Indian scientists and academics on censorship of the BBC documentary “India: the Modi Question”

  • February 3, 2023

We are a group of Indian scientists and  academics.


We are dismayed at the censorship of the two-part BBC documentary, “India: the Modi Question”. The Indian government has had the documentary removed from social media under the pretext that it  is “undermining the sovereignty and integrity of India”. This justification does not withstand scrutiny and the removal violates our rights, as Indians, to access and discuss important information about our society and government.


University administrations across the country have tried to prevent the screening of the documentary. This violates the principles of academic freedom. Universities should encourage open discussions on social and political questions. Such discussions are crucial for the proper functioning of a democratic society.  It is unacceptable for Universities to block the expression of some views, merely because they are critical of the government.


We note that the BBC documentary does not raise any fundamentally new points. Already, in 2002, the  National Human Rights Commission  “reached the definite conclusion that … there was a comprehensive failure of the State to protect the Constitutional rights of the people of Gujarat, starting with the tragedy in Godhra … and continuing with the violence that ensued in the weeks that followed.”[1] Numerous scholars, filmmakers, and human-rights activists have reached similar conclusions over the past twenty years.


In spite of this, those who were instrumental in encouraging and enabling the violence in Gujarat in 2002 have never been held to account. This accountability is crucial, not only to prevent a repeat of such events but also to reverse the communal polarization that threatens to tear the country apart today. Therefore, the questions raised in the BBC documentary are important.  Banning the film will only further silence the voice of the victims of this violence.


Needless to say, our criticism of censorship in India should not be interpreted as a blanket endorsement of the BBC or of the British establishment. We are aware that Jack Straw, who appears in the documentary,  was the British foreign secretary in Tony Blair’s cabinet. In this role, he was responsible for spreading falsehoods about “Iraqi weapons of mass destruction”, which were dutifully repeated by the BBC and used to justify the Anglo-American invasion of Iraq that led to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of innocent people.[2]


So we encourage viewers of the BBC documentary to supplement their information with the voluminous and reliable material produced by Indian scholars and activists, documenting both the horrific events of 2002[3] and the appalling situation faced by minorities in the country today.


Date: 31 January 2023


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1 Suvrat Raju ICTS Bengaluru
2 Madhusudhan Raman Delhi University
3 Koel Das IISER Kolkata
4 Suchitra Mathur IIT Kanpur
5 Alok Laddha Chennai Mathematical Institute
6 Supratim Sengupta IISER Kolkata
7 Shivani Upadhyaya UC Berkeley
8 Ronak Soni University of Cambridge
9 Rahul Varman IIT Kanpur
10 Ankan Paul IACS
11 Ravinder Banyal IIA, Bangalore
12 Prateek Raj IIM Bangalore
13 Ashley Tellis Independent Researcher
14 Vineetha Venugopal Independent researcher
15 Rohan Parakh Harvard University
16 Sunil Choudhary University of Western Australia
17 Shivam Kumar University of Notre Dame
18 Surjadipta De Sarkar IISc
19 R Srinivasan Prof (Retd) IIM Bangalore
20 Anwesh Bhattacharya ESPCI Paris
21 Subham Dutta Chowdhury University of Chicago
22 Jyothis V V NISER, Bhubaneswar
23 Bittu K R Ashoka University
24 anupam a. h ICTS, Bangalore
25 Ajay Skaria University of Minnesota
26 Ajit Menon Madras Institute of Development Studies
27 Vinod Centre for budget and policy studies, Bangalore
28 Pradeep Kumar Seshadri University of Iowa
29 Bhaskaran Raman Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
30 Shanta Laishram Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi
31 Chandan Singh Dalawat HRI, Allahabad
32 Arnab Priya Saha Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Bhopal
33 Srabashi Basu Great Learning
34 Amar Jesani Independent Consultant
35 Aanontyo Anindya Kakoli Vellore Institute of Technology
36 Aniket Sule Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE-TIFR)
37 Sreangsu Acharyya None
38 Apoorva Nagar IIST
39 Sayali Bhatkar Tata Institute of Fundamental Reasearch
40 Samir Datta Chennai Mathematical Institute
41 Peggy Mohan Ashoka University
42 Karim Mosani Currently visiting Ahmedabad University, joining University of Tuebingen in March
43 Saptarshi IIT Kanpur
44 Aritra Chatterjee Indian Institute of Science
45 Kinjal banerjee BITS-Pilani Goa
46 Debasis Mondal Centre For Quantum Technologies
47 Aradhita Chattopadhyaya Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies
48 S. Krishnaswamy Ex Madurai Kamaraj University
49 Suman Kundu Weizmann Institute of Science
50 Aaroha Malagi National Centre for Biological Sciences
51 Mrittika B Working Professional
52 Indraneel Dasgupta Indian Statistical Institute
53 Umang Bhat Indian Institute of Science
54 Unmesh Dutta Chowdhury NISER
55 Naresh Dadhch IUCAA
56 Sudipta Bandyopadhyay University of Calcutta
57 Sharachchandra Lele ATREE, Bengaluru
58 Avirup Shaw NA
59 Dilip D’Souza Independent writer/journalist
60 B Ananthanarayan IISc
61 Arindam Roy BITS Pilani
62 Rudranil Basu BITS Pilani KK Birla Goa Campus
63 Vivek Kumar Mehta Tezpur University
64 Tanmay Krishna IISER-Mohali
65 Deepak D’Souza Indian Institute of Science
66 Anirban Roy Cornell University
67 S.P. Rajaguru IIA, Bangalore and Stanford University
68 Mainak Guha Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
69 Rajat Tandon University of Hyderabad
70 Prof. S. C. Lakhotia Banaras Hindu University
71 Aman Chokshi University of Melbourne
72 Manjunath Krishnapur Indian Institute of Science
73 Prof. Purushottama Bilimale Jawahar Lal University ( JNU), New Delhi ( Retired)
74 Koushiki Bhattaharyya Ahmedabad University
75 Soumyadip Bandyopadhyay Nv
76 Kalyan Ray Jadavpur University (Former Professor)
77 Ira Raja Delhi University
78 Thangamma Free lance
79 Arati Chokshi Retd scientist
80 Suchetan Das IIT Kanpur
81 Ramesh Sreekantan Indian Statistical Institute Bangalore
82 Bindusar Sahoo IISER Thiruvananthapuram
83 Shamsul Islam Former faculty University of Delhi
84 Neelima Sharma Nishant Natya Manch Delhi
85 khalid Charles Darwin University
86 Joby Joseph University of Hyderabad
87 Simran Issar Mishra Farm
88 Ramachandra Guha Historian and writer
89 Subhadip Chakraborti Friedrich Alexander University, Germany
90 Prof. Mohan Rao Former professor, JNU.
91 Writabrata Bhattacharya Chennai Mathematical Institute
92 Narayanan Srinivasan IIT Kanpur
93 Omkar Shetye ICTS-TIFR, Bangalore
94 Kartik Sreedhar Washington State University
95 Sandeep Krishna National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore
96 Dibyajyoti Chakravarti TCG CREST
97 Navdeep Mathur IIM Ahmedabad
98 Muhammed Yaseen Harris IIIT Hyderabad
99 Shiv Sethi Raman Research Institute
100 Arpan Institute of Physics Bhubhaneswar
101 chhotebhai Convenor, Indian Catholic Forum
102 Vivek Independent
103 Protyush Nandi University of Calcutta
104 Kevin Jose University of Southampton
105 Manali Chakrabarti Independent Researcher
106 Sayid Mondal Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan
107 Rana Barua I.S.I., Kolkata
108 Gadadhar Misra Indian Statistical Institute Bangalore
109 Debashis Ghoshal JNU New Delhi
110 Bhavtosh Bansal IISER Kolkata
111 Abhishek Chowdhuri IIT Gandhinagar
112 Nutan Limaye IIT Bombay, IT University of Copenhagen
113 Sowmya Dechamma CC University of Hyderabad
114 Pavan Dharanipragada IMSc
115 N D Hari Dass Retired from IMSc, Chennai
116 Sagari R Ramdas Food Sovereignty Alliance , India
117 Rohit Ramakrishnan Indian Institute of Science
118 Achin Chakraborty Institute of Development Studies Kolkata
119 Venu Madhav Govindu Indian Institute of Science
120 Dayani Chakravarthy National centre for biological sciences
121 Meenakshi D’Cruz Freelance Copy-editor
122 Sanchari Pal IIT Kanpur
123 Tabish Qureshi Centre for Theoretical Physics, Jamia Millia Islamia
124 Soumyadeep Chaudhuri ULB, Belgium
125 Neha Sangwan Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai
126 Parthasarathi Majumdar IACS, Kolkata
127 Sujit Narayanan Simon Fraser University
128 Juny K Wilfred IIHS
129 Partha Pratim Roy Center for Physics Education Research, Kolkata
130 Vimalraj A. Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE, TIFR)
131 SANJAY A PAI Bangalore
132 Devdatt Dubhashi Chalmers University
133 Sugra Chunawala Retired… Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education
134 Debades Bandyopadhyay AU, Kolkata
135 DEBJANI SENGUPTA IP College for Women, delhi university
136 Suratno Basu SRM University, AP
137 Kuntal Ghosh Indian Statistical institute
138 Arul Lakshminarayan IIT Madras
139 N. Vittal University of London
140 Bihan Banerjee TIFR Mumbai
141 Arijit Chakrabarty Indian Statistical Institute
142 Inzemamul Haque IIT Kanpur
143 R. Geeta Retired Professor, University of Delhi
144 Laxman Ganapati Retired
145 M. V. Ramana University of British Columbia
146 Soumitro Banerjee IISER Kolkata
147 Maumita Bandyopadhyay University of Calcutta
148 Navin Kashyap Indian Institute of Science
149 MAIDUL ISLAM Political Scientist, Kolkata
150 Ishan Santra Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
151 Rituparna Mandal S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences
152 Pranav Pandit ICTS-TIFR
153 Charu Soni Independent writer / journalist
154 Pranjal Trivedi University of Hamburg
155 Mamta Gautam Indian Institute of technology ,kanpur
156 Sunil Mukhi IISER Pune
157 Deepak Malghan Indian Institute of Management Bangalore
158 G Rajasekaran Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai
159 Agnivo Sarkar Institute of Physics Bhubaneswar
160 Saurabh Thakur HBCSE, TIFR
161 Vaibhav Vaish IISER Mohali
162 Sunil JMI
163 Sankalp Tiwari Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad
164 Shiva Shankar IIT Bombay, visiting professor.
165 Siddharth Ramachandran Boston University
166 indu prakash singh CityMakers Mission International
167 Manjari Wildlife Institute of India
168 K. J. Joy Independent Researcher
169 Dr Javed Malick Academic (Retired, Delhi University)
170 Praful Kumar University of Rostock
171 Urvashi Nakul IIT Madras
172 Debangshu Mukherjee IIT Kanpur
173 Procheta Mallik Innovation and Science Promotion Foundation
174 Amiya Bagchi Institute of Development Studies Kolkata
175 Pratik Majumdar SINP, Kolkata
176 Dianthe Basak Université Paris Cité
177 Arul Shankar University of Toronto
178 Rajat Hazra Leiden University
179 Shilpaa Anand BITS-Pilani Hyderabad Campus
180 Sabarna IIT Kharagpur
181 Ravi Kiran Jain PUCL
182 Naveen Gaur University of Delhi
183 Ahmed Shabin KK BITS-Pilani Hyderabad campus
184 Sandeshika Unaffiliated
185 Jyotsna Jha CBPS
186 Sushrut Jadhav University College London, UK
187 Jinia Ghosh IIT Gandhinagar
188 Adity Sharma BITS-Pilani
189 Supratik Chakraborty IIT Bombay
190 Vinay Sankar Independent scholar
191 K V Subrahmanyam Chennai Mathematical Institute
192 Souradeep Sengupta Ashoka University
193 Venkatesh Athreya Professor of Economics (Retired from Bharathidasan University)
194 Harita R. Stockholm University, Sweden
195 Sushmita Venugopalan Institute of Mathematical Sciences
196 Sruthy Murali Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore
197 Soumangsu Chakraborty IPhT, CEA, Paris-Saclay
198 Suhani Gupta Center for Theoretical Physics, Poland
199 Rahul Pandey Visiting faculty, IIM Lucknow and IIM Udaipur
200 Indira C Public Health Researcher, Delhi
201 Hanna Ameena M A University of Calicut
202 Vaishali Bhaumik NCBS
203 Harish Karnick IIT Kanpur
204 Nirupam Roy Indian Institute of Science
205 Sayantan GHosal University of Glasgow
206 Sankalp Choudhuri ESO Garching
207 Monideepa Maity Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
208 Nidhi Rathi Aarhus University, Denmark
209 Subhadip Bouri IISc
210 Enakshi Bhattacharya IIT Madras
211 Jean Dreze Ranchi University
212 Ankit Toshniwal Tata Institute of Social sciences Batch of 2016-2018
213 Suresh Govindarajan IIT Madras
214 Manu Akavoor IoP, Bhubaneswar
215 Ashwin Viswanathan Nature Conservation Foundation
216 S Subramanian Independent Scholar
217 Aurnab Ghose Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Pune
218 Saumia Pandiat Independent Researcher
219 Mudasir Yatoo Imperial College London
220 Adwait Gaikwad Tel Aviv University
221 Arpan Kundu IMSc, Chennai
222 Gaganjot IIT Kanpur
223 Somakraj Banerjee Jadavpur University
224 Proteep Mallik Azim Premji University
225 Thapasya Vijayan University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna
226 Anirban Kundu University of Calcutta
227 Ayan Banerjee IISER Kolkata
228 Mohd Ibrahim Max Planck Institute
229 Manoer Hossain NISER, Jatni, Bhubaneswar INDIA
230 Urmila Jagriti Bal Vikas Samiti
231 Tabasum Rahnuma Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhopal
232 Pratik Rath University Santa barbara
233 Anirban Mukherjee S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata
234 Tanmay Bhore University of Leeds
235 Aditi Dudeja Rutgers University
236 Chitra R Azim Premji University
237 S Raghunandana Kannada poet, playwright, stage-director
238 Padma Women Indian Association
239 Khushboo Dixit CAPP, University of Johannesburg
240 Sk Sazim SAS, Bratislava
241 Ashik H ICTS Bengaluru
242 Sulochana Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education
243 Bhargavi S.Rao Environment Support Group
244 Debaditya Bhattacharya Kazi Nazrul University
245 Md Mahafujur Rahaman CNCI
246 Manas Geeta Arun The University of Edinburgh
247 M Sreedhara Murthy Retired professor of psychology I
248 ABHIJIT CHAKRABORTY The University of Burdwan
249 Prahar Mitra University of Cambridge
250 Subhashis Banerjee Ashoka University and IIT Delhi
251 J. Sreenivasa Murthy Rtd Samskrt Teacher, MES College, Bengaluru
252 Shivarama Padikkal University of Hyderabad (RTD)
253 Prabhakara k s Govt service
254 Guruprasad Kar Indian Statistical Institute
255 Saikat Ghosh Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
256 Kesari Haravoo Independent Filmmaker
257 Mahuya Datta Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata
258 G Sivaramakrishnan Grama Seva Sangha
259 Himanshu M Karnataka Medical Research Foundation
260 Nagaragere Ramesh Retired
261 Anwesha Maharana KU Leuven, Belgium
262 Aradhana Sharma Wesleyan University
263 Sumit Kumar Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics
264 Nalini Nayak Retired from Delhi University
265 Avik Ghosh IACS
266 Prem Kumar Vijayan Hindu College, Delhi University
267 Deepankar Basu UMass Amherst
268 Raghavan Rangarajan Ahmedabad
269 Arun విరసం
270 Rohit Varman University of Birmingham
271 Pratik Ashok Jadhav Indian Institute of Science.
272 Vineeta Bal IISER, Pune
273 Atreyi Dasgupta Baylor College of Medicine
274 Titas Dutta Birati Samuho Performers Collective
275 Atreyi Dasgupta Baylor College of Medicine
276 ​​Subhayan Sahu Perimeter Institute
277 K Ramesh Kumar GITAM University, Vizag
278 Shubha Tewari University of Massachusetts
279 Roopa Dhawan Retired from Delhi University
280 Gargi Banerjee Birati Samuho Performers Collective
281 Samar Bagchi Retired from NCSM, GOI
282 Arun GT&TC
283 Shailendra Chaubey University of Glasgow
284 Sanjit Chatterjee IISc
285 Jay Desai University of Southern California
286 Poulami  Chakraborty Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung GmbH
287 Dvij Mankad Weizmann Institute of Science
288 P A Azeez Independent Researcher
289 D C V Mallik Indian lnstitute of Astrophysics
290 Kamal Lodaya Institute of Mathematical Sciences ( Retired)
291 Ahamadullah Khan IISER KOLKATA
292 Suryans Raman Research Institute
293 Md Sabir Ali IISER Kolkata
294 Rahul Nigam BITS Hyderabad
295 Rakesh Ankit Loughborough University
296 Samantha Agarwal Johns Hopkins University
297 Sandeep Kumar Kataria SJTU
298 Shiva Chidambaram Massachusetts Institute of Technology
299 Aniket Basu Vidyasagar College
300 Sumegha Premchandar Michigan State University
301 Abdul Rahaman Shaikh Centre for Theoretical Physics, Jamia Millia Islamia
302 Arun Kumar Dutta Elevation Cultural Forum
303 Kunal Pandey Centre For Theoretical Physics, JMI
304 Arun VIRASAM
305 Manik Banik SNBNCBS
307 Akshit Goyal Massachusettts Institute of Technology
308 Rachana Bhave University of Virginia
309 SUBIMAN KUNDU Former Professor, IIT Delhi, India
310 Shouvik Mukherjee University of Maryland, College Park
311 Sathya Prakash Varanashi Sathya Consultants
312 Karen Gabriel St Stephen’s College
313 Kishore Gopalakrishnan IUCAA
314 Durgesh Johns Hopkins University
315 Krishna Hanumanthu Chennai Mathematical Institute
316 Lionel Fernandes Retired ( University of Mumbai)
317 Sanjay Kumar Misra R.B.S. College, Agra
318 Ghanshyam Shah Former Professor, JNU, New Delhi
319 V S sreedhara Bangalore City university, Bangalore
320 Kunal Chattopadhyay Jadavpur University
321 K. G. Arun CMI
322 Anustup Basu University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
323 Sunita Viswanath Hindus for Human Rights
324 Ramya Vijaya Stockton University
325 Manjunatha L Badiger Theater artist
326 Cedric Prakash Justice snd Peace Activist
327 Sukanta Bhattacharya University of Calcutta
328 Chalapathy R Classical kannada study centre
329 Dr.G.Vijay University of Hyderabad
330 Pramod Ranjan Assam University
331 Sourav Roy Syracuse University
332 Ananth Shankar UW Madison
333 Aaditeshwar Seth IIT Delhi
334 Achin Vanaik Retd. Professor, University of Delhi
335 Malini Ranganathan American University, Washington, DC
336 Dipankar Treelabs foundation
337 Dr. Cameron Ahmad IIT, Delhi
338 Vijay P South Asian Dalit Adivasi Network, Canada(SADAN)
339 Shrikrishna G. Dani Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (Retired)
340 Arnab Rai Choudhuri Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
341 Anish Bhattacharya Indian Institute of Science
342 Subho Somuho Collective
343 Riddhi Shah JNU New Delhi
344 Arya Thampi Cambridge University Press and Assessment
345 Aparna Sundar Independent Scholar
346 Srinath Jagannathan Indian Institute of Management Indore
347 Swagata Sarkar CEBS, Mumbai
348 Tazeen Justice For All
349 Ashish George The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
350 Somnath Basu IISER Kolkata
351 Minoo Gundevia CERAS
352 Nilay Kundu IIT Kanpur
353 Saubhik Bandyopadhyay Durgapur Government College
354 Lotika Independent Writer
355 Narayanaswamy Poet and writer
356 Debraj Chakrabarti Central Michigan University
357 Rama Krishna Ambedkar International Center
358 Rupam Karmakar ISI Kolkata
359 Sajee Gopal Fresh Perspectives
360 Nishant Gupta IMSc
361 Mira Johri Université de Montréal
362 Abhinav Deshpande Caltech/IBM
363 Rupal CUNY
364 Ishan Mata Indian Statistical Institute (Delhi Center)
365 Prashant Kocherlakota BHI, Harvard University
366 biswajit sarkar BOKU, Vienna
367 Nissim Kanekar National Centre for Radio Astrophysics
368 Rahul Varma Playwright
369 Bhaskar Mitra Microsoft Research
370 Surya Teja Gavva Rutgers University
371 Palash Baran Pal University of Calcutta
372 Debasis Sengupta Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata
373 Mahesh Agarwal University of Michigan
374 priyanka University of Cambridge
375 Nilanjan Bondyopadhaya Visva Bharati Univeristy
376 Koushik Dutta IISER Kolkata
377 Ganesh FSHM
378 Shivprasad Patil IISER Pune
379 S. Akshay IIT Bombay
380 Harsha Tirumala Rutgers University
381 Baisakhi Banerjee Self Employed
382 Subhadipa Das Harimohan Ghose College,Kolkata
383 Raghavendra Nyshadham Harish-Chandra Research Institute
384 Pallavi Bhat ICTS
385 Timir Basu Frontier
386 Ashok IIT KANPUR
387 Ramani Atkuri Independent Public Health Consultant
388 Ritabrata Bhattacharya Utah State University
389 Aravind Independent Researcher
390 Arpita Mitra POSTECH, Pohang, South Korea
391 Jayarshi Bhattacharya S N Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences
392 Aaditya Ramdas Carnegie Mellon University
393 Sibasish Ghosh The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai
394 Uzma Shaikh HBCSE (TIFR), Mumbai
395 M. R. Nandan Retired
396 Irfan Qayoom IIT Kanpur
397 Rajendran Narayanan Azim Premji University
398 Jyotishman Bhowmick Indian Statistical Institute
399 Arnav Gupta Cornell University
400 Mritiunjoy Mohanty IIM Calcutta
401 Supriya Chaudhuri Jadavpur University
402 Avideep Mukherjee IIT Kanpur
403 Ramesh Varma Sree Shankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kerala
404 Sugata Ray IACS
405 Rohan D’Souza Kyoto University (Japan)
406 Abritty Kisku Indian institute of Science
407 Aratrika IIA
408 Tarun K. Chandrayadula IIT Madras
409 Ritumbra Manuvie University of Groningen
410 Marwa Abdul Razak IISER Tirupati
411 Partha Pratim Ray Jadavpur University
412 Rajni Palriwala former Professor of Sociology at the University of Delhi
413 Jayashree Ramadas Independent consultant
414 Asif Abdullah Presidency University
415 Ananya Mukherjee Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics
416 T Toll IIT Delhi
417 Abha Dev Habib Miranda House, University of Delhi
418 Siddhartha Ghosh IIT Bombay
419 Judhajeet Basu Indian Institute of Astrophysics
420 Satyam Varma Independent journalist, Secretary Rahul Foundation
421 Amit Bhaduri Jawaharlal Nehru University and Pavia University, Italy(retd)
422 Anantharaman S V Ashoka University
423 Ritabrata Ghosh IISER Kolkata
424 Gaiti Hasan NCBS, TIFR
425 Sohini Dutta Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Tuljapur
426 Romar Correa formerly University of Mumbai
427 Rishabh Thakkar Indian institute of science
428 Sunil Aggarwal University of Washington
429 Aneesh Correa Activist
430 Pratap Antony None
431 INDU AGNIHOTRI independent researcher
432 Geetam Tiwari IIT delhi
433 Subhasis Bandyopadhyay IIEST, Shibpur
434 Dilip Menon University of Witwatersrand
435 Gopal. S IGCAR
436 Anita Banerjee IISER Tirupati
437 Dileep Jatkar HRI, Allahabad
438 Vikram Vyas Independent Scientist
439 Dhiman Chatterjee IITM
440 Kaustav Banerjee Ambedkar University Delhi
441 Adwait Madkaikar Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Guwahati campus
442 Althaf IIT Madras
443 Sandhya Srinivasan Indian Journal of Medical Ethics
444 Indrajit Roy University of York
445 Vasantha Bannadi Retired Professor
446 Sanjay Kumar St Stephen’s College, Delhi University
447 Basabendu Barman University of Warsaw
448 Manoj Puravankara TIFR, Mumbai
450 Maanvi University of Amsterdam
451 ROMIT BOSE Individual
452 Fazlay Ahmed OSGU Hisar
453 Srila Roy University of the Witwatersrand
455 Anoosha Gopinath Independent
456 Cyril Treelabs Foundation
457 Sanna Gull National Tsing Hua University
458 Dr Shakeel IDPD
459 Vamsi Preetam M IIT Kanpur
460 Snehalata Sahu University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
461 Kartikeya kumar University of Edinburgh
462 Prasad Basu Cotton University
463 Yashasva Jain Symbiosis institute of design
464 Samrat Sen KU Leuven
465 Shobha Naresh University of Hyderabad
466 Nandini Sundar Delhi University
467 Arnab Sengupta Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research Kolkata
468 Indrajit Mitra University of Calcutta
469 Sudipta Modak IIT Kanpur
470 Sudeshna Banerjee Jadavpur University
471 Mallar Ray Tecnologico de Monterrey
472 Dania University of Glasgow
473 Fahad Ahmad Toronto Metropolitan University
474 Alpa Shah London School of Economics
475 K Nagaraj Asian College of Journalism
476 Subhaditya Bhattacharya IIT Guwahati
477 Vathsala Narasimhan University of Hyderabad (Retired)
478 Amit R. Baishya University of Oklahoma
479 Shyam Narayan Singh Yadav NTHU, Taiwan
480 Shibasish Chowdhury Birla Institute of Technology and Science
481 Aritra Bandyopadhyay Heidelberg University
482 Balaji Narasimhan Independent
483 Debamalya Dutta National Institute of Science Education and Research
484 Ashok Prasad Colorado State University
485 Sujay Ashok Institute of Mathematical Sciences
486 Nikita Sud Oxford University
487 Rajita Menon Boston University
488 Jyotsna Dani University of Mumbai (Retired)
489 Soumen Ghosh ISI Kolkata
490 Priyanka Kumari Kent State University, Ohio
491 Srilata Gangulee University of Pennsylvania
492 Sudin Bhattacharya Michigan State University
493 Avinash Pandey University of Mumbai
494 Abha SUR MIT
495 Abhishek De University of Birmingham
496 Binoy ETH Zurich
497 Shobha Madan IIT Kanpur Retired
498 Aritra Konar IISER Kolkata
499 Pradeepkumar Yadav Thakur College of Engineering and Technology
500 Tiasa IIT Kanpur
501 Chukka Srinivas San Jose
502 Avijeet Indian Institute of Science
503 Deepak Choudhary Tell Aviv
504 Samuel Asir Raj Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli
505 varun narayanan Technion, Israel
506 Devi IIM Calcutta
507 Ananda Lal Retired, Jadavpur University
508 Souvik Banerjee University of Würzburg
509 Anindya “Rana” Sinha National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore
510 Prathiba Batley University of Louisville
511 Sunil Reddy Kunduru Indian Institute of Management Amritsar
512 Surbhi Shrivastava Emory University
513 Madhusudhan Naik University of Zurich
514 Sourav Das James Cook University
515 Samata Biswas The Sanskrit College and University
516 Sudipta Sarkar IIT Gandhinagar
517 Prerana Biswas Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
518 Ziyad Thekkayil IISER Pune
519 Sudesh Ghoderao Federation of Indian Rationalist Associations (FIRA) and Maharashtra Andhshraddha Nirmulan Samiti (MANS)
520 Sushant Kumar Indian Institute of Astrophysics
521 Kaushik Bhattacharya IIT Kanpur
522 Rajendra Phegade Maharashtra Andhashraddha Nirmoolan Samiti



[1] Page 25 of “Proceedings of the National Human Rights Commission on the situation in Gujarat”, 1 March–1 July 2002.  Available at:

[2] Burnham et al., “Mortality after the 2003 invasion of Iraq: a cross-sectional cluster sample survey”,  Available at:

[3] See, for example, the report of the “Concerned Citizens Tribunal”:

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