UAPA cases on Niyamgiri adivasis and activists invites national outrage

Hundreds write open letter to Odisha CM: Call for revocation of arbitrary cases; Seek end to repression and corporate-loot


Niyamgiri Protest
NSS protest outside Kalyansinghpur PS on August 6.

22nd Aug, 2023: Hundreds of well-known activists, citizens and people’s organizations from across the country expressed outrage at the imposition of UAPA cases against 9 adivasis and activists of the Niyamgiri Surakhya Samiti (NSS), which spearheaded the historic struggle against bauxite mining by Vedanta Company, in the ecologically bio-diverse Kalahandi and Rayagada regions of Odisha. In a strong open letter to Mr. Naveen Patnaik, Chief Minister of Odisha, they called for immediate quashing of the fabricated FIR filed under UAPA and other serious provisions of IPC against adivasi leaders and supporters of NSS, an end to arbitrary abductions and repression of adivasis, as well as corporate-enabled loot of natural resources in Odisha.

Those charged in the impugned FIR No. 87/2023, dt. 6/8/23, include Dongria Kondh adivasis Lada Sikaka and Drenju Krushka (leaders of NSS), Manu Sikaka and Samba Huika (youth leaders of NSS), Lingaraj Azad, (Advisor of NSS), British Kumar (Khandualamali Surakhya Samiti), Lenin Kumar (poet and solidarity activist), Gobinda Bag (villager associated with NSS) and Upendra Bag (member spokesperson of NSS). Of them, Upendra was kept in police custody for 4 days and later lodged at Rayagada Jail on 14th August, on the eve of ‘independence’ day! Reportedly, he was threatened, hit, slapped multiple times, during detention. Additionally, another youth leader (Krusna Sikoka) was abducted on 5th Aug and later jailed on questionable charges.

The letter to the CM stated, “We have perused through the FIR and are aghast to note the cavalier and ill-motivated manner in which allegations have been levelled against the aforesaid 9 persons. For instance, lathis and axe which many Dongria Kondh adivasis traditionally carry, are being cited as a ground for filing this FIR under UAPA! Likewise, imputations linking the NSS to ‘left wing extremism’ are completely unfounded. We condemn this abuse of process of law and brazen attack on the right of the democratic movement to peaceful resistance”.

The letter decried the suspicious ways in which adivasi leaders, especially youth, are being abducted by police, kept in long periods of detention in violation of law, and some of them are shown as ‘arrested’ after many days! It has come to light that there have been midnight police raids at 3 villages in Kashipur block of Rayagada district, on the 13th and 16th Aug, after which several adivasi youth are reported ‘missing’!

Amongst other things, the Letter demanded the CM & Govt. of Odisha to immediately:

  • DROP all the charges and QUASH FIR against the adivasi leaders, activists and supporters of the Niyamgiri Surakhya Samiti, filed under UAPA and IPC.  


  • MAKE PUBLIC the whereabouts of all persons detained / arrested, during the month of August and details of pending cases against them.
  • UPHOLD the democratic rights of the people of Niyamgiri and all movements in Odisha to peaceful resistance and stop the spree of abductions and arrests, as well as, corporate-enabled violence and militarization in adivasi areas.


  • INSTITUTE a fair inquiry into the questionable FIR against Krushna Sikaka in 2018 and release him from jail, pending the inquiry. RELEASE Upendra Bag from jail as well immediately.


  • REFRAIN from undertaking / permitting any mining related activities or arbitrary action, including under the Forest Conservation (Amendment) Act, 2023 in violation of the rights of Gram Sabhas under the V Schedules of the Constitution, FRA, 2006; PESA Act, 1996 and Judgement of Supreme Court dt. 18th April, 2013.

Below are names of some of the endorsing national, state-level organizations & individuals:

Endorsing National Networks: National Alliance of People’s Movements (NAPM), All India Kisan Khet Majdur Sangathan (AIKKMS), People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL), Indian Social Action Forum (INSAF), National Platform for Small Scale Fish Workers (NPSSFW), All India Union of Forest Working People (AIUFWP), New Trade Union Initiative (NTUI), National Adivasi Alliance (NAA), Human Rights Defenders Alert (HRDA), All India Lawyers Association for Justice (AILAJ), National Campaign for Dalit Human Rights (NCDHR), National Federation of Indian Women (NFIW), Bhartiya Muslim Mahila Andolan (BMMA), Mines Minerals and People (MMP), CPI ML (Red Star), Socialist Party (India), Nepal Disabled Women Association.

Endorsing Organizations: Indigenous Peoples Land, Life and Knowledge Systems Collective Human Rights Forum, Van Gujjar Tribal Yuva Sanghatan, Uttarakhand Mahila Manch, Chhattisgarh Bachao Andolan, Federation of Rainbow Warriors Goa, Jharkhand Kisan Parishad, Narmada Bachao Andolan, Jagrit Adivasi Dalit Sangathan, Paschim Banga Khet Majoor Samity, Lok Sangharsh Morcha, Rajnandgaon Jila Kisan Sangh, Penn Urimay Iyakkam, Nagrik Mancha, Jeepal Krisak Sramik Sangha, Rashtra Seva Dal, Khorigaon Team Sathi, Ghar Bachao Ghar Banao Andolan, Kendriya Jan Sangharsh Samiti Netrahat, Rangmatipadar Adivasi Commune, Yugma Collective, Peoples Union For Democratic Rights, Sajha Sanskriti Manch, Association for Democratic Rights Punjab, Kangra Citizens Forum, Jan Vikas Shakti Sangathan Bihar, Youth for Himalaya, Environment Support Group, Delhi Forum etc.

Endorsing Individuals from across India: Manoranjan Mohanty, Jean Dreze, Medha Patkar, Prafulla Samantara, Annie Raja, John Dayal, Chayanika Shah, Diana Tavares, Narbinder, Suhasini Mulay, Sandeep Pandey, Xavier Dias, Roop Rekha Verma, Madhu Badhuri, Anil Sadgopal, Agnes Kharshiing, Walter Fernandes, Pranab Doley, Jerome Gerald Kujur, Neetisha Xalxo, Madhuri, Promodini Pradhan, Adv Pyoli, SP Ravi, Srikanta Mohanty, Cedric Prakash, Anuradha Talwar, Adv. Indira Unninayar, Thomas Franco, VS Krishna, Ashok Shrimali, Soumya Dutta, Adv Shalini Gera, Veena Shatrughna, Sujato Bhadro, Henri Tiphagne, Pasarul Alam, Aditya Nigam, Kavita Srivastava, Adv Gayatri Singh, Meera Sanghamitra and many others. (these include names of activists, academics, advocates, artists etc.)

The entire list of signatories and the full text of the letter to the CM is below.

Issued by: National Alliance of People’s Movements (NAPM) | E-mail: [email protected]

Also refer to the Statement by Odisha activists, PUDR statement and Statement by Campaign Against State Repression (CASR) for chronology of events and more details.

Full List of Signatories


Name City / District and State Organization / Profession Organizational Endorsement
Prafulla Samantara Bhibaneswar NAPM Yes
Radhika Bangalore Law .
Dhiraj Lakhotia Siliguri/ Darjeeling District/ West Bengal Lawyer Self.
Anjali Maharashtra Yugma Collective Yes
Arun B R Bangalore Dentist No
Nandan Sreejith Kochi, Ernakulam, Kerala Student Yes
Arundhati Dhuru Lucknow U. P. National Alliance of People’s Movements Yes
Sandeep Pandey Lucknow U.P. Socialist Party (India) Yes
Willy New Delhi Indian Social Action Forum Yes
Robert Aizawl, Mizoram Consultant Yes
Asif Ali Zaidi Delhi Article 21 Trust No
Ramnarayan Uttarakhand Indepdendent Educator Independent
Simona Sawhney New Delhi Professor No
A.B. Paul Gurugram Vision of India Yes
Sudhir Vombatkere Mysuru, Karnataka Retired NAPM
M.S.V KAUSHIK Telangana RSV No
Purnima Upadhyay Achalpur Social Worker Yes
Evita das Delhi Urban researcher Not with any organization
Salam Khan Hyderabad Edelweiss Yes
Nidhi Bangalore, karnataka Environment support group Yes
Pradyumna Behera Mumbai Indian Institute of Technology Bombay Yes
Priya Dharshini Delhi Delhi forum Yes
Badapbiang Dkhar Shillong Assistant Professor of Legal Practice, JGLS No
Navdeep Mathur Ahmedabad, Gujarat Faculty No
Suresh Melettukochy Bhopal individual yes
Farai Divan Patel Goa Ecologist No
Sudha N Bangalore, Karnataka Independent Researcher-Activist No
Purbayan Chakraborty Kolkata, West Bengal Lawyer No
Ram Naresh Jha Danapur, Patna, Bihar NAPM Yes
CR Neelakandan Ernakulam Kerala NAPM Endorsing
P Raghu Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh Social Worker No
Naveen Kumar Goa Panjim Student No.
Krishna vohra Delhi Student yes
Madhuri Madhya Pradesh Jagrit Adivasi Dalit Sangathan Yes
Ram Naresh Jha Danapur, Patna, Bihar NAPM Yes
Madhu Bhaduri Delhi Retired Ambassador of India Individually
Dr sunilam Multai ,Betul , MP kisan Sanghrash Samiti , all india Yes
Pyoli Delhi Advocate No
Sarita Barpanda Bhubaneswar, Khurda, Odisha Activist I am an activist and I endorse the appeal
Aparna New Delhi NCDHR Yes
Bittu K R Sonipat Haryana Scientist and activist No
george sorger canada university professor retired no
Aagnay Budhraja Bhimtal, Uttarakhand Sattal Conservation Club Can not
Anupama Pondicherry Researcher No
Thanga Lawngtlai/Mizoram Teacher yes
Linda Chhakchhuak Meghalaya, Shillong Concerned Citizen No
Sarath Cheloor Thrissur, Kerala State Coordinator, NAPM Keralam Yes
aruna rodrigues MHOW CANTT, district Indore MP Environmental sunray Harvesters
Nanita Sharma New Delhi Lawyer Yes
Kriti Sharma Delhi JGLS No
Shobha Karnataka Independent theater artist Na
Xavier Dias Ranchi Editor Yes
Laxmipriya Mohanty Cuttack NAPM Yes
sheba chhachhi delhi independent photigrapher n.a
Gurpreet Kaur Delhi Researcher Independent
Banhi Chakraborty Kolkata Ex-teacher , member of NAPM Yes
Smriti Hyderabad, Telangana State Retired govt employee No
Nisha Biswas Kolkata Activist NA
Lumina da Costa Almeida Margao, South Goa, Goa Citizen of India Yes
Preeti Singh Himachal Designer Yes
Gabriella Dcruz Goa Ecologist No
Ritash Bangalore/Karnataka Writer & consultant No
Leena Ranchi Jharkhand Social work activist yes
Y Krishna Jyothi Hyderabad, Telangana Journalist No
Sumit Mahar Himachal Pradesh Youth for Himalaya Yes
Ranjan Kumar Vaishali,Bihar Jan Vikas Shakti Sangathan,Bihar Yes
Annie Raja Delhi NFIW Yes
Biswapriya kanungo Bhubaneswar Advocate Personally
Devanjali M Kolkata, west bengal Eco warrier Yes
John Dayal New Delhi Writer and activist Individual
Sudha Bangalore Social worker Yes
Vandana Prabha Patna, Bihar Political activist No
Khairunnisha Ahmedabad Activist Parwaaz
Swati Narayan Sonipat, Haryana Right to Food Campaign No
Geeta gairola Deharadun uttrakhand Uttrakhand mahila manch Yes
Adv Dr Shalu Nigam Delhi NCR Lawyer Not applicable
SHARAD BEHAR BHOPAL, M’P. RETIRED Civil Servant not feasible.
Shilpaa Anand Hyderabad BITS No
Jean Dreze Ranchi Concerned citizen No
Sharanya Koraput, Odisha Rangmatipadar Adivasi commune Yes
Mohammad Ishak Van Gujjar Haldwani Nanital Uttarakhand Van Gujjar Tribal Yuva Sanghatan Yes
Cedric Prakash Ahmedabad Gujarat Human Rights. Justice and Peace Activist/writer Personal
Hema Das Tezpur, District: Sonitpur, Assam. The EAST, Tezpur, Assam Yes
Seema Azad Allahabad Uttar Pradesh PUCL No
Tasmiah Juthi Dhaka Programme Associate, APWLD NO, personally
Soma Marik Kolkata Associate Professor History, RKSM Vivekananda Vidyabhavan, Kolkata No. As an individual
Tikadevi Dahal Kathmandu Nepal Disabled Women Association Yes
V.S.Roy David Kushalnagar, Kodagu, Karnataka National Adivasi Alliance Yes
Diana Tavares Margao, South Goa Federation of Rainbow Warriors Yes
Aditya Prayagraj Academics Yes
Shreekumar Udupi Sangatya Individually
आलोक शुक्ला रायपुर, छत्तीसगढ़ छत्तीसगढ़ बचाओ आंदोलन हां
Bhakta batshal Mohanty Kendujhar Odisha Gandhi Bichar Parisad Odisha Yes
Deepa Kaushlam Dehradun – Uttarakhand Astitva for women Yes
Nikita Delhi Maater’s Student NA
Rohit Sharma Gwalior Researcher No
Lisa Pires Nagoa Concerned Citizen Presentation Sisters
Dhiman Chennai CPDR-TN No
Suhasini Mulay Mumbai Actor No
Jose North and state Goa Senior citizen Yes
Agnes Kharshiing Shillong East Khasi Hills District Meghalaya Civil Society Women Organisation Social Worker As Social Worker
Anil Sadgopal Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh All India Forum for Right to Education (AIFRTE) No, It is personal endorsement.
AVS Krishna Chaitanya Hyderabad, Telangana Software Engineer No
Radhika Desai Porvorim, Bardez, Goa Independent Researcher No
Chayanika Shah Mumbai Forum Against Oppression of Women Yes
Prakriti Delhi Right to Food Campaign No
Kisha Delhi Media No
Rashi Chhattisgarh Researcher Yes
Rajaraman Odisha Independent Indigenous peoples land, life and knowledge systems collective
Meera Sanghamitra Telangana National Alliance of People’s Movements (NAPM) Yes
Nilesh Dehradun Citizen NA
Qudsia Tabassum Hyderabad/telangana state Lawyer No
Swastika Prasad New Delhi. Volunteer at pratyek..nine is mine.. No
Deependra South Bastar Dantewada Law Student No
[email protected] Bangalore karnataka Release detenus jailed forcibly n unlawfully No
M Pune . Not possible
P K Sarkar Bankura, West Bengal Health activist Yes
Roopashri Sinha Mumbai Freelance documentation consultant no No
Dwiji Guru Bengaluru, Karnataka Millets Ecosystem Consultant on behalf of all millet producing communities
Debajit Dutta Kolkata, West Bengal Activism Yes
vvjyothi hyderabad journalist yes
Jai Karan Mandauthi Bahadurgarh, Jhajjar, Haryana All’India Kisan Khet Majdur Sangthan AIKKMS Yes
Yash Agrawal Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra Assistant professor no
Shewli Mumbai National Council of Women Leaders No
AS Vasantha Delhi WSS Yes
Jeeth Karnataka Environmentalist Yes
Ravi SP Chalakudy, Thrissur, Kerala Chalakudypuzha Samrakshana Samithi No
Tony Ranchi Bagaicha Yes
Medha Patkar Badwani,Madhya Pradesh Napm,Narmada Bachao Andolan Yes
Ambika Dist seraikela kharshawan jharkhand Jharkhand kisan parishad Yes
Sagari Ramdas Telangana veterinary scientist , Food Sovereignty Alliance yes
Sadhu santa Koraputa, odisha Farmer Yes
Rakhi Das Sinha West Bengal Self employed No
Uma shankari Hyderabad, Telangana Indian citizen No
Pratibha Shinde Jalgaon, district Jalgaon, State Maharashtra Lok Sangharsh morcha Yes
Rupesh Noida Kisan Sabha Yes
Sujata Madhok New Delhi Journalist No
Pamela Philipose New Delhi, Delhi Journalist As an individual
VS Krishna Visakhapatnam Human Rights Forum (HRF) Yes
Shalini Gera Bilaspur Chhattisgarh Bachao Andolan Yes
Jasobanta Bariha Bolangir Adivasi activist Yes
Vivek Sharma Delhi Lawyer Yes
Pradip Chatterjee Kolkata, West Bengal National Platform for Small Scale Fish Workers (NPSSFW) Yes
Shubhada Shridhar Deshmukh Kurkheda dist:Gadchiroli, M.S. Social Worker No
Sudha Bharadwaj Mumbai, Maharashtra Lawyer Yes
Sabita Banerjee Jharkgand Jharkhand,chatra Yes
Geeta Charusivam Chennai Tamilnadu Social Activist Endorsed Individually
Sujata Kindo Sundargarh, odisha Teacher Yes
Bhanumathi Kalluri Hyderabad Dhaatri Yes
Zakia Soman Ahmedabad BMMA Yes
sumita Delhi lawyer in my individual capacity
Ranjana Kanhere Shahada, Dist. Nandurbar, Maharadhtra Social work No.
Ashok choudhary Saharanpur, U. P. All India Union of Forest Working People [email protected] Yes
Nidhi Gurugram Environment and Gender Rights Activist Yes
Tara Murali Chennai, Tamil Nadu Individual Not Applicable
Timir Basu Kolkata, West Bengal Frontier/ Journalism Yes
Vinod sonera Panchmahals Godhra NIRMAN Yes
Ashok Shrimali Ahmedabad ,Gujarat mines, mineral &People yes
Thomas Franco Chennai People First Yes
Venugopal Hyderabad, Ranga Reddy, Telangana Retired No
Anuradha Talwar Barasat, West Bengal Paschim Banga Khet Majoor Samity Yes
pranab doley Assam politician Not in my discretion. so I endorse personally.
Bijaya Chanda Kolkata Advocate, Alipore Court As an Advocate
Dr.Mohan Rao Bangalore Independent researcher N.A.
Smita Gandhi Vashi, Navi Mumbai, Thane, Maharashtra. Retired professor, Mumbai University, Individual ……
Sujato Bhadra Kolkata, West Bengal Human rights activist Individually
Dr. Sanju Sadulpur,Churu Rajasthan Teaching Yes
Rosamma Thomas Kottayam district None Not applicable
Gabriele Dietrich Madurai, TN NAPM and Pennurimai Iyakkam yes
Gautam Mody New Delhi New Trade Union Initiative YES
Dr.Suhas Kolhekar Pune,Maharashtra National Alliance of People’s Movements Yes
Aruna Pune Individual Not applicable
Shakun Doundiyakhed Bangalore Activist working with marginalised communities Yes!
Monikangkana Botbora Golaghat(Assam) Jeepal krishak sramik sangha Yes
Brinelle Dsouza Mumbai Academic and Activist Jan Swasthya Abhiyan – Mumbai
Sharad Joshi THANE/Thane/Maharashtra Narmada Bachao Andolan No, Individually.
Sudesh tikam Distt.Rajnandgaon ,chattishgarh Jila kisan sangh Rajnandgaon Yes
Prabhat Sharan Mumbai Journalist Yes
Alwyn D’Souza Delhi Researcher NA
Kailash Anerao Thane, Maharashtra Chartered Accountant NA
Natasha Khan Kolkata, West Bengal Adhikaar Yes
Alex Dsouza Mumbai Retired no
Veena Shatrugna Bengaluru Independent Researcher No
Sujata Patel Pune Retd Professor University of Hyderabad No
Walter Fernandes Guwahati Researcher No
Lalita sd Mumbai FFF – climate activist Individually
Evanjelina K Sundargarh Adivasi Sangathan Yes
Bhaskar Mumbai Communication No
Naba Dutta West Bengal , Kolkata Nagarik mancha Yes
Amit Bhaduri Dharwad, Karnataka Retired professor, JNU in No
Asish Gupta New Delhi Journalist Personally
Ekta Varanasi /Uttar Pradesh Sajha sanskriti manch Yes
Soma Kishore Delĥi Development professional No
Mukesh kumar Meerut Uttar Pradesh En Bloc On way to humanity Yes
Pramila CPI ml Red Star odisha CPI ml Red Star odisha state committee Yes
Renu Pithoragarh / uttarakhand Mahila kisan sangathan Mahila kisan sangathan
Ananthoo Chennai Safe Food Alliance, TamilNadu yes
Ravi kumar Prayagraj, U.P. Ummeed-Ek muhim badlav ki Yes
Dr Lubna Sarwath Hyderabad/Telangana Social Work No
Manoj Kumar UP Jan Vikas Kendra Ambedkarnagar Yes
Rajesh Darak Mumbai Whistleblowers India Yes
Madhu Prasad New Delhi AIFRTE No
Mamata Dash New Delhi Social Activist Yes
K. Padma Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh Advocate No
Amita v. Joseph Delhi Advocate No
Srikanta Mohanty Odisha Chasi Mulia Sangha,Odisha (affiliated to AIKMKS) Yes
CATHY ESTAVILLO 20 Maaralin St. Barangay Pinyahan, Quezon City Amihan National Federation of Peasant Women-Philippines YES
Eloisa Delos Reyes Chiang Mai, Thailand APWLD No
Pasarul Alam West Bengal TASO Yes
Manas Bhattacharya Kolkata/Kolkata/West Bengal Individual NA
Jojo John Kottayam, Kerala Farmer N/A
Nitin Madhya Pradesh Jagrit Adivasi Dalit Sangathan Yes
Dr Sanjay Mangala Gopal Thane, Maharashtra National Alliance of Peoples’ Movements (NAPM) Yes
Nilanjan Dutta Kolkata, West Bengal Association for Protection of Democratic Rights (APDR) I am endorsing this as an individual
M A Rob. Kolkata. Teacher Yes
Leena Ranchi Social Work activist Social Work Research Centre,
Paramjeet Singh Delhi Peoples Union For Democratic Rights Yes
Suraj Suraj samrat N A N A
Vanmala Hiranandani Mumbai Freelance consultant Not relevant
Dr Mira Shiva New Delhi Public Health Physician Personal
Firoz Ahmad Delhi/Delhi School Teacher NA
Rajiv Lochan Sah Nainital Nainital Samachar Yes
Arundathi Palampur, Himachal Pradesh Theatre facilitator & psychotherapist No
Arundhati Bangalore Independent No
Xavier Dias Ranchi Jharkhand Editor Yes
Aditya Nigam Delhi Independent academic Not affiliated
Lasar. S TRICHY, TAMILNADU Engr. yes
Taniya Laskar Guwahati Akhar Baul Yes
Amod Shah Nainital, Uttarakhand PhD Researcher No
Indranee Dutta Guwahati, Kamrup, Assam AIFRTE It is my individual response.
Shekhar Pathak Gangolihat/Nainital, Uttarakhand Retired Teacher yes, PAHAR endorse it.
Debarati Kolkata, West Bengal Research Scholar, Jadavpur University No
Partha Dey Kolkata Researcher Yes
Arunabha Sengupta Kalyani 7412335, West Bengal Voluntary work in education No
Mani Pune Concerned Citizen As an individual
Priya Pillai Delhi Environmental Activist and Researcher NA
Jacob Nellithanam Dallirajhara, Balod, Chhattisgarh Richharia Campaign yes
Tara Murali Chennai, Tamil Nadu Individual NA
Poushali Basak Kolkata Researcher and Activist No
Romil Udayakumar TNV Trivandrum Student Yes
Sucharita Biswas Kolkata Employee Yes
Sarika Mumbai Aarey Yes
Andreas Schug Hanover, Germany Journalist maybe
Debasish Roy South Kolkata West Bengal Office Assistant Yes
Latha Jishnu New Delhi Journalist No
Shikha Kapur Delhi Academic No
uday bhan kaushik new delhi nct delhi GREEN TIMES no need
Henri Tiphagne Madurai , Tamil Nadu Human Rights Defenders’ Alert – India [ HRDA] Yes
Vidyadhar Jagannath Thakur Palghar – Maharashtra Rashtra Seva Dal Yed
Anjali Bhopal Development sector no
Jyotsna Tirkey Chaibasa, West Singhbhum, Jharkhand Social Activist Yes
Shipra Bangalore Consultant No
Frazer Mascarenhas Mumbai Academic administrator Yes
Ammu Abraham Mumbai, Maharashtra Social activist Will forward it to both FAOW and PUCL Maharashtra
Shiraz Dahanu road, district Palghar Retired No
Mohd Akram Jammu and Kashmir Advocate Yes
Subharthi Mukherjee. Jadabpur/ Kolkata. WestBengal . Social worker. Yes
Imran Ahmad Lucknow UP Insani Biradari/ Advocacy Yes
Indira Unninayar Delhi & Gurgaon NCR ADVOCATE Supreme Court and Delhi High Court No
Dhruv Gupta Mumbai Powai Climate Action Yes
Rohini Hensman Mumbai, Maharashtra Writer and researcher No organisation
Sandhya gokhale Mumbai Forum Against Oppression of Women Yes
Tanushree Gangopadhyay Ahmedabad, Gujarat Independent, Retired Mediaperson I endorse
Raj Siddaraju Bengaluru, Karnataka CIO Yes
Mangala Kumar Bangaluru, Karnataka Physician Yes
Swati Birla Thane, Maharashtra Teacher No
Amar Kumar Bengaluru, Karnataka Physician Yes
Maya K Germany India Justice Project (IJP) yes
Arnljot Ask 2068 Jessheim, Norway Red Party, Norway, Int dep. In person
amrita shodhan Ahmedabad, Gujarat Teaching No
Aurobindo Mukerji Delhi/ East/ NCT Delhi Education and Maqinstream the excluded. YES
Eswarappa Bangalore/Karnataka/India PCRW -K Yes
Harcharan Singh Chahal Barnala , Barnala Punjab Bank manager (Retd) Yes
Adv.Ansar Indori Kota Human Rights Advocate No
Govind Kelkar Gurgaon, Haryana GenDev Centre for Research and Innovation yes
Pramodini Pradhan Bhubaneswar Civil liberty Activist No
Gangotri Chanda Pune NGO no
Linda Chhakchhuak Meghalaya Concerned Citizen Individual
Prakash PUDUCHERRY Researcher Yes
Denzil Fernandes Delhi Professor No
C.Bhanuja ANANTAPUR, Andhra Pradesh Rural and Environment development society (REDS) Yes
Pradeep Bengaluru Self No
Manoranjan Mohanty New Delhi Retd Professor Delhi University NA
Gayatri Singh Mumbai , Maharashtra Senior Advocate, Bombay High Court No
Olivia Goa Artist
Sujata Gothoskar Mumbai, Maharashtra Researcher and Activist No
Asit Asit Baran Roy Napm Yes
Deepanjali Dummi Bangalore India Yes
Amitadyuti Kumar Hooghly/ West Bengal APDR/Activist yes
Clifton D’ Rozario Karnataka All India Lawyers Association for Justice Yes
SASWATI GHOSH Kolkata Academic and activist Not right now
AVS Krishna Chaitanya Hyderabad, Telangana Software Engineer No
Dev Desai Ahmedabd Gujarat ANHAD
Kiran dev yadav Alouli, khagaria Bihar Farkiya mission Desh bachao abhiyan Yes
Brinda Adige Bengaluru Active Citizen No
Roop Rekha Verma Lucknow Individual Individually
Navin Joshi Lucknow/Writer & Journalist/ U P Freelancer Yes
Kavita Srivastava Jaipur/ Rajasthan PUCL Yes
Manshi Asher Palampur, Kangra Kangra Citizens Rights Forum Yes
Aparna New Delhi NCDHR Yes
Ram Autar Pankaj Vill.and post office Hadaha Mafi vaya Badausa district Banda Uttar Pradesh Adivasi avam Dalit Lok Kalyan Samiti. Bundelkhand yes
Neetisha xalxo Dhanbad Assistant professor Individual
Clive K. Semmens Greenock, Scotland Retired engineer & lecturer Cannot, as I’m retired
Dr. Sunil Jadhav Parbhani Rachnatmak Sangharsh samitee Yes
Akbar Ali Haryana Professional Yes
Krish Singh Arora Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh Social Activist Yes
Gauri Arora Gurgaon Self employed No
Mamta Jaitly Jaipur, Rajasthan Vividha No
Prasad Chacko Ahmedabad, Gujarat Social Worker No, I am a freelance consultant
Narbhinder dist TARAN TARAN (PUNJAB) Association for Democratic Rights Punjab Yes
Padmaja Shaw Hyderabad Rtd Prof, OU No
Dr. Sumati Khandare Alapalli/Gadchiroli/Maharashtra Doctor No
Mohd Jamil Akhtar Shaikh Mumbai Maharasra Ghar Bchao Ghar Banao Andolan (NAPM)India Yes
Jerome Gerald Kujur City- Mahuadaner, Dist. -Latehar, Jharkhand. Kendriy jansanghrsh samiti, Latehar-Gumla. Jharkhand. Yes
Madhu Bhaduri Delhi Retired Ambassdor of India Individually
Suit Sinha Kolkata Story teller , living utopias No organization
Amitadyuti Kumar Chinsura/Hooghly/West Bengal APDR/Actuvist Yes
Arun Kumar Saharanpur (Uttar Pradesh) Community Based Organisation (CBO) Yes
Upesh Negi Kinnaur Himachal Pradesh No means No Yes
Gabriele Dietrich MaduraiT.N. Pennurimai Iyakkam, T.N. and NAPM yes
Arun Agnihotri Bangalore Educator No
उमेश तिवारी सीधी, जिला सीधी मध्य प्रदेश टोंको-रोंको-ठोंको क्रांतिकारी मोर्चा हां
Suhas Kolhekar Pune,Maharashtra National Alliance of People’s Movements Yes
Aman Delhi Team sathi khori gaon Yes
Nidhin Mumbai Public Health Physician No
Philip kujur Garhwa, Jharkhand Adivasi activist forum for Indigenous Rights Yes



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