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


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


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


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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


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


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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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