Report from Indian Occupied Kashmir: Let us have another child. If our Faiz gets killed at least we will have one more to call our own

Monitoring Desk: “Let us have another child. If our Faiz gets killed at least we will have one more to call our own”.

These words are self-explanatory, expressing uncertainties of mothers about wellbeing of their children living in caged Indian Occupied Kashmir.
Every person irrespective of gender and age lives with horror and fear of losing their family members because they know that their fathers, brothers, sons, daughters, wives and even mothers can be abducted, tortured and killed and thrown at roadside by Indian Armed forces.

Women’s Voice: Fact Finding Report on Kashmir”

A Fact Finding Reports conducted by Indian civil society members about Indian Occupied Kashmir (IoK) help to understand gravity of atrocities being faced by Kashmiris in IoK.

The titled “Women’s Voice: Fact Finding Report on Kashmir” was documented during 17 to 21 September 2019 by five-membered team comprising of Annie Raja, Kawaljit Kaur, Pankhuri Zaheer from National Federation Indian Women, Poonam Kaushik from Pragatisheel Mahila Sangathan and Syeda Hameed from Muslim Women’s Forum.

Team visited Srinagar, several villages in the districts of Shopian, Pulwama and Bandipora.

“Women’s Voice: Fact Finding Report on Kashmir” was documented during 17 to 21 September 2019 by five-membered team comprising of Annie Raja, Kawaljit Kaur, Pankhuri Zaheer from National Federation Indian Women, Poonam Kaushik from Pragatisheel Mahila Sangathan and Syeda Hameed from Muslim Women’s Forum

Pointers of Fact Finding Report are hereunder:

Shops closed, hotels closed, schools, colleges, institutes and universities closed, streets deserted was the first visual impact as we drove out from the airport.

Punitive environments were felt that blocked breathing freely.

The picture of Kashmir that rises before our eyes is not the populist image; shikara, houseboat, lotus, Dal Lake. It is that of women, Zubeida, Shamima, Khurshida standing at the door of their homes, waiting. Waiting and waiting for their 14, 15, 17 and 19 year old sons. Their last glimpse is embedded in each heart, they dare not give up hope but they know it will be a long wait before they see their tortured bodies or their corpses… if they do. ‘We have been caged’ these words we heard everywhere. Doctors, teachers, students, workers asked us, “What would you do in Delhi if internet services were cut off for 5 minutes?” We had no answer.

Across all villages of the four districts, peoples’ experiences were the same. They all spoke of lights, which had to be turned off around 8PM after Maghreb prayers. In Bandipora, we saw a young girl who made the mistake of keeping a lamp lit to read for her exam on the chance that her school may open soon. Army men angered by this breach of ‘curfew’, jumped the wall to barge in. Father and son, the only males in the house were taken away for questioning. ‘What questions?’, no one dared ask.

The two have been detained since then. ‘We insist that men should go indoors after 6 PM. Man or boy seen after dusk is a huge risk. If absolutely necessary, we women go outside’. These words were spoken by Zarina from a village near Bandipora district headquarters. ‘In a reflex action, my four year old places a finger on her lips when she hears a dog bark after dusk. Barking dogs mean an imminent visit by army. I can’t switch on the phone for light so I can take my little girl to the toilet. Light shows from far and if that happens our men pay with their lives’.

Boys as young as 14 or 15 are taken away, tortured, some for as long as 45 days. Their papers are taken away, families not informed. Old FIR’s are not closed. Phones are snatched; collect it from the army camp they are told. No one in his senses ever went back, even for a slightly expensive phone. A woman recounted how they came for her 22 year old son. But since his hand was in plaster they took away her 14 year old instead. In another village we heard that two men were brutally beaten. No reason. One returned, after 20 days, broken in body and spirit. The other is still in custody. One estimate given to us was 13000 boys lifted during this lockdown. They don’t even spare our rations. During random checking of houses which occurs at all odd hours of the night, the army persons come in and throw out the family. A young man working as SPO told us. ‘We keep a sizeable amount of rice, pulses, edible oil in reserve. Kerosene is mixed in the ration bins, sometimes that, sometimes koyla’.

 

 

 

The living people are inadvertently tortured by the dead. ‘People die without warning or mourning. How will I inform my sisters about their mother’s death?’ Ghulam Ahmed’s voice was choked. ‘They are in Traal, in Pattan. I had to perform her soyem without her children’. The story was the same wherever we went. People had no means of reaching out to loved ones. 43 days were like the silence of death.

Public transportation was zero. People who had private cars took them out only for essential chores. Women stood on roadsides, flagging cars and bikes for rides. People stopped and helped out; helplessness of both sides was their unspoken bond.

At a Lalla Ded Women’s Hospital in Srinagar several young women doctors expressed their absolute frustration at the hurdles that had been placed in their way since the abrogation of Article 370. ‘There are cases where women cannot come in time for deliveries. There are very few ambulances, the few that are running are stopped at pickets on the way. The result? There are several cases of overdue deliveries that produce babies with birth deformities. It is a lifelong affliction, living death for parents”. Conversely, we were told that several women are delivering babies prematurely due to the stress and khauf (fear) in the present condition. “It feels like the government is strangling us and then sadistically asking us to speak at the same time,’ a young woman doctor said as she clutched her throat to show how she felt.

A senior doctor from Bandipora Hospital told us that people come from Kulgam, Kupwara, and other districts. Mental disorders, heart attacks, today there are more cases than he could ever recall. For emergencies junior doctors desperately look for seniors; there is no way of reaching them on phone. If they are out of the premises, they run on the streets shouting, asking, searching in sheer desperation. One orthopaedic doctor from SKIMS was stopped at the army imposed blockade while he was going for duty. He was held for 7 days. Safia in Shopian had cancer surgery. ‘I desperately need a check up in case it has recurred. Baji, I can’t reach my doctor. The only way is to go to the city, but how do I get there? And if I do, will he be there?’ Ayushman Bharat, an internet based scheme, cannot be availed by doctors and patients.

Women in villages stood before us with vacant eyes. ‘How do we know where they are? Our boys who were taken away, snatched away from our homes. Our men go to the police station, they are asked to go to the headquarters. They beg rides from travellers and some manage to get there. On the board are names of ‘stone pelters’ who have been lodged in different jails, Agra, Jodhpur, Ambedkar, Jhajjar.’ A man standing by adds, ‘Baji we are crushed. Only a few of us who can beg and borrow, go hundreds of miles only to be pushed around by hostile jail guards in completely unfamiliar cities.’

 

At Gurdwaras we met women who said they have always felt secure in Kashmir. ‘Molestation of women in rest of India about which we read is unheard of in Kashmir’. Young women complained they were harassed by army, including removal of their niqab

‘Army pounces on young boys; it seems they hate their very sight. When fathers go to rescue their children they are made to deposit money, anywhere between 20000 to 60000’. So palpable is their hatred for Kashmiri youth that when there is the dreaded knock on the door of a home, an old man is sent to open it. ‘We hope and pray they will spare a buzurg. But their slaps land on all faces, regardless whether they are old or young, or even the very young. In any case, Baji, we keep our doors lightly latched so they open easily with one kick’. The irony of these simply spoken words!

Tehmina from Anantnag recently urged her husband, ‘Let us have another child. If our Faiz gets killed at least we will have one more to call our own. Abdul Haleem was silent. He could see the dead body of his little boy lying on his hands even as she spoke these words. ‘Yeh sun kar, meri ruh kaanp gayi,” he tells us.

A thirty-year-old lawyer from Karna was found dead in his rented accommodation. He was intensely depressed. Condolence notice was issued by Secy Bar Association. Immediately after that he was taken into custody. Why? We spoke to a JK policeman. All of them have been divested of their guns and handed dandas. ‘How do you feel, losing your guns?’ ‘Both good and bad’ came the reply. ‘Why?’ Good because we were always afraid of them being snatched away. Bad because we have no means now to defend ourselves in a shootout. One woman security guard said ‘Indian govt wants to make this a Palestine. This will be fought by the us, Kashmiris’. One young professional told us, ‘We want freedom. We don’t want India, we don’t want Pakistan. We will pay any price for this. Ye Kashmiri khoon hai. Koi bhi qurbani denge’.

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Everywhere we went there were two inexorable sentiments. First, desire for Azadi; they want nothing of either India or Pakistan. The humiliation and torture they have suffered for 70 years has reached a point of no return. Abrogation of 370 some say has snapped the last tie they had with India. Even those people who always stood with the Indian State have been rejected by the Govt. ‘So, what is the worth in their eyes, of us, ordinary Kashmiris?’ Since all their leaders have been placed under PSA or under house arrest, the common people have become their own leaders. Their suffering is untold, so is their patience. The second, was the mothers anguished cries (who had seen many children’s corpses with wounds from torture) asking for immediate stop to this brutalisation of innocents. Their children’s lives should not be snuffed out by gun and jackboots.

As we report our experiences and observations of our stay in Kashmir, we end with two conclusions. That the Kashmiri people have in the last 50 days shown an amazing amount of resilience in the face of brutality and blackout by the Indian government and the army. The incidents that were recounted to us sent shivers down our spines and this report only summarises some of them. We salute the courage and resoluteness of the Kashmiri people. Secondly, we reiterate that nothing about the situation is normal. All those claiming that the situation is slowly returning to normalcy are making false claims based on distorted facts.

We Demand:

 

  1. FOR NORMALCY Withdraw the Army and Paramilitary forces with immediate effect
  2. FOR CONFIDENCE BUILDING Immediately Cancel all cases/ FIRs and Release all those, especially the youth who are under custody and in jail since the Abrogation of Article 370
  3. FOR ENSURING JUSTICE Conduct inquiry on the widespread violence and tortures unleashed by the Army and other security personnel.
  4. COMPENSATION to all those families whose loved ones lost lives because of non-availability of transportation and absence of communication.

 

In Addition:

 

  • Immediately restore all communication lines in Kashmir including internet and mobile networks.
  • Restore Article 370 and 35 A.
  • All future decisions about the political future of Jammu and Kashmir must be taken through a process of dialogue with the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
  • All army personnel must be removed from the civilian areas of Jammu and Kashmir.
  • An time bound inquiry committee must be constituted to look into the excesses committed by the army.

 

Meanwhile, a statement on the situation in Kashmir has been released by a group of over 500 Indians academics and scientists.

The Statement stated as:

 

We are a group of Indian academics and scientists.

 

We are writing to express our deep concern about the crisis in Kashmir that has now persisted for over a month, and which was precipitated by the government’s decision to de-operationalize Article 370 of the Constitution and to end Jammu and Kashmir’s full statehood. Since then, the government has restricted communications in Kashmir,  detained opposition leaders and dissidents, and flooded the state with security personnel.

 

As signatories to this statement, we hold various views on the issue of Article 370 and other substantive questions about the conflict in Kashmir. However, we agree on the following points:

 

  • We are appalled by the government’s decision to restrict telecommunications and the internet in Kashmir for over a month. We understand that landlines have been restored in some parts of Kashmir, but since landline teledensity in Kashmir is below 1% according to the government’s own statistics , this measure has failed to provide substantive relief to Kashmir’s residents. In our own institutions, we have witnessed students suffering because they are unable to maintain contact with their families. Moreover, credible reports suggest that these restrictions have made it difficult for ordinary people in Kashmir to procure  medical and essential supplies   or even for children to attend school.
  • We believe the government’s actions in detaining and restricting the communications of  opposition leaders and dissidents in Kashmir are deeply undemocratic. Whatever views one might hold about these individuals, a fundamental norm in a democracy is that the party in power does not have the right to lock up its political opponents when they have not even been accused of any crimes.
  • We are disturbed by the multiple reports of human rights violations in Kashmir by Indian security forces. , ,

 

We would like to express our solidarity with the people of Kashmir and offer our support to those outside Kashmir, who have been cut off from their families and friends as a result of these decisions taken by the government of India.

 

We remind the government that it is duty-bound to uphold the rights and protect the welfare of all of its citizens. In line with these obligations, we call on the government to immediately restore full communications in Kashmir, lift the security restrictions that are hampering ordinary life, release dissidents and opposition leaders, and conduct transparent and impartial investigations into the allegations of human rights abuses.

 

List of Signatories (Name and Affiliation)

(The institutional affiliations provided here are only for the purpose of identification and do not indicate the official positions of these organizations.)

 

 

 

 

S.No. Name Institution
1 Abhisodh Prakash International Centre For Theoretical Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
2 Suvrat Raju International Centre For Theoretical Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
3 Adhip Agarwala International Centre For Theoretical Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
4 Junaid Majeed International Centre For Theoretical Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
5 Tuneer Chakraborty International Centre for Theoretical Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
6 Apratim Ganguly ICTS-TIFR, Bangalore
7 Parita Mehta International Centre for Theoretical Sciences
8 Animesh Nanda ICTS-TIFR
9 Srashti Goyal International Center for Theoretical Sciences
10 Subhadip Chakraborti International Centre for Theoretical Sciences, Bengaluru
11 Divya Jaganathan ICTS-TIFR
12 Faizan Bhat ICTS-TIFR Bengaluru
13 Omkar Shetye ICTS
14 Rituparna Ghosh
15 Aditya Kumar Sharma International Centre For Theoretical Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
16 Md Arif Shaikh International Centre For Theoretical Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bangalore
17 Saientan Bag Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
18 Zaid Zaz TIFR (Visiting Student)
19 SUBRATA DEV
20 Abhishek Dhar International centre for theoretical sciences, TIFR, Bangalore
21 Sumilan Banerjee Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
22 Aurnab Ghose IISER Pune
23 Shubha Tewari
24 Deepak Malghan Indian Institue of Management Bangalore
25 Sumit Kumar Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, AEI, Hannover, Germany
26 Sharad Lele
27 Bikram Phookun St Stephen’s College
28 Abu Anand University of Toronto
29 Rahul Varman IIT Kanpur
30 Siddharth K J Independent Researcher, Bengaluru
31 Bhavtosh Bansal IISER Kolkata
32 Debjani Sengupta IP College, Delhi University
33 U. K. Anandavardhanan IIT Bombay
34 Zoya Hasan Professor Emerita, Jawaharlal Nehru University
35 Ayesha Kidwai Jawaharlal Nehru University
36 Neenu Suresh National Law School of India University, Bangalore
37 Vineeta Bal National Institute of Immunology
38 Joby Joseph University of Hyderabad
39 Kabir Husain University of Chicago
40 Cynthia Stephen Independent researcher
41 Mohini Mullick Retired from IIT-Kanpur
42 Rahul Roy Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi
43 Satyajit Rath (retired) National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi
44 Deeak Kumar Former Professor, JNU
45 Ashis Kumar Nandy NISER Bhubaneswar
46 Alladi Sitaram Indian Statistical Institute(Retdd.)
47 Probal Dasgupta (Retired from) Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata
48 Nilanjan Bondyopadhaya Visva-bharati University, Santiniketan
49 Dr. Raktim Abir Department of Physics, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh.
50 Harjinder (Laltu) Singh
51 Madhusudhan Raman TIFR
52 LS Shashidhara IISER Pune and Ashoka University
53 Shanta Laishram Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi
54 Ronak M Soni Stanford University
55 Shivani Upadhyaya TIFR
56 Prashant Kocherlakota TIFR, Mumbai
57 Vaibhav Vaish IISER Mohali
58 Sumi Krishna Independent scholar
59 Saman Habib CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute
60 Prof.Mohan Rao currently independent researcher
61 Enakshi Bhattacharya IIT Madras
62 Mayurika Lahiri IISER Pune
63 Basabendu Barman IIT Guwahati
64 Nirmali Goswami Tezpur University
65 Archana Prasad Jawaharlal Nehru University
66 R. Geeta Unaffiliated (Retired from Delhi University)
67 Reuben George Stephen ST Microelectronics
68 Rahul Siddharthan The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai
69 Surbhi Shrivastava CEHAT
70 Suchitra Mathur IIT Kanpur
71 Koel Das IISER Kolkata
72 Subhashis Banerjee IIT Delhi
73 Sabana Shabnam NISER, Bhubaneswar
74 Ubaid Mushtaq IIT Kharagpur
75 Amit Misra CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow
76 Sk Sazim HRI, Allahabad
77 Bijoy John Mathew Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Thiruvananthapuram
78 Aarti Sethi Harvard University
79 Saikat Ghosh I.I.T.-Kanpur
80 Sunando Kr Patra IIT Guwahati
81 Sandeep Rana NISER Jatni
82 Amber Habib Shiv Nadar University
83 Abhiram Kaushik Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai
84 Anuj Mishra Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA)
85 Dinesh Kumar Abrol All India Peoples’ Science Network
86 Vivek Mehta Tezpur University
87 Alokmay Datta CSIR-CGCRI
88 Simona Sawhney IIT Delhi
89 T R Govindarajan Chennai Mathematical Institute
90 Mahaveer Prasad ICTS-TIFR
91 Samriddhi Sankar Ray ICTS-TIFR
92 Sajad Ahmad Bhat Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics
93 Debaditya Bhattacharya Kazi Nazrul University, West Bengal
94 Dr. Anant Phadke Medico Friend Circle
95 Aabhaas Vineet Mallik ICTS (TIFR)
96 Rajat Tandon University of Hyderabad
97 Soumyajit Pramanick Calcutta University
98 Urbashi Satpathi ICTS
99 Vishnu T R Chennai Mathematical Institute
100 Sukanta Bhattacharya Department of Economics, University of Calcutta
101 Priyadarshi Paul ICTS(TIFR) , Bangalore
102 Jagmohan Singh Shaheed Bhagat Singh Research Committee
103 Aditya Vijaykumar International Centre For Theoretical Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
104 Guruprasad Kar Indian Statistical Institute
105 Farman Ullah IISER Pune
106 Arun Karthik B IIT Kanpur
107 Ritajyoti Bandyopadhyay
108 ABHIJITH M S IIT Hyderabad
109 Lopamudra Mukherjee IIT Guwahati
110 Aritra Sinha Jagiellonian University, Poland
111 Proteep Mallik Azim Premji University
112 Surojit Dalui Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
113 Rajesh Kumble Nayak IISER Kolkata
114 Tanmay Deshpande Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai
115 M Madhava Prasad The English and Foreign Languages University
116 Naresh Dadhich IUCAA
117 Bindusar Sahoo IISER Trivandrum
118 Anwesha Sengupta IDSK
119 Soumik Mukhopadhyay IIT Kanpur
120 Naveen Gaur University of Delhi
121 Ameet Parameswaran Jawaharlal Nehru University
122 Chandranandan Gangopadhyay The Institute of Mathematical Sciences
123 Udaya Kumar Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
124 Ramesh Sreekantan Indian Statistical Institute Bangalore
125 B Ananthanarayan Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
126 Supurna Banerjee Institute of Development Studies
127 Mundur V N Murthy Retired Professor (Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai)
128 Parasar Mohanty IIT Kanpur
129 Rahul Kashyap ICTS-TIFR
130 Mary E John New Delhi
131 Nivedita Menon Jawaharlal Nehru University
132 Srikanth Sastry JNCASR, Bengaluru
133 Joby Joseph University of Hyderabad
134 Satadal Ganguly Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata
135 Aritra Biswas IIT, Guwahati
136 Alok Laddha Chennai Mathematical Institute
137 Prof.Nagumothu Venugopalrao Acharya N.G.Ranga Agricultural University,Guntur,AP
138 Deb Sankar Banerjee University College London
139 Sandip George University of Groningen
140 Anupama Potluri University of Hyderabad
141 K.Laxminarayana University of Hyderabad
142 Himanshu Badhani Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai
143 Arghya Das International Centre for Theoretical Sciences, Bengaluru
144 Prokash Kumar Kundu ICTS
145 Kajari Gupta Institute of Computer Science, Czech academy of sciences, Prague
146 Soumitra Chatterjee IISER Mohali
147 Rashmi Pant Indraprastha College for Women, Delhi University
148 Satyaki Mazumder IISER Kolkata
149 Sunil Mukhi IISER Pune
150 Rahul Dandekar Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai
151 Debangshu Mukherjee IISER Bhopal
152 Bharat Tandon The University of Texas at Austin, USA
153 Abha Jeurkar Tata Institute of Social Sciences
154 Nandita Narain St.Stephen’s College, Delhi University
155 Neetu IISER Bhopal
156 Arindam Bhattacharjee IISER Pune
157 SUBIMAN KUNDU IIT DELHI
158 Suman Dutta Independent Researcher
159 Debadrita Laser Laboratorium, University of Göttingen, Germany
160 Mohammad Imtiyaj Khan Gauhati University
161 Anirban Kar Delhi School of Economics
162 Sachin N Dyal Singh College, University of Delhi
163 Pavan Dharanipragada Institute of Mathematical Sciences
164 Aakanksha Kapoor IISER-Pune
165 Arpita Mitra IISER Bhopal
166 Faraz Ahmed Inam Aligarh Muslim University
167 Shalin Jose IISER Thiruvananthapuram
168 Akash Gulati Indian Institute of Science
169 Nandini Dutta Delhi University
170 Subramanya Hegde IISER Thiruvananthapuram
171 Aradhita Chattopadhyaya Completed PhD at IISc, Bangalore
172 Pranav Kumar ICTS(Former Visiting Student)
173 Anindita Bera Hebrew University of Jerusalem
174 Koushik Dutta Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics
175 Ananyo Maitra Laboratoire Jean Perrin, Sorbonne Universite
176 Akavoor Manu Chennai Mathematical Institute
177 Subhankar Chakraborty Bharat Gyan Vigyan Samiti
178 Disha Bhatia IACS
179 S.Chatterjee Retired Scientist, Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bengaluru
180 Balasubramaniam K. M. University of Sussex (former institute)/None (current)
181 dhriti nagar IISER Pune
182 Dr. Tanmay Mitra Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, Braunschweig, Germany
183 Argha Banerjee IISER Pune
184 Arpan Kundu Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai
185 Dipyaman Pramanik
186 Harish Karnick Emeritus Fellow, IIT Kanpur
187 Taniya Mandal IISER Bhopal
188 Amit Singh Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
189 Deepankar Basu University of Massachusetts Amherst
190 Debasis Mondal Centre for Quantum Technologies
191 Suman Bala IUCAA
192 Nur Jaman Centre for Theoretical Physics, Jamia Millia Islamia
193 Pinaki Banerjee IIT Kanpur
194 Jyotishman Bhowmick Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata
195 Sugata Ray
196 Debabrata Adak IUCAA, Pune
197 Akshay IIT Bombay
198 ARNAB SETH International Centre for Theoretical Sciences, Bengaluru
199 Ankan Paul
200 Vijaya working with Brick kiln workers in Kanpur (U.P) r
201 B. Prasanna Venkatesh Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar
202 Jagannath Sutradhar Indian Institute of Science
203 Arghya Chattopadhyay Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai
204 Utsav Choudhury Indian Statistical Institute
205 Geetha Nambissan Jawaharlal Nehru University
206 Monoj Adhikari
207 Ajit Kumar Mehta ICTS
208 Haris M K ICTS-TIFR
209 Sudipta Sarkar IIT Gandhinagar
210 Nissim Kanekar National Centre for Radio Astrophysics, Pune
211 Sanjib Sabhapandit RRI, Bangalore
212 Souvik Mandal Harvard University
213 Prashant Singh ICTS-TIFR
214 Debdutta Paul Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, Hannover, Germany
215 P K Vijayan
216 SOUMMYADIP BASAK ICTS-TIFR
217 Bharati M Freelance graphic designer and writer
218 Debraj Chakrabarti Central Michigan University
219 Bobby Ezhuthachan RKMVERI, Howrah
220 Apoorv Tiwari University of Zurich
221 Bradraj pandey University of tennessee , knoxville
222 Sandeep Kumar IIA, Bangalore
223 Kaushik Bhattacharya IIT Kanpur
224 Souvik Jana ICTS-TIFR
225 Gourav Tarafdar Indian Institute of Science
226 Dhruv Raina Jawaharlal Nehru University
227 Debashis Ghoshal
228 SOUVIK JANA ICTS-TIFR
229 Bindhulakshmi Pattadath Tata Institute of Social Sciences
230 Sarath Sankar Suresh IST Austria
231 Debajyoti Choudhury University of Delhi
232 VenkataLokesh IISc
233 Ayan Banerjee IISER Kolkata
234 Shabbir Shaikh IUCAA, Pune
235 Sweta Dutta Department of History, Delhi University
236 R. Shankar The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai
237 Siddharth Ramachandran Boston University
238 Sanjit Chatterjee IISc, Bangalore
239 Nihav Dhawale National Centre for Biological Sciences
240 Sumati Surya Raman Research Institute
241 Mahuya Datta Indian Statistical Institute
242 Ishani Delhi University
243 Dr. Vasishta Polisetty AIIMS, New Delhi
244 Jesminara Khatun IISc
245 Nirmalya Kajuri CMI
246 Kuntal Ghosh Indian Statistical Institute
247 Subham Rath
248 Atul Chokshi Indian Institute of Science
249 Arudra Burra IIT Delhi
250 Nilotpal Kumar Azim Premji University
251 Piyush Sharda Australian National University
252 Subhojoy Gupta IISc
253 A.P.Balachandran Syracuse University , Syracuse, N.Y., U.S.A.
254 P N Bala Subramanian The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai
255 Parameswaran Sankaran Chennai Mathematical Institute
256 Namitha Suresh Cornell University
257 Arati Chokshi Retired
258 Indraneel Dasgupta Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata
259 Debasis Sengupta Indian Statistical Institute Kolkata
260 S Ganga Prasath ICTS-TIFR Bangalore
261 M. V. Ramana University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
262 Avinash Mandaiya Cornell University
263 Sabiha Majumder ETH Zurich
264 Pramod Pullarkat Raman Research Institute
265 Ameya Gajanan Prabhune CU Boulder
266 Anirban Kundu University of Calcutta
267 Patrick Das Gupta University of Delhi
268 Saumia P. S. JINR, Dubna
269 Sharad Ramanathan
270 Lionel Fernandes (Rtd.) Dept of Civics and Politics, University of Mumbai
271 Procheta Mallik Innovation and Science Promotion Foundation
272 Ajaya Kumar Sahoo Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai
273 vandana prasad
274 Dheeraj Kumar ICTS-TIFR
275 Md. Wali Hossain KNU, South Korea
276 Vikas Dubey Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
277 Akeel Bilgrami Columbia University
278 Avik Chatterjee
279 Aritra Banerjee Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics
280 Vikram Soni Jamia. Millia Islamia
281 Nandini Manjrekar TISS Mumbai
282 Blessy Chinnu Abraham University of Delhi
283 Rahmat Asfiya Indian Institute of Science
284 Rana Barua Indian Statistical Institute
285 Sreeraj T P The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai
286 Meenakshi Saharan IIT, Kanpur
287 sowmya dechamma University of Hyderabad
288 Ujjal Kumar Dey Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics, Pohang, South Korea
289 Shobha Madan Retired from IIT KANPUR
290 Parameswaran Ajith ICTS-TIFR
291 Sumathi Rao Harish-chandra Research Institute, Allahabad
292 Dibyajyoti Chakravarti Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science
293 SAHIDUL MONDAL IACS KOLkATA
294 Abdul Haque D. M. B. High School
295 Aritra The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai
296 Sharmila Sreekumar IIT Bombay
297 A.R. Vasavi Independent Researcher
298 Swapan Kumar Majhi Achhruram Memprial College
299 Venu Madhav Govindu Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
300 Saniya Wagh TIFR
301 Sangeeth K ICTS
302 Subhayan Sahu University of Maryland
303 Shrikrishna G. Dani Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai (Retired)
304 Rohit Shah Indian Institute of Technology
305 Debarghya Goswami St. Joseph’s college, Darjeeling
306 Tabish Qureshi Centre for Theoretical Physics, Jamia Millia Islamia
307 Anindya Bhattacharya University of York
308 Dr. G. Vijay University of Hyderabad
309 Gautam Menon Ashoka University
310 Ashesh Dhawale Harvard University
311 Prahladh Harsha TIFR
312 A. P. Shukla Retd. from IIT, Kanpur
313 Saibal Kumar Jana Shaheed hospital
314 Sucheta Koshti home
315 Rajendra Sahai Professional Engineer, California
316 Dr. Shafneed C H AIIMS
317 Saptarshi Biswas Indian Association For The Cultivation of Science (IACS)
318 Vipul Vivek JNU
319 Ahsan Kfupm
320 Gaganjot IIT Kanpur
321 SANCHAYAN GHOSH Department of Painting, Kala Bhavana, Visva Bharati, Santniketan.
322 Ebil Joseph Schiller IIT Kanpur
323 Parag S AIIMS delhi
324 Dr Sylvia Karpagam public health doctor and researcher
325 Sudeb Ranjan Datta Indian Institute of Science
326 Sridipta
327 Agnivo Sarkar IIT Gandhinagar
328 Sanaa Agarwal CU Boulder
329 Shivan Khullar University of Toronto
330 Laxman Ganapati Researcher
331 Sruthy Das CU Boulder
332 Manav Gaddam Institute of Mathematical Sciences
333 Archisman Ghosh Leiden University
334 Alam Khan IISc Bangalore
335 Dr. Indra BalachNdran Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Albany,NY
336 Sabyasachi Chakraborty Florida State University
337 Jyoti Punwani None
338 Pradeep Kumar S IIT Kanpur
339 Dwiji Guru Independent Researcher
340 Archismita Misra Ulm University, Germany
341 Priya Jadhav IIT Bombay
342 Shibashis Paul Indian Association for The Cultivation of Science
343 Sriram Ganeshan City College of New York
344 Ramchandra Phawade Indian Institute of Technology Dharwad
345 Bittu K. Rajaraman Ashoka University
346 R Srivatsan Retired academic
347 Rafael Sorkin Raman Research Institute, Bengaluru
348 Vinod Vyasulu Centre for Budget and Policy Studies
349 Sudipto Muhuri Savitribai Phule Pune University
350 V.S.Sunder Institute of Mathematical Sciences (Retired)
351 Amitava Banerjee University of Maryland, College Park
352 Ruchi Chaturvedi University of Cape Town
353 Suresh Govindarajan IIT Madras
354 Gautam Gangopadhyay University of Calcutta
355 Rajdeep Sensarma Tata Institute of Fundamental Research Mumbai
356 Ranjini Bandyopadhyay Raman Research Institute
357 Dilip Abreu New York University
358 V.K. Tripathi Ex Professor, IIT Delhi
359 Kavitha srinivasan Solidarity interpreter’s collective
360 Collins Assisi IISER Pune
361 Rekha Pappu Tata Institute of Social Sciences
362 Narayanan Kurur Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
363 Ravinder. Banyal IIA Bangalore
364 Inderpal Grewal Yale University
365 Rifat Mir Anna University
366 Dibyendu Das IIT Bombay
367 Sudipta Mukherji Institute of Physics
368 Bhanu Das Tokyo Institute of Technology
369 Soumya Bera IIT Bombay
370 Gurinder Singh Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (TIFR), Mumbai
371 Jyoti Lavania CSIR-CFTRI, Mysuru
372 Arunkumar A S French Institute of Pondicherry
373 Anirban Dasgupta IIT Gandhinagar
374 Harith Makkapati BITS Pilani Goa
375 Ramprasad Saptharishi Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai
376 S Durga Bhavani University of Hyderabad
377 Srinath Jagannathan Indian Institute of Management Indore
378 Amar Jesani Independent Consultant & Teacher (Bioethics, Public Health)
379 Aditi Dixit IISER Pune
380 Koustav Hazra Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science
381 Nishikant Subhedar Retired from RTM Nagpur University
382 Ashok Kumar Delhi University
383 Bidisa Das
384 Prabhu Nott Indian Institute of Science
385 Rukmini Bhaya Nair, Professor Emeritus IIT Delhi
386 Nomaan Raman Research Institute
387 Pallabi Ghosh Attakkalari Centre to Movement Arts
388 Paritosh Karnatak University of Basel
389 Saurav Islam IISc
390 Krishnendu Sengupta
391 Subhadip Mitra IIIT Hyderabad
392 Nandini Sundar Delhi University
393 Subhro Bhattacharjee International Centre for Theoretical Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
394 Riddhi Shah Jawaharlal Nehru University
395 Imrana Qadeer Council for Social Development
396 Krishnakant Chauhan NAPM, Gujarat
397 Saba Hasan artist
398 Dr. Sylvia Karpagam
399 B.Shobha University of Hyderabad
400 Achin Chakraborty Institute of Development Studies Kolkata
401 Supratim Sengupta IISER Kolkata
402 Pradipta Bandyopadhyay Indian Statistical Institute
403 Swarnajit Chatterjee Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science
404 Mintu Karmakar IACS
405 Oindrila Deb University of Basel
406 Nijil Lal C. K. Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad
407 K. G. Arun Chennai Mathematical Institute
408 Rajni Palriwala University of Delhi
409 Sudeshna Sen University College Dublin
410 Jyotirmoy Indian Institute of Science
411 Raghunath Chelakkot IIT Bombay
412 Amitava Datta INSA senior Scientist, Dept of Physics, Univ. of Calcutta
413 Krishnendu Chennai Mathematical Institute
414 Sanjna Indian Institute of Science
415 Ananya Mandal IISc
416 V Noel Aiyar
417 SRI VAMSI MATTA IISc
418 Akif M. University of Hyderabad
419 Bala Iyer ICTS-TIFR
420 Fazley Ahmad Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.
421 Nandita DasGupta IIT Madras
422 Anna Oommen Gudalur Adivasi Hospital
423 Anshuman Singh University of Delhi
424 Sourav Biswas IIT Kanpur
425 Saumav Kapoor ICTS
426 Biplab Ganguli NIT Rourkela
427 Shaswati Mazumdar Retired from Delhi University
428 Vinod John IISc
429 Peggy Mohan
430 Shyista Khan University of Delhi
431 Chandramouli Chowdhury ICTS
432 Anirban Mandal IISER Pune
433 Madhav Nori University of Chicago
434 Mohammad Zahid Retd.PhysicsProf., Jamia Millia Islamia
435 Varuni P The Institute of Mathematical Sciences
436 Sridhar Narayanan
437 Kesavan PS TIFR Hyderabad
438 Dattaraj Dhuri Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
439 Rakesh Ankit Loughborough University
440 Kripa G APU, Bangalore
441 Rajendran Narayanan Azim Premji University
442 Suratno Basu Institute of Mathematical Sciences
443 D C V Mallik Indian Institute of Astrophysics
444 Madhukar S Raman Research Institute
445 Niruj Mohan ex-NCRA, TIFR
446 Aradhana Sharma Wesleyan University
447 r ramanujam Institute of mathematical sciences, chennai
448 Shiv Sethi Raman Research Institute
449 Bhavesh Khamesra Georgia Institute of Technology
450 Yogeshwar Prasad HRI
451 Krishna Hanumanthu Chennai Mathematical Institute
452 Rupal Oza
453 G Patel University of Virginia
454 Soumya Das Indian institute of science
455 Chayanika Shah K J Somaiya College of Science and Commerce Mumbai
456 V.Subashri Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai
457 Ratan Sarkar IISc Bangalore
458 Soumi Ghosh Indian Institute of Science
459 Reeteka sud
460 Debasmita Mondal Indian Institute of Science (IISc)
461 Subhaditya Bhattacharya IIT Guwahati
462 Dhruba J Saikia NCRA-TIFR (superannuated) and IUCAA
463 Manjari Gupta HRI, Allahabad
464 Arjo Dasgupta IACS
465 Rusa Mandal Universität Siegen
466 Shraddha Hbcse
467 Subhodeep Bhattacharya inStem, NCBS, Bangalore
468 Anuradha Samajdar Nikhef, Netherlands
469 Shrobana Ghosh Cardiff University
470 Akshay University of Mississippi
471 Ananya Tiwari UIUC
472 Waseem Nabi Government Medical College, Srinagar
473 Amit Roy IISc
474 Dilip Mookherjee Boston University
475 Kavita Ramanan Brown University
476 Saurav Holme Choudhury Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai
477 Amlan Chakraborty Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai
478 Souradeep Sengupta Gurucharan College, Silchar
479 Vishal Baibhav Johns Hopkins University
480 Angshuman Chatterjee Heritage Institute of Hotel & Tourism
481 Pragya Srivastava University of Pennsylvania, USA
482 Sudeepan Datta Indian Institute of Science
483 Apurba Sarkar Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science
484 Garima C Nagar SUNY at Binghamton
485 Sagnik Chakraborty Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata
486 M A Sofi Central University of Kashmir
487 Dr. Prashanth N S Institute of Public Health Bangalore
488 Sreekrishna V R NCBS
489 Arup Kumar Sen
490 Rajat Subhra Hazra Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata
491 Udvas Das Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore
492 Sashwat Tanay University of Mississippi
493 Sharmistha M. IIT Gandhinagar
494 Aditi Dudeja Rutgers University
495 Kishor Salunkhe TIFR, Mumbai
496 Meghna Bhattacharya University of Mississippi
497 Anandi Mani University of Oxford
498 Sharun Mukand University of Warwick
499 Khalid Khan Charles Darwin University
500 Ravi Mazumdar University of Waterloo
501 Karen Gabriel St. Stephen’s College
502 Sudipta Bandyopadhyay University of Calcutta
503 Zoya Caltech
504 Sumit Kumar Birwa International Centre for Theoretical Sciences
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Latest Situation of IoK reported in media on September 24, 2019:

According to their data collection from Indian Occupied Kashmir, all small and major sectors of life including business and commerce, education, transport, horticulture and tourism in IOK, particularly the Valley, are virtually defunct with unprecedented communications blockade adding more to the prevailing uncertainty.

Transport sector is among the one that has been affected the worst as 50,000 vehicles stand grounded since 5th of August.

The tourism front has also taken a hit due to the clampdown. All hotels and houseboats are almost empty and as such are running in huge losses.

Amid the lockdown, cordon and search operations are being conducted at various places in IOK with the aim to trace the pro-freedom voices and silence them. In a series of such latest operations in different areas of Kishtwar district, Indian forces arrested at least 3 youth.

Indian officials confirmed that as many as 343 politicians, business leaders and young boys have been booked under the black law, PSA and shifted to jails in India’s UP and Haryana states since the revocation of the special status. However, it is believed that the number of actual people imprisoned outside jails under the PSA is far more than the one stated by the officials.

Indian government has decided to reopen around 50,000 temples, which were reportedly closed down over the years in IOJ&K. In this regard, Indian Minister of State for Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy has said that the government has set up a committee to survey the temples closed or destroyed and idols defaced.

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Senior Cong leader Ghulam Nabi Azad speaking to reporters in Jammu, today, termed the situation in the Kashmir valley as very bad. He also said there is no mark of freedom of speech in J&K.