoetFlemington, New Jersey
A Raghu KumarAdvocateHyderabad
Asha PuriTeacher retiredNew Delhi
NavneetResearch ScholarHisar, Haryana.
KRISHAK D BardewaStudentGangtok
Neeraj MalikUniversity ProfessorNoida
Mariam DhawaleAll India Democratic Women’s AssociationNew Delhi
Gurpreet KaurResearcherDelhi
P. K. SreemathiAll India Democratic Women’s AssociationTrivandrum
VandanaAidwaLucknow
Shantha SinhaProfessor (retd)Hyderabad
Dr Sarita khadseSocial WorkNagpur
Cheryl DsouzaAdvocateDelhi
Syed TOUSEEF ULLAOwn companyBangalore
Kavita SrivastavaHuman Rights WorkerJaipur
Dr. P. PrasanthiDevelopment professionalHyderabad
KalpanaFamily counselorHyderabad
Md Shafiuddin Yakub AliLegalHyderabad
Manjeet RatheeAIDWA CentreRohtak
SreelalithaJobHyderabad
BR LeelavathiHelpline CouncellorHyderabad
Abha Dev HabibMiranda House,  University of DelhiDelhi
Palvinder KourPh.D ScholarJammu
Papori BoraJNUNew Delhi
Minakshi SinghBuissnessDelhi
ManjulaNFIWChennai
Shalini MulackalRetired ProfessorRome
BhaskaraEmployeeHyderabad
Mukul PriyadarshiniRetd. Miranda House, University of DelhiDelhi
Anuradha GRIndividualDelhi
Panchali RayKrea universityChennai
Shraddha ChatterjeePhDDelhi
Manju KulapuramActivistDelhi
ChampakHome makerGurugram
Marcia DCunhaTeacherThane
A. R. VasaviResearcherBengaluru
K J RamaraoSocial ActvistHyderabad
Chirashree Das GuptaJNUNew Delhi
Dimple Oberoi VahaliIndependent activistDelhi
KhalidaParveenActivistHyderabad
Renu mukundaFreelancerBangalore
Anjali MonteiroFilmmaker and academicGoa
VINAY KAULConsultantBANGALORE
K.P. JayasankarFilmmaker and academicGoa
Amita josephAdvocateDelhi
Arun KumarRetd. ProfessorGurgaon
Pratiksha  BaxiAcademicDelhi
 X pressRoving CitizenIndia
Philomena D’SouzaConsellorMumbai
Farah NaqviIndependent WriterDelhi
LissySocial WorkHyderabad
Satya Sagarcountercurrents.orgChennai
Sushil KhannaProfessor (Retrd) Indian Institute of Management CalcuttaKolkata
Jawhar SircarMember of Parliament (RS)Kolkata/ Delhi
Dr. indu prakash singhCityMakers Mission InternationalNew Delhi
Dr. indu prakash singhCityMakers Mission InternationalNew Delhi
Nupur BasuJournalistBangalore
Mohd Abuzar ChoudharyIndependent JournalismNew Delhi
Kothapalli RavibabuRetired principalTenali
Bizeth BanerjeeConcerned citizenHyderabad
SUJATARetiredBangalore
Freny ManeckshaIndependent journalistThane
Jayanti RaghavanRetd Prof. JNUGurgaon
Kranti kumarFormerChennai
Dorothy FernandesSocial ActionPatna
Raynah Braganza PassanhaIndian Christian Women’s MovementPune
Anil BishtRead teachersNainital
John DayalWriter and ActivistNew Delhi
Sujata MadhokJournalistNew Delhi
Dr Areet KaurDoctorChandigarh
YasmeenRetiredNew Delhi
Dr. Suman KumariProfessor, MRIIRSFaridabad
Nagmani RaoRetired AcademicPune
Tanushree GangopadhyayJournalistAhmedabad
Anjana MangalagiriEducationistNew Delhi
Sr. Sherly KeeranchiraMedical Mission SistersErnakulam
Rajeev KhannaJournalistSolan
Elsa MIWTF, ICWMChennai
Asha GScientistTrivandrum
Sandhya KumariEducationGreater Noida
K P FabianRetd.AmbassadorDelhi
SK GargeManagement ConsultantMumbai
Ravinder GoelRetired teacherDelhi
Vaishna NarangProfessorNew Delhi
LillySocial workBhopal
Sheila De SaTeacherChennai
Vertika ManiLawyer, Secretary PUCL DelhiDelhi
LibaniaNurseHaryana
Xavier ThummaConcernd personChengalpattu
Ashok KalbagRetiredMumbai
SnehlataGender expertNew Delhi
Vivian FernandesJournalistDelhi
Vijay KiyawatRetiredPune
Anirudh DeshpandeProfessor of History, Deptt of History, Faculty of Social Sciences, DU.Gurgaon NCR
Binu MathewJournalistKochi
Ajay PatnaikRetired Professor, JNUDelhi
Usha singh KashyapSocial spiritual thinker  & homemakerNew Delhi
Pushpa LalithaSocial workMandi dabwali
Urvashi DhamijaRetired teacher ,Miranda House, University of DelhiDelhi
Vanita N MukherjeeIndependent ProfessionalNew Delhi
SuneetaActivistDelhi
Sujata RaghavanDevelopment WriterNew Delhi
Lakshmi RamanNGO consultantBangalore
LizyTeacherKalady
Imrana QadeerRetired professorDelhi
SilviaRetired teacherChennai
Rohit PrajapatiEnvironment ActivistVadodara
Ashok choudharyAll India Union of Forest working People AiufwpSaharanpur
SiddharthBusinessDelhi
Abid ShahJournalismGhaziabad
Beena PallicalNational Campaign on Dalit Human RightsNew Delhi
Angelo ExtrossRetired CitizenPune
Smita GuptaEconomist and ActivistNew Delhi
Rajashri DasguptaIndependent JournalistKolkata
Riyaz AhmedProfessionalDelhi
Theresa VazTeacherPune
RegiTeacherSrinagar
SujathaTeacherహైదరాబాద్
KS LAKSHMIAIDWA ACTIVISTBengaluru
Kinjal BanerjeeBITS GoaGoa
Vimala K SAIDWA | Women activistBangalore
A. O. PintoConcerned CitizenPanjim
Susmita SinhaFilm makerKolkata
Mary E JohnretiredDelhi
Hasina khanBebaak CollectiveMumbai
DeviAidwaKarna
Selvam ramasamyFarmerArachalur village, TN
DeviAidwaKarnataka
Krishna BandyopadhyayActivist  of  Democratic  RightsKolkata .WestBengal
Mukhtiar SinghUniversity of Manitoba (Retired)Winnipeg, MB; Canada
Sarada lingarajuHospice counselorHyderabad
CassiaSocial workerPune
N. Prathap SimhaCentre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU), AdvocateBangalore
Kamaxi BhateDoctorMumbai
Binny yadavJournalistNew Delhi
Abhilasha KumariIndependent ConsultantNoida
CShahRetiredPune
Dr C M RameshaProfessorBangalore-560054
Nandigam Krishna RaoStoryteller and AdvocateHyderabad
Kumudini PatiFreelance JournalistAllahabad
Shishu RanjanAll India Revolutionary Students OrganisationDelhi
S. Jeevan KumarHuman Rights ActivistHyderabad,Telangana
Jagannath LaLIC pensionerMysuru
Bratati PandeRetired Associate ProfessorDelhi
JanardhanaEmployeeKolar gold fields
BasammaAIDWABangalore
Abhijit RoyJadavpur UniversityKolkata
Muralidhar RaoIndividualBengaluru
Dr.vijayaJournalist,writerBangalore
BheemanagowdaSfi State Secretary KarnatakaBengaluru
ChannappaTeacherRaichur Karnataka
JayasuryaStudentHbhalli vijayanagara karnatka
K.A.pavan KumarYasHospet
Peggy MohanVisiting Professor AshokaDelhi
N. GayathriRetired Bank ManagerBangalore
Niranjanaradhya V PPeople’s Alliance for Fundamental Right to Education -PAFREBengaluru
Meera BanerjeeNoneBangalore
Svati JoshiAcademicAhmedabad
Anantha raj b mStudentJagaluru
P A AzeezFreelance researcherCoimbatore
Banjagere JayaprakashWriterHarohalli
Sankara NarayananBusinessErode
Banjagere JayaprakashWriter ActivistHarohalli
Jael SillimanProfessorKolkata
Nikhil DeySocial ActivistRajsamand Rajasthan
EerappaCSR CoordinatorBangalore
Anand ChandoluCivil engineerHyderabad
AbhishekStudentBengaluru
Sandhya gokhaleForum Against Oppression of WomenMumbai
SangameshTeacherBangalore
SujataStudentKarnataka kalaburagi
HulagammaStudent S.Karnataka  d.kalaburagi
SureshaStudentKalaburagi Karnataka
VijayalaxmiLabourBengaluru
Sipra MukherjeeWest Bengal State UniversityKolkata
Shobha TBAAIDWA ಕಾರ್ಯಕರ್ತೆDoddarasinkere
Chidananda.karigooliBA.LLb.MSWSirwar
AchuthaSamudaya KarnatakaK GF
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