Statement In Solidarity With Dr Partha Sarathi Ray


  • September 6, 2020
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A statement issued by different organisations, academicians and activists condemning brazen assault by the state on democratic activities and demanding immediate withdrawal of NIA’s menacing and threatening interrogation notice to Partha Sarathi Ray.  

 

6 September 2020 

We have come to know that our dear friend and comrade Dr Partho Sarothi Ray, Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), has been summoned by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in connection with the Elgar Parishad-Bhima Koregaon case. He has been asked to present himself before the investigators in Mumbai on 10 September at 11am. 

 

Partho has been pro-actively involved with peaceful, democratic people’s movements, especially the struggles for the rights of poor and marginalised dalits and adivasis. He is an active member of Persecuted Prisoners’ Solidarity Committee as well as Joint Action Committee for Social Justice. His tireless work in defence of civil liberties and for the release of political prisoners is exemplary. Partho has been ever-present in marches, rallies, and other street programmes with his stirring but lucid speeches and an endearing smile. 

 

At IISER, Partho has been carrying out extensive and useful research on molecular biology. His pioneering work on viruses has taken him to the lecture-halls in universities and scientific gatherings across the globe. He is a front-runner in the present battle against Covid-19 and his idea of community participation has been successfully implemented in Nadia district, inviting widespread interest. He was among the scientists consulted by the World Health Organization (WHO) to understand the character of the Coronavirus and formulate a policy to tackle the pandemic. 

 

The harassment of Dr Ray by the NIA is yet another sinister attempt in the fascist regime’s witch-hunt at silencing the voices of dissent and protest. We, the undersigned, strongly condemn this brazen assault on democratic activities and demand immediate withdrawal of NIA’s menacing, threatening interrogation notice. We stand hand-in-hand with Dr Partho Sarothi Ray. 

 

Signed by

  1. Aamra ek Sachetan Prayas 
  2. Aashita Dawer, Professor, OP Jindal Global University 
  3. Abhijit Pathak, Chartered Accountant 
  4. Abhijit Roy, Professor, Jadavpur University 
  5. Achin Chakraborty, Professor, Institute of Development Studies, Kolkata 
  6. Achin Vanaik, Professor (Retd), University of Delhi 
  7. Adibashi Gaonta 
  8. Adibashi Juan Mahal 
  9. Adibashi Samanyaya Mancha 
  10. Aditi Chowdhury, Citizen 
  11. Aditi Roy Ghatak, Journalist 
  12. Aditya Nigam, Professor, CSDS, Delhi 
  13. Afaf Jameel, Schoolteacher 
  14. AJC Bose, Professor, SRCC, University of Delhi 
  15. Ajijul Haque, Writer 
  16. Dr Alessandra Mezzadri, Dept of Development Studies, SOAS, University of London 
  17. Alik Chakraborty, CPI (M-L) Red Star 
  18. All India Central Council of Trade Union (AICCTU) 
  19. All India Federation of Trade Unions (AIFTU – new) 
  20. All India Kshet Mazdoor Kisan Sabha (AIKMKS) 
  21. All India People’s Forum (AIPF) 
  22. All India Peoples’ Science Network (AIPSN) 
  23. All India Progressive Women’s Association (AIPWA) 
  24. All India Revolutionary Students’ Organisation (AIRSO) 
  25. All India Revolutionary Women’s Organisation (AIRWO) 
  26. All India Sanjukta Kisan Sabha 
  27. All India Students’ Association (AISA) 
  28. All West Bengal Sales Representatives’ Union (AWBSRU) 
  29. Aloke Mukherjee, CPI (M-L) 
  30. Alpa Shah, Associate Professor, London School of Economics 
  31. Amal Sanyal 
  32. Ambedkar Periyar Study Circle, IIT Madras 
  33. Ambedkar-Periyar-Phule Study Circle, IIT Bombay 
  34. Ambikesh Mahapatra, Professor, Jadavpur University 
  35. Amit Bhaduri, Professor (Retd), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) 
  36. Amit Roychowdhury, Prof. & Head, Dept of Aerospace Engineering & Applied Mechanics, 

Indian Institute of Engineering Science & Technology (IIEST), Shibpur 

  1. Amitabha Chakraborty, Activist 
  2. Amra Monbhashi 
  3. Analabha Basu, National Institute of Biological Genomics 
  4. Aneek Patrika (Bengali Monthly) 
  5. Anik Dutta, Filmmaker 
  6. Aniket Chattopadhyay, Filmmaker 
  7. Anindita Sarbadhikari, Filmmaker 
  8. Anindya, Blogger 
  9. Anindya Sengupta, Professor, Jadavpur University 
  10. Anish Vanaik, Professor, OP Jindal Global University 
  11. Anjali Monteiro, Filmmaker & Academic 
  12. Anomita Sen, Citizen 
  13. Anup Gampa, Asst Professor, Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, California 
  14. Anuroop Mallik, Folk Singer 
  15. Anwesha Sengupta, Institute of Development Studies, Kolkata 
  16. Arijit Mitra Smarak Committee 
  17. Arundhati Dhuru, National Alliance of People’s Movements 
  18. Arundhati Roy, Writer 
  19. Arup Baisya, Writer, Silchar 
  20. Arup Dasgupta 
  21. Ashani Natyam 
  22. Ashish Lahiri, Writer, Adjunct Professor, IISER 
  23. Ashok Choudhary, All India Union of Forest Working People (AIUFWP) 
  24. Asit Basu 
  25. Justice Asok Kumar Ganguly (Retd), Supreme Court 
  26. Asoke Prasun Chattopadhyay, Dept of Chemistry, Kalyani University 
  27. Association for the Protection of Democratic Rights (APDR) 
  28. Avishek Konar, Professor, OP Jindal Global University 
  29. Avishek Mukherjee 
  30. Ayodhya Buru Bachao Andolan 
  31. Azad Gano Morcha 
  32. Badshah Moitra, Actor 
  33. Baidyanath Sengupta, Editor, Samaj Bignan o Prakriti Parichay Patrika 
  34. Bandi Mukti Committee 
  35. Banglar Krishak Shakti 
  36. Banikanta Mishra, Professor, Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneshwar 
  37. Banojyotsna Lahiri, Senior Researcher, CES, New Delhi 
  38. Bedabrata Pain, Scientist & Filmmaker 
  39. Bharati Mutsuddi, Lawyer 
  40. Bharatiya Adibashi Ekata Mancha 
  41. Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharya, MP & Former Mayor, Kolkata Municipal Corporation 
  42. Bimal Chakraborty 
  43. Dr Binayak Sen 
  44. Bodhisatya Ray, Radical Socialist 
  45. Bolan Gangopadhyay, Journalist & Social Activist 
  46. Central Convening Committee (CCC), No NRC Movement 
  47. Chanchal Chakraborty 
  48. Chandan Sen, Playwright 
  49. Chandrashekhar Bhattacharya, Journalist 
  50. Charoibeti 
  51. Chittaroopa Palit, Narmada Bachao Andolan 
  52. Committee for the Release of Political Prisoners (CRPP), West Bengal 
  53. Confluence, IISER, Mohali 
  54. CP Geevan, Former Senior Environmental Scientist, Independent Researcher 
  55. Das Theke Das Hazaar 
  56. DC Gohain, Jharkhand Krantikari Mazdoor Union 
  57. Debashish Bhattacharya, Bharatiya Bigyan o Juktibadi Samiti 
  58. Debdoot Ghosh 
  59. Debdutta Paul 
  60. Debmalya Nandy, NREGA Sangharsh Morcha 
  61. Delhi Science Forum, Delhi 
  62. Democratic Students’ Association, West Bengal 
  63. Dhiman (Raina) Roy, Transgender Activist & Human Rights Defender 
  64. Dhritisree, Theatre Activist 
  65. Dhruva Narayan, Publisher 
  66. Dibyendu Dey, Dept of Mathematics, Kalyani University 
  67. Dipankar Bhattacharya, CPI (M-L) Liberation 
  68. Doyeeta Majumder, Professor, Jadavpur University 
  69. Ebong Bisongbad 
  70. Prof. Felix Padel, Anthropologist & Writer 
  71. Feminists in Resistance 
  72. Forum Against Monopolistic Aggression (FAMA) 
  73. Freny Manecksha, Independent Journalist 
  74. Dr Fuad Halim, People’s Health Activist 
  75. G Arunima, Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) 
  76. Ganatantrik Sangrami Udyog 
  77. Gautam Chakraborty 
  78. Githa Hariharan, Writer 
  79. Gorky Chakraborty, Institute of Development Studies, Kolkata 
  80. Goutam Seal 
  81. Harkumar Goswami, Guwahati 
  82. Hosiery Workers’ Unity Centre 
  83. Indian Federation of Trade Union (IFTU) 
  84. Indira Ghose, University of Fribourg, Switzerland 
  85. Indu Chandrasekhar, Publisher 
  86. J Devika, Feminist Historian 
  87. Jadavpur Commune 
  88. Jagdeep Chhokar, Former Professor and Dean, IIM Ahmedabad 
  89. Jai Bhim India Network 
  90. Janakalyan o Santras Birodhi Gana Abhijan Mancha, Bagnan 
  91. Janaswasthya Suraksha o Adhikar Mancha, Uluberia 
  92. Jayashri Sarkar, Activist 
  93. Jayati Ghosh, Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) 
  94. Joint Action Committee for Social Justice 
  95. Joint Platform of Academicians 
  96. Joint Platform of Doctors, West Bengal 

Association of Health Service Doctors; Doctors for Democracy; Health Service Association; Shramajibi Swasthya Udyog; West Bengal Doctors’ Forum 

  1. Jomi Jibika Bastutantro o Poribesh Raksha Committee 
  2. Joyraj Bhattacharya, Theatre & Social Activist 
  3. Kaldhwani (Little Magazine) 
  4. Kamal Sur, No NRC Movement 
  5. Kaushik Sen, Playwright & Actor 
  6. Kavita Krishnan, AIPWA 
  7. Keya Bhaumik Gupta, Activist 
  8. KP Fabian, Ambassador (Retd) 
  9. KP Jayasankar, Filmmaker & Academic 
  10. Kranti Shilpi Sangha 
  11. Krishna Bandyopadhyay, Activist in Women’s Movements 
  12. Kumar Rana, Social Activist 
  13. Kunal Chattopadhyay, Professor, Jadavpur University 
  14. Kuntal Rudra 
  15. Little Magazine Samannaya Mancha 
  16. Madhuchhanda Karlekar, Social Activist 
  17. Mahila Jagaron Samiti, Bagnan 
  18. Manabesh Sarkar, Researcher 
  19. Manoj Bhattacharya, RSP 
  20. Manzar Jameel, Social Activist 
  21. Maroona Murmu, Associate Professor, Jadavpur University 
  22. Masood Akhtar 
  23. Dr Matilde Adduci, Dept of Development Studies, SOAS, University of London 
  24. Mazdoor Kranti Parishad 
  25. Megha Unwer, Professor, Purdue University, Italy 
  26. Miratun Nahar, Writer 
  27. Mitra Sengupta 
  28. Moinak Biswas, Professor, Jadavpur University 
  29. Nagarik Udyog 
  30. National Alliance of People’s Movements (NAPM), West Bengal 
  31. New Democratic Students’ Front 
  32. New Trade Union Initiative (NTUI) 
  33. Nikhil Banga Mahila Sangha 
  34. Nilanjan Dutta, Writer, Filmmaker, Human Rights Activist 
  35. Nisha Biswas, Activist 
  36. Nitish Roy, Singer 
  37. Nivedita Menon, Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) 
  38. No NRC Movement 
  39. Nupur Basu, Bachik Shilpi 
  40. Pallab Kirtania, Singer & Composer 
  41. Pamela Philipose, Journalist 
  42. Papiya Adhikari, Actor 
  43. Paranjoy Guha Thakurta, www. paranjoy.in 
  44. Partha Chatterjee, Professor, Columbia University 
  45. Partha S Banerjee, Writer & Retired Journalist 
  46. Parthasarathi Mukhopadhyay, Dept of Library & Information Science, Kalyani University 
  47. Paschim Banga Khet Majoor Samity 
  48. Paschim Banga Ganasanskriti Parishad 
  49. People’s Film Collective 
  50. People’s Study Circle 
  51. People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) 
  52. Persecuted Prisoners’ Solidarity Committee 
  53. Prabhat Patnaik, Professor Emeritus, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) 
  54. Prabir Mukhopadhyay, Teacher (Retd), South Point School 
  55. Pradip Chatterjee, Activist 
  56. Prakriti Sebasram Sangha 
  57. Pramod Gupta, Social Activist 
  58. Pranab Kanti Basu, Professor (Retd), Vishva-Bharati 
  59. Prantajan 
  60. Pratip Nag, Activist 
  61. Probal Dasgupta, Professor (Retd), Indian Statistical Institute Kolkata 
  62. Progressive Democratic Students’ Federation (PDSF) 
  63. Progressive Plantation Workers’ Union 
  64. Progressive Students’ Union (PSU) 
  65. Progressive Youth League (PYL) 
  66. Pulak Chanda, Professor (Retd), Shyamsundar College 
  67. Purba Rudra, Citizen 
  68. Purbasha Auddy, Jadavpur University 
  69. Purbayan Chakraborty, Student, Karnataka State Law University 
  70. Purulia Bauri Samaj Kalyan Samiti 
  71. Rajashri Dasgupta, Social Activist 
  72. Ramesh Dixit, President, Samvidhan Bachao Desh Bachao Abhiyan, Uttar Pradesh 
  73. Ranjan Palit, Filmmaker 
  74. Ranjana Padhi, WSS 
  75. Ranjit Sur, Human Rights Activist 
  76. Ratan Khasnabis, Former Professor, Calcutta University 
  77. Ravi Pallur, Political Activist 
  78. Refraction (Magazine) 
  79. Revolutionary Cultural Forum 
  80. Revolutionary Youth and Students’ Federation 
  81. Revolutionary Youth Federation of India (RYFI) 
  82. Revolutionary Youth Front (RYF) 
  83. Richa Singh, SKMS, NAPM UP 
  84. Right to Food & Work Campaign, West Bengal 
  85. Rimi B Chatterjee, Professor, Jadavpur University 
  86. Ritam Bhaumik, INRIA, Paris 
  87. Ritam Palit, Student Activist 
  88. Rohan Banerji 
  89. Romar Correa, Professor, University of Mumbai 
  90. Rongili Biswas, Writer & Musician. Associate Professor, WBES 
  91. Ronny Sen, Photographer-Filmmaker 
  92. Sabyasachi Chakraborty, Actor 
  93. Sabyasachi Chatterjee 
  94. Sabyasachi Chattopadhyay, Dept of History, Kalyani University 
  95. Sabyasachi Deb, Poet 
  96. Sachetana 
  97. Sahoman 
  98. Sailendra Nath Bhattacharya, ECL Colliery Sramik Union 
  99. Sajni Mukherjee, Professor, Jadavpur University 
  100. Salil Biswas, Principal (Retd), South City College 
  101. Samantak Das, Professor, Jadavpur University 
  102. Samar Bagchi, Science, Education, Environment & Social Activist 
  103. Samir Aich, Painter 
  104. Sampradayikota o Fascibad Birodhi Ganatantrik Mancha 
  105. Sandeep Pandey, Socialist Party (India) 
  106. Sanjay Basak, Journalist 
  107. Sanjay Kak, Filmmaker 
  108. Sanjeeb Mukherjee, Calcutta University 
  109. Saswata Ghosh, Professor, Institute of Development Studies, Kolkata 
  110. Saswati Ghosh, Academic & Activist 
  111. Satarupa Sanyal, Filmmaker 
  112. Satya Sagar, Journalist 
  113. Dr SC Byne, Gana Adhikar Mancha, Durgapur 
  114. Shakti Pada Badyakar, SC-ST-OBC & Minority Employees’ Federation, Durgapur 
  115. Dr Sarmistha Dutta Gupta, Independent Researcher 
  116. Shamim Ahmed, Writer 
  117. Shuddhabrata Sengupta, Delhi 
  118. Shukla Bhowmick 
  119. Sipra Mukherjee, Professor, Jadavpur University 
  120. Sitansusekhar, Na Hanya Te 
  121. Solidarity Against NRC, Murshidabad 
  122. Soma Marik, Associate Professor, RKSM Vivekananda Vidya Bhavan 
  123. Sonali Dutta Roy, Faculty, Ambedkar University, Delhi 
  124. Soumitra Bhose, Citizen 
  125. Soumitra Dastidar, Filmmaker 
  126. Dr Soumya Sahin, Asst Professor, National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS) 
  127. Souvik Mukhopadhyay 
  128. Sramajibi Mahila Samiti 
  129. Srikanta Mohanty, CPI (M-L), Odisha 
  130. Students for Change 
  131. Subhash Deb, CPI (M-L) PCC 
  132. Subhasis Bandyopadhyay, Associate Professor, IIEST, Shibpur 
  133. Subhendu Maiti, Singer 
  134. Sugata Ray 
  135. Sukanta Chaudhuri, Professor Emeritus, Jadavpur University 
  136. Sukumar Muralidharan, Journalist and Journalism Instructor 
  137. Sumit Bhaduri, Scientist (Chemist) 
  138. Sumit Sarkar, Historian 
  139. Sumit, Filmmaker, Writer 
  140. Sunandan Chakraborty 
  141. Supriya Chaudhuri, Professor Emeritus, Jadavpur University 
  142. Sushanta Mukherjee, Activist 
  143. Sushil Khanna, Professor (Retd), Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC) 
  144. Sushovan Dhar, Trade Union Activist 
  145. Susmit Bose, Singer-Composer, Activist 
  146. Suvrat Raju, International Centre for Theoretical Sciences, Bengaluru 
  147. Swastha Siksha Nirman 
  148. Tanika Sarkar, Historian, Professor (Retd), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) 
  149. Tanima Saha, Dept of Molecular Biology & Biotechnology, Kalyani University 
  150. Tapas Kumar Bandyopadhyay, Professor, Dept of Molecular Biology & Biotechnology, Kalyani 

University 

  1. Tarakdas Basu, Dept of Biochemistry & Biophysics, Kalyani University 
  2. Tarun Bhartiya, Imagemaker & Union Activist, Shillong 
  3. Tobu Banglar Mukh 
  4. Trade Union Centre of India (TUCI) 
  5. Tuhin Maparu 
  6. Umar Awais, United Forum for National Integrity (Rajabazar Shireen Bagh) 
  7. United Trade Union Congress (UTUC) 
  8. Utpal Basu, Dept of Molecular Biology & Biotechnology, Kalyani University 
  9. Vandana Misra, Civil Liberties Activist 
  10. Vanessa Chisti, OP Jindal Global University 
  11. Women Against Sexual Violence & State Repression (WSS) 
  12. Yuva Bharat 

 

7 September 2020 

 

This is an updated list with 65 new signatories added to the statement issued on 6 September 2020 

 

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  • comments
    By: Siddhartha Majumdar on September 6, 2020

    I express solidarity with this campaign.

  • comments
    By: Moushumi Bhowmik on September 6, 2020

    Can you add my name to the list please?

  • comments
    By: Bobby Ezhuthachan on September 6, 2020

    .

  • comments
    By: Subha Das Mollick on September 6, 2020

    Please count me in among signatories

  • comments
    By: Suman Bhaduri on September 6, 2020

    Dr Partho Sarothi Ray should be left free and practices like this should be stopped immediately. Or else there will be mass protest which will finally result in anarchy.

  • comments
    By: Somnath Roy on September 7, 2020

    With You

  • comments
    By: Somnath Roy on September 7, 2020

    Go Ahead . With you

  • comments
    By: joydip on September 7, 2020

    groundxero you know about Maroona Murmu’s incident as well… why to remain silent about Maroona ? is that secondary ?

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    By: joydip on September 7, 2020

    groundxero you know about Maroona Murmu’s incident as well… why to remain silent about Maroona ? is that secondary ? is that little less important or …

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    By: joydip on September 7, 2020

    groundxero, lets see how all these signatories will react ? if you want them to stand with solidarity with Maroona Murmu … will you do that ? i am sure you know how their reactions will be, and that is why you have not reported about Maroona… jai bhim jai birsa

  • comments
    By: Analabha on September 7, 2020

    Is there a way I could add me to the list

  • comments
    By: Asut Ray SEDP-NE on September 7, 2020

    Stop atrocities against people fighting for democracy.
    Stop harashment to Dr. Partha Sarsthi Ray.
    Release all political prisoner. Socio Economic Development Program North East. Assam.

  • comments
    By: Sangeet Rakshit on September 7, 2020

    লড়াই লড়াই লড়াই চাই…
    Inkilab zindabad ,✊✊✊

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    By: Ruoa Bhattachar on September 7, 2020

    I am in solidarity with this campaign

  • comments
    By: Atreyee on September 7, 2020

    Please add my name

  • comments
    By: Srijan Paul on September 7, 2020

    Express my solidarity to this movement

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    By: Gautam Bandyopadhyay on September 7, 2020

    I express full solidarity with this campaign

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    By: Banani Das on September 8, 2020

    অত্যন্ত ন্যায্য প্রতিবাদ।এ প্রতিরোধ গড়ে না তুললে এমন অকারণ আক্রমণ, উদ্দেশ্যপ্রণোদিতভাবে চলবে।

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