Academic Letter

Academics and People of Conscience Across the Globe

Call For

Democracy, Freedom, Dignity, Self-Determination and Justice in Jammu and Kashmir

We, the undersigned, are distressed by the Indian government's recent actions in Jammu and Kashmir—in particular:

 

  • The abrogation—without consulting the people of Jammu and Kashmir, of Articles 370 and 35A of the Indian Constitution, thus ending Jammu and Kashmir’s constitutionally-guaranteed autonomous status, which had been in place for over 70 years.

  • The deployment of additional 38,000 military and paramilitary forces to Jammu and Kashmir (700,000 troops are already stationed in the region), where it already maintained one of the largest military occupations on the globe.

  • The imposition of a complete communications blackout and round-the-clock curfew. Wireless, Internet, television, and landline telephone connections have been cut, and, except for rare instances, people have been confined to their own homes, particularly in the Kashmir Valley.

  • The arrest and “preventive” detention of politicians from across the spectrum, members of civil society, human rights activists, and many others, and the torture of detainees.

  • The prohibition of peaceful assembly and the use of military force to quell protests, which has resulted in numerous deaths and injuries.

  • The gagging of journalists and news publications through heavy restrictions and constraints on their reporting.

 

As people of conscience who are committed to the principles of freedom, dignity, and justice, we refuse to remain silent as India—which touts itself as the international community’s largest democracy—continues its assault on due process, freedom of thought and expression, freedom of assembly, and freedom of the press. As the Indian government suppresses the voices of the indigenous population, we stand together with the people of Jammu and Kashmir and raise our collective voice to demand that the Indian government:

 

  • Lift the blackout and the curfew in Jammu and Kashmir immediately and completely;

  • Release the detainees immediately and without condition; and

  • Allow journalists and news organizations to conduct their reporting duties without fear of intimidation, censorship, or reprisal.

 

These demands are consistent with India's obligations as a signatory to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. 

 

Furthermore, we call on the Indian government to:

 

  • Revoke draconian laws, such as

  1. the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, Disturbed Areas Act (1992), which grants impunity to the Indian military and prevents adequate legal redress to the victims of abuse;

  2. the Public Safety Act, which enables the Indian government to detain a person for up to two years without a trial; and

  3. Section 144, which bars the assembly of four or more persons in any one area.

  • Demilitarize Jammu and Kashmir;

  • Determine mechanisms under international law for justice and accountability to the crimes of gendered and sexualized violence, torture, enforced disappearances and unknown and mass graves committed by Indian forces since 1990.

  • Respect the security and rights of civil society, students, medical staff, journalists and lawyers.

  • Hold violators of human, civil, and political rights to account; and

  • Honor its commitments to the people of Jammu and Kashmir and to the international community under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and various United Nations Security Council resolutions by allowing the free exercise of the rights of self-determination and self-governance, among others. The right of Kashmiris as primary stakeholders in all decision making involving them be respected.

In solidarity with the people of Jammu and Kashmir,

 

Adnan A. Husain, Associate Professor of Medieval Mediterranean and Islamic World History and Director of the Muslim Societies-Global Perspectives Project, Queen’s University, Ontario

 

Ahlam Muhtaseb, Professor of Media Studies and Director of the Center for Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies, California State University, San Bernardino

 

Ahmet Selim Tekelioglu, Editor-in-Chief, Maydan, Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies, George Mason University

 

Amit Bhaduri, Professor Emeritus, Jawaharlal Nehru University

 

Amritjit Singh, Langston Hughes Professor of English, Ohio University

 

Angana Chatterji, Professor and Co-chair, Initiative on Political Conflict, Gender and People's Rights, Center for Race and Gender, University of California, Berkeley

 

Anneeth Kaur Hundle, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Dhan Kaur Sahota Presidential Chair of Sikh Studies, University of California, Irvine

 

Ather Zia, Assistant Professor, University of Northern Colorado

 

Bassam Haddad, Director, Middle East and Islamic Studies Program, Associate Professor, Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University

 

Britney Kyle, Associate Professor and Chair of Anthropology, University of Northern Colorado

 

Chandra Talpade Mohanty, Distinguished Professor, Syracuse University

 

Christine Marston, Associate Dean, College of Humanties and Social Sciences, University of Northern Colorado

 

Cornel R. West, Professor of the Practice of Public Philosophy, Department of African and African American Studies, Faculty of Arts & Sciences, Harvard Divinity School

 

David Palumbo-Liu, Louise Hewlett Nixon Professor and Professor of Comparative Literature, Stanford University

 

Edward E. Curtis IV, Millennium Chair of the Liberal Arts & Professor of Religious Studies, Indiana University School of Liberal Arts

 

Elsadig Elsheikh, Director, Global Justice Program’s Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, University of California, Berkeley

 

Farhan Mujahid Chak, Associate Professor of Political Sciece, Gulf Studies, Qatar University

 

Farid Esack, Professor, Department of Religion Studies, University of Johannesburg, South Africa

 

Farid Hafez, Senior Researcher, Department of Sociology and Political Science and Senior Research Fellow, Georgetown University, The Bridge Initiative

 

Fatemeh Keshavarz, Professor and Director, School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, University of Maryland, College Park

 

Ghulam-Nabi Fai, Secretary General, World Kashmir Awareness Forum

 

Hafsa Kanjwal, Assistant Professor, Lafayette College

 

Haley Duschinski, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Ohio University

 

Hamid Algar, Professor Emeritus, Near Eastern Studies Department, University of California, Berkeley

 

Harvey Dong, Lecturer, Asian American & Asian Diaspora Studies Program, Ethnic Studies Department, University of California, Berkeley

 

Hatem Bazian, Professor and co-Founder, Zaytuna College; Near Eastern and Ethnic Studies and Asian American Studies, University of California, Berkeley; Director, Islamophobia Studies Center; Chairman, American Muslims for Palestine and President, Northern California Islamic Council

 

Idrisa Pandit, Adjunct Faculty, Luther University College, Wilfrid Laurier University

 

Inderpal Grewal, Professor, Yale University

 

James C. Scott, Professor of Political Science and Anthropology, Yale University

 

Janet Montefiore, Emeritus Professor, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK

 

Janice Williamson, Professor Emeritus, University of Alberta

 

John L. Esposito, Professor, Georgetown University

 

Jonathan Brown, Associate Professor and Chair of Alwaleed bin Talal in Islamic Civilization in the School of Foreign Service; Director of the Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim Christian Understanding, Georgetown University

 

Joseph Massad, Professor, Modern Arab Politics and Intellectual History, Columbia University

 

Juan Cole, Professor, University of Michigan

 

Judith Maclean Miller, Emeritus Professor, University of Waterloo

 

Kamal Abu-Shamsieh, PhD Candidate, Practical Theology, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley; Chairman, Ziyara Muslim Spiritual Care

 

Khalid Kadir, Lecturer, Global Poverty & Practice and Political Economy, College of Engineering, University of California, Berkeley

 

Laurence O. Michalak, Professor Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley

 

Lisa Rofel, Professor Emeritus, Anthropology, University of California, Santa Cruz and Co-coordinator of California Scholars for Academic Freedom

 

Marianne Farina CSC, Professor of Philosophy and Theology, Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology at the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA

 

Maxwell Leung, Associate Professor, Critical Studies, California College of the Arts, and Associate Researcher, Islamophobia Research and Documentation Project, University of California, Berkeley

 

Michael Mark Cohen, Associate Teaching Professor, American Studies and African American Studies, University of California, Berkeley

 

Michael Rothberg, 1939 Society Samuel Goetz Chair in Holocaust Studies, UCLA

 

Mohamad Junaid, Assistant Professor, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

 

Mohammad Fadel, Professor of Law, University of Toronto Faculty of Law

 

Mona Bhan, Associate Professor, Syracuse University

 

Nader Hashemi, Director, Center for Middle East Studies, University of Denver

 

Nancy A. Khalil, Collegiate Fellow, American Culture, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

 

Nivedita Menon, Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Noura Erakat, Assistant Professor, Rutgers University, New Brunswick

 

Omar Suleiman, Founder and President of the Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research; Professor in Graduate Liberal Studies Program at Southern Methodist University

 

Ovamir Anjum, Professor, Imam Khattab Endowed Chair, University of Toledo

 

Paola Bacchetta, Professor, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, University of California, Berkeley

 

Philip Gasper, Professor Emeritus, Notre Dame de Namur University

 

Prabhat Patnaik, Emeritus Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University

 

Rabab Ibrahim Abdulhadi, Director and Senior Scholar, Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas Studies; Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies/Race and Resistance Studies, College of Ethnic Studies, San Francisco State Universities

 

Ramon Grosfoguel, Professor Ethnic Studies, University of California, Berkeley

 

Richard Falk, Milbank Professor of International Law Emeritus, Princeton University; Visiting Professor, Istinye University (Istanbul); Faculty Research Fellow, Orfalea Center, University of California, Santa Barbara

 

Robert K. Beshara, Assistant Professor of Psychology and Humanities, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Northern New Mexico College

 

Roberto D. Hernández, Associate Professor of Chicana and Chicano Studies, Affiliated Faculty of the Center for Islamic & Arabic Studies, San Diego State University

 

Roger A. Dewjtt, Professor Emeritus, Adjunct Professor, Aims Community College/University of Northern Colorado

 

Sahar Aziz, Professor of Law and Chancellor's Social Justice Scholar; Director, Center for Security, Race, and Rights, Rutgers University Law School

 

Salman Sayyid, Professor, Social Theory and Decolonial Thought, University of Leeds

 

Sami A. Al-Arian, Professor and Director of Center for Islam and Global Affairs, Istanbul Zaim University

 

Santiago Slabodsky, FRK Chair in Jewish Studies, Hofstra University-New York

 

Saul J. Takahashi, Professor, Human Rights and Peace Studies, Osaka Jogakuin University

 

Su'ad Abdul Khabeer, Associate Professor of American Culture, University of Michigan

 

Suvir Kaul, A M Rosenthal Professor, University of Pennsylvania

 

Sylvia Chan-Malik, Associate Professor, Rutgers University

 

Utsa Patnaik, Professor Emeritus, Jawaharlal Nehru University

 

Veena Das, Professor, Johns Hopkins University

 

Wali Ahmadi, Associate Professor, Near Eastern Studies, University of California, Berkeley

 

Zareena Grewal, Associate Professor, American Studies, Religious Studies, Ethnicity Race & Migration, Yale University

 

Aadita Chaudhury, PhD Candidate, Department of Science and Technology Studies, York University

 

Abdul Matteen, Assistant Professor, Bezmialem Vakif University

 

Abdul-Rahim Adada, PhD Economics

 

Adis Duderija, Lecturer, Griffith University

 

Ahmed Hashmi, Microbiologist, Columbia Presbyterian

 

Ahmed Raza, Assistant Lecturer, University of Kent

 

Alessandro Angelini, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Johns Hopkins University

 

Alf Gunvald Nilsen, Professor of Sociology, University of Pretoria

 

Alison Case, Professor, Williams College

 

Altaf Hussain, Research Scholar, Annamalai University

 

Alzahra Hudani, PhD Candidate, University of Ottawa

 

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Azfar Hussain, Associate Professor, Integrative Studies Department, Grand Valley State University

 

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Bernice Olivas, Assistant Professor, Salt Lake Community College

 

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Bikrum Gill, Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech

 

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Bula Bhadra, Professor (retired), University of Calcutta

 

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Cyril Creque-Sarbinowski, Graduate Student, Johns Hopkins University

 

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Daniel Elam, Assistant Professor, University of Hong Kong

 

Danielle Dadras, Director of Undergraduate Studies, University of Minnesota, Institute for Global Studies

 

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David Alff, Associate Professor, State University of New York, Buffalo

 

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Dean Accardi, Assistant Professor of History, Connecticut College

 

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Deepti Misri, Associate Professor of Women and Gender Studies, University of Colorado Boulder

 

Deka Omar Ahmed, PhD Candidate, University of Ottawa

 

Dina M. Siddiqi, Clinical Associate Professor, New York University

 

Dominique M. Brown, Graduate Assistant, Miami Universiry

 

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Eb Saldana, Doctoral Student, Princeton University

 

Ed Charlton, Postdoctoral Fellow, London School of Economics

 

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Faiz Younas, Lecturer, Institute of Applied Psychology, University of the Punjab, Lahore

 

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Farhat Hussain, Member, Islamophobia Studies Center

 

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Hassan Fouda, Board Director, Tree of Life Educational Fund

 

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Hiya Islam, Lecturer, University of Liberal Arts, Bangladesh

 

Hoda Bandeh-Ahmadi, Director of Social Research, Center for Surgical Training and Research, University of Michigan

 

Hossain Al Mamun, Professor of English, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Sylhet, Bangladesh

 

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Nahyan Fancy, Professor of History, DePauw University

 

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Nandita Narain, Associate Professor, St. Stephen's College, Delhi University

 

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Neha Vora, Associate Professor, Lafayette College

 

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Priya Kandaswamy, Associate Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Mills College

 

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Rachel Miller, Research Fellow, American Antiquarian Society

 

Radha Dayal, Associate Professor, Sushant School of Art and Architecture

 

Rajani Sudan, Professor, Southern Methodist University

 

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Shabana Mir, Associate Professor, American Islamic College

 

Shabbir Agha Abbas, Graduate Student, Catalogist, Columbia University

 

Shafayat Hussain Bhat, Researcher, Kashmir University

 

Shahnaz, Researcher, All India Institute of Medical Sciences

 

Shahzad Ali, Lecturer, Forman Christian College, Lahore, Pakistan

 

Shaiya Binte Mahbub, Lecturer, BRAC University

 

Shakeel Ahmad Khandy, Postdoctoral Fellow, National Taiwan University

 

Shalmali Jadhav, PhD Candidate, University of Michigan

 

Sharika Thiranagama, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Stanford University

 

Sharmadip Basu, Assistant Professor, Azim Premji University

 

Sheetal Chhabria, Associate Professor, Connecticut College

 

Shehla Khan, Graduate Student, Keele University

 

Sherali Tareen, Associate Professor Religious Studies, Franklin and Marshall College

 

Shozab Raza, PhD Candidate, University of Toronto

 

Shreya Parikh, PhD Student, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 

Shrimoyee Ghosh, Lawyer and Legal Anthropologist

 

Shruti Mukherjee, PhD Candidate, Stony Brook University

 

Shuaib, Research Scholar, Maulana Azad National Urdu University

 

Shweta Krishnan, PhD Candidate, George Washington University

 

Siddharth Narrain, PhD Candidate, University of New South Wales

 

Simanti Lahiri, Visiting Assistant Professor, Villanova University

 

Simran Kaur, Doctoral Associate, Miami University

 

Sita Venkateswar, Associate Professor, Massey University

 

Sobia Ali-Faisal, Lecturer, University of Prince Edward Island

 

Somak Paul, Professor, California State University

 

Sonali Pahwa, Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota

 

Souradeep Roy, Research Scholar, Jawaharlal Nehru University

 

Spela Drnovsek Zorko, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Warwick

 

Sriram Mohan, PhD Candidate, University of Michigan

 

Stephen Jones, Lecturer, University of Birmingham

 

Steven Vose, Bhagwan Mahavir Professor of Jain Studies, Florida International University

 

Subhasis, Faculty, Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology

 

Suha Rajai Abushakra, Teacher, Oakland Unified

 

Sukanta Das, Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology

 

Sumin Myung, Graduate Student, Johns Hopkins University

 

Susana Flores, Professor, Central Washington University

 

Shweta Krishnan, Phd Candidate, George Washington University

 

Tabitha Spence, Researcher

 

Tahir Naqvi, Associate Professor, Anthropology, Trinity University

 

Tamara Sonn, Professor, Georgetown University

 

Tania Saeed, Assistant Professor, Lahore University of Management and Sciences

 

Tanya Matthan, Doctoral Student, University of California, Los Angeles

 

Tapsi Mathur, Assistant Professor, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

 

Tara Weinberg, PhD Candidate & Visiting Researcher, University of Michigan and University of Witwatersrand

 

Tarangini, Assistant Professor, Azim Premji University

 

Tarek Z. Ismail, Associate Professor of Law, City University of New York School of Law

 

Taveeshi Singh, PhD Candidate, Syracuse University

 

Tiraana Bains, PhD Candidate, History Department, Yale University

 

Tita Chico, Professor, University of Maryland

 

Tom Ozden-Schilling, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Johns Hopkins University

 

Tomas Ojeda, PhD Student, Department of Gender Studies, London School of Economics

 

Toorjo Ghose, Associate Professor, University of Pennsylvania

 

U. Jannat, Senior Office Assistant, Sir Wilfrid Laurier Collegiate Institute

 

Ubaid Mushtaq, Research Scholar, IIT Kharagpur

 

Umer Mukhtar Mir, Mathematics Teacher, Ministry of Education, Maldives

 

Uneza, Teacher, Delhi Private School, Sharjah

 

Usaama Al-Azami, Departmental Lecturer in Contemporary Islamic Studies, University of Oxford

 

Usha Iyer, Assistant Professor, Stanford University

 

Vaqar Adhami, Scientist, University of Wisconsin, Madison

 

Varsha Pai, Graduate Student, Simon Fraser University

 

Vasuki Nesiah, Associate Professor of Practice, New York University

 

Victor Jaimes, Graduate Assistant, Villanova University

 

Victoria Bernal, Professor of Anthropology, University of California, Irvine

 

Vinicius Tavares De Oliveira, Assistant Professor, Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais

 

Virinder Kalra, Professor, University of Warwick

 

Walaa Quisay, Teaching Fellow, University of Birmingham

 

Waseem Ahmad Mir, Research Scholar, Aligarh Muslim University

 

Whitney Duncan, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Northern Colorado

 

William Elison, Associate Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara

 

William J. Maxwell, Professor of English, Washington University in St. Louis

 

Yamini Krishna, Research Scholar, English and Foreign Languages University

 

Yasmeen Azam, Graduate Student, The University of Chicago

 

Yasmin Naqushbandi, Secretary, The Saffron Trust

 

Z. Ara, Teaching Assistant, Giles Academy, UK

 

Zachary Lesser, Professor, University of Pennsylvania

 

Zarka Shabir, Law Student, Harvard Law School

 

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