Statement demanding immediate release of Deba Ranjan Sarangi

April 3, 2016

More than 500 Renowned film makers, writers ,artistes and activists have demanded the immediate release of Deba Ranjan Sarangi who was suddenly picked up on the morning of March 18 in Odisha . Some of them are Nayantara Sehgal , Arundhati Roy, Amrit Wilson, Uma Chakravarti , Sandeep Pandey Medha Patkar, Nandita Das , Konkanasen Sharma , Mallika Sarabai, Paromita Vora , Anand Patwardhan, Sandeep Pandey , Meena Kandasamy , K N Panikkar Endorsements have been received from various parts of the world


We the undersigned film makers, writers, professionals in the area of art & culture, academics, activists and social organisations are deeply shocked to hear about the arrest of independent documentary film maker, writer and human rights activist Deba Ranjan Sarangi. We strongly condemn the arrest view it as part of an overall strategy of the Indian State to curb freedom of speech, freedom of expression of artists, writers, film makers and cultural personalities. We also condemn it in the context of the overall suppression of dissent and suppression of human rights defenders in the era of strong facilitation of the forces of communalism and globalisation by the Indian State and in particular, by the Odisha government.

Deba Ranjan Sarangi was arrested on March 18, 2016, by plainclothes policemen from the Kucheipadar village of Rayagada District, Odisha. Debaranjan was in Kucheipadar to attend a funderal ceremony of one of his friend’s father. He was arrested with a non-bailable warrant issued by the court of JMFC, Kashippur in pursuance of a case registered in Tikri police station of Rayagada district in 2005, when Debaranjan was actively involved in the struggle of the Adivasis in Kashipur to protect their lands from the invasion of the bauxite mining companies.

Deba Ranjan Sarangi has been a consistent and passionate voice against injustice both within and outside Odisha. As a writer, film maker and human rights activist, he has highlighted and critiqued policies of destructive development, unbridled mining practices, displacement, police impunity, atrocities on Dalits, Adivasi issues , growth of communal fascism in Odisha, violence on women and farmers’ suicide in the context of acute agrarian.

As per the reports, Deba Ranjan Sarangi was detained at Jaraguda police station for interrogation. It is learnt that Tikiri police arrested him in an old case warrant with GR case no: 12 of 2005 under Sections 147,148 and 506 of Indian Penal Code. HRDA has been informed that the case is related to a protest and agitation against Utkal Alumunia Company in Kashipur block of Raigada district which took place in the year of 2005. During that period a non-bailable warrant was issued against the defender under section 506 of IPC which is apparently being executed now after a gap of 11 years. If the police machinery was really convinced about these fabricated cases on Deba Ranjan Saragi, there was no need to take 11 years to arrest him, since Debaranjan was active as a film maker and a writer during the entire period.

Writer and documentary film maker Deba Ranjan Sarangi who has spent his precious time for the struggles of Adivasis in Odisha is also a member of Ganantrik Adhilkar Surakya Sangathan (GASS). His films include: 1. At the Crossroads, 2. The Conflict: Whose Loss Whose Gain, 3. From hindu to Hindutva, 4. Visit to Basaguda.

We the undersigned hereby strongly reiterate that it is not possible to silence the voice of dissent, the expressions of our conscience or even the reporting of facts by intimidation, imprisonment or through fabricated cases. We remind the authorities that the arrest of Debaranjan Saragi is a clear violation of Articles 14, 19, 21 and 22 enshrined in the Indian Constitution in defense of freedom of speech, freedom of expression and human rights. Authorities have also violated the safeguards mandated by the Supreme Court in various decisions regarding the arrest of an individual. Such arrests are not only undermining Indian democracy, but also the flourishing growth of all artistic creativity. Deba Ranjan has been put behind bars because he had the courage to show what he witnessed to the world through his expressions of film making, writing and speech. He is neither a Maoist nor a terrorist. We call upon the Odisha government to address the issues raised by the human rights defenders in the State of Odisha rather than imprisoning them and crushing the voices of film makers. We call upon the Odisha government to desist from such disgraceful attempts of violating the Indian Constitution and Indian democracy.

Therefore we demand the immediate release of Debaranjan Sarangi and an immediate dropping of all false charges against him. We also appeal to the civil society to circulate this information widely within your reach

फिल्म निर्माता, साहित्यकार, संस्कृति कर्मी और सामाजिक कार्यकर्ताओं ने देब रंजन सारंगी को रिहा करने की माँग की

नीचे हस्ताक्षरित हम सभी फिल्म निर्माता, लेखक, पेशेवर संस्कृति कर्मी, अकादमिक, सामाजिक कार्यकर्ता और सामाजिक संगठन को आज़ादखयाल वृत्तचित्र निर्माता,लेखक और मानवाधिकार कार्यकर्ता देब रंजन सारंगी की गिरफ्तारी से गहरा झटका लगा है। हम इस गिरफ्तारी की पुरजोर निंदा करते हैं; हम इसे कलाकारों,साहित्यकारों, फिल्म निर्माताओं और संस्कृति कर्मियों के बोलने की आज़ादी को खत्म करने की भारत राज्य-सत्ता की रणनीति का हिस्सा मानते हैं। भारत की हुकूमत और खासकर ओड़िसा सरकार द्वारा फिरकापरस्त ताकतों और वैश्वीकरण को खुलकर बढ़ावा देने के इस माहौल मेंं विरोध और मानवाधिकारों को दबाने की समग्र कोशिशों से संदर्भ में भी हम इसकी भरपूर निंदा करते हैं।

18 मार्च 2016 को ओड़िसा के रायागड़ा जिला के कुचीपड़र गाँव से सादा कपड़े में आए पुलिस वालों ने देब रंजन सारंगी की गिरफ्तारी की। देब रंजन अपने एक साथी के पिता की अंतिम क्रिया में भाग लेने कुचीपड़र आए थे। उनकी गिरफ्तारी काशीपुर के जे एम एफ सी अदालत द्वारा जारी गैर-जमानती वारंट पर रायागड़ा जिला के टिकरी थाने में दर्ज़ 2005 के एक मामले में हुई, जब वे बॉक्साइट खदान कंपनियों के हमलों से काशीपुर में आदिवासियों को अपनी ज़मीन बचाने में मदद करने में सक्रिय थे।

ओड़िसा के अंदर और बाहर अन्याय के खिलाफ देब रंजन लगातार पूरी शिद्दत के साथ मुखर रहे हैं। एक लेखक, फिल्म निर्माता, मानवाधिकार कार्यकर्ता के रुप में उन्होंने विनाशकारी विकास, बेरोक खनन, विस्थापन, पुलिसी ज़ुल्म, दलितों पर अत्याचार, आदिवासी मुद्दों, ओड़िसा में फिरकापरस्त फासीवाद, स्त्रियों पर हिंसा और खेती के गहराते संकट से किसानों की खुदकुशियों पर उन्होंने बढ़चढ़ कर आवाज़ उठाई है।

सुनने में आया है कि देब रंजन को पूछताछ के लिए जरगुडा थाने में रखा गया। जानकारी मिली है कि टिकरी की पुलिस ने भारतीय दंड संहिता की धाराएँ 147, 148 और506 लगाकर 2005 के केस संख्या 12 वाले मामले के वारंट पर उन्हें गिरफ्तार किया है। एच आर डी ए को जानकारी दी गई है कि मामला 2005 में रायागड़ा जिला केकाशीपुर मंडल में उत्कल एल्युमिना कंपनी के खिलाफ विरोध और विक्षोभ से जुड़ा है। उस दौरान अभियुक्त के खिलाफ गैर-जमानती वारंट जारी हुआ था, जिसे 11 साल की अवधि के बाद आज लागू किया गया है। अगर पुलिस तंत्र देब रंजन के खिलाफ इन फर्जी मामलों पर सचमुच यकीन करता है तो उन्हें गिरफ्तार करने के लिए 11 साल इंतज़ार करने की ज़रूरत नहीं थी, इस पूरी अवधि के दौरान देब रंजन फिल्में बनाने और साहित्य लेखने में लगे हुए थे।

ओड़िसा के आदिवासेयों के संघर्षों में अपना जीवन न्यौछावर करने वाले लेखक और वृत्तचित्र निर्माता, देब रंजन सारंगी गणतांत्रिक अधिकार सुरख्या संगठन (जी ए एस एस) के भी सदस्य हैं। उनकी बनाई फिल्मों में मुख्य हैं – 1. ऐट द क्रॉसरोड्स (दोराहे पर), 2. द कॉन्फ्लिक्ट: हूज़ लॉस हूज़ गेन (द्वंद्वः किसका लाभ, किसका नुक्सान), 3. फ्रॉम हिंदू टू हिंदुत्व (हिंदू से हिंदुत्व तक), 4. विज़िट टू बासागुडा (बासागुडा की सैर)

नीचे हस्ताक्षरित हम सभी दुबारा पुरजोर आवाज़ में कहते हैं कि विरोध की आवाज़ को, हमारे विवेक की अभिव्यक्ति को या सच की जानकारी देने को डरा-धमका कर या लोगों को क़ैद में डालकर या फर्जी मामलों में फँसाकर दबाया नहीं जा सकता। हम अधिकारियों को ध्यान दिलाते हैं कि देब रंजन सारंगी की गिरफ्तारी भारतीय संविधान में बोलने, अभिव्यक्ति की आज़ादी और मानवाधिकारों के पक्ष में सुरक्षित धाराओं 14, 19, 21 और 22 की खुली अवमानना है। अधिकारियों ने किसी व्यक्ति की गिरफ्तारी के निर्णय में सुप्रीम कोर्ट द्वारा निर्धारित नियमों की भी अवहेलना की है। ऐसी गिरफ्तारियाँ न केवल भारतीय लोकतंत्र की अवमानना हैं, वे कलात्मक सृजनात्मकता के खिलने में भी बाधक हैं। देब रंजन को इसलिए सलाखों के पीछे डाला गया है कि उन्होंने फिल्में बनाकर, लिखर और बोलकर अपने देखे यथार्थ को दुनिया के सामने रखने की हिम्मत की थी। वे न तो माओवादी हैं और न ही आतंकवादी। हम ओड़िसा सरकार से माँग करते हैं कि वह ओड़िसा राज्य में मानवाधिकार कार्यकर्ताओं को क़ैद करने और फिल्म-निर्माताओं की आवाज़ को दबाने की जगह उनके द्वारा उठाएँ सवालों पर ध्यान दे। हम ओड़िसा सरकार से माँग करते हैं कि वह भारत के संविधान और भारतीय लोकतंत्र की अवमानना की ऐसी शर्मनाक कोशिशों से बाज आए।

हम देब रंजन सारंगी को तुरंत रिहा करने और उनके खिलाफ सभी पर्जी मामलों को तुरंत रद करने की माँग करते हैं। हम सभ्य समाज से आग्रह करते हैं कि वे इस सूचना को अधिक से अधिक लोगों तक पहुँचाएँ।


Nayantara Sahgal, Writer
Medha Patkar , National Allliance of People
Arundhati Roy , Writer
Uma Chakravarti , Feminist and Academician
Nandita Das , Actress and activist
Mani Shankar Aiyar , Former Union Cabinet Minister
Tapan Kumar Bose, Film Maker, Human Rights Activist
Aruna Roy, MKKS
Mallika Sarabhai , Padma Bhushan Award Winner, Dancer, Actress
Anand Patwardhan , Film Maker
FauziaRafique, Author and Poet , Canada
Konkonasen Sharma , Actress
Meena Kandasamy, Witer and Poet
Anwar Masood, Poet, Urdu and Punjabi
TeestaSetalvad , Journalist & Human Rights Activist ,Mumbai
Amrit Wilsonis a writer and activist , South Asia Solidarity Group, London
Vikram Iyengar, Kathak Artiste
Ram Puniyani, Writer ,Mumbai
Nikhil Wagle, Journalist, Mumbai
Anjum Rajabali,Screenwriter, Mumbai
Basil Fernando, Director, Programme and Policy, Asian Human Rights Commission and a Right Livelihood Award (alternative Nobel) laureate
JavedAnand , Journalist ,Editor , Communalism Combat
Sandeep Pandey , Human Rights activist , Magsasay award winner, lucknow
K N Panikkar (Historian)
Sanjay Kak, Film Maker ,New Delhi
Saba Dewan, Documentary Filmmaker
Kedar Mishra , Writer , Art Critic , Odisha
Debe Oram, Tribal Activist, Sundergarh, Odisha
Paromita Vora, writer and Independent filmmaker
Anjali Monteiro ,Film Maker
K P Jayasankar ,Film Maker
PankajButalia , Film Maker
Rajeev Ravi , Camera Person , Feature Film Director
Rahul Roy , Film Maker
Vinod Raja , Documentary Film Maker
Ayesha Kidwai, Jawaharlal Nehru University
Rakesh Sharma , Film Maker
Amar Kanwar , Film Maker
Prafulla samantara, Lok shakti abhiyan, Odisha
Dunu Roy , Researcher
Gopal Menon filmmaker
Priti Gulati Cox, artist, Kansas, USA
Sadanand Menon ,Writer
Nityanand Jayaraman, writer, social activist, Chennai
Shabnam Hashmi, ANHAD
Gabriele Dietrich , National Alliance of People’s Movement , Madurai
DeepaDhanraj , Documentary Film Director
Ajith Kumar , National Award winning Editor
Joysengupta, Theatre and film Actor
Uttam KHOBRAGADE I.A.S.(rtd) and Dalit activist
Mira Shiva , Health Activist
Prafulla Das, Journalist, Bhubhneshwar, Odisha
Biju Toppo , Camera Person
Navroze Contractor , Camera Person
P Baburaj , Film Maker
Ayesha Kidwai, Jawaharlal Nehru University
SreemithSekhar , Film Maker, Calicut
Meghnath , Film Maker
Surya Shankar Dash, Filmmaker, Bhubaneswar
GeetaSeshu, Journalist , Mumbai
Nakul Sawhney, filmmaker
ArundhatiDhuru ,Activist,Lucknow
Ashok Chowdhury, NFFPM
Kumar Prashant ,Chairman ,Gandhi Peace foundation,New Delhi
Leo Saldanha , Researcher,Environmental Activist , ESG
MadhumitaDutta , Activist- Researcher,Chenna
ShripadDharmadhikary ,Researcher,ManthanAdhyayan Kendra
Sudhir Patnaik ,Writer, Editor, Odisha
Wilfred D’costa , INSAF
Kamayani Bali Mahabal, feminist and human rights Activist
C R Neelakandan , Writer ,Social Activist , NAPM
Vincent Manoharan – Dalit Rights Defender.
Ashok Maridas, Grass root Consultants
Datta Desai, Social Activist, Pune -Maharashtra
Nicholas Barla
Ajay Kumar Singh, Human Rights Activist, Odisha
Sandeep Kumar Pattnaik
Abhishek Kumar Dash
ChandranathDani , Advocate ,Odisha
Goldy George , Researcher , Dalit Activist
EnakshiGanguly , Co-director, HAQ Centre for Child Rights ,New Delhi
Irfan Engineer , CSSS
Ovais Sultan Khan , Activist
Cedric Prakash SJ, Human Rights Activist ,Ahemdabad
Harsh Kapoor ,SACW
Binu Mathew , Editor, Countercurrents
Jose Kavi , Editor , Matters India
NiveditaMenon , JNU , New Delhi
Jagadish G Chandra , New Socialist Alternative
Amudhan R P , Film Maker
KritikaAgarwal , Camera Person
Joe Athialy , New Delhi
Benny Kuruvilla , Researcher , New Delhi
A K Ramakrishnan , Professor , JNU , New Delhi
PushpaAchanta , Journalist & Writer , Bangalore
Benny Benedict , VIBGYOR International Film Festival
Deme Oram , Tribal Activist , Sundargarh , Odhisha
TapanPadhi , President, Mission Justice
Razi , Film Director , Designer
K G Shangara Pilla (Poet)
K Sachidanandan (Poet, Writer)
Catherine Coumans., Miningwatch, Canada
B Rajeevan (Writer)
Deepika Tandon, Associate Professor, MirandaHouse, DU
KK Koch (Dalit Activist)
Parijata bhardwaj
Kavita Krishnan. AISA
Greeshma Aruna Rai
Ramesh Aagrwal, anti mining activist
Xavier Dias , anti mining activiat,
Leslie Rodricks
Ram Baheti, Maharashtra
V.Srinivas,Socil & Politica; activist, Delhi
KEN (Writer)
Eugene Culas,Director,Voice of Dalit International, London
P Surendran (Writer)
Anand Teltumbde, CPDR Mumbai
EV Ramakrishnan (Writer)
R Manohar , Regional Coordinator South Human Rights Defenders Alert India
Sp rights activist&advocate, VIJAYAWADA
A K Ramakrishnan (Writer)
Uma K P
Sreemith,Film maker,Calicut ,kerala
P K Parakkadav (Writer)
Karthik Navayan.
Pavani,Journalist, Hyderabad
Peter, National Secretary, National Fishworkers Forum(NFF)
Jackson Pollayil, Gen Secretary, Kerala Swathanthra Malsyathozhilaly Federation(KSMTF)
Magline Peter, Convenor, Theeradesa Mahila Vedi, Kerala
Deepa Vasudevan
Paul j kattukaran
Sarath Cheloor, ViBGYOR Film Collective.
Rahul Mahesh, Secretary, ViBGYOR Film Collective.
Ashish Kothari
Tapan Padhi, Child Rights activits, Odisha
Ambrose Pinto SJ, Principal – St. Aloysius Degree College, Bangalore
V S Roy David , National Adivasi Alliance
Ananyaa Gaur , Musician
SoumyaDutta, Bharat Jan VigyanJatha& India Climate Justice
Sundar Sarukkai, Manipal University, Faculty
K P Sasi , Film Maker, Activist
Vini Varghese , Assistant Director, Documentary Films
PradeepEsteves, Activist, Context India
NeshatQuaiser , Associate Professor , JamiaMilliaIslamia , New Delhi
Shamus Islam, writer
Tabish Qureshi, Jamia Millia Islamia, Faculty
VibhutiNarainRai , Writer
. Tanmay Deshpande, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumba
Ramesh Kamble , University of Mumbai
Prof .Arvind Siva ramakrishnan
Karuna D.W., Researcher Chennai
Arun Khote, PMARC
Charul Bharwada, Artist n Researcher, Ahmedabad
Trupti Shah, Activist, Baroda
Vinay Mahajan, Artist n Researcher, Ahmedabad
Mahi Pal Singh , Editor, The Radical Humanist ,
Sharmila , IIT Bombay
Rosemary Viswanath, Development Expert
Fareeda, Film-maker, Bangalore
Ishwarbhai Prajapati
Rohit prajapati Shah, huamn righst activits, Baroda
Sultana Kamal, Human rights activist, Bangladesh
Aklima Ferdows Lisa , Assistant Coordinator , Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK)
Vasanthi Raman , Social Scientist and activist , New Delh
Firdaus Ahmed
Achyut Yagnik , Writer and Social Activist
Ashok Shrimali , Secretary General mines mineral & People
Meera Velayudhan , Researcher
Virginius Xaxa
Dr Sushrut Jadhav, Senior Lecturer in Cross-cultural Psychiatry, University College London.
Prasanna Ramaswamy, Theatre Director, Chennai
Tanmoy Bhattacharya​ (Delhi University)​, Editor, Indian Linguistics
R N Jha; Social activist,Democratic Rights Activist, Bihar
Radhika Desai. Independent Gender and Social Inclusion Consultant and Researcher, Hyderabad
Suvrat Raju, International Centre for Theoretical Sciences, Faculty
Paul Divakar, NCDH
Laltu (Harjinder), Hindi writer and scientist, Hyderabad
Indira Akoijam, Communication Professional, Delhi
Henri Tiphagne,National Working Secretary, Human Rights Defenders’ Alert – India [ HRDA]
Shalini Gera, Jagdalpur Legal Aid Group, Lawyer, Bastar
Sharmistha Choudhury (General Secretary, All India Revolutionary Women’s Organisation)
Isa Mishra, Convenor, Janhastakshep, Delhi
Madhuri, Jagrit Adivasi Dalit Sangathan, Madhya Pradesh
Maheen , Film maker , Ektara collective
Rinchin writer /activist,
George Monippally, Campaign For Survival and Dignity(CSD), Jharkhand
Anshuman Singh, Assit Prof,Dept of English, Dyal Singh College, Delhi
Alok Laddha, theoretical Physicist, Chennai Institute of mathematics
Farida Khan, Professor, Educational Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi
Hussain Indorewala , Asst. Professor ‎,KRVIA , Mumbai
Nandakumar D, Kerala
Sanober Keshwaar, Mumbai
Sagari R Ramdas, Food Sovereignty Alliance, India
Debasis Mondal, Harish-Chandra Research Institute, Research scholar
Madhusudhan, Theatre Activist, Hyderabad, India
Dr Hiren Gohain, (retd.University Teacher,Guwahati)
Karen Gabriel, Associate Professor, St Stephen college, Delhi
Nisha Biswas, Scientist and activist
Isha Khandelwal, Jagdalpur Legal Aid Group
Hasina Khan , Mumbai
Partho Sarothi Ray, Scientist and activist, Sanhati
Surat Kumar Sahu,Filmmaker and Journalist,New Delhi
Runu Chakraborty,
Noorjehan Safia Niaz, Bhartiya Muslim Mahila Andolan,
Ajay Bharadwaj, Film Maker
Bidisa Das, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Scientist
Shivani taneja, educationist, bhopal
Shambhavi Prakash, Jawaharlal Nehru University
Sharanya nayak, Koraput, Odisha
Nandini Rao
Amalendu Upadhyaya- Journalist
Suhail KK, Director, Quill Foundation
Datta Desai, Social Activist, Pune -Maharashtra
Ashok Maridas, Grass root Consultants
Vincent Manoharan – Dalit Rights Defender.
Sushovan Dhar, PPWU
Pouru Wadia, SNEHA, Mumbai
Prof Jagmohan singh , Director , Shaheed Bhagat Singh Creativity Centre
SBBS university
Pushkar Raj, CSR Global Peace Project Coordinator, Australia
Suvojit Bagchi. Journalist
Dr Kamaxi Bhate , Mumbai
Durga Bhavani, University of Hyderabad, Faculty
Arati Chokshi, Bangalore
Lalit Shukla, Physical Research Laboratory, Research Scholar
Gita Chadha, University of Mumbai, Faculty
Meera Narmada, NAPM
Shoma Sen, Nagpur
Kabir Kapoor , Filmmaker , Mumbai
Shamim Modi, Shramik Adivasi Sanghatana,Samajwadi Janparishad
Nikita Sonawane,student, Government Law College, Mumbai
Vijayan MJ, Activist, Delhi.
Tultul Biswas, Madhya Pradesh Mahila Manch, Bhopal, M.P.
Sudha Bharadwaj, Chhattisgarh PUCL
Guneet Kaur, Lawyer, New Delhi
Bittu Karthik Kondaiah, Scientist, Hyderabad
Harsh Iyer, GayRights acivist, Mumbai
Samar Anarya, Asian Human Rights Commission, Hong Kong
G S Panda ,advocate, sonepur
Tony Raj, educationist, Bhubhneshwar
D Sathishchandra, Theatre , Film actor, Bangalore
Sharmila Purkayastha (Assoc. Prof, MH,DU)
Arun Kumar, Retired Prof., JNU.
Uttam Ghosh , Artist and activist, Mumbai
Manjit (Assoc.Prof, DSC, DU)
Hiren Gandhi – Theatre Activist
Suresh Bhat
Saroop Dhruv – Poet Writer
Ananyo Maitra, Reasearcher , Paris,
Biplab Goswami, Writer and Editor
Samantha Agarwal PhD student at Johns Hopkins University
Indira C, Delhi
John Dayal
Mahan Mj, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, Faculty
Saheli , women organisation, Delhi
Malini Subramaniam, Journalist
Prof Chaman Lal, JNU
Suresh BhattSamar Anarya, Asian Human Rights Commission, Hong Kong
Bela Bhatia, Independet Resaercher, Chhatisgarh
Sumathi Rao, Harish-Chandra Research Institute, Faculty
Dr Saibal Jana, Chhattisgarh
Biswabasu Das , Leader SUCI, Cuttack, ODISHA
Chandranath Dani, Human rights activits, Odisha
Manjit (Assoc.Prof, DSC, DU)Sharmila Purkayastha (Assoc. Prof, MH,DU)
Shobha raghavan ,Human rights Activist and Theatre artist, Bangalore
Nakul Sawhney, film maker
Sangram Mallick, Social worker, odisha
Gautam Navlakha (PUDR)
Anil Chamadia, Delhi based Journalist/Writer.
Harsh Dobhal, activist
Vijay Hiremath, Lawyer
Himanshu Kumar , Human Rights activist
Suman Quazi, Student, Jamia Milia Islamia
Manjula, activits, Mumbai
MANOHAR, Regional Coordinator South, HRDA India
Nicholas Barla, human rights activist, Jharsuguda, Odisha
Amit Bhaduri, JNU
K K Baburaj (Dalit activist)
T T Shreekumar (Writer)
P K Poker (Wirter)
Ajay Shekar (writer)
Sanny M Kabikkad ( Dalit activist)
M B Manoj (Poet)
N P Chekkutty (Writer)
Shubhda Chaudhary, Research Scholar, JNU
Shaik Muhammed Karakkunnu (Jamate Islami)
P V Vijay Kumar, Dalit writer and critic, Hyderabad
Hameed Vaniyambalam (Welfare Party)
Neelima Gupte, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Facult
Gautam Navlakha (PUDR)
T Shakir ( Solidarity)#
Nihav Dhawale, Yale University, Research scholar
Nahas Mala ( SIO)
P Ruksana (GIO)
Khushi Kabir, Rights Activists, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Suhas Borker, Film maker and Activist, New Delhi
Tasqeen Macchiwalla (Development Professional)
Polidor kujur
Pradeep Biasakh, media activits and development professional, delhi
Ajay Singh, Human Rights activits, Bhubhneshwar
Nandan Saxena, Filmmaker
Sumathi Rao, Harish-Chandra Research Institute, Faculty
Debasis Bhattacharjee, Journalistand activist, Tripura
Dr Pritam Singh DPhil (Oxford), Professor of Economics
Nandita Narain, St. Stephen’s College (University of Delhi), Faculty
Manisha Sethi, Associate Professor, Jamia Milia University
Rakesh Ranjan, Delhi University.
Sandeep Kumar Pattanaik , NCAS,Pune
Pinky Pandey, health activist, Mumbai
Sarojini, SAMA, Delhi
Jashodhara Dasgupta, Sahayog
Jaya Velankar, Independent Consultant, Delhi
Shamim Modi, Shramik Adivasi Sanghatana,Samajwadi Janparishad
Kavita Srivastava, PUCL
Pavan Kapoor, Developent Professional , Delhi
Roopali Garg , Gurgaon
Gurpal Singh
Daniel Mazgaonkar, Gandhian and peace activist, Mumbai
Freny Maneckshaw, Journalist, Mumbai
Sukla Sen , Anti Nuclear Activist. Mumbai
Priyanka Ohol
Dileep, IT professional and activist, Gurgaon
Fr Allwyn Dsouza , JPC, Mumbai
Amrita Wilson , London
Dr Mary Mathai, Switzerland
Srihari Srinivasan, France
D S Gill, IHRO, Ludhiana, Punjab
Ashley Tellis, Educationist and journalist
Fauazia Rafique, Canada
Prasad Boddupalli, human righst activits, Mumbai
Cornelia Haas, Lawyer ,Germany
Indira Vijaysimha, academic
Dr Aseem Shrivastava, Writer, Delhi
Meher Engineer, Journalist
Manisha Bhalla, Journalist , Delhi
Kiran Vissa, Hyderabad
Waliullah Laskhar, writer and activist
Gopikanta Ghosh , Gandhian
Reny Ayline, National coordinator of NCHRO,
Prateek Vats, Independent filmmaker
Subiman Kundu, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi,
Punyabrata Goon , Health activist, Kolkata
Hardika Dayalani, Artiste, Bhuj
M C Raj
Narendra Mohan Kommalapti, Educationist , Australia
Souvik Mandal, Indian Institute of Science, Research scholar
Martian Tillier, activist , United Kingdom
Jhelum Roy
Sandeep Torne, Camera Man, Mumbai
Angad Vora, Pottery Artiste, Auroville
Dr Seema Tyagi , Associate Professor, MBBS, Delhi
Gordana Stankovic, peace activist, London
Patrick Ghose, artist, Delhi
Devaki Khanna, Freelance editor and writer Delhi
Sajad Rasool, writer
Harikrishnan S , Assistant Professor at the School of Biotechnology
Probal Dasgupta, Prof, Linguistics t, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata
Aditya Rametra, UC berkeley
Smriti Nevatia- Film and theatre critique
Rashmi diwekar- health activitst
Usha Saxena, activist, Delhi
Avika saha , Jia kisan andolan , Kolkata
Murban F Shroff, Author, Mumbai
Priyanka Priyadarshini , Mumbai
Ananya Bhattacharjee, Journalist, kolkata
Rajashri Dasgupta, journalist
Dr Zaheer ahmed sayeed , Chennai
Dasrathi JV, lyricist
Priya Jain , student, delhi
N Venugopal Rao
Sameera Iyengar, Journalist, Mumbai
Dr Sita Venkateswar, Senior lecturer, massey univ , new zealand  
Dr Sujata Guha, Kolkata
Jeh Chinoy
Shrayragi Israni, designer
Ashish Fernandes, Greenpeace
Vandana Singh. Indian science fiction writer, USA
Vistasp Hodiwalla. Artiste , Mumbai
Teena Gill- independent filmmaker and journalist, Delhi
Santanu Chacraverti, writer, Kolkata
Sarthak Pal, student, Bnagalore
Supriya Madangarli, feminist and writer, MumbaiJean Saldanha
George Kutty, Naandi , Hyderabad
Prabir KC
Ania Loomba , author, USA
anuradha potluri, teacher , VIJAYWADA
Debalina Mow, Filmmaker kolkata
Katrin Gafe, writer, Germany
Aravinda Potluri, eductaionist, hyderabad
Shree Prakash, filmmaker
Santosh dimdima, camerman, bnagaloire
Amarnath Sandipamu, Independent filmmaker, Hyderabd
Shirish Daiya, filmmaker
Priyanko Sarkar, write, Mumbai
Pankaj Johar, independent film maker
sumay sarangi, atrtist, new delhi
U M DEVENDRA BABU, human rights form , telegana
Sajal mitra, film producer and actor
Rucha Chitnis, feminist photo journalist
Aniruddha Das, professional photographer
Abbas Rizvi, Designer and activist, Mumbai
Lipika Sen, artist and writer, New Zealand
Thothatri, IT expert, Chennai
Kalpita mahajan, Teacher, Khopoli
N Purendra Prasad, Reader, University of Hyderabad
Satyan Jha, Sorbonne University, France
FATHIMA NIZARUDDIN, filmmaker, London
Harinder Nandyala, Student, sumemrfiled school
Rishov Goswami, raesearch scholar, London
Sivanageswara Rao Gopalam, editor, Hyderabad
Ranjit Abhigyan, Nafional Associafion of Street Vendors of. India
Selavkumar, London Schoolof Economics
Susanata Kumar, Mime artist, Bangalore
Sumathi Rao, Harish-Chandra Research Institute, Faculty
Gopal Guru, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Faculty
Jamsheed Rizwani, journalist, France
Arnab Rai Choudhuri, Indian Institute of Science,
S Izhar, author, london
Anupama Potluri, University of Hyderabad,
Vinay Kumar Ambedkar, Jawaharlal Nehru University
Gaichand Murmu, Chennai
Dhrubo Mukerjee, Journalist, Kolkata
Pratik Ali, Ligiust Dept, Delhi University
Divyaraj Amiya, Educationist
Theodor Rathgeber, Forum Human Rights Berlin
Kasturi basu, Teacher
Mithun Pramanik, documentary filmmaker
Divya Tripathi, Journalist
Sudipta Sarkar, asst professor, IIT Gandhinagar
Suresh Khairnar, social activist ,
Prakash Saha, Kings College , London
Anjan Mitra, architect and activist, San Francisco Bay
Priyankar Dey, Kolkata
Devika Jyothi, writer, New delhi
Vijay Kumar Yadavendu, Magadh University Bodh- Gaya
Gautam Kishanchandani, Film director, Mumbai
Manish Jani, Author, Ahemdabad
Christine Porter, Painter, AUSTRALIA
Mithu Das, singer, Mumbai
Susaman Chowdhury, Kolkata
Rupashree Dasgupta, Kolkata
Utpal basu
Gulserene Dastur , filmmaker, Switzerland
Oishick Sircar , Human rights activist, australia
Debdatta Chakrabarti, Feminist and researcher,
Neha Dixit, Journalist
Luis Manuel Claps , reasearcher mines and communities -Peru
Fakru Ahmed Bashu, Engineer
Shubha Tewari, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
.Saumyajit Bhattacharya, Kirori Mal College (University of Delhi),
Arshiya Syed, health activist, lucknow
Mili shet, RTI activist,
Maya Valecha, educationist,
Shikohi Agarwal, Journalist
Nicole wolf, artista nd photographer , Germany
Ratnabali Bhattacharjee, actress,
Achuthan Vatakketath Ravi, Poet
Maharatna Banerjee, Media Professional
Umesh Kumar Dubey, Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai
Sekhar sengupta, , Ranchi
Boyan Mallory, migrant rights activist, Phillipines
Satadal Ganguly, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata
Garreth D’Mello, Musician, writer, Mumbai
Mohit Priyadarshi, film Journalist
Dr Kirit Roy, Human righst activits MASUM, Kolkata
Prof Sukhwant Hundalfrom University of British Columbia
Saumyajit Ray, JNU
Javed Iqbal, photo Journalist, Mumbai
Rakhi Sehgal, writer , activist,Delhi
Raghunandan Kaanadka, Filmmaker, Bangalore
Samata Roshini, Activist, Hyderabad
Simon chambers, Author , London
Amrita AnandNayak , AUTHOR
Dr Prabin Shakya, Nepal
Alastair Kenneil, documentary filmmaker , united kingdom
Gayatri Chatterjee, Film scholar Pune
Rukmini Sen, Journalist, Mumbai
Roshni Bano , Student at University of Illinois
Jeffin Jacob Mathew, engineer, banaglore
Jaya Iyer, Prof mathematics, Univ fo Hyderabad
Claire James, actress, USA
Rajiv Velicheti, script writer and teacher, Thane
Akhil Biswas, Mt Tech, Untied Kingdom
Shewli Kumar, TISS, Mumbai
Uttama Ray,
Nusrat Kabir, enviornmentalist, Mumbai
Premangsu Dasgupta
Sudarsan Das
William Stanley
Jyoti Mhapsekar, strei mukti sanghathana, Mumbai
Uma V Chandru, WSS Karnataka
Roshani Kadam , Mumbai
Dolphy D’souza, Citizens for initiave on peace , Mumbai
Meena Seshu, SANGRAM
Anagha Sarpotdar, Independent Consultant , Mumbai
Urmila Salunkhe , Mumbai
Vibhuti Patel , Mumbai
Lakshmi Menon, Women Networking
Suhas Tai, Jan Swasthya abhiyan
Trupti Panchaal, Mumbai
Palash Biswas ,writer and activist Kolkata P
iyush Manush , Farmer,Green Entrepreneur & Activist, Salem
Sameer Khan, activist, Mumbai
Swarna Bhatt, Bangalore
Sunil Geoerge, Indian Institute of Public Health , Delhi
Aapurv Jain, Master Gender and Sexuality, SOAS, London
Prof Pushpendra Dubey
Zuni Zacutti, Melbourne, Australia
Vineet Tiwari, Gen Sec for Madhya Pradesh at Progressive Writers Association – PWA
Dilnaz Boga, Mumbai
MASUM- Banglar Manabadhikar Suraksha Mancha.
Women against Sexual Violence and State Repression (WSS)