Signatories to stop UP clampdown on voices supporting the farmer’s movement

Here is the current list of signatories to the petition to stop UP government clampdown on voices supporting farmers’ movement.

264 signatories so far.

  1. Kondapally Narender Kondapally Narender, Telangana, Independent, India
  2. https://coin2x.org https://coin2x.org, https://coin2x.org, Independent, Africa
  3. https://ether2x.net https://ether2x.net, https://ether2x.net, Independent, Asia/Pacific
  4. ZillieaboseIK Zillieabose, Togo, Independent, Latin America
  5. G. K. GHOSH gkg, WEST BENGAL, Independent, India
  6. FloydmaismGC Floydmaism, Syria, Independent, Europe
  7. AndrebefGC Andrebef, Italy, Independent, Africa
  8. GOOGLE GOOGLE, GOOGLE, Independent, Latin America
  9. https://bitdouble.net https://bitdouble.net, https://bitdouble.net, Independent, Asia/Pacific
  10. https://coindoubler.net https://coindoubler.net, https://coindoubler.net, Independent, Asia/Pacific
  11. https://coin2x.org https://coin2x.org, https://coin2x.org, Independent, Europe
  12. https://ether2x.net https://ether2x.net, https://ether2x.net, Independent, Latin America
  13. SellAccs SellAccs, SellAccs, Independent, Latin America
  14. Twitter Twitter, Twitter, Independent, Canada
  15. DanisabedWR Danisspld, Dominican Republic, Independent, Latin America
  16. DaniazeuzWR Daniusaud, Dominican Republic, Independent, Asia/Pacific
  17. DanisszodWR Daniuelez, Dominican Republic, Independent, Europe
  18. DanielOrbitOQ DanielOrbit, Russia, Independent, Latin America
  19. AndrebefGC Andrebef, Italy, Independent, Canada
  20. DanibuealWR Danisasll, Dominican Republic, Independent, Canada
  21. SellAccs SellAccs, SellAccs, Independent, Canada
  22. Sridhar Kolinjavadi, NY, Independent, USA
  23. Eve Damours, Québec, Academic, Canada
  24. DanidzossWR Daniosuou, Dominican Republic, Independent, Latin America
  25. SellAccs SellAccs, SellAccs, Independent, Europe
  26. Iftikhar C Chowdhry, TX, Academic, USA
  27. AccStores AccStores, AccStores, Independent, Asia/Pacific
  28. Twitter Twitter, Twitter, Independent, Asia/Pacific
  29. Gagan Kaur, CA, Independent, USA
  30. Iftikhar C Chowdhry, TX, Academic, USA
  31. Chinanu Okoli, , Academic, USA
  32. Javeed Mirza, New York, Academic, USA
  33. khan hasa, washington, Academic, USA
  34. Balaji Narasimhan, CA, Independent, USA
  35. Mudassar Khattab, GA, Academic, USA
  36. Kasturi Sen, PA, Professional, USA
  37. Priyanka Knaujiya, Utter pradesh, Academic, India
  38. WilliampagXO Williampag, Malta, Independent, Latin America
  39. Twitter Twitter, Twitter, Independent, Latin America
  40. HARGOVIND KUMAR, Uttar parades, Professional, India
  41. Komal Naqvi, , Professional, USA
  42. Pankaj kardam, delhi, Independent, India
  43. Sahiti Bonam, , Professional, USA
  44. Prithvi Sharma Sharma, CA, Professional, USA
  45. Sonalee Rashatwar, pa, Professional, USA
  46. Sonalee Rashatwar, pa, Professional, USA
  47. Ashwini Tambe, District of Columbia, Academic, USA
  48. Arthi Selvan, , Professional, USA
  49. Viraj Patel, , Professional, USA
  50. Kiran Asher, 600-800, Academic, USA
  51. Alina Joseph, Pennsylvania, Professional, USA
  52. Jeeva Muhil, , Professional, USA
  53. Kasturi Sen, PA, Professional, USA
  54. Dipak Dholakia, Delhi, Independent, India
  55. Saurabh Singh, Uttar pradesh, Academic, India
  56. Rajesh Ramakrishnan, , Independent, India
  57. Angana Chatterji, , Academic, USA
  58. Manish Tandon, Maharashtra, Independent, India
  59. Sagar Lalwani, Rajasthan, Professional, India
  60. Sagar indrawani, Rajasthan, Professional, India
  61. Dorbie Marak, Meghalaya, Professional, India
  62. Sunil kumar, Delhi, Academic, India
  63. Viren Lobo, Rajasthan, Professional, India
  64. Kanthi Iyer, Washington, Professional, USA
  65. Riba Bakshi, , Academic, USA
  66. Kavita S, MA, Professional, USA
  67. Pallabi Chakravorty, Pa, Academic, USA
  68. kabi x, mah, Independent, India
  69. Siddharth Bharath, Karnataka, Academic, India
  70. Praveen Srivastava, UTTAR PRADESH, Academic, India
  71. Serge Bruneau, , Academic, Canada
  72. Raja Swamy, TN, Academic, USA
  73. Shreekumar S, Karnataka, Independent, India
  74. Suvir Kaul, PA, Academic, USA
  75. Akhter Sadiq, ILL, Independent, USA
  76. Kriti Budhiraja, MN, Academic, USA
  77. Sriyandass A, , Independent, USA
  78. Srinivas T, TN, Professional, India
  79. Shabana Aarzoo Aarzoo, , Independent, USA
  80. Huma Khan, Up, Professional, India
  81. khan hasan, wa, Academic, USA
  82. Mohammad Imran, NJ, Independent, USA
  83. Suhail Purkar, Massachusetts, Independent, USA
  84. Ania Loomba, Pa, Academic, USA
  85. Madhusmita Bora, Pa, Independent, USA
  86. Aayushi D, , Independent, USA
  87. Veeru Kumar, Uttar Pradesh, Professional, India
  88. Padma Balasubramanian, MA, Professional, USA
  89. Veeru Kumar, Uttar pardesh, Professional, India
  90. Vikki Nanda, Maharashtra, Academic, India
  91. Rajnish kumar Kumar, Utter pardesh, Independent, India
  92. Shailendra Kumar, Utter pradesh, Professional, India
  93. Akhtar Ehtisham, NJ, Academic, USA
  94. Sarbesh Kumar, Up, Academic, India
  95. Rishi Raj Gautam, Uttar pradesh, Independent, India
  96. Kuuldeep Yadav, Uttar pardesh, Professional, India
  97. Anil Chaudhary, Uttar pardesh, Academic, India
  98. Abhinav singh, , Professional, India
  99. Kriti Budhiraja, MN, Academic, USA
  100. Richa Singh, Uttar Pradesh, Independent, India
  101. KAMAYANI BALI MAHABAL, Maharashtra, Independent, India
  102. Kausar Jahan, U.P, Academic, India
  103. Vipin Kumar Chaudhary, Up, Independent, India
  104. Vijaya V, Uttar Pradesh, Independent, India
  105. Richa Kumar, , Academic, India
  106. Mukta Srivastava, Maharashtra, Professional, India
  107. Niti Saxena, , Academic, India
  108. Nida Kirmani, Punjab, Academic, Asia/Pacific
  109. Shuchita Kumar, UP, Professional, Asia/Pacific
  110. Shiva S, Uttar Pradesh, Academic, India
  111. Prafulla Samantara, Odisha, Independent, India
  112. Nithya Rajan, , Academic, USA
  113. Anam Rakhshanda, Uttar Pradesh, Independent, India
  114. SHANKY GUPTA, , Independent, India
  115. Sharda Rao, , Professional, India
  116. Shweta Gupta, Uttarpradesh, Academic, USA
  117. Koninika Ray, DELHI, Academic, India
  118. Prema Bangera, MA, Professional, USA
  119. Sulabh Singh, Uttar Pradesh, Professional, India
  120. Agrim Bansal, punjab, Professional, India
  121. Manjesh Kumar, उत्तर प्रदेश, Academic, India
  122. Aishwarya Gupta, UTTAR PRADESH, Professional, India
  123. Subhash Kumar, Uttar Pradesh, Professional, India
  124. Fatema P, Karnataka, Academic, India
  125. Anuradha Pati, Karnataka, Professional, India
  126. Abhishek Tiwary, Uttar Pradesh, Professional, India
  127. Arvind Arvind, U.P, Academic, India
  128. Abbas Rupawala, Maharashtra, Professional, India
  129. Plavika Singh, Haryana, Professional, India
  130. Sunita Munda, Bihar, Professional, India
  131. SAURABH VERMA, Uttar Pradesh, Professional, India
  132. Neeti Bhai, Uttar pradesh, Academic, India
  133. Ashutosh Kumar, Uttar Pradesh, Academic, India
  134. Saeed Ahmed, OH, Professional, USA
  135. Nisha Biswas, West bengal, Academic, India
  136. Devaki Jain, Delhi, Academic, India
  137. Jigna Desai, Minnesota, Academic, USA
  138. Ramjeevan Rawat, उत्तर प्रदेश, Academic, India
  139. Manjesh Kumar, उत्तर प्रदेश, Academic, India
  140. KC Shashidhar, Karnataka, Professional, India
  141. Aparna Sundar, Ontario, Academic, Canada
  142. Nalini Nayak, Kerala, Academic, India
  143. dr lubna sarwath, telangana, Independent, India
  144. vinay prakash, UP, Professional, India
  145. Snigdha Kumar, Minnesota, Academic, USA
  146. Mani Tripathi, Uttar Pradesh, Academic, India
  147. Shishir Kumar, Utar pradesh, Academic, India
  148. जगन्नाथ जगन्नाथ, Utter Pradesh, Academic, India
  149. Shishupal Singh Patel, Uttar Pradesh, Professional, India
  150. Kuldeep Kumar, Utter Pradesh, Academic, India
  151. Simona Sawhney, , Academic, India
  152. Deepika Deep, Haryana, Professional, India
  153. Sunita Viswanath, NY, Independent, USA
  154. Rajesh Meena, Haryana, Professional, India
  155. Rahee S G, Maharashtra, Academic, India
  156. Aparna Choudhary, Karnataka, Professional, India
  157. Kripal Mandloi, Delhi, Independent, India
  158. Sirisha Naidu, , Academic, USA
  159. Prem Verma, Jharkhand, Professional, India
  160. Surabhi Agarwal, , Independent, India
  161. Sunita Sharma, , Academic, India
  162. ROMI Mahajan, WA, Professional, USA
  163. Ankita Ranjan, Uttar Pradesh, Professional, India
  164. Venu Verma, , Professional, India
  165. Mamatha Kodidela, New Jersey, Professional, USA
  166. Sujata Patel, Maharashtra, Academic, India
  167. Bharat Rathod, MA, Independent, USA
  168. Kanha Vatsa, BIHAR, Professional, India
  169. Masooma Ranalvi, Uttar Pradesh, Independent, India
  170. Ifa Qazi, Uttar Pradesh, Academic, India
  171. Sangeeta Kamat, MA, Academic, USA
  172. Rajendra yadav, karnataka, Academic, USA
  173. Amrita Shodhan, Hong Kong, Academic, Asia/Pacific
  174. Suvir Sharma, Maharashta, Academic, India
  175. Catherine Pappas, Québec, Professional, Canada
  176. feroz mehdi, Quebec, Independent, Canada
  177. KALYANI MENON SEN, Haryana, Independent, India
  178. Chinnaiah Jangam, Ontario, Academic, Canada
  179. Mukesh Bhargava, Up, Independent, India
  180. Pierre Beaudet, Québec, Academic, Canada
  181. Deepak Kapur, NM, Academic, USA
  182. Pramila Vasudevan, MN, Independent, USA
  183. Diditi Mitra, , Academic, USA
  184. Vishal Jamkar, MN, Independent, USA
  185. Pushpa S, Karnataka, Professional, India
  186. Mausam Shukla, Uttar Pradesh, Professional, India
  187. Medha Faust-Nagar, MN, Professional, USA
  188. Deeksha Nagar, , Independent, India
  189. Ansha Zaman, Minnesota, Professional, USA
  190. Debashree Pati, Ohio, Professional, USA
  191. jyotsna singh, Tamil Nadu, Professional, India
  192. Jasmeet Singh, Delhi, Professional, India
  193. Ajay Skaria, mn, Academic, USA
  194. Vanessa Black, , Professional, Africa
  195. Mansi Agarwal, Uttar Pradesh, Professional, India
  196. Rashim Singh, TX, Academic, USA
  197. Aparna Limaye, , Professional, USA
  198. Shashank Gupta, Uttar Pradesh, Academic, India
  199. Leena ranade, Minnesota, Professional, USA
  200. Irfan ahmad, UTTAR PRADESH, Independent, India
  201. Shivam Sharma, Uttar Pradesh, Independent, India
  202. Sunny Singh, Uttar Pradesh, Independent, India
  203. Shivraj Bharti, Uttar Pradesh, Academic, India
  204. Nitesh Kumar kumar, Delhi, Professional, India
  205. Kirti Singh, Uttar pradesh, Academic, India
  206. Shiney V, , Academic, USA
  207. Nitesh Kumar, Delhi, Professional, India
  208. Nina Asher, , Academic, USA
  209. Chandrapurnima Bhatnagar, Karnataka, Independent, India
  210. Pankaj kardam, delhi, Independent, India
  211. Waquar Ahmed, , Academic, USA
  212. Sherin Varghese, Republic of Ireland, Professional, Europe
  213. Divya Karan, MN, Independent, USA
  214. Sudeept Srivastava, Uttar Pradesh, Professional, India
  215. Rahul Tiwari, Haryana, Professional, India
  216. Afroz Bohari, Maharashtra, Academic, India
  217. Neelam Gupta, Uttar Pradesh, Independent, India
  218. Anita Pagare, Maharashtra, Independent, India
  219. Rishabh Gupta, UTTAR PRADESH, Academic, India
  220. Mansi Singhal, Delhi, Academic, India
  221. Drishti Srivastava, Uttar pradesh, Professional, India
  222. Kamlesh Gupta, Uttar Pradesh, Academic, India
  223. Sairam Chekuri, , Professional, India
  224. Divya Arora, , Professional, India
  225. Gaurav Verma, Rajasthan, Professional, India
  226. Gargi Dutta Choudhury, West Bengal, Professional, India
  227. Arundhati Dhur, Uttar Pradesh, Independent, India
  228. Amod Shah, , Academic, Europe
  229. Shy Y, WB, Academic, India
  230. Sudheer R, , Professional, India
  231. Chandrakala Bhandari, Uttrakhand, Independent, India
  232. Siddhant Pusdekar, Minnesota, Academic, USA
  233. Ravi Prakash, Delhi, Academic, India
  234. Parth Richa, Haryana, Professional, India
  235. Vinod Patel, Chhattisgarh, Professional, India
  236. Parth Richa, Haryana, Professional, India
  237. Anuradha Talwar, West Bengal, Independent, India
  238. Kripal Mandloi, Delhi, Independent, India
  239. Sarah Suganthi, Tamil Nadu, Independent, India
  240. Parth Richa, Haryana, Professional, India
  241. Roopal Gupta, , Professional, India
  242. nishesh mani, uttaroradesh, Professional, India
  243. Vinay Gidwani, , Academic, USA
  244. Pramila Vasudevan, MN, Independent, USA
  245. Huseni F, Maharashtra, Professional, India
  246. Prateek Dixit, उत्तर प्रदेश, Academic, India
  247. Sarthak Shukla, Uttar pradesh, Academic, India
  248. Preeti Thapliyal, Uttarakhand, Independent, India
  249. Chandra Talpade Mohanty, NY, Academic, USA
  250. archit asthana, Uttar Pradesh, Professional, India
  251. Yatharth ShuklA, Uttar Pradesh, Academic, India
  252. Shahzad Khan, Maharashtra, Academic, India
  253. A Gupta, , Academic, India
  254. Neha Chaudhary, , Professional, India
  255. Richa Jhaldiyal, OH, Academic, USA
  256. Syed Tousif Masood, Karnataka, Independent, India
  257. Anil Chaudhary, Haryana, Independent, India
  258. David Faust, , Academic, USA
  259. Mubina Qureshi, MN, Independent, USA
  260. Richa Nagar, MN, Academic, USA
  261. Roja Singh, NY, Academic, USA
  262. Mehak Sawhney, , Academic, Canada
  263. Madhumita Dutta, Ohio, Academic, USA
  264. Ravi VS, California, Professional, USA

Stop State’s Clampdown on Voices Rising in Support of Farmers’ Movement in Uttar Pradesh

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We, the undersigned, condemn in the strongest possible terms, the house arrest of Richa Singh and harassment of other activists by the government of Uttar Pradesh in India. These actions constitute targeted suppression of protest and clampdown on dissenting voices by an authoritarian state.  

Richa Singh, a founding member of Sangtin Kisan Mazdoor Sangathan (SKMS) and a national convenor of the National Alliance of People’s Movements, has agitated tirelessly with the most marginalized farmers, laborers, and women in Sitapur District of Uttar Pradesh since 1996.  On January 7th, the police stopped her in her hometown of Sitapur as she was joining the tractor rally in support of the farmers’ protests against the Indian Farms Reforms of 2020 that have shaken the country since 26 November 2020. While Richa was permitted to join the rally after speaking to the authorities, she was followed by two plainclothes police personnel. That same evening, she was placed under house arrest and prevented from accessing medical care in Lucknow. 

In spite of multiple attempts to learn why Richa Singh has been placed under house arrest, the only vague reason provided by the authorities is their ‘suspicion’ that she intends to join the farmers’ protests in Delhi. The details of where the police received this information have not been shared with Richa Singh, contravening her civil rights to be informed of the basis for her house arrest. There also does not seem to be an order for the arrest.

Richa Singh’s house arrest has coincided with the harassment of activists in other parts of Uttar Pradesh, including Varanasi, where an activist-delegation complained to the Divisional Commissioner that the Police were harassing them for going to Delhi and supporting the farmers’ agitation. The Additional District Magistrate also issued a notice under Goondas Act to an activist Mr. Ramjanam, who has been directed to appear before the Court on January 15th. Kripa Verma, Fazal-ur-Rehman Ansari, Lakshmi Prasad were also subjected to similar harassment by the police. 

These incidents fit into a broader pattern of arbitrary detentions of democratic rights activists and leaders of farmer’s organizations across Uttar Pradesh and in other states of India. They are a part of the rising trend to suppress voices of dissent and people’s demands, contravening people’s constitutional right to protest. Leaders and activists from various states, as well as members of the civil society, have been placed under house arrests and prevented from showing solidarity with the farmers’ movement in Delhi. 

Such stifling of support of the farmers’ movement is a sickening attempt by the Indian state to cast the protesting farmers in Delhi as a misguided minority without broad support. The state has been trying to discredit the protests as limited to farmers from Punjab and Haryana, spreading rumors about foreign funding while invoking references to a (separatist) movement for Khalistan, and claiming that mazdoors and kisaans from states such as Uttar Pradesh and Bihar are not standing with them. Pan-Indian farmers’ solidarity, especially with its demand for MSP (minimum support price), poses a grave threat to the state’s collaboration with corporate interests. 

However, the poorest of farmers and farm laborers in organizations such as SKMS, many of them Dalit women, are clearly able see how the 2020 reforms (farmers’ bill) are disastrous for them and also for India’s food security. The state seeks to suffocate their voices in solidarity with the farmers’ movement, and any activist or leader who comes in the way is being punished.  These illegal acts against protesting citizens must be reversed. 

The international community of Indian diaspora stands in solidarity with the protesting farmers, their families, social movement organizations, and activists. We demand that:

(i) the three farm laws enacted under the Indian Farm Reforms of 2020 be immediately repealed;

(ii) state authorities across India ensure the protection of citizen’s civil rights, including their rights to protest, to stand in solidarity with the farmers’ movement, and to make demands of the elected government;

(iii) Uttar Pradesh Police immediately release Richa Singh from house arrest and allow her access to medical care and freedom of movement;

(iv) Uttar Pradesh Police and government provide adequate explanation and compensation for the unconstitutional curbing of her right to travel and to access medical care;

(v) Uttar Pradesh Police immediately withdraw the notice issued to activist Ramjanam under the Goondas Act. 

International Community Condemns the Horrifying Violence against Dalit Women by Police-State in India

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We, the undersigned, strongly condemn the brutal gang rape and murder of a 19-year-old Dalit woman from Valmiki community in Hathras, in the state of Uttar Pradesh (UP), by four men from the upper-caste community of Thakurs, followed by similar rapes and killings of Dalit women in Balrampur, Bhadohi, Bulandshahr, and Azamgarh in UP, that have sent waves of shock, sorrow, and rage across India and the world.

Over and over again, the District and state administration, controlled by the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, has humiliated and terrorized the family members of victims and survivors, mishandled and misrepresented the cases, and destroyed crucial evidence. This horror is evident in Hathras, where the police refused to hand over the rape victim’s body to her family, and cremated her in the middle of the night to eliminate all evidence — they denied her family the right to hold her for the last time, and to cremate her with dignity, with love, and with rage. The savagery of the police did not stop there — they unconstitutionally declared Hathras a containment zone to suppress protests and to isolate the family from political and civil rights groups who want to support them. In a final attempt to protect the upper-caste perpetrators, rape victim’s family has been threatened with narco tests. All vestiges of rule of law have been stripped away in the service of a Hindutva ideology, which upholds and valorizes Brahmanical caste/gender inequalities and oppression.

At this crucial historical moment when George Floyd’s brutal murder by a white police officer in Minneapolis has reignited the Black Lives Matter Movement in the U.S. and across the globe, the rapes and murders of Dalit women in U.P. by upper-caste men have galvanized tens of thousands of protestors across the world to rise up against the police state in the service of violent Hindutva in India, and to demand justice for the victims and survivors of this horrific violence. 

We stand in unflinching solidarity with all the families of survivors and victims of caste-based violence and join the women’s and feminist organizations and people’s movements across India, as well as their supporters across the world, to demand the following:

· The rapists and murderers should be punished stringently as per Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act (PoA, hereafter) and all such cases in UP must be investigated expeditiously. The Allahabad High Court must constitute an independent, time-bound Commission of Inquiry into the Hathras episode and hold all perpetrators and enablers of the crime, including police and government officials, fully accountable.

· The families of all the victims must be provided with full security and safety. 

· Strict action must be taken as per PoA Act on police and government officials who refused to file an appropriate FIR in time, who cremated the victim in a clandestine way in the dead of the night, who were complicit in covering up and attempting to destroy the case and evidence, persecuting the already distraught family. 

· All state governments and Centre must ensure the scrupulous implementation of the PoA, 1989 in addition to the Criminal Law Amendments 2013 and recommendations of the Justice J.S. Verma Committee, 2013. All cases of sexual violence on Dalit and Adivasi women must be fast-tracked, as per PoA.

· The Chief Minister of UP must step down for having failed miserably to protect the constitutional, legal, and human rights of multiple marginalized sections including Dalit, Adivasis and Muslims.

· The state governments must put an end to police and administrative high-handedness, especially the increasing cases of custodial deaths. The attacks on activists, journalists and repression of dissent should stop immediately. 

· The State must stop criminalizing peaceful and democratic protests that express much needed citizens’ outrage against caste and gender-based violence or atrocities on other marginalized communities.

References:

Endorsed by: 
India Civil Watch International
Twin Cities South Asia Solidarity Collective 
Alliance for Progressive South Asians (Twin Cities)
Imagining Transnational Solidarities Research Circle
AGITATE! Unsettling Knowledges
SEWA-AIFW (Asian Indian Family Wellness)
Parakh-Minnesota
CODEPINK


Act Now and Stop Facebook’s Hate Policies in India

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Indian PM Narendra Modi with Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg and public policy director Ankhi Das in Delhi, November 2017.

To: Chairperson

House Judiciary Committee

and

Other Relevant committees of the US Congress and Department of State

Dear Chairs,

We’re writing from around the world out of deep concern that an American company, Facebook, has not only been turning a blind eye to hate speech and fake news – as your committee has already been investigating – but appears to be deliberately conniving with hatemongers in one of the world’s most volatile environments. In India, Facebook has not merely been negligent- it’s actually hired people who promote hate themselves, and who deliberately undercut their company’s own much-touted content rules. We request you to immediately ask Facebook to explain its conduct and to insist that it take swift action to end this complicity.

India has recently seen the rise to power of an openly majoritarian and authoritarian party, the BJP, as well as a tidal wave of hate speech that has led to lynchings, massacres and pogroms. The most recent example occurred in the national capital Delhi, where 53 people, the majority of them Muslims, paid with their lives as police watched. Not one but two Indian states feature on Genocide Watch’s list of alerts and have been described as “just one stage” short of genocide. Meanwhile, hatemongers in general and BJP leaders in particular have had free rein to spread lies, bigotry and calls for violence on Facebook.

On August 14th, a day before India’s independence day, the Wall Street Journal exposed why. It confirmed what many Indian journalists, opposition leaders and dissenters had long argued – Facebook India has been deliberately playing along with hate in India. Not only that. It turns out Facebook’s own head of public policy for South Asia, Ankhi Das, herself posted content referring to Indian Muslims as a “degenerate” community, saying it ‘speaks to me.’ She opposed action against BJP leaders who have, among other things, called for Rohingyas to be shot and peaceful protesters to be massacred, since it would lead to “political fallout.”[1] In a follow up report, the Wall Street Journal also exposed how Ankhi Das had, in internal posts, openly expressed support for the BJP and disparaged other political parties.[2] Meanwhile, senior Indian journalists Paranjoy Guha Thakurta and Cyril Singh published a book in 2019, Real Face, in which they outlined how Facebook’s own global officials were “unhappy and uneasy” about the “close proximity” of Shivnath Thukral, another senior Facebook official, “to the Narendra Modi government.”[3] Time Magazine has also carried a report that notes how independent bodies seeking to counter hate speech had raised questions over Thukral’s role.[4] Also in 2019, three out of seven of Facebook’s official ‘fact checkers’ in India were found to have themselves spread misinformation.[5] That hardly seems accidental.

In the past, Mark Zuckerberg has claimed Facebook’s actions are some kind of defence of freedom of speech. That argument is problematic in itself. But here we’re talking about Facebook itself consciously supporting hatred.

The waves of violence in India have had terrible consequences both in that country and in the entire region. The large Indian diaspora in the United States has also found itself torn apart by these political developments. In this globally connected world we don’t think it is in the interests of either the United States or India for an American company to be complicit in this, whatever it may feel its commercial interests are. Those most directly affected by Facebook’s actions cannot hold the company to account – but you can. Hence we request that you:

– Call upon Facebook to explain its conduct in India with reference to the Wall Street Journal report, and to make public records of all internal discussions involving hate speech in India, and in particular relating to action against those in power

– Direct Facebook to institute an audit of its compliance with its own hate speech rules in South Asia, with a particular focus on India, and commit to completing the audit and implementing its recommendations within four months. This has been demanded by groups in both India and the United States. This audit should be under the aegis of a genuinely neutral organisation rather than a paid for private consultant, ideally either the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights or the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression (given that the UN now has an agenda on addressing hate speech).

– Call upon Facebook to remove any management personnel who have openly expressed hateful views or propagated hate speech.

– Call upon Facebook to ensure its fact checkers are genuine and neutral.

– As Indian groups have demanded, ask Facebook to put its money where its mouth is and institute a reparations fund to pay compensation and support to all victims of violence wherever audits reveal that Facebook failed to enforce its guidelines.

Sincerely,

Organizational Signatories

India Civil Watch International (ICWI)

References:

1] “Facebook’s Hate-Speech Rules Collide With Indian Politics”, Wall Street Journal. https://www.wsj.com/articles/facebook-hate-speech-india-politics-muslim-hindu-modi-zuckerberg-11597423346

[2] “Facebook Executive Supported India’s Modi, Disparaged Opposition in Internal Messages”, Wall Street Journal.https://www.wsj.com/articles/facebook-executive-supported-indias-modi-disparaged-opposition-in-internal-messages-11598809348

[3] “Who Were The Key Players Responsible for Facebook’s Support to Modi and the BJP?”, Newsclick. https://www.newsclick.in/part-3-who-were-key-players-responsible-facebooks-support-modi-and-bjp

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Signatories to stop Facebook from promoting hatred

Here is the current list of signatories to the petition to stop Facebook from promoting hatred in India

1044 signatories so far.

  1. DelilahBexYS DelilahBex, Armenia, Europe
  2. Prasad Chacko, Gujarat, India
  3. Susan Dhavle, Maharashtra, India
  4. Ajay Skaria, MN, USA
  5. Mike Morgan Mike Morgan, Netherlands Antilles, Canada
  6. AnthonytoumnAI Anthonytoumn, Yemen, Canada
  7. Shameer Neduvanchery, Ontario, Canada
  8. Debadatta Chakraborty, MA, USA
  9. Mohammad Amir Askari, Uttar Pradesh, India
  10. Jayush Chauhan, Maharashtra, India
  11. Nirupama Ravi, MA, USA
  12. James Francis James Francis, Taiwan, Canada
  13. Mike Molligan Mike Molligan, Netherlands Antilles, Africa
  14. Devendra Ghadge, Maharashtra, India
  15. Sudarshana Mukhopadhyay, NY, USA
  16. Nitin Jaiswal, MD, USA
  17. G Shikaripur, Karnataka, India
  18. Barkha Budhiraja, Delhi, India
  19. Sivaprakash Pudhupalayam Muthurathinam, TX-Texas, USA
  20. Jayant Joshi, Maharashtra, India
  21. Jayant Joshi, Maharashtra, India
  22. Sumedh Urade, Maharashtra, India
  23. Teresa Kotturan, NY, USA
  24. Sabina Sawhney, Delhi, India
  25. JamesFesDC JamesFes, Iceland, Canada
  26. Jason Schulman, New York, USA
  27. Elizabeth Jogee, Midlothian, Europe
  28. Balkrishna Gramopadhye, Middlesex, Europe
  29. Rahul Patil, Goa, India
  30. Angela Sontakey, Maharashtra, India
  31. Mitesh Rajani, Maharashtra, India
  32. Subuhi Ansari, Ontario, Canada
  33. Maya Sharma, Gujarat, India
  34. Selvyn Jussy, West Bengal, India
  35. Kaneez Fathima, Telangana, India
  36. Vikram Iyengar, West Bengal, India
  37. Sudhir Agrawal, U P, India
  38. Ramesh Mujahidpur, Telangana, India
  39. Xavier Dias, Jharkhand, India
  40. Sharmila Ramesh, Telangana, India
  41. Sharmila Ramesh, Telangana, India
  42. Asma Zaidi, Delhi, India
  43. Asiya Khan, Telengana, India
  44. Chand Basha, Andhra pradesh, India
  45. Rajendra Prasad Boddapati, Telangana, India
  46. Kalyani Chowdhury, Telangana, India
  47. Nilanjana Das, West Bengal, India
  48. #file_links["C:\Frazes.txt",1,N]: #file_links["C:\Links.txt",1,N] #file_links["C:\Frazes.txt",1,N]: #file_links["C:\Links.txt",1,N], #file_links["C:\Frazes.txt",1,N]: #file_links["C:\Links.txt",1,N], Africa
  49. Debasmita Deb, West Bengal, India
  50. Aniruddha Dutta, West Bengal, India
  51. Roshani Thakore, Oregon, USA
  52. Fazal Khan, Dubai, Asia/Pacific
  53. Patricua Avery, Minnesota, USA
  54. Saleha Athar, Canada, Canada
  55. RAFI Veettil, ON, Canada
  56. RAFI Veettil, ON, Canada
  57. Palakkal Kabeer, On, Canada
  58. Corey David, Ontario, Canada
  59. Vineet Diwadkar, Mumbai, India
  60. Kiran Asher, MA, USA
  61. Anita Chikkatur, MN, USA
  62. Joy Sengupta, Maharashtra, India
  63. zakir Gunja, CA, USA
  64. Shakeel Ansari, Maharashtra, India
  65. Shabnam Latiwala, Maharashtra, India
  66. Abhishek Kumar, delhi, India
  67. Anindita Chatterjee, Minnesota, USA
  68. Roshani Thakore, Oregon, USA
  69. Manjiri Indurkar, Delhi, India
  70. Nimisha Nagalia, MN, USA
  71. Sayan Bhattacharya, Minnesota, USA
  72. Ambika T, NY, USA
  73. Ashok Shiromany, UP, India
  74. Adrija Chaudhuri, Karnataka, India
  75. Hans Kaushik, Tamil Nadu, India
  76. Santosh Chandan, Bihar, India
  77. Aban Irani, Maharashtra, India
  78. V K DOBHAL, Uttrakhand, India
  79. venugopal thakker, Maharashtra, India
  80. Kashmir Singh, Haryana, India
  81. Kashmir Singh, Haryana, India
  82. Pushpamala N, India, India
  83. Shuba Somas, CA, USA
  84. Shuba Somas, CA, USA
  85. Meera Sehgal, Minnesota, USA
  86. Shuba Somas, CA, USA
  87. Shiney V V, MN, USA
  88. Poonam Batra, Delhi, India
  89. Radheyshyam Maurya, UP, India
  90. Poonam Batra, Delhi, India
  91. Poonam Batra, Delhi, India
  92. Sofia Hafeji, Greater London, Europe
  93. Girija Pathak, East Delhi, Asia/Pacific
  94. Tushar Somkuwar, Maharashtra, India
  95. Ritwik Sharma, Delhi, India
  96. Tahira Ghias, Texas, USA
  97. Mohammad Amir Askari, Uttar Pradesh, India
  98. Muneira Hoballah, CA, USA
  99. Indranee Dutta, Assam, India
  100. Vineet Bhambhu, Rajasthan, India
  101. Mohammed Azhar, Jharkhand, India
  102. HobertnaxYW Hobertnax, Belarus, South America
  103. Sejal Lal, BC, Canada
  104. Hafeez ur Rehman, ON, Canada
  105. Phaedra Robinson, HI, USA
  106. Rakesh Agrawal, Uttarakhand, India
  107. Tejinder pal Singh, Delhi, India
  108. Rohit Varman, Cambs, Europe
  109. Azhar Athar, Ontario, Canada
  110. Nachiket Udupa, Delhi, India
  111. Praveer k Paul, UP, India
  112. Sheila Patel, Illinois, USA
  113. Manoj Singh, Delhi, India
  114. Rajesh kumar, West Bengal, India
  115. Mathulamani Mk, Kerala, India
  116. Priyanka Kumar, MD, USA
  117. Harjit Singh, Haryana, India
  118. Hasan Abdullah, Delhi, India
  119. Ashok Rana, Delhi, India
  120. Zuhaib Hasan, Delhi, India
  121. Jahangir Adil, Telangana, India
  122. Amrita Dasgupta, Uttar Pradesh, India
  123. Shahid Akhtar, UP, India
  124. Alok Kumar, Jharkhand, India
  125. Purushottam Sharma, Delhi, India
  126. Maya Bhardwaj, London, Europe
  127. JAGADISHWAR Chaturvedi, Delhi, India
  128. S Karim, TN, USA
  129. Amarnath Vasava, Gujarat, India
  130. Ramesh Dixit, Uttar Pradesh, India
  131. Gandharva Joshi, Uttarakhand, India
  132. Anil Verma, Uttar prdesh, India
  133. Sharib Haroon, Tx, USA
  134. Abhijit Dasgupta, Delhi, India
  135. S Karim, TN, USA
  136. Mike Cushman, London, UK, Europe
  137. Teena Gill, Delhi, India
  138. Ricky Saldanha, Maharashtra, India
  139. Shahid Khan, waikato, Asia/Pacific
  140. Ashish Kothari, Maharashtra, India
  141. Devalrani Dharker, Maharashtra, India
  142. Annie John, Karnataka, India
  143. MANISH KUMAR, BIHAR, India
  144. Vijayasingh Ronald David Alias David, Karnataka, India
  145. sunny sandhu, Punjab, Europe
  146. Zoe Lawlor, IReland, Europe
  147. anju kadam, Karnataka, India
  148. Ritika Dube, Haryana, India
  149. Ashish Kothari, Maharashtra, India
  150. Vijayasingh Ronald David, Karnataka, India
  151. Shinoj M, Kerala, India
  152. Shiraz Kidwai, Uttar Pradesh, India
  153. VANGURI KRANTHI, Telangana, India
  154. Bharathi Agarwal, Thailand, Asia/Pacific
  155. Anjali Choksi, QC, Canada
  156. Ranjona Banerji, UTTARAKHAND, India
  157. Joseph Mattam, Gujarat, India
  158. Arijit Ganguly, West Bengal, India
  159. Ahmar Raza, Delhi, India
  160. Sheila Patel, Illinois, USA
  161. Musarrat Siddiqui, ON, Canada
  162. Afsal Ph, Kerala, India
  163. Ranjan Ks, Andhrapradesh, India
  164. kabi x, MAH, India
  165. Susmita Rai, ON - Ontario, Canada
  166. Mujib Kidwai, Ontario, Canada
  167. Haripriya Rangan, VIC, Asia/Pacific
  168. Diya P, Karnataka, India
  169. Sandanasamy Raj, Maharashtra, India
  170. Zia Usman, Illinois, USA
  171. ARUN KHOPKAR, Maharashtra, India
  172. Zk S, Illinois, USA
  173. Meenal Mamdani, IL, USA
  174. Jayanthi Reddy, MI, USA
  175. Suresh Barsl, NJ, USA
  176. SAMAR SINGH, VIC, Asia/Pacific
  177. Anjali Deshmukh, New York, USA
  178. Mihraj A, ON, Canada
  179. Chandler Davis, Ontario, Canada
  180. Divyani Motla, Ontario, Canada
  181. Afzal Khan, up, India
  182. Dipti Desai, NY, USA
  183. Saleh Mamon, Surrey, Europe
  184. Brandon Juhl, WA, USA
  185. Aarthi Rajiv, CA, USA
  186. Mer Ekeko, Madrid, Europe
  187. Ajay Kumar, Delhi NCR, India
  188. Jelica Roland, None, Europe
  189. Beheroze Shroff, California, USA
  190. Syed Wajahat, Texas, USA
  191. Divyani Motla, Ontario, Canada
  192. Mehrene Larudee, MA, USA
  193. Shadan hasan, tx, USA
  194. Satheesh Krishna, Kerala, India
  195. Shantolal Lal, Keralam, India
  196. Bindu Desai, Ca, USA
  197. Amit Singh, Maharashtra, India
  198. M.N RAVUNNI, Kerala, India
  199. Jabeen Merchant, Maharashtra, India
  200. Suneer Pc, Kerala, USA
  201. Firoze Manji, Québec, Canada
  202. Ashok Prasad, Colorado, USA
  203. Donald Benson, Egypt, Africa
  204. Zarin Kidwai, Texas, USA
  205. Hans Kaushik, Tamil Nadu, India
  206. Ismail Kappur, Kerala, Asia/Pacific
  207. Sarah Asrar, Texas, USA
  208. Akbar Firdosy, CA, USA
  209. Ana Ortiz Monasterio, CIUDAD DE MEXICO, USA
  210. Najid Hussain, DE, USA
  211. SHIVJIT HUNDLE, Illinois, USA
  212. Rachana Kamtekar, New York, USA
  213. Rathi Menon, Kerala, India
  214. Vijayasingh Ronald David, Karnataka, India
  215. TERENCE DSOUZA, Tamil Nadu, India
  216. Meghna Dhar, Uttar Pradesh, India
  217. Parijat Desai, NY, USA
  218. Sabika Zaidi, Ontario, Canada
  219. Donna Willmott, CA, USA
  220. Tuboli Tuboli, Universe, USA
  221. Sohomjit Ray, New York, USA
  222. Vaidehi Garg, Delhi, India
  223. Anne Murphy, BC, Canada
  224. Gregory Sale, AZ, USA
  225. Narendranath Chettur, Karnataka, India
  226. Sahil N, Delhi, India
  227. imdad ahmed, assam, India
  228. Smita B, NY, USA
  229. imdad ahmed, assam, India
  230. Prerana Reddy, NY, USA
  231. Antara Rao Yadavalli, Delhi, India
  232. Susheela R. Sridhar, Karnataka, India
  233. Karen Gabriel, Delhi, India
  234. meha khanduri, delhi, India
  235. Meenu Deswal, Michigan, USA
  236. Dia Da Costa, Alberta, Canada
  237. Anneeth Kaur Hundle Hundle, CA, USA
  238. Sabiha Tanvir, TX, USA
  239. Nasir Tyabji, Uttarakhand, India
  240. Maria Lydia Spinelli, MA, USA
  241. M. Kumar, Karnataka, India
  242. Noori Nisar, New Jersey, USA
  243. Meghana Nallajerla, Georgia, USA
  244. waqas Chaudhry, ON, Canada
  245. P G Menon, Hoskote TALUK, Bangalore, India
  246. K.Ravi Chander, Telangana, India
  247. Shujaat Khan, Haryana, India
  248. P G Menon, Hoskote TALUK, Bangalore, India
  249. Joseph Varghese, Kerala, USA
  250. Mewa Bedi, Manitoba, Canada
  251. Shantipal Sonune, Maharashtra, India
  252. Pranjali Desai, NY, USA
  253. Beula Gabriel, Telangana, India
  254. Mairaj Khan, UP, India
  255. Mitsu Soin, Delhi, India
  256. Susan Rowden, FL, USA
  257. Nomita Shahani, CA, USA
  258. P K Vijayan, Delhi, India
  259. george MK, Kerala, India
  260. Shakamoori Ravi, Telangaana, USA
  261. Shakamoori Ravi, Telangaana, USA
  262. K Supriya, IL - Illinois, USA
  263. Jeremy Rinker, NC, USA
  264. Rana Khan, Ontario, Canada
  265. Indra Bhatia, Delhi, India
  266. Nims Sharma, Delhi, India
  267. Aminu Usman, FCT, Africa
  268. Aminu Usman, FCT, Africa
  269. Aminu Usman, FCT, Africa
  270. Prabhsharan Singh, Delhi, India
  271. Manchala Achyutha Satyanarayana Rao, Telangana, India
  272. Rahul Chaure, England, Europe
  273. Sumanta Banerjee, Telangana State, India
  274. Devaki Khanna, KA, India
  275. Devaki Khanna, KA, India
  276. Mahe Nadeem, Texas, USA
  277. SHIRISH Inamdar, Maharashtra, India
  278. Jeroo Mulla, Maharashtra, India
  279. khan hasan, WA, USA
  280. Basab Nandi Majumdar, West Bengal, India
  281. SADIQ ZAFAR, Uttar Pradesh, India
  282. Kartar Singh, Delhi, USA
  283. Noori Nisar, New Jersey, USA
  284. Panna Iyer, PA, USA
  285. DEE S., NJ, USA
  286. Sumedha Basu, Uttar pradesh, India
  287. Mohammed Hussain, ON, Canada
  288. mohammad imran, NJ, USA
  289. Hari Prasad, Punjab, India
  290. Veena Gokhale, QC, Canada
  291. Abdul Qadir, Karnataka, India
  292. Kamal Mohamed, NY, USA
  293. Neeti Nair, VA, USA
  294. Ambika Menon, Kerala, India
  295. Shabbir Akbarali, Maharashtra, India
  296. Shailaja Rao, VA, USA
  297. Easha Tiwari, CO, USA
  298. Rahul Nair, Ohio, USA
  299. Antony Kollannur, Kerala, India
  300. Salim Yusuf, Ontario, USA
  301. Amit C, DELHI, India
  302. Minoo Gundevia, Quebec, Canada
  303. Anne Bellows, NY, USA
  304. Vishnu Poly, Kerala, India
  305. David Faust, MN, USA
  306. Rejaz M Sydeek, Kerala, India
  307. vasantha lakshmi, telangana, India
  308. Shazin Siddiqui, Karnataka, India
  309. Harshita Kalyan, West Bengal, India
  310. mohit shenoy, maharashtra, India
  311. Sumul nazmine, Jharkhand, India
  312. Carmine Gorga, MA, USA
  313. Rashid Syed, ON, Canada
  314. Peehu Pardeshi, Maharashtra, India
  315. Annapurna Menon, London, Europe
  316. Dyuti Chakravarty, Co. Dublin, Europe
  317. Mohammed Abdul Raheem, Telangana, India
  318. rita puthen, Karnataka, India
  319. Kasturi Gandhi, Maharashtra, India
  320. Rimli Bhattacharya, Delhi, India
  321. Nabeela Irfan, Ontario, Canada
  322. Sabyasachi SenGupta, West Bengal, India
  323. sandhya laxman, nj, USA
  324. Harry Cleaver, TX, USA
  325. Madhumita Dutta, Ohio, USA
  326. Jayashree Thotekat, Kerala, India
  327. Saleem Badat, KwaZulu-Natal, Africa
  328. Mahabanoo Mody-Kotwal, Maharashtra, India
  329. Anjan Mukhopadhyay, West Bengal, India
  330. Hemant Sareen, Delhi, India
  331. Ruth Pinto, Maharashtra, India
  332. Sheba Tejani, NY, USA
  333. Sheba Tejani, NY, USA
  334. Sonam Chaturvedi, Delhi, India
  335. Arabinda Dasgupta, West Bengal, India
  336. Ruby Hembrom, West Bengal, India
  337. Manas Laha, West Bengal, India
  338. Nagesh Meshram, Maharashtra, India
  339. Shreekumar S, Karnataka, India
  340. VINOD SARAF, Punjab, India
  341. Salim Yusufji, M.P., India
  342. Mayukha Chihnitha K, Andhra Pradesh, India
  343. Lotika Singha, Staffordshire, Asia/Pacific
  344. Manisha Goyal, Uttar Pradesh, India
  345. Deepika Joshi, Chhattisgarh, India
  346. Ricky Saldanha, Maharashtra, India
  347. Anuradha Pati, Karnataka, USA
  348. Narinder Jeet, Punjab, India
  349. Sandeep Vaidya, Westmeath, Europe
  350. Hassan Mushtaq, Jammu, India
  351. ALKA ACHARYA, Delhi, India
  352. Sanchita Sarkar, Telangana, India
  353. Prafulla Samantara, Odisha, India
  354. Ashish Kumar Ray, West Bengal, India
  355. Sitangshu Chakraborty, West Bengal, India
  356. Harjasnoor Kakkar, Punjab, India
  357. Manabi Majumdar, WEST BENGAL, India
  358. Harshawardhan Rathod, Karnataka, India
  359. marieme helie lucas, algeria, Europe
  360. Ruby Hembrom, West Bengal, India
  361. Prashant Singh, Dubai, Asia/Pacific
  362. Narendra Gupta, Rajasthan, India
  363. swatija Manorama, Maharashtra, India
  364. J S Yadav, Chhattisgarh, India
  365. Cosimo Zene, UK, Europe
  366. Sumeet Agarwal, Delhi, India
  367. Anita Dighe, Uttar Pradesh, India
  368. Parthasarathi Majumdar, West Bengal, India
  369. Françoise Audouze, France, Europe
  370. Joe Victor, West Bengal, India
  371. Anwesha Mallik, West bengal, India
  372. Farooq Abdul Gafar Bawani, Gujarat, India
  373. Indranil APARTMENT, HARYANA, India
  374. Shakeel Rahman, Bihar, India
  375. SHARAD BEHAR, MADHYA PRADESH, Europe
  376. sridipta g, West Bengal, India
  377. Natarajan D V, Tamilnadu, India
  378. Rohit Lalwani, Madhya Pradesh, India
  379. Richa Singh, Uttar Pradesh, India
  380. Mitesh Rajani, Maharashtra, India
  381. Sukla Sen, Maharashtra, India
  382. Indrapramit Das, West Bengal, India
  383. Ajaya kumar, keralam, India
  384. Gerard Oonk, The Netherlands, Europe
  385. Narasimha Reddy, Telangana, India
  386. SIVADASAN N K, Kerala, India
  387. Lala Burma, Mp, India
  388. Prasenjeet Gadve, Maharashtra, India
  389. Gouranga Mohapatra, Odisha, India
  390. Archana Motghare, Saitama, Asia/Pacific
  391. Muralidharan K, Keralam, India
  392. Prajvalit Motghare, Saitama, Asia/Pacific
  393. Md Qamruzzama, Bihar, India
  394. Prajvalit Motghare, maharashtra, India
  395. Sana t, NY, USA
  396. prabhat kumar, bihar, India
  397. Keith Reader, UK, Europe
  398. anuragini nagar, Delhi, India
  399. shiv ., Karnataka, India
  400. Fahad Shelkey, Maharashtra, India
  401. Sudha Rajagopalan, Holland, Europe
  402. Klaus Helms, Germany, Europe
  403. Claire Urbanski, CA, USA
  404. KB Kannampilly, Kerala, India
  405. Nasreen Fazalbhoy, MAHARASHTRA, India
  406. Aravinda Potluri, Telangana, India
  407. vallala sravya, Telangana, India
  408. Shalini Vaz, Maharashtra, India
  409. Gautam Doshi, Maharashtra, India
  410. Ankita Singh, Haryana, India
  411. Shewli Kumar, Maharashtra, India
  412. GURPREET KAUR, DELHI, India
  413. Christa Wichterich, Germany, Europe
  414. Abdul Rahiman P K, Tamil Nadu, India
  415. Prachi Govilkar, Maharashtra, India
  416. Varun Vasudevan, Berlin, Europe
  417. Ananya Kundu, West Bengal, India
  418. PRADIP DATTA, Delhi, India
  419. Arun Subramaniam, Karnataka, India
  420. Arun Agnihotri, Gujarat, India
  421. Sunil J, Karnataka, India
  422. OISHIK SIRCAR, WEST BENGAL, India
  423. Malaika Chawla, QLD, Asia/Pacific
  424. osheain motghare, SAITAMA, Asia/Pacific
  425. Shashank SR, Karnataka, India
  426. Abhishek Shah, IL, USA
  427. Vandana Kulkarni, Maharashtra, India
  428. Aparna Ravichandran, Karnataka, Asia/Pacific
  429. Anupama Potluri, Telangana, India
  430. Anitha Guru, Karnataka, India
  431. Claudia Leung, CA, USA
  432. Nirupama Karthikeyan, Karnataka, India
  433. Dhara Gorasiya, Gujarat, India
  434. Anamika Asthana, NCT of Delhi, India
  435. Mukul Prakash, UP, India
  436. Krishna Ahir, Telangana, India
  437. Shalini Nataraj, CA, USA
  438. Aditya Rametra, Chandigarh, India
  439. Dewal Sawarkar, Uttarakhand, India
  440. Dr. AFTAB ALAM, Delhi, India
  441. Avijit Dutt, Delhi, India
  442. Lashmanaraju Prabakaran, Tamil Nadu, India
  443. Pival Peddireddi, Telangana, India
  444. Puthenpura Job, Andhrapradesh, India
  445. Alwyn D'Souza, Karnataka, India
  446. Bhupinder Singh, HARYANA, India
  447. kamayani mahabal, Maharashtra, India
  448. chukka srinivas, california, USA
  449. Raviraj Baikampady, Karnataka, India
  450. Raviraj Baikampady, Karnataka, India
  451. Surbhi Shrivastava, Maharashtra, India
  452. Rahul Singh, Stredocesky Kraj, Europe
  453. Sunita Sheel, Maharashtra, India
  454. Anisha Sequeira, Goa, India
  455. Rahul Rajamuthiah, Maharashtra, India
  456. Shariq Khan, None (International), India
  457. Atul Gurtu, Maharashtra, India
  458. Bhaskar Chakraborty, Maharashtra, India
  459. Vishesh Gandhi, Maharashtra, India
  460. Ekbal Bappukunju, Kerala, India
  461. RAVI AVASTHI, Delhi, India
  462. Tara Rai, Delhi, India
  463. Pooja Band, Rajsthan, India
  464. AMY CATLIN CATLIN, CA, USA
  465. RANI DAY, Karnataka, India
  466. Ananya Revanna, Karnataka, India
  467. Rekha Yadav, Haryana, India
  468. Tariq Aziz, Kuala Lumpur, Asia/Pacific
  469. Aakanksha S, Telangana, India
  470. Shaurya Shekhar, Delhi, India
  471. Apuurva S, Goa, India
  472. Asif Idrees, Delhi, India
  473. Devasagayaraj Zackarias, TAMIL NADU, India
  474. Sudha N, Karnataka, India
  475. Pritish Nandy, Maharashtra India, USA
  476. Shruti Lokre, Maharashtra, India
  477. Amalendu Jajodia, Maharashtra, India
  478. Zubair A., UTTAR PRADESH, India
  479. Reboni Saha, Goa, India
  480. Minakshi Rajdev, Delhi, India
  481. Suresh Babu Gnanaseelan, Delhi, India
  482. Firos Kalarikkal, Kerala, India
  483. Osama Qureshi, Maharashtra, India
  484. Subhashis Chowdhury, Karnataka, India
  485. Anandhi Nair, Pondicherry, India
  486. Vibhav Mariwala, Maharashtra, India
  487. Narayani Gupta, Delhi, India
  488. Philip J, Karnataka, India
  489. Prasad Chacko, Gujarat, India
  490. Huma Khan, Uttar Pradesh, India
  491. Meera Sidhardhan, DELHI, India
  492. Ibrahim Ali Mohammed, London, Europe
  493. walter Fernandes, Assam, India
  494. Ruby Hembrom, West Bengal, India
  495. Usha Iyer, CA, USA
  496. Manohar Reddy, Telangana, India
  497. Somak Paul, California, USA
  498. Romar Correa, Maharashtra, India
  499. Yasin Khan, CA, USA
  500. Nalini Nayak, Delhi, India
  501. Nisha Biswas, West bengal, India
  502. Sucheta Mahajan, Delhi, India
  503. Aratrika Dey, West Bengal, India
  504. Shaibani Azam, Delhi, India
  505. Annapurna Shaw, West Bengal, India
  506. Yasmin Jiwani, Ontario, Canada
  507. Jaideep Ahuja, Haryana, India
  508. Muhammed Nashid, Ontario, Canada
  509. Sangeeta Mall, Maharashtra, India
  510. Josna Rege, MA, USA
  511. Shan Khan, TX, USA
  512. PANKAJ BUTALIA, Delhi, India
  513. S Subramanian, Tamil Nadu, India
  514. Amiya Chaudhuri, Karnataka, India
  515. Mohan Dutta, Indiana, USA
  516. Varsha Chitale, Maharashtra, India
  517. Inayat Singh, Haryana, India
  518. A K Mukhopadhyay, West Bengal, India
  519. Zakiya Shireen, VIctoria, Asia/Pacific
  520. Virginius Xaxa, Delhi, India
  521. INDRAJIT DUTT, West Bengal, India
  522. SUNIT SENGUPTA, KARNATAKA, India
  523. Tapas Ray, West Bengal, India
  524. Kavaseri Krishnaswamy, Karnataka, India
  525. Nasser Yusuf, Kerala, India
  526. Rahul Chakravarty, West Bengal, India
  527. Ravi Nair, Delhi, India
  528. Dipanwita D, Karnataka, India
  529. Dipanwita D, Karnataka, India
  530. Joseph Xavier, Karnataka, India
  531. Ayan Mukhopadhyay, Tamil Nadu, India
  532. Dr.Mohan Rao, Karnataka, India
  533. Anjana Mangalagiri, Not Applicable, India
  534. Siddharth Thayil, Maharashtra, India
  535. Shiva Shankar, TN, India
  536. Prarthna Singh, Maharashtra, India
  537. Ranjana Mangalagiri, Maharashtr, India
  538. Wilson Dsouza, Maharashtra, India
  539. Rajkranti Walse, Maharashtra, India
  540. Madhava Prasad, Telangana, India
  541. Debjani Sengupta, DL, India
  542. S I, Punjab, India
  543. Devika Das, Telangana, India
  544. Sanjiv Krishan Sood, UP, India
  545. mohini mullick, Delhi, India
  546. Abhishek Patil, Karnataka, India
  547. ARUN KHOTE, Uttar Pradesh, India
  548. Mritiunjoy Mohanty, West Bangal, India
  549. Sabina Basha, Outside US, India
  550. Sharada Ganesh, Karnataka, India
  551. Rafat Munshi, Maharashtra, India
  552. Stacy Pinto, Karnataka, India
  553. Sharada Ganesh, Karnataka, India
  554. Senthil Kumar, Puducherry, India
  555. Rajat Tuli, Delhi, India
  556. Nasira Patel, quebec, Canada
  557. Muhammad Aleem, Qubec, Canada
  558. Sunil Silswal, Uttrakhand, India
  559. Bhavesh Jaguri, Uttrakhand, India
  560. Nestor Nestor, Nestor, Canada
  561. Gajendra Bahuguna, Uttarakhand, India
  562. avi g, Maharashtra, India
  563. DavidverveIF Davidverve, Mauritius, South America
  564. Shatrunjay Mall, Wisconsin, USA
  565. Basant Rawat, Uttrakhand, India
  566. Rohan Agrawal, Uttar Pradesh, India
  567. Pradeep Kumar, Utter pradesh, India
  568. Ashish Bhatnagar, Uttar Pradesh, India
  569. Sumit Kumar, U.P, India
  570. Anshumali C, West bengal, India
  571. Sanghmitra k, Abu Dhabi, Asia/Pacific
  572. Rumman khan, maharashtra, India
  573. Priyanka Sharma, New delhi, India
  574. shishu pal, uttarakhand, India
  575. Nestor Nestor, Nestor, Canada
  576. Shankarlal Chaudhary, Rajasthan, India
  577. Rahul Singh, Haryana, India
  578. Kailash Chandra, Uttarakhand, India
  579. Seema Panwar, Uttarakhand, India
  580. Mohd Shabi Rafique, Uttar Pradesh, India
  581. ShishRam Kanswal, Uttrakhand, India
  582. Mohit dobhal, Uttarakhand, India
  583. Sajee Gopal, TX, USA
  584. Parikshit Pathak, Maharashtra, India
  585. Prabhu Ji, U.P., India
  586. Karan Kapoor, Jammu and Kashmir, India
  587. Muni Rohit, Andhra Pradesh, India
  588. Jaideep Lohia, Delhi, India
  589. Ankit Verma, U.P., India
  590. Changhez Khan, Delhi, India
  591. Pranavgopal Pandey, Uttar pradesh, India
  592. Shailesh Pateliya, Gujarat, India
  593. Shailesh Pateliya, Gujarat, India
  594. Mandy Singh, West bengal, USA
  595. Namita Sibal, Maharashtra, India
  596. Patel Irfan, Gujarat, India
  597. Shripal Singh, Gujarat, India
  598. Yogesh Pandey, Uttarakhand, India
  599. Bhupinder Panwar, Delhi, India
  600. Gopal Chauhan, Haryana, India
  601. Himanshu Shukla, UP, USA
  602. Md zafar इमाम4, Bihar, India
  603. Vivek Sharma a, Haryana, India
  604. Vivek P, Maharashtra, India
  605. Ginnij Choubey, Delhi, India
  606. Vinod Jeena, Uttarakhand, India
  607. Anoop Bijalwan, Uttarakhand, India
  608. Mark Anthony Joseph, Karnataka, India
  609. Faisal Ali, Bihar, India
  610. Rahul Kumar, Delhi, India
  611. Rajesh Kumar, Uttrakhand, India
  612. Partha Pratik Poddar, West Bengal, India
  613. Jabar Singh, Uttrakhand, India
  614. Anurag Gaikwad, Maharashtra, India
  615. Himanshu Sagar, Madhya Pradesh, India
  616. Saurabh Srivastava, Haryana, India
  617. Syed Khan, Karnataka, India
  618. Swati Singh, UP, India
  619. Sahil Rana, Delhi, India
  620. Aleem Hafiz, Jharkhand, India
  621. Brij Mohan Sharma, Delhi, India
  622. Prerna Garg, Uttrakhand, India
  623. Geeta Bisht, Uttarakhand, USA
  624. Vivek Kumar Tiwari, UO, India
  625. Pradyuman Rawat, Uttarakhand, India
  626. Janul Abdin, Delhi, India
  627. Salil Srivastava, Delhi, India
  628. Babul Mohanty, Odisha, India
  629. Nashir Khan, Manipur, India
  630. Brijesh Bhatt, Uttarakhand, USA
  631. Vineet Ahuja, MADHYA PRADESH, India
  632. Yassir Zargar, Jammu and kashmir, India
  633. Pranjal Yadav, Uttar Pradesh, India
  634. Anoop Chauhan, उत्तराखंड, India
  635. Utkarsh Mishra, uttar pradesh, India
  636. Manish Bist, Delhi, India
  637. Vijay Kumar, U.p, USA
  638. Sharad Chauhan, Uttarakhand, India
  639. Shakil Khan, Jharkhand, India
  640. SANJAY YADAV, M P, USA
  641. Sanjeev Kumar, New Delhi, India
  642. Shamim Khan, Assam, India
  643. Shivam R, MH, India
  644. Vishal Singh, JAMMU & KASHMIR, India
  645. Akshit Parikh, Rajasthan, India
  646. Shaswat Sinha, Delhi, India
  647. Ashish B, Haryana, India
  648. Anil Duhoon, New Dwlhi, USA
  649. Subhash Gairola, Uttrakhand, India
  650. Girija Pathak, Delhi, Asia/Pacific
  651. Sachin Purohit, Uttarakhand, India
  652. Sunita Kohli, UTTARAKHAND, India
  653. Dinesh Asthana, Uttar Pradesh, India
  654. Ganesh Kumar, Addis, Africa
  655. Neelabh Rai, Uttar Pradesh, India
  656. Rakesh Sharma, Uttar Pradesh, India
  657. K K BORA, Uttrakhand, India
  658. Gajendra Bora, Uttrakhand, India
  659. Vineet George, Delhi, India
  660. Arvind Chauhan, Uttarakhand, India
  661. Chandramauli Sati, Uttarakhand, India
  662. Vipin Rana, Uttarakhand, India
  663. Ajay Khatri, Uttarakhand, India
  664. Sudhir Suman, Bihar, India
  665. Arvind Bisht, Uttarakhand India, USA
  666. Vinay Raturi, WA, USA
  667. Rana Khan, Ontario, Canada
  668. Shrwan Sati, Uttarakhand, India
  669. Surinder kumar, delhi, India
  670. Sreya Dutta Chowdhury, West Bengal, India
  671. Sreya Dutta Chowdhury, West Bengal, India
  672. Shivani Nautiyal, Uttarakhand, India
  673. Neeraj Malik, Bihar, India
  674. Vandana Arya, uttarakhand, India
  675. Preeti Thapliyal, uttarakhsnd, India
  676. Vishnu E K, INDIA, India
  677. Subhash Chandra Kushwaha, Uttar Pradesh, India
  678. Onkar Singh, Up, India
  679. Indresh Maikhuri, Uttarakhand, India
  680. Abhay Kuliyal, Uttarakhand, India
  681. Rajesh Bhardwaj, Maharashtra, India
  682. Suranjan Sinha, Haryana, India
  683. Shiwani Pandey, Uttarakhand, India
  684. Anjsli Mody, Delhi, India
  685. Bhagwati Pant, Uttarakhand, India
  686. Kamlesh Joshi, Uttarakhand, India
  687. रमेश पहाड़ी, उत्तराखण्ड, India
  688. Anmol Deep, Maharashtra, India
  689. Nandini Sundar, Delhi, India
  690. Atul Sati, Uttrakhand, India
  691. Manwendra Singh Bartwal, Uttarakhand, India
  692. Sunil Maurya, Up, India
  693. Jagmohan Balodi, Delhi, India
  694. Anurag Bist, Uttarakhand, India
  695. sanjay semwal, Uttarakhand, India
  696. Manoj Semwal, Chandigarh, India
  697. Prabhat Kumar Choudhary, Delhi, India
  698. Rajendra Pratholi, Delhi, India
  699. DEVENDER Raturi, Delhi, India
  700. Neeraj Kukreti, Uttarakhand, India
  701. Muhammad Danish, Uttarakhand, India
  702. Vijay Bhatt, Uttrakhand, India
  703. Krishna kumar Pandey, Uttar pradesh, India
  704. पंकज महर, उत्तराखण्ड, India
  705. Chetan Chetan, Uttrakhand, India
  706. Chetan Chetan, Uttrakhand, India
  707. Dr Ashutosh Bhandari, Uttarakhand, India
  708. Gopalji Pradhan, NCT, India
  709. ABHISHEK NEGI, UTTARAKHAND, India
  710. sushilkhatri.pth@gmail.com Khatri, UTTARAKHAND, USA
  711. Vyomesh Joshi, Uttrakhand, India
  712. Trilochan Bhatt, Uttrakhand, India
  713. Brijesh Bhatt, Uttarakhand, India
  714. Geeta Gairola, Uttarakhand, India
  715. Deepti Rawat, Uttarakhand, India
  716. Beena Kunwar, Uttrakhand, India
  717. Mohit Godiyal, Uttarakhand, India
  718. Rohit Kumar, Jharkhand, India
  719. Chandra Prakash, Utterakhand, India
  720. Aayush Kunwar, Uttrakhand, India
  721. Ramkran Paswan, Hariyana, India
  722. Hemlal Mahto, Jharkhand, India
  723. Kamlesh Joshi, Uttarakhand, India
  724. M R Khan, Uttar Pradesh, India
  725. Mahabir Bairwan, Uttarakhand, India
  726. Malti Haldar, Uttarakhand, India
  727. Dinesh Kumar, Uttar Pradesh, USA
  728. Ramesh Krishak, Uttarakhand, India
  729. Jyotsna Panwr, Uttarakhand, India
  730. Mayank Badola, Uttar Pradesh, India
  731. Prashant Rawat, Uttaranchal, India
  732. Anil kumar Pant, Delhi, India
  733. Shubhendu Sen, Jharkhand, India
  734. Aditya Panwar, Uttarakhand, India
  735. Vinod Prasad, Uttarakhand, India
  736. Saroj Anand Joshi, Uttarakhand, India
  737. Manoj Semwal, Uttarakhand, India
  738. Madan mohan Chamoli, Uttrakhand, USA
  739. Meena Rawat, Uttarakhand, India
  740. Harish Dhami, Uttarakhand, India
  741. Vinod K Kanera, Uttarakhand, India
  742. Naveen Joshi, Uttrakhand, India
  743. Pramod Aswal, Uttarakhand, India
  744. Rajesh Saklani, Uttarakhand, India
  745. Raja Bahuguna, Uttarakhand, USA
  746. Kuldeep Singh, Uttrakhand, India
  747. Naveen Joshi, Uttrakhand, India
  748. Saurabh Kumar, Uttrakhand, India
  749. mahendra nath mishra, Uttar Pradesh, India
  750. Kuldeep Sailani, Uttarakhand, India
  751. Regina Langhout, CA, USA
  752. Prarit Agarwal, East Sussex, Europe
  753. Bizeth Banerjee, TELANGANA, India
  754. Faruqui Kamal, Delhi, India
  755. KB Kannampilly, Kerala, India
  756. Hans Magnusson, Stockholm, Europe
  757. Ramaa Vasudevan, CO, USA
  758. Rohini Hensman, Maharashtra, India
  759. Parijat Desai, NY, USA
  760. Leila Gautham, MA, USA
  761. Patsy Khan, Maharashtra, India
  762. Ania Loomba, Pennsylania, USA
  763. Jyoti Puri, MA, USA
  764. Shaan Amin, NY, USA
  765. MARCIA DCUNHA, Maharashtra, India
  766. Hiren Gandhi, Gujarat, India
  767. Vijay Gudavarthy, Telangana, India
  768. Prasad Chacko, Gujarat, India
  769. Manjari Hooda, Uttar Pradesh, India
  770. Naushadul H Mullick, Uttar Pradesh, India
  771. Aijaz Ahmed Khan, Maharashtra, India
  772. Ghanshyam Shah, Gujarat, India
  773. Sudh Chandra, Haryana, India
  774. Mohini Mullick, Delhi, India
  775. Tejpal Thool, New Jersey, USA
  776. Jelica Roland, None, Europe
  777. Vinod Ubale, Maharashtra, India
  778. G Patel, VA, USA
  779. feroz mehdi, Quebec, Canada
  780. Susan Dhavle, Maharashtra, India
  781. Parama Roy, CA, USA
  782. Keith Reader, n/a, Europe
  783. Harry Cleaver, TX, USA
  784. Debaparna Mukherjee, West Bengal, India
  785. Mehrene Larudee, MA, USA
  786. Geraldine Forbes, NY, USA
  787. Imtiyaz Mohammad, Andhra Pradesh, India
  788. Asha Ahmad, Delhi, India
  789. Navdeep Mathur, Gujarat, India
  790. Faraz Ahmad, Delhi, India
  791. Shabana Akramulla, Karkataka, India
  792. SYED PEER, Karnataka, India
  793. saty N, kerala, India
  794. Nalini Nayak, Delhi, India
  795. Iefan Khan, Karnataka, India
  796. Suvir Kaul, PA, USA
  797. Sonia Arora, New York, USA
  798. Chaitanya Diwadkar, CA, USA
  799. Aparajita De, MD, USA
  800. Bindu Desai, Ca, USA
  801. Yasmin Saikia, AZ, USA
  802. AJAY Skaria, Minnesota, USA
  803. Ben Rogaly, East Sussex, Europe
  804. Balaji Narasimhan, CA, USA
  805. Ramya Vijaya, PA, USA
  806. Vinod Mubayi, NY, USA
  807. Joseph Mattam, Gujarat, India
  808. Abdul Majeed, Kerala, USA
  809. Saiba Varma, CA, USA
  810. Amit Baishya, OK, USA
  811. Suhail Siddiqui, Abu Dhabi, Asia/Pacific
  812. MOHAMMED Ahmed, Karnataka, India
  813. Ahsan Ahmad, TX, USA
  814. Andleeb Shadman, Karnataka, India
  815. Ahmed Khalid, Delhi, India
  816. Khursheed Yusuf, Delhi, Asia/Pacific
  817. Arif Mohammad, Delhi, India
  818. Sm Akhtar, Delhi, India
  819. Syed Saleem, Oman, Asia/Pacific
  820. Irfan Talkhani, Qatar, Asia/Pacific
  821. Rukmini Rao, Telangana, India
  822. Ruhi Shaikh, Andhra Pradesh, India
  823. Shikeeb Ali Khan, Karnataka, India
  824. Nanne Saheb, Telangana, India
  825. Mohd Saad, Delhi, India
  826. Abdul Karim Shaikh, Karnataka, India
  827. Irfan Talkhani, Qatar, Asia/Pacific
  828. KALEEM basha, Andhra pradesh, India
  829. Siraj Ahmed Shaik, Andhra, India
  830. Midhat Hussain, Delhi, India
  831. HARISH Naidu, Maharashtra, India
  832. HARISH Naidu, Maharashtra, India
  833. Asim An, Dubai, Asia/Pacific
  834. Shanmugam Balamurugan, Tamil nadu, India
  835. Reny Joseph, Kerala, India
  836. Amna Buttar, New York, USA
  837. Rajshri Pande, Maharashtra, India
  838. Vishesh Chopra, Karnataka, India
  839. Vajahat Hussain Khan, Maharashtra, India
  840. Aka Indian, Delhi, India
  841. BENU GHOSH, Maharashtra, India
  842. Riyaz Ahmed, Andhra pradesh, India
  843. Shakil N, Muscat, Asia/Pacific
  844. ABDUL aziz, Muscat, USA
  845. Asim An, Dubai, Asia/Pacific
  846. HARISH Naidu, Maharashtra, India
  847. Aftab Alam, West Bengal, India
  848. Imran Mallick, Jharkhand, India
  849. Arshad Wali, bihar, India
  850. Syed Hassan, Sultanate of Oman, USA
  851. Mohammad Khan, Muscat, Asia/Pacific
  852. Suman Kumar, Bihar, India
  853. Mohammed Younus, Karnataka, USA
  854. Syeda Asma, Karnataka, India
  855. Chhaya Basu, Delhi, India
  856. Nisha Thapliyal, New South Wales, Asia/Pacific
  857. Khalid Saifullah, Delhi, India
  858. Priya Suman, California, USA
  859. Uma Bhrugubanda, Telangana, India
  860. Narayana Rampilla, NY, USA
  861. Abdul malik Malik, Delhi, India
  862. Sumanlata Singh, Maharashtra, India
  863. Tushar Gandhi, Maharadhtra, India
  864. Amna Buttar, New York, USA
  865. Dinesh Sahni, Delhi, India
  866. ABID HALEEM, Delhi, India
  867. Jayashree Kamble, Queens, USA
  868. Sheeraz Khan, UP, India
  869. Arif Ali, Delhi, India
  870. Shri Prakash, Delhi, India
  871. A Hasan Nil, Delhi, India
  872. Sarwat Ali, NCR Delhi, India
  873. Sutapa Chattopadhyay, NJ, USA
  874. Manshi Asher, Himachal pradesh, India
  875. Devi Palakurthi, Telangana, India
  876. Badar Siddiqui, Delhi, USA
  877. Abdul Nayyar, ICT, Asia/Pacific
  878. Rishi Awatramani, MD, USA
  879. Naz Asghar, Delhi, India
  880. Shaheen Nazar, Uttar Pradesh, India
  881. Rajendra Giri, Maharashtra, India
  882. Sita Ram, CT, USA
  883. Svati Shah, MA, USA
  884. Kaneez Fathima, Telangana, India
  885. I. A Khan, Delhi, India
  886. Khaja Rasheeduddin, Delhi, India
  887. Saadia Toor, NJ, USA
  888. Zahir Anwar, West Bengal up, India
  889. Dr Sarwar Hussain, UAE, India
  890. Mohammad Khan, Muscat, India
  891. Saleem Zaman, Delhi, India
  892. Tafhim Khan, Utter Pradesh, India
  893. Nasim Akhtar, Delhi, India
  894. Sadiq Basha, Tamil Nadu, India
  895. Neann Mathai, NY, USA
  896. Nikhil Aziz, New York, USA
  897. Qasim Farooqi, Dubai, Asia/Pacific
  898. Syed Uddin, Telangana, India
  899. Owais Rehman, UP, India
  900. Owais Rehman, UP, India
  901. Arif Naqvi, Delhi, India
  902. Mariam Siddiqui, Delhj, India
  903. Soofia Usmani, Up, India
  904. Qamar Ul Hadi, Delhi Ncr, India
  905. Nafis Ahmad, Delhi, India
  906. Rizwan Ahmad, Delhi, India
  907. Rama Melkote, Telangana, USA
  908. Salima Raxa, Maharashtra, India
  909. Zubair Irshad, إمارة دبيّ, India
  910. Abdulhafiz Lakhani, Gujarat, India
  911. Owais Rehman, UP, India
  912. Shafique ul Hasan, Delhi, India
  913. HR K, Telengana, USA
  914. Hifzur Siddiqui, Gurteng, Africa
  915. Aziz Ahmed, Telangana, India
  916. Shams Tabrez, Delhi, India
  917. MOHAMMAD QAMAR ASLAM SIDDIQUI, UTTAR PRADESH, India
  918. Amitabha Basu, Delhi, India
  919. Hasan Akram, Delhi, India
  920. Abdul Bari, Delhi, India
  921. Aisha Farooqui, Telangana, India
  922. Sangeeta Kamat, New York, USA
  923. Jasveen Jairath, Telangana, India
  924. Shiba Minai, Telangana, USA
  925. Danish Iqbal, Delhi, India
  926. Bizeth Banerjee, TELANGANA, India
  927. M Mandakini, Telangana, India
  928. Sheetal Dean, HP, India
  929. Bashir Khan, Maharashtra, India
  930. Sekar Pandian, Maharashtra, India
  931. Sanjay Kulkarni, Maharashtra, India
  932. Himanshu Joshi, Delhi, India
  933. Dr. Sreenivasa Prasad Chintapalli, Andhra Pradesh, India
  934. Sajaya Kakarla, Telangana, India
  935. Suresh Sharma, UTTAR PRADESH, India
  936. S Shaikh, MAHARASHTRA, India
  937. Sangam Tripathy, Delhi, India
  938. Poulose Varghese, Kerala, India
  939. Akhileshwari Ramagoud, Telangana, India
  940. Nitin Gaikwad, MAHARASHTRA, India
  941. Arun Kadekodi, Maharashtra, India
  942. katyayani vidmahe, Telangana, USA
  943. Sameer Ahmed, MAHARASHTRA, India
  944. Jaydeep Chougule, Maharashtra, India
  945. Adheesh Telang, Maharashtra, India
  946. Kumudini Karnik, Maharashtra, India
  947. Padmaja Shaw, Telangana, India
  948. Padmaja Shaw, Telangana, India
  949. Sathesam E M, Kerala, USA
  950. whiz parker, Maharashtra, India
  951. Dr.Thara K.G, Kerala, India
  952. Sharanya Nayak, Odisha, India
  953. Sharanya Nayak, Odisha, India
  954. Abhay Sawant, Maharashtra, India
  955. Jyothi J, Rajasthan, India
  956. Vikram Deshmukh, MH, India
  957. Samik Bandyopadhyay, West BengaI, India
  958. Radhika Desai, Telangana, India
  959. Radha Gopalan, Kerala, India
  960. Ebin S, Kerala, India
  961. Kedar Vaidya, Maharashtra, India
  962. Raj Nayar, Karnataka, India
  963. Gitanjali Joshua, Tamil Nadu, India
  964. Rekha G, Maharashtra, India
  965. Raja Rajeev Kumar, Kerala, India
  966. Aditya Thakur, California, USA
  967. Meena Karnik, Maharashtra, India
  968. Tushar Gandhi, Maharadhtra, India
  969. Pavan Kumar, Telanagana, India
  970. Hiren Gandhi, Gujarat, India
  971. Kranti Mandalaparthy, TS, USA
  972. Lara Jesani, Maharashtra, India
  973. Ashish Kumar, Telangana, India
  974. Salim Vally, GAUTENG, Africa
  975. Pavan Kumar, Telanagana, India
  976. Sujatha R, Washington, USA
  977. JoshuaGerlyZA JoshuaGerly, Iran, Asia/Pacific
  978. GeorgefubPO Georgefub, Guyana, Europe
  979. John Joseph, New York, USA
  980. Victor Begg, Florida, USA
  981. Victor Begg, Florida, USA
  982. Lucy Duff, MD, USA
  983. Sabza Jiwani, TX, USA
  984. Srivats Srinivasan, WA, USA
  985. John Joseph, New York, USA
  986. cece jones, CA, USA
  987. Rajiv Gulati MD, NY, USA
  988. Chukka Srinivas, California, USA
  989. khan hasan, WA, USA
  990. Syed Ejaz Naqvi, California, USA
  991. Maqbool Patel, Alabama, USA
  992. Bindu Desai, Ca, USA
  993. Mohammad Daud, Ontario, Canada
  994. Ahmed Ali, Alberta, Canada
  995. Krishnamurthy Srinivasan, AZ, USA
  996. S Charusheela, WA, USA
  997. Khalid Masud, Texas, USA
  998. Lotika Singha, Staffordshire, Europe
  999. Syed Sajjad, New York, USA
  1000. Rishab Chawla, GA, USA
  1001. mohammad imran, NJ, USA
  1002. mohammad imran, NJ, USA
  1003. Padmini Parthasarathy, California, USA
  1004. Mohsin Alikhan, VA, USA
  1005. Ritumbra Manuvie, Groningen, Europe
  1006. Zafar Iqbal, VA, USA
  1007. Ghulam suhrawardi, nj, USA
  1008. ROMI MAHAJAN, WA, USA
  1009. RUk Kes, Uttarpradesh, India
  1010. Pamela Philipose, Delhi, India
  1011. Saiba Varma, Ca, USA
  1012. Subhojit Roye, PA, USA
  1013. Harsh Trivedi, British Columbia, Canada
  1014. Aparna Sundar, Ontario, Canada
  1015. Ravi VIjaya Satya, CA, USA
  1016. Raja Swamy, TN, USA
  1017. KHAMAR SYED, Karnataka, India
  1018. Pierre Beaudet, Québec, Canada
  1019. Shankar Gopal, Uttarakhand, India
  1020. Badri Kashniyal, Uttarakhand, USA
  1021. Mz M, Delhi, India
  1022. S Charusheela, WA, USA
  1023. Koshy John, Delhi, USA
  1024. Faraz Shariff, Karnataka, India
  1025. Faraz Tareen, Karnataka, India
  1026. Mubariz Shariff, New Jersey, USA
  1027. Mourya D, Maharastra, India
  1028. Abdulla Anam, Kerala, India
  1029. Shambhavi Thakur, Delhi, India
  1030. Anwar Jamal, Delhi, India
  1031. Rajen Nair, Maharashtra, India
  1032. Abhilash Radhakrishnan, Kerala, India
  1033. Raj Arwan, Karnataka, India
  1034. Shankar Gopal, Uttarakhand, India
  1035. Ashfaq Mohammed, TX, USA
  1036. Aneesh S V L S, Telangana, India
  1037. Siddhartha Deb, NY, USA
  1038. Deepak Joshi, Victoria, Asia/Pacific
  1039. Suprosanna Shit, West bengal, India
  1040. Anwesha Mukherjee, Germany, Europe
  1041. Aradhita Chattopadhyaya, Dublin, Europe
  1042. Vijayendra Kadalabal, Karnataka, India
  1043. Sunita Viswanath, NM, USA
  1044. Biju Mathew, NY, USA

SOLIDARITY STATEMENT TO END CASTE PRACTICES IN SILICON VALLEY AND THE USA

Ambedkar King Study Circle, California, USA

PLEASE SIGN AND ADD YOUR VOICE TO THIS STATEMENT by Wed, Aug 5 9:00 PM PDT!

Click to see the current list of signatories –999 have signed!

On June 30, the State of California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) sued Cisco Systems – a major supplier of computer networking gear that makes the internet work – indicting the company of discriminating against an engineer because he is Dalit (formerly “untouchables”). This statement from Ambedkar King Study Circle seeks solidarity from media, technology, academic community and industry professionals to end caste-based discrimination and practices in the US.

We the undersigned welcome that the State of California has sued Cisco Systems for allowing its employees to practice caste at the workplace. This incident illustrates both – the casual and commonplace presence of everyday caste-based practices at the workplace, and the more conscious practice of caste discrimination pervasive in the US amongst Indian Americans, Indians and South Asians.

According to Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies in 2018, there were more high-skilled workers in Silicon Valley from India (25%) than from China (15%); California (16%); or from the rest of the country (16%). We, therefore, urge, all tech-corporations in Silicon Valley to be sensitive to caste practices and caste-based discrimination at their workplaces and ensure appropriate policies and protections are in place to guarantee safe and dignified working environment to all Dalit and so-called “low” caste employees.

At the moment, US employment law does not bar caste-based discrimination. We request the California State agency to seize this opportunity to have legal protection in place to protect Dalit and other so-called “low” caste employees.

According to DFEH, a Dalit employee suffered discrimination and harassment at the workplace once his dominant caste colleague “outed” him. The complex of trauma, humiliation, devaluation of self-worth, and perpetuation of caste stereotypes (especially against Dalits) – has severe impacts on workplace conditions, the right to dignity and commitment to diversity as a bulwark of modern organizations. The last names of the alleged harassers – Iyer and Kompella – are also their dominant caste names.

As per DFEH, Iyer “outed” the Dalit employee by telling colleagues that the victim enrolled at the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology through affirmative action – a claim that includes the connotation that affirmative action is inherently devoid of “merit”. This consequently shaped the actions of Iyer and his so-called “upper caste” colleagues, and the successive line manager. They allegedly proceeded to harass the victim and assigned unrealistic tasks to set him up for failure.

Caste is a hierarchical category based on pre-set social identities of birth and ancestry or descent. In its historical origins, caste has a close relation to occupation and exploitation. This nexus continues with some changes in modern times. The most excluded caste groups now self-identify as Dalits.

Dominant caste groups, for centuries, forcibly assigned occupations to Dalits and stigmatized those occupations. This stigma continues even after Dalits move outside of caste-affected societies and find new professions such as engineers in Silicon Valley. In the words of one of India’s foremost modern public intellectuals, chief drafter of the Indian Constitution, the most influential leader of Dalits in the 20th century, and an economist, anthropologist and philosopher – Dr B.R. Ambedkar: “the caste system is not merely a division of labour. It is a division of labourers.” In the minds of oppressors, the Dalit victim did not and should not belong to that workplace.

We now know that the victim had filed complaints as early as in November 2016 to the Cisco Human Resources (HR) department about the discriminatory behaviour of his dominant caste line managers. However, Cisco HR did not act on these complaints on the ground that caste discrimination was not unlawful in the US. We, therefore, appeal to all American companies, including those in Silicon Valley to be sensitive to ubiquitous caste practices and caste-based discrimination. We urge them to recognize caste, as operating similarly to race and gender as a source of discrimination and harassment and incorporate caste practices as an unfair and punishable practice in their Human Resource policies.

Executive Committee, Ambedkar King Study Circle. Thank You.

July 13, 2020
San Jose, California

Co-Sponsors

Boston Coalition (BC)
Coalition of Seattle of Indian-Americans (CSIA)
Global Indians Progressive Alliance (GIPA)
India Civil Watch International (ICWI)
Ambedkar Association of North America (AANA)

About AKSC:

Established in October 2016, Ambedkar King Study Circle (AKSC) exists to challenge caste, class, race, gender and religious oppression and oppressors on ideological, political and social fronts. Our aim and strategy are to Educate, Organize and Agitate.

AKSC believes that the struggle and liberation of one oppressed group are inextricably linked with the united battle and freedom of all other oppressed groups. AKSC believes that liberation from various forms of oppression is possible by working in solidarity with other discriminated groups and launching the united battle against all oppressors.