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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

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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”
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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:

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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.

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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’.

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.NameInstitution
1Abhisodh PrakashInternational Centre For Theoretical Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
2Suvrat RajuInternational Centre For Theoretical Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
3Adhip AgarwalaInternational Centre For Theoretical Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
4Junaid MajeedInternational Centre For Theoretical Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
5Tuneer ChakrabortyInternational Centre for Theoretical Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
6Apratim GangulyICTS-TIFR, Bangalore
7Parita MehtaInternational Centre for Theoretical Sciences
8Animesh NandaICTS-TIFR
9Srashti GoyalInternational Center for Theoretical Sciences
10Subhadip ChakrabortiInternational Centre for Theoretical Sciences, Bengaluru
11Divya JaganathanICTS-TIFR
12Faizan BhatICTS-TIFR Bengaluru
13Omkar ShetyeICTS
14Rituparna Ghosh
15Aditya Kumar SharmaInternational Centre For Theoretical Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
16Md Arif ShaikhInternational Centre For Theoretical Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bangalore
17Saientan BagKarlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
18Zaid ZazTIFR (Visiting Student)
19SUBRATA DEV
20Abhishek DharInternational centre for theoretical sciences, TIFR, Bangalore
21Sumilan BanerjeeIndian Institute of Science, Bangalore
22Aurnab GhoseIISER Pune
23Shubha Tewari
24Deepak MalghanIndian Institue of Management Bangalore
25Sumit KumarMax Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, AEI, Hannover, Germany
26Sharad Lele
27Bikram PhookunSt Stephen’s College
28Abu AnandUniversity of Toronto
29Rahul VarmanIIT Kanpur
30Siddharth K JIndependent Researcher, Bengaluru
31Bhavtosh BansalIISER Kolkata
32Debjani SenguptaIP College, Delhi University
33U. K. AnandavardhananIIT Bombay
34Zoya HasanProfessor Emerita, Jawaharlal Nehru University
35Ayesha KidwaiJawaharlal Nehru University
36Neenu SureshNational Law School of India University, Bangalore
37Vineeta BalNational Institute of Immunology
38Joby JosephUniversity of Hyderabad
39Kabir HusainUniversity of Chicago
40Cynthia StephenIndependent researcher
41Mohini MullickRetired from IIT-Kanpur
42Rahul RoyIndian Statistical Institute, Delhi
43Satyajit Rath(retired) National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi
44Deeak KumarFormer Professor, JNU
45Ashis Kumar NandyNISER Bhubaneswar
46Alladi SitaramIndian Statistical Institute(Retdd.)
47Probal Dasgupta(Retired from) Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata
48Nilanjan BondyopadhayaVisva-bharati University, Santiniketan
49Dr. Raktim AbirDepartment of Physics, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh.
50Harjinder (Laltu) Singh
51Madhusudhan RamanTIFR
52LS ShashidharaIISER Pune and Ashoka University
53Shanta LaishramIndian Statistical Institute, New Delhi
54Ronak M SoniStanford University
55Shivani UpadhyayaTIFR
56Prashant KocherlakotaTIFR, Mumbai
57Vaibhav VaishIISER Mohali
58Sumi KrishnaIndependent scholar
59Saman HabibCSIR-Central Drug Research Institute
60Prof.Mohan Raocurrently independent researcher
61Enakshi BhattacharyaIIT Madras
62Mayurika LahiriIISER Pune
63Basabendu BarmanIIT Guwahati
64Nirmali GoswamiTezpur University
65Archana PrasadJawaharlal Nehru University
66R. GeetaUnaffiliated (Retired from Delhi University)
67Reuben George StephenST Microelectronics
68Rahul SiddharthanThe Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai
69Surbhi ShrivastavaCEHAT
70Suchitra MathurIIT Kanpur
71Koel DasIISER Kolkata
72Subhashis BanerjeeIIT Delhi
73Sabana ShabnamNISER, Bhubaneswar
74Ubaid MushtaqIIT Kharagpur
75Amit MisraCSIR-Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow
76Sk SazimHRI, Allahabad
77Bijoy John MathewIndian Institute of Science Education and Research Thiruvananthapuram
78Aarti SethiHarvard University
79Saikat GhoshI.I.T.-Kanpur
80Sunando Kr PatraIIT Guwahati
81Sandeep RanaNISER Jatni
82Amber HabibShiv Nadar University
83Abhiram KaushikInstitute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai
84Anuj MishraInter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA)
85Dinesh Kumar AbrolAll India Peoples’ Science Network
86Vivek MehtaTezpur University
87Alokmay DattaCSIR-CGCRI
88Simona SawhneyIIT Delhi
89T R GovindarajanChennai Mathematical Institute
90Mahaveer PrasadICTS-TIFR
91Samriddhi Sankar RayICTS-TIFR
92Sajad Ahmad BhatSaha Institute of Nuclear Physics
93Debaditya BhattacharyaKazi Nazrul University, West Bengal
94Dr. Anant PhadkeMedico Friend Circle
95Aabhaas Vineet MallikICTS (TIFR)
96Rajat TandonUniversity of Hyderabad
97Soumyajit PramanickCalcutta University
98Urbashi SatpathiICTS
99Vishnu T RChennai Mathematical Institute
100Sukanta BhattacharyaDepartment of Economics, University of Calcutta
101Priyadarshi PaulICTS(TIFR) , Bangalore
102Jagmohan SinghShaheed Bhagat Singh Research Committee
103Aditya VijaykumarInternational Centre For Theoretical Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
104Guruprasad KarIndian Statistical Institute
105Farman UllahIISER Pune
106Arun Karthik BIIT Kanpur
107Ritajyoti Bandyopadhyay
108ABHIJITH M SIIT Hyderabad
109Lopamudra MukherjeeIIT Guwahati
110Aritra SinhaJagiellonian University, Poland
111Proteep MallikAzim Premji University
112Surojit DaluiIndian Institute of Technology Guwahati
113Rajesh Kumble NayakIISER Kolkata
114Tanmay DeshpandeTata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai
115M Madhava PrasadThe English and Foreign Languages University
116Naresh DadhichIUCAA
117Bindusar SahooIISER Trivandrum
118Anwesha SenguptaIDSK
119Soumik MukhopadhyayIIT Kanpur
120Naveen GaurUniversity of Delhi
121Ameet ParameswaranJawaharlal Nehru University
122Chandranandan GangopadhyayThe Institute of Mathematical Sciences
123Udaya KumarJawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
124Ramesh SreekantanIndian Statistical Institute Bangalore
125B AnanthanarayanIndian Institute of Science, Bangalore
126Supurna BanerjeeInstitute of Development Studies
127Mundur V N MurthyRetired Professor (Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai)
128Parasar MohantyIIT Kanpur
129Rahul KashyapICTS-TIFR
130Mary E JohnNew Delhi
131Nivedita MenonJawaharlal Nehru University
132Srikanth SastryJNCASR, Bengaluru
133Joby JosephUniversity of Hyderabad
134Satadal GangulyIndian Statistical Institute, Kolkata
135Aritra BiswasIIT, Guwahati
136Alok LaddhaChennai Mathematical Institute
137Prof.Nagumothu VenugopalraoAcharya N.G.Ranga Agricultural University,Guntur,AP
138Deb Sankar BanerjeeUniversity College London
139Sandip GeorgeUniversity of Groningen
140Anupama PotluriUniversity of Hyderabad
141K.LaxminarayanaUniversity of Hyderabad
142Himanshu BadhaniInstitute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai
143Arghya DasInternational Centre for Theoretical Sciences, Bengaluru
144Prokash Kumar KunduICTS
145Kajari GuptaInstitute of Computer Science, Czech academy of sciences, Prague
146Soumitra ChatterjeeIISER Mohali
147Rashmi PantIndraprastha College for Women, Delhi University
148Satyaki MazumderIISER Kolkata
149Sunil MukhiIISER Pune
150Rahul DandekarInstitute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai
151Debangshu MukherjeeIISER Bhopal
152Bharat TandonThe University of Texas at Austin, USA
153Abha JeurkarTata Institute of Social Sciences
154Nandita NarainSt.Stephen’s College, Delhi University
155NeetuIISER Bhopal
156Arindam BhattacharjeeIISER Pune
157SUBIMAN KUNDUIIT DELHI
158Suman DuttaIndependent Researcher
159DebadritaLaser Laboratorium, University of Göttingen, Germany
160Mohammad Imtiyaj KhanGauhati University
161Anirban KarDelhi School of Economics
162Sachin NDyal Singh College, University of Delhi
163Pavan DharanipragadaInstitute of Mathematical Sciences
164Aakanksha KapoorIISER-Pune
165Arpita MitraIISER Bhopal
166Faraz Ahmed InamAligarh Muslim University
167Shalin JoseIISER Thiruvananthapuram
168Akash GulatiIndian Institute of Science
169Nandini DuttaDelhi University
170Subramanya HegdeIISER Thiruvananthapuram
171Aradhita ChattopadhyayaCompleted PhD at IISc, Bangalore
172Pranav KumarICTS(Former Visiting Student)
173Anindita BeraHebrew University of Jerusalem
174Koushik DuttaSaha Institute of Nuclear Physics
175Ananyo MaitraLaboratoire Jean Perrin, Sorbonne Universite
176Akavoor ManuChennai Mathematical Institute
177Subhankar ChakrabortyBharat Gyan Vigyan Samiti
178Disha BhatiaIACS
179S.ChatterjeeRetired Scientist, Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bengaluru
180Balasubramaniam K. M.University of Sussex (former institute)/None (current)
181dhriti nagarIISER Pune
182Dr. Tanmay MitraHelmholtz Centre for Infection Research, Braunschweig, Germany
183Argha BanerjeeIISER Pune
184Arpan KunduInstitute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai
185Dipyaman Pramanik
186Harish KarnickEmeritus Fellow, IIT Kanpur
187Taniya MandalIISER Bhopal
188Amit SinghIndian Institute of Technology Bombay
189Deepankar BasuUniversity of Massachusetts Amherst
190Debasis MondalCentre for Quantum Technologies
191Suman BalaIUCAA
192Nur JamanCentre for Theoretical Physics, Jamia Millia Islamia
193Pinaki BanerjeeIIT Kanpur
194Jyotishman BhowmickIndian Statistical Institute, Kolkata
195Sugata Ray
196Debabrata AdakIUCAA, Pune
197AkshayIIT Bombay
198ARNAB SETHInternational Centre for Theoretical Sciences, Bengaluru
199Ankan Paul
200Vijayaworking with Brick kiln workers in Kanpur (U.P) r
201B. Prasanna VenkateshIndian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar
202Jagannath SutradharIndian Institute of Science
203Arghya ChattopadhyayInstitute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai
204Utsav ChoudhuryIndian Statistical Institute
205Geetha NambissanJawaharlal Nehru University
206Monoj Adhikari
207Ajit Kumar MehtaICTS
208Haris M KICTS-TIFR
209Sudipta SarkarIIT Gandhinagar
210Nissim KanekarNational Centre for Radio Astrophysics, Pune
211Sanjib SabhapanditRRI, Bangalore
212Souvik MandalHarvard University
213Prashant SinghICTS-TIFR
214Debdutta PaulMax Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, Hannover, Germany
215P K Vijayan
216SOUMMYADIP BASAKICTS-TIFR
217Bharati MFreelance graphic designer and writer
218Debraj ChakrabartiCentral Michigan University
219Bobby EzhuthachanRKMVERI, Howrah
220Apoorv TiwariUniversity of Zurich
221Bradraj pandeyUniversity of tennessee , knoxville
222Sandeep KumarIIA, Bangalore
223Kaushik BhattacharyaIIT Kanpur
224Souvik JanaICTS-TIFR
225Gourav TarafdarIndian Institute of Science
226Dhruv RainaJawaharlal Nehru University
227Debashis Ghoshal
228SOUVIK JANAICTS-TIFR
229Bindhulakshmi PattadathTata Institute of Social Sciences
230Sarath Sankar SureshIST Austria
231Debajyoti ChoudhuryUniversity of Delhi
232VenkataLokeshIISc
233Ayan BanerjeeIISER Kolkata
234Shabbir ShaikhIUCAA, Pune
235Sweta DuttaDepartment of History, Delhi University
236R. ShankarThe Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai
237Siddharth RamachandranBoston University
238Sanjit ChatterjeeIISc, Bangalore
239Nihav DhawaleNational Centre for Biological Sciences
240Sumati SuryaRaman Research Institute
241Mahuya DattaIndian Statistical Institute
242IshaniDelhi University
243Dr. Vasishta PolisettyAIIMS, New Delhi
244Jesminara KhatunIISc
245Nirmalya KajuriCMI
246Kuntal GhoshIndian Statistical Institute
247Subham Rath
248Atul ChokshiIndian Institute of Science
249Arudra BurraIIT Delhi
250Nilotpal KumarAzim Premji University
251Piyush ShardaAustralian National University
252Subhojoy GuptaIISc
253A.P.BalachandranSyracuse University , Syracuse, N.Y., U.S.A.
254P N Bala SubramanianThe Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai
255Parameswaran SankaranChennai Mathematical Institute
256Namitha SureshCornell University
257Arati ChokshiRetired
258Indraneel DasguptaIndian Statistical Institute, Kolkata
259Debasis SenguptaIndian Statistical Institute Kolkata
260S Ganga PrasathICTS-TIFR Bangalore
261M. V. RamanaUniversity of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
262Avinash MandaiyaCornell University
263Sabiha MajumderETH Zurich
264Pramod PullarkatRaman Research Institute
265Ameya Gajanan PrabhuneCU Boulder
266Anirban KunduUniversity of Calcutta
267Patrick Das GuptaUniversity of Delhi
268Saumia P. S.JINR, Dubna
269Sharad Ramanathan
270Lionel Fernandes(Rtd.) Dept of Civics and Politics, University of Mumbai
271Procheta MallikInnovation and Science Promotion Foundation
272Ajaya Kumar SahooInstitute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai
273vandana prasad
274Dheeraj KumarICTS-TIFR
275Md. Wali HossainKNU, South Korea
276Vikas DubeyIndian Institute of Technology Kanpur
277Akeel BilgramiColumbia University
278Avik Chatterjee
279Aritra BanerjeeAsia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics
280Vikram SoniJamia. Millia Islamia
281Nandini ManjrekarTISS Mumbai
282Blessy Chinnu AbrahamUniversity of Delhi
283Rahmat AsfiyaIndian Institute of Science
284Rana BaruaIndian Statistical Institute
285Sreeraj T PThe Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai
286Meenakshi SaharanIIT, Kanpur
287sowmya dechammaUniversity of Hyderabad
288Ujjal Kumar DeyAsia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics, Pohang, South Korea
289Shobha MadanRetired from IIT KANPUR
290Parameswaran AjithICTS-TIFR
291Sumathi RaoHarish-chandra Research Institute, Allahabad
292Dibyajyoti ChakravartiIndian Association for the Cultivation of Science
293SAHIDUL MONDALIACS KOLkATA
294Abdul HaqueD. M. B. High School
295AritraThe Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai
296Sharmila SreekumarIIT Bombay
297A.R. VasaviIndependent Researcher
298Swapan Kumar MajhiAchhruram Memprial College
299Venu Madhav GovinduIndian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
300Saniya WaghTIFR
301Sangeeth KICTS
302Subhayan SahuUniversity of Maryland
303Shrikrishna G. DaniTata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai (Retired)
304Rohit ShahIndian Institute of Technology
305Debarghya GoswamiSt. Joseph’s college, Darjeeling
306Tabish QureshiCentre for Theoretical Physics, Jamia Millia Islamia
307Anindya BhattacharyaUniversity of York
308Dr. G. VijayUniversity of Hyderabad
309Gautam MenonAshoka University
310Ashesh DhawaleHarvard University
311Prahladh HarshaTIFR
312A. P. ShuklaRetd. from IIT, Kanpur
313Saibal Kumar JanaShaheed hospital
314Sucheta Koshtihome
315Rajendra SahaiProfessional Engineer, California
316Dr. Shafneed C HAIIMS
317Saptarshi BiswasIndian Association For The Cultivation of Science (IACS)
318Vipul VivekJNU
319AhsanKfupm
320GaganjotIIT Kanpur
321SANCHAYAN GHOSHDepartment of Painting, Kala Bhavana, Visva Bharati, Santniketan.
322Ebil Joseph SchillerIIT Kanpur
323Parag SAIIMS delhi
324Dr Sylvia Karpagampublic health doctor and researcher
325Sudeb Ranjan DattaIndian Institute of Science
326Sridipta
327Agnivo SarkarIIT Gandhinagar
328Sanaa AgarwalCU Boulder
329Shivan KhullarUniversity of Toronto
330Laxman GanapatiResearcher
331Sruthy DasCU Boulder
332Manav GaddamInstitute of Mathematical Sciences
333Archisman GhoshLeiden University
334Alam KhanIISc Bangalore
335Dr. Indra BalachNdranAlbany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Albany,NY
336Sabyasachi ChakrabortyFlorida State University
337Jyoti PunwaniNone
338Pradeep Kumar SIIT Kanpur
339Dwiji GuruIndependent Researcher
340Archismita MisraUlm University, Germany
341Priya JadhavIIT Bombay
342Shibashis PaulIndian Association for The Cultivation of Science
343Sriram GaneshanCity College of New York
344Ramchandra PhawadeIndian Institute of Technology Dharwad
345Bittu K. RajaramanAshoka University
346R SrivatsanRetired academic
347Rafael SorkinRaman Research Institute, Bengaluru
348Vinod VyasuluCentre for Budget and Policy Studies
349Sudipto MuhuriSavitribai Phule Pune University
350V.S.SunderInstitute of Mathematical Sciences (Retired)
351Amitava BanerjeeUniversity of Maryland, College Park
352Ruchi ChaturvediUniversity of Cape Town
353Suresh GovindarajanIIT Madras
354Gautam GangopadhyayUniversity of Calcutta
355Rajdeep SensarmaTata Institute of Fundamental Research Mumbai
356Ranjini BandyopadhyayRaman Research Institute
357Dilip AbreuNew York University
358V.K. TripathiEx Professor, IIT Delhi
359Kavitha srinivasanSolidarity interpreter’s collective
360Collins AssisiIISER Pune
361Rekha PappuTata Institute of Social Sciences
362Narayanan KururIndian Institute of Technology Delhi
363Ravinder. BanyalIIA Bangalore
364Inderpal GrewalYale University
365Rifat MirAnna University
366Dibyendu DasIIT Bombay
367Sudipta MukherjiInstitute of Physics
368Bhanu DasTokyo Institute of Technology
369Soumya BeraIIT Bombay
370Gurinder SinghHomi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (TIFR), Mumbai
371Jyoti LavaniaCSIR-CFTRI, Mysuru
372Arunkumar A SFrench Institute of Pondicherry
373Anirban DasguptaIIT Gandhinagar
374Harith MakkapatiBITS Pilani Goa
375Ramprasad SaptharishiTata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai
376S Durga BhavaniUniversity of Hyderabad
377Srinath JagannathanIndian Institute of Management Indore
378Amar JesaniIndependent Consultant & Teacher (Bioethics, Public Health)
379Aditi DixitIISER Pune
380Koustav HazraIndian Association for the Cultivation of Science
381Nishikant SubhedarRetired from RTM Nagpur University
382Ashok KumarDelhi University
383Bidisa Das
384Prabhu NottIndian Institute of Science
385Rukmini Bhaya Nair, Professor EmeritusIIT Delhi
386NomaanRaman Research Institute
387Pallabi GhoshAttakkalari Centre to Movement Arts
388Paritosh KarnatakUniversity of Basel
389Saurav IslamIISc
390Krishnendu Sengupta
391Subhadip MitraIIIT Hyderabad
392Nandini SundarDelhi University
393Subhro BhattacharjeeInternational Centre for Theoretical Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
394Riddhi ShahJawaharlal Nehru University
395Imrana QadeerCouncil for Social Development
396Krishnakant ChauhanNAPM, Gujarat
397Saba Hasanartist
398Dr. Sylvia Karpagam
399B.ShobhaUniversity of Hyderabad
400Achin ChakrabortyInstitute of Development Studies Kolkata
401Supratim SenguptaIISER Kolkata
402Pradipta BandyopadhyayIndian Statistical Institute
403Swarnajit ChatterjeeIndian Association for the Cultivation of Science
404Mintu KarmakarIACS
405Oindrila DebUniversity of Basel
406Nijil Lal C. K.Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad
407K. G. ArunChennai Mathematical Institute
408Rajni PalriwalaUniversity of Delhi
409Sudeshna SenUniversity College Dublin
410JyotirmoyIndian Institute of Science
411Raghunath ChelakkotIIT Bombay
412Amitava DattaINSA senior Scientist, Dept of Physics, Univ. of Calcutta
413KrishnenduChennai Mathematical Institute
414SanjnaIndian Institute of Science
415Ananya MandalIISc
416V Noel Aiyar
417SRI VAMSI MATTAIISc
418Akif M.University of Hyderabad
419Bala IyerICTS-TIFR
420Fazley AhmadJamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.
421Nandita DasGuptaIIT Madras
422Anna OommenGudalur Adivasi Hospital
423Anshuman SinghUniversity of Delhi
424Sourav BiswasIIT Kanpur
425Saumav KapoorICTS
426Biplab GanguliNIT Rourkela
427Shaswati MazumdarRetired from Delhi University
428Vinod JohnIISc
429Peggy Mohan
430Shyista KhanUniversity of Delhi
431Chandramouli ChowdhuryICTS
432Anirban MandalIISER Pune
433Madhav NoriUniversity of Chicago
434Mohammad ZahidRetd.PhysicsProf., Jamia Millia Islamia
435Varuni PThe Institute of Mathematical Sciences
436Sridhar Narayanan
437Kesavan PSTIFR Hyderabad
438Dattaraj DhuriTata Institute of Fundamental Research
439Rakesh AnkitLoughborough University
440Kripa GAPU, Bangalore
441Rajendran NarayananAzim Premji University
442Suratno BasuInstitute of Mathematical Sciences
443D C V MallikIndian Institute of Astrophysics
444Madhukar SRaman Research Institute
445Niruj Mohanex-NCRA, TIFR
446Aradhana SharmaWesleyan University
447r ramanujamInstitute of mathematical sciences, chennai
448Shiv SethiRaman Research Institute
449Bhavesh KhamesraGeorgia Institute of Technology
450Yogeshwar PrasadHRI
451Krishna HanumanthuChennai Mathematical Institute
452Rupal Oza
453G PatelUniversity of Virginia
454Soumya DasIndian institute of science
455Chayanika ShahK J Somaiya College of Science and Commerce Mumbai
456V.SubashriInstitute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai
457Ratan SarkarIISc Bangalore
458Soumi GhoshIndian Institute of Science
459Reeteka sud
460Debasmita MondalIndian Institute of Science (IISc)
461Subhaditya BhattacharyaIIT Guwahati
462Dhruba J SaikiaNCRA-TIFR (superannuated) and IUCAA
463Manjari GuptaHRI, Allahabad
464Arjo DasguptaIACS
465Rusa MandalUniversität Siegen
466ShraddhaHbcse
467Subhodeep BhattacharyainStem, NCBS, Bangalore
468Anuradha SamajdarNikhef, Netherlands
469Shrobana GhoshCardiff University
470AkshayUniversity of Mississippi
471Ananya TiwariUIUC
472Waseem NabiGovernment Medical College, Srinagar
473Amit RoyIISc
474Dilip MookherjeeBoston University
475Kavita RamananBrown University
476Saurav Holme ChoudhuryInstitute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai
477Amlan ChakrabortyInstitute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai
478Souradeep SenguptaGurucharan College, Silchar
479Vishal BaibhavJohns Hopkins University
480Angshuman ChatterjeeHeritage Institute of Hotel & Tourism
481Pragya SrivastavaUniversity of Pennsylvania, USA
482Sudeepan DattaIndian Institute of Science
483Apurba SarkarIndian Association for the Cultivation of Science
484Garima C NagarSUNY at Binghamton
485Sagnik ChakrabortyIndian Statistical Institute, Kolkata
486M A SofiCentral University of Kashmir
487Dr. Prashanth N SInstitute of Public Health Bangalore
488Sreekrishna V RNCBS
489Arup Kumar Sen
490Rajat Subhra HazraIndian Statistical Institute, Kolkata
491Udvas DasIndian Statistical Institute, Bangalore
492Sashwat TanayUniversity of Mississippi
493Sharmistha M.IIT Gandhinagar
494Aditi DudejaRutgers University
495Kishor SalunkheTIFR, Mumbai
496Meghna BhattacharyaUniversity of Mississippi
497Anandi ManiUniversity of Oxford
498Sharun MukandUniversity of Warwick
499Khalid KhanCharles Darwin University
500Ravi MazumdarUniversity of Waterloo
501Karen GabrielSt. Stephen’s College
502Sudipta BandyopadhyayUniversity of Calcutta
503ZoyaCaltech
504Sumit Kumar BirwaInternational Centre for Theoretical Sciences

 

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.

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.

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