Release Deba Ranjan Sarangi: Appeal By More than 500 Film Makers, Writers, Artists and Activists

We the undersigned film makers, writers, professionals in the area of art & culture, academics, activists and social organisations are deeply shocked to hear about the arrest of independent documentary film maker, writer and human rights activist Deba Ranjan Sarangi. We strongly condemn the arrest view it as part of an overall strategy of the Indian State to curb freedom of speech, freedom of expression of artists, writers, film makers and cultural personalities. We also condemn it in the context of the overall suppression of dissent and suppression of human rights defenders in the era of strong facilitation of the forces of communalism and globalisation by the Indian State and in particular, by the Odisha government.

Deba Ranjan Sarangi was arrested on March 18, 2016, by plainclothes policemen from the Kucheipadar village of Rayagada District, Odisha. Debaranjan was in Kucheipadar to attend a funderal ceremony of one of his friend’s father. He was arrested with a non-bailable warrant issued by the court of JMFC, Kashippur in pursuance of a case registered in Tikri police station of Rayagada district in 2005, when Debaranjan was actively involved in the struggle of the Adivasis in Kashipur to protect their lands from the invasion of the bauxite mining companies.

Deba Ranjan Sarangi has been a consistent and passionate voice against injustice both within and outside Odisha. As a writer, film maker and human rights activist, he has highlighted and critiqued policies of destructive development, unbridled mining practices, displacement, police impunity, atrocities on Dalits, Adivasi issues , growth of communal fascism in Odisha, violence on women and farmers’ suicide in the context of acute agrarian.

As per the reports, Deba Ranjan Sarangi was detained at Jaraguda police station for interrogation. It is learnt that Tikiri police arrested him in an old case warrant with GR case no: 12 of 2005 under Sections 147,148 and 506 of Indian Penal Code. HRDA has been informed that the case is related to a protest and agitation against Utkal Alumunia Company in Kashipur block of Raigada district which took place in the year of 2005. During that period a non-bailable warrant was issued against the defender under section 506 of IPC which is apparently being executed now after a gap of 11 years. If the police machinery was really convinced about these fabricated cases on Deba Ranjan Saragi, there was no need to take 11 years to arrest him, since Debaranjan was active as a film maker and a writer during the entire period.

Writer and documentary film maker Deba Ranjan Sarangi who has spent his precious time for the struggles of Adivasis in Odisha is also a member of Ganantrik Adhilkar Surakya Sangathan (GASS). His films include: 1. At the Crossroads, 2. The Conflict: Whose Loss Whose Gain, 3. From hindu to Hindutva, 4. Visit to Basaguda.

We the undersigned hereby strongly reiterate that it is not possible to silence the voice of dissent, the expressions of our conscience or even the reporting of facts by intimidation, imprisonment or through fabricated cases. We remind the authorities that the arrest of Debaranjan Saragi is a clear violation of Articles 14, 19, 21 and 22 enshrined in the Indian Constitution in defense of freedom of speech, freedom of expression and human rights. Authorities have also violated the safeguards mandated by the Supreme Court in various decisions regarding the arrest of an individual. Such arrests are not only undermining Indian democracy, but also the flourishing growth of all artistic creativity. Deba Ranjan has been put behind bars because he had the courage to show what he witnessed to the world through his expressions of film making, writing and speech. He is neither a Maoist nor a terrorist. We call upon the Odisha government to address the issues raised by the human rights defenders in the State of Odisha rather than imprisoning them and crushing the voices of film makers. We call upon the Odisha government to desist from such disgraceful attempts of violating the Indian Constitution and Indian democracy.

Therefore we demand the immediate release of Debaranjan Sarangi and an immediate dropping of all false charges against him. We also appeal to the civil society to circulate this information widely within your reach.

SIGNATORIES

  1. Nayantara Sahgal, Writer
  2. Medha Patkar , National Allliance of People
  3. Arundhati Roy , Writer
  4. Uma Chakravarti , Feminist and Academician
  5. Nandita Das , Actress and activist
  6. Mani Shankar Aiyar ,  Former Union Cabinet Minister
  7. Tapan Kumar Bose, Film Maker, Human Rights Activist
  8. Aruna Roy, MKKS
  9. Mallika Sarabhai , Padma Bhushan Award Winner, Dancer, Actress
  10. Anand Patwardhan , Film Maker
  11. FauziaRafique, Author and Poet , Canada
  12. Konkonasen Sharma , Actress
  13. Meena Kandasamy, Witer and Poet
  14. Anwar Masood, Poet, Urdu and Punjabi
  15. TeestaSetalvad , Journalist & Human Rights Activist ,Mumbai
  16. Amrit Wilsonis a writer and activist ,  South Asia Solidarity Group, London
  17. Vikram Iyengar, Kathak Artiste
  18. Ram Puniyani, Writer ,Mumbai
  19. Nikhil Wagle, Journalist, Mumbai
  20. Anjum Rajabali,Screenwriter, Mumbai
  21. Basil Fernando, Director, Programme and Policy, Asian Human Rights Commission and a Right Livelihood Award (alternative Nobel) laureate
  22. JavedAnand , Journalist ,Editor , Communalism Combat
  23. Sandeep Pandey , Human Rights activist , Magsasay award winner, lucknow
  24. K N Panikkar (Historian)
  25. Sanjay Kak, Film Maker ,New Delhi
  26. Saba Dewan, Documentary Filmmaker
  27. Kedar Mishra , Writer , Art Critic , Odisha
  28. Debe Oram, Tribal Activist, Sundergarh, Odisha
  29. Paromita Vora,  writer and Independent filmmaker
  30. Anjali Monteiro ,Film Maker
  31. K P Jayasankar ,Film Maker
  32. PankajButalia , Film Maker
  33. Rajeev Ravi , Camera Person , Feature Film Director
  34. Rahul Roy , Film Maker
  35. Vinod Raja , Documentary Film Maker
  36. Ayesha Kidwai, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  37. Rakesh Sharma , Film Maker
  38. Amar Kanwar , Film Maker
  39. Prafulla samantara, Lok shakti abhiyan, Odisha
  40. Dunu Roy , Researcher
  41. Gopal  Menon filmmaker
  42. Priti Gulati Cox, artist, Kansas, USA
  43. Sadanand Menon ,Writer
  44. Nityanand Jayaraman, writer, social activist, Chennai
  45. Shabnam  Hashmi, ANHAD
  46. Gabriele Dietrich , National Alliance of People’s Movement , Madurai
  47. DeepaDhanraj , Documentary Film Director
  48. Ajith Kumar , National Award winning Editor
  49. Joysengupta, Theatre and film Actor
  50. Uttam KHOBRAGADE I.A.S.(rtd) and Dalit activist
  51. Mira Shiva , Health Activist
  52. Prafulla Das, Journalist, Bhubhneshwar, Odisha
  53. Biju Toppo , Camera Person
  54. Navroze Contractor , Camera Person
  55. P Baburaj , Film Maker
  56. Ayesha Kidwai, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  57. SreemithSekhar ,  Film Maker, Calicut
  58. Meghnath , Film Maker
  59. Surya Shankar Dash, Filmmaker, Bhubaneswar
  60. GeetaSeshu, Journalist , Mumbai
  61. Nakul Sawhney, filmmaker
  62. ArundhatiDhuru ,Activist,Lucknow
  63. Ashok Chowdhury, NFFPM
  64. Kumar Prashant ,Chairman ,Gandhi Peace foundation,New Delhi
  65. Leo Saldanha , Researcher,Environmental Activist , ESG
  66. MadhumitaDutta , Activist- Researcher,Chenna
  67. ShripadDharmadhikary ,Researcher,ManthanAdhyayan Kendra
  68. Sudhir Patnaik ,Writer, Editor, Odisha
  69. Wilfred D’costa , INSAF
  70. Kamayani Bali Mahabal,  feminist and human rights Activist
  71. C R Neelakandan , Writer ,Social Activist , NAPM
  72. Vincent Manoharan – Dalit Rights Defender.
  73. Ashok Maridas, Grass root Consultants
  74. Datta Desai, Social Activist, Pune -Maharashtra
  75. Nicholas Barla
  76. Ajay Kumar Singh, Human Rights Activist, Odisha
  77. Sandeep Kumar Pattnaik
  78. Abhishek Kumar Dash
  79. ChandranathDani , Advocate ,Odisha
  80. Goldy George , Researcher , Dalit Activist
  81. EnakshiGanguly , Co-director, HAQ Centre for Child Rights ,New Delhi
  82. Irfan Engineer , CSSS
  83. Ovais Sultan Khan , Activist
  84. Cedric Prakash SJ, Human Rights Activist ,Ahemdabad
  85. Harsh Kapoor ,SACW
  86. Binu Mathew , Editor, Countercurrents
  87. Jose Kavi , Editor , Matters India
  88. NiveditaMenon , JNU , New Delhi
  89. Jagadish G Chandra , New Socialist Alternative
  90. Amudhan R P , Film Maker
  91. KritikaAgarwal , Camera Person
  92. Joe Athialy , New Delhi
  93. Benny Kuruvilla , Researcher , New Delhi
  94. A K Ramakrishnan , Professor , JNU , New Delhi
  95. PushpaAchanta , Journalist & Writer , Bangalore
  96. Benny Benedict , VIBGYOR International Film Festival
  97. Deme Oram , Tribal Activist , Sundargarh , Odhisha
  98. TapanPadhi , President, Mission Justice
  99. Razi , Film Director , Designer
  100. K G Shangara Pilla (Poet)
  101. K Sachidanandan (Poet, Writer)
  102. Catherine Coumans., Miningwatch, Canada
  103. B Rajeevan (Writer)
  104. Deepika Tandon, Associate Professor, MirandaHouse, DU
  105. KK Koch (Dalit Activist)
  106. Parijata bhardwaj
  107. Kavita Krishnan. AISA
  108. Greeshma Aruna Rai
  109. Ramesh Aagrwal, anti mining activist
  110. Xavier Dias , anti mining activiat,
  111. WSS & PUDR
  112. Leslie Rodricks
  113. Ram Baheti, Maharashtra
  114. V.Srinivas,Socil & Politica; activist, Delhi
  115. KEN (Writer)
  116. Eugene Culas,Director,Voice of Dalit International, London
  117. P Surendran (Writer)
  118. Anand Teltumbde, CPDR Mumbai
  119. EV Ramakrishnan (Writer)
  120. R Manohar ,  Regional Coordinator South Human Rights Defenders Alert  India 
  121. Sp   rights activist&advocate, VIJAYAWADA
  122. A K Ramakrishnan (Writer)
  123. Uma K P
  124. Sreemith,Film maker,Calicut ,kerala
  125. P K Parakkadav (Writer)
  126. Karthik Navayan.
  127. Pavani,Journalist, Hyderabad
  128. Peter, National Secretary, National Fishworkers Forum(NFF)
  129. Jackson Pollayil, Gen Secretary, Kerala Swathanthra Malsyathozhilaly Federation(KSMTF)
  130. Magline Peter, Convenor, Theeradesa Mahila Vedi, Kerala
  131. Deepa Vasudevan
  132. Paul j kattukaran
  133. Sarath Cheloor, ViBGYOR Film Collective.
  134. Rahul Mahesh, Secretary, ViBGYOR Film Collective.
  135. Ashish Kothari
  136. Tapan Padhi, Child Rights activits, Odisha
  137. Kalpavriksh
  138. Ambrose Pinto SJ, Principal – St. Aloysius Degree College, Bangalore
  139. V S Roy David , National Adivasi Alliance
  140. Ananyaa Gaur , Musician
  141. SoumyaDutta, Bharat Jan VigyanJatha& India Climate Justice
  142. Sundar Sarukkai, Manipal University, Faculty
  143. K P Sasi , Film Maker, Activist
  144. Vini Varghese , Assistant Director, Documentary Films
  145. PradeepEsteves, Activist, Context India
  146. NeshatQuaiser , Associate Professor , JamiaMilliaIslamia , New Delhi
  147. Shamus Islam, writer
  148. Tabish Qureshi, Jamia Millia Islamia, Faculty
  149. NeelimaShrama
  150. VibhutiNarainRai , Writer
  151. . Tanmay Deshpande, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumba
  152. Ramesh Kamble , University of Mumbai
  153. Prof .Arvind Siva ramakrishnan
  154. Karuna D.W., Researcher Chennai
  155. Arun Khote, PMARC
  156. Charul Bharwada, Artist n Researcher, Ahmedabad
  157. Trupti Shah, Activist, Baroda
  158. Vinay Mahajan, Artist n Researcher, Ahmedabad
  159. Mahi Pal Singh , Editor, The Radical Humanist ,
  160. Sharmila , IIT Bombay
  161. Rosemary Viswanath, Development Expert
  162. Fareeda, Film-maker, Bangalore
  163. Ishwarbhai Prajapati
  164. Rohit prajapati Shah, huamn righst activits, Baroda
  165. Sultana Kamal, Human rights activist, Bangladesh
  166. Aklima Ferdows Lisa , Assistant Coordinator , Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK)
  167. Vasanthi Raman , Social Scientist and activist , New Delh
  168. Firdaus Ahmed
  169. Achyut Yagnik , Writer and Social Activist
  170. Ashok Shrimali , Secretary General mines mineral & People
  171. Meera Velayudhan , Researcher
  172. Virginius Xaxa
  173. Dr Sushrut Jadhav, Senior Lecturer in Cross-cultural Psychiatry, University College London.
  174. Prasanna Ramaswamy, Theatre Director, Chennai
  175. Tanmoy Bhattacharya​ (Delhi University)​, Editor, Indian Linguistics
  176. R N Jha; Social activist,Democratic Rights Activist, Bihar
  177. Radhika Desai. Independent Gender and Social Inclusion Consultant and Researcher, Hyderabad
  178. Suvrat Raju, International Centre for Theoretical Sciences, Faculty
  179. Paul Divakar, NCDH
  180. Laltu (Harjinder), Hindi writer and scientist, Hyderabad
  181. Indira Akoijam, Communication Professional, Delhi
  182. Henri Tiphagne,National Working Secretary, Human Rights Defenders’ Alert – India  [ HRDA]
  183. Shalini Gera, Jagdalpur Legal Aid Group, Lawyer, Bastar
  184. Sharmistha Choudhury (General Secretary, All India Revolutionary Women’s Organisation)
  185. Isa Mishra, Convenor, Janhastakshep, Delhi
  186. Madhuri, Jagrit Adivasi Dalit Sangathan, Madhya Pradesh
  187. Maheen , Film maker , Ektara collective
  188. Rinchin writer /activist,
  189. George Monippally, Campaign For Survival and Dignity(CSD), Jharkhand
  190. Anshuman Singh, Assit Prof,Dept of English, Dyal Singh College, Delhi
  191. Alok Laddha, theoretical Physicist, Chennai Institute of mathematics
  192. Farida Khan, Professor, Educational Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi
  193. Hussain Indorewala , Asst. Professor ‎,KRVIA , Mumbai
  194. Nandakumar D, Kerala
  195. Sanober Keshwaar, Mumbai
  196. Sagari R Ramdas, Food Sovereignty Alliance, India
  197. Debasis Mondal, Harish-Chandra Research Institute, Research scholar
  198. Madhusudhan, Theatre Activist, Hyderabad, India
  199. Dr Hiren Gohain, (retd.University Teacher,Guwahati)
  200. Karen Gabriel, Associate Professor, St Stephen college, Delhi
  201. Nisha Biswas, Scientist and activist
  202. Isha Khandelwal, Jagdalpur Legal Aid Group
  203. Hasina Khan , Mumbai
  204. Partho Sarothi Ray, Scientist and activist, Sanhati
  205. Surat Kumar Sahu,Filmmaker and Journalist,New Delhi
  206. Runu Chakraborty,
  207. Noorjehan Safia Niaz, Bhartiya Muslim Mahila Andolan,
  208. Ajay Bharadwaj, Film Maker
  209. Bidisa Das, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Scientist
  210. Shivani taneja, educationist, bhopal
  211. Shambhavi Prakash, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  212. Sharanya nayak,  Koraput, Odisha
  213. Nandini Rao
  214. Amalendu Upadhyaya- Journalist
  215. Suhail KK, Director, Quill Foundation
  216. Datta Desai, Social Activist, Pune -Maharashtra
  217. Ashok Maridas, Grass root Consultants
  218. Vincent Manoharan – Dalit Rights Defender.
  219. Sushovan Dhar, PPWU
  220. Pouru Wadia, SNEHA, Mumbai
  221. Prof Jagmohan singh , Director , Shaheed Bhagat Singh Creativity Centre
    SBBS university
  222. Pushkar Raj, CSR Global Peace Project Coordinator, Australia
  223. Suvojit Bagchi. Journalist
  224. Dr Kamaxi Bhate , Mumbai
  225. Durga Bhavani, University of Hyderabad, Faculty
  226. Arati Chokshi, Bangalore
  227. Lalit Shukla, Physical Research Laboratory, Research Scholar
  228. Gita Chadha, University of Mumbai, Faculty
  229. Meera Narmada, NAPM
  230. Shoma Sen, Nagpur
  231. Kabir Kapoor , Filmmaker , Mumbai
  232. Shamim Modi, Shramik Adivasi Sanghatana,Samajwadi Janparishad
  233. Nikita Sonawane,student, Government Law College, Mumbai
  234. Vijayan MJ, Activist, Delhi.
  235. Tultul Biswas, Madhya Pradesh Mahila Manch, Bhopal, M.P.
  236. Sudha Bharadwaj, Chhattisgarh PUCL
  237. Guneet Kaur, Lawyer, New Delhi
  238. Bittu Karthik Kondaiah, Scientist, Hyderabad
  239. Harsh Iyer, GayRights acivist, Mumbai
  240. Samar Anarya, Asian Human Rights Commission, Hong Kong
  241. G S  Panda ,advocate, sonepur
  242. Tony Raj, educationist, Bhubhneshwar
  243. D Sathishchandra, Theatre , Film actor, Bangalore
  244. Sharmila Purkayastha (Assoc. Prof, MH,DU)
  245. Arun Kumar, Retired Prof., JNU.
  246. Uttam Ghosh , Artist and activist, Mumbai
  247. Manjit (Assoc.Prof, DSC, DU)
  248. Hiren Gandhi – Theatre  Activist
  249. Suresh Bhat
  250. Saroop Dhruv – Poet Writer
  251. Ananyo Maitra, Reasearcher , Paris,
  252. Biplab Goswami,  Writer and Editor
  253. Samantha Agarwal PhD student at Johns Hopkins University
  254. Indira C, Delhi
  255. John Dayal
  256. Mahan Mj, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, Faculty
  257. Saheli , women organisation, Delhi
  258. Malini Subramaniam, Journalist
  259. Prof Chaman Lal, JNU
  260. Suresh BhattSamar Anarya, Asian Human Rights Commission, Hong Kong
  261. Bela Bhatia, Independet Resaercher, Chhatisgarh
  262. Sumathi Rao, Harish-Chandra Research Institute, Faculty
  263. Dr Saibal Jana, Chhattisgarh
  264. Biswabasu Das , Leader SUCI, Cuttack, ODISHA
  265. Chandranath Dani, Human rights activits, Odisha
  266. Manjit (Assoc.Prof, DSC, DU)Sharmila Purkayastha (Assoc. Prof, MH,DU)
  267. Shobha raghavan ,Human rights Activist and Theatre artist, Bangalore
  268. Nakul Sawhney, film maker
  269. Sangram Mallick, Social worker, odisha
  270. Gautam Navlakha (PUDR)
  271. Anil Chamadia, Delhi based Journalist/Writer.
  272. Harsh Dobhal, activist
  273. Vijay Hiremath, Lawyer
  274. Himanshu Kumar , Human Rights activist
  275. Suman Quazi, Student, Jamia Milia Islamia
  276. Manjula, activits, Mumbai
  277. MANOHAR, Regional Coordinator South, HRDA India
  278. Nicholas Barla, human rights activist, Jharsuguda, Odisha
  279. Amit Bhaduri, JNU
  280. K K Baburaj (Dalit activist)
  281. T T Shreekumar (Writer)
  282. P K Poker (Wirter)
  283. Ajay Shekar (writer)
  284. Sanny M Kabikkad ( Dalit activist)
  285. M B Manoj (Poet)
  286. N P Chekkutty (Writer)
  287. Shubhda Chaudhary, Research Scholar, JNU
  288. Shaik Muhammed Karakkunnu (Jamate Islami)
  289. P V Vijay Kumar, Dalit writer and critic, Hyderabad
  290. Hameed Vaniyambalam (Welfare Party)
  291. Neelima Gupte, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Facult
  292. Gautam Navlakha (PUDR)
  293. T Shakir ( Solidarity)#
  294. Nihav Dhawale, Yale University, Research scholar
  295. Nahas Mala ( SIO)
  296. P Ruksana (GIO)
  297. Khushi Kabir, Rights Activists, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  298. Suhas Borker, Film maker and Activist, New Delhi
  299. Tasqeen Macchiwalla (Development Professional)
  300. Polidor kujur
  301. Pradeep Biasakh, media activits and development professional, delhi
  302. Ajay Singh, Human Rights activits, Bhubhneshwar
  303. Nandan Saxena, Filmmaker
  304. Sumathi Rao, Harish-Chandra Research Institute, Faculty
  305. Debasis Bhattacharjee, Journalistand activist, Tripura
  306. Dr Pritam Singh DPhil (Oxford),  Professor of Economics
  307. Nandita Narain, St. Stephen’s College (University of Delhi), Faculty
  308. Manisha Sethi, Associate Professor, Jamia Milia University
  309. Rakesh Ranjan, Delhi University.
  310. Sandeep Kumar Pattanaik , NCAS,Pune
  311. Pinky Pandey, health activist, Mumbai
  312. Sarojini, SAMA, Delhi
  313. Jashodhara Dasgupta, Sahayog
  314. Jaya Velankar, Independent Consultant, Delhi
  315. Shamim Modi, Shramik Adivasi Sanghatana,Samajwadi Janparishad
  316. Kavita Srivastava, PUCL
  317. Pavan Kapoor, Developent Professional , Delhi
  318. Roopali Garg , Gurgaon
  319. Gurpal Singh
  320. Daniel Mazgaonkar, Gandhian and peace activist, Mumbai
  321. Freny Maneckshaw, Journalist, Mumbai
  322. Sukla Sen , Anti Nuclear Activist. Mumbai
  323. Priyanka Ohol
  324. Dileep, IT professional and activist, Gurgaon
  325. Fr Allwyn Dsouza , JPC, Mumbai
  326. Amrita Wilson , London
  327. Dr Mary Mathai, Switzerland
  328. Srihari Srinivasan, France
  329. D S Gill, IHRO, Ludhiana, Punjab
  330. Ashley Tellis, Educationist and journalist
  331. Fauazia Rafique, Canada
  332. Prasad Boddupalli, human righst activits, Mumbai
  333. Cornelia Haas,  Lawyer ,Germany
  334. Indira Vijaysimha, academic
  335. Dr Aseem Shrivastava, Writer, Delhi
  336. Meher Engineer, Journalist
  337. Manisha Bhalla, Journalist ,  Delhi
  338. Kiran Vissa, Hyderabad
  339. Waliullah Laskhar, writer and activist
  340. Gopikanta Ghosh , Gandhian
  341. Reny Ayline, National coordinator of NCHRO,
  342. Prateek Vats, Independent filmmaker
  343. Subiman Kundu, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi,
  344. Punyabrata Goon , Health activist, Kolkata
  345. Hardika Dayalani, Artiste, Bhuj
  346. M C Raj
  347. Narendra Mohan Kommalapti, Educationist , Australia
  348. Souvik Mandal, Indian Institute of Science, Research scholar
  349. Martian Tillier, activist , United Kingdom
  350. Jhelum Roy
  351. Sandeep Torne, Camera Man, Mumbai
  352. Angad Vora, Pottery Artiste, Auroville
  353. Dr Seema Tyagi , Associate Professor, MBBS, Delhi
  354. Gordana Stankovic, peace activist, London
  355. Patrick Ghose, artist, Delhi
  356. Devaki Khanna, Freelance editor  and writer Delhi
  357. Sajad Rasool, writer
  358. Harikrishnan S , Assistant Professor at the School of Biotechnology
  359. Probal Dasgupta, Prof, Linguistics t, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata
  360. Aditya Rametra, UC berkeley
  361. Smriti Nevatia- Film and theatre critique
  362. Rashmi diwekar- health activitst
  363. SnehalVelankar
  364. Usha Saxena, activist, Delhi
  365. Avika saha  , Jia kisan andolan , Kolkata
  366. Murban F Shroff, Author, Mumbai
  367. Priyanka Priyadarshini , Mumbai
  368. Ananya Bhattacharjee, Journalist, kolkata
  369. Rajashri Dasgupta, journalist
  370. Dr Zaheer ahmed sayeed , Chennai
  371. Dasrathi JV, lyricist
  372. Priya Jain , student, delhi
  373. N Venugopal Rao
  374. Sameera Iyengar, Journalist, Mumbai
  375. Dr Sita Venkateswar, Senior lecturer, massey univ , new zealand 
  376. Dr Sujata Guha, Kolkata
  377. Jeh Chinoy
  378. Shrayragi  Israni, designer
  379. Ashish Fernandes, Greenpeace
  380. Vandana Singh. Indian science fiction writer, USA
  381. Vistasp Hodiwalla. Artiste  , Mumbai
  382. Teena Gill- independent filmmaker and journalist, Delhi
  383. Santanu Chacraverti, writer, Kolkata
  384. Sarthak Pal, student, Bnagalore
  385. Supriya Madangarli, feminist and writer, MumbaiJean Saldanha
  386. George Kutty, Naandi , Hyderabad
  387. Prabir KC
  388. Ania Loomba , author, USA
  389. anuradha potluri, teacher , VIJAYWADA
  390. Debalina Mow, Filmmaker  kolkata
  391. Katrin Gafe, writer, Germany
  392. Aravinda Potluri, eductaionist, hyderabad
  393. Shree Prakash, filmmaker
  394. Santosh dimdima, camerman, bnagaloire
  395. Amarnath Sandipamu, Independent filmmaker, Hyderabd
  396. Shirish Daiya, filmmaker
  397. Priyanko Sarkar, write, Mumbai
  398. Pankaj Johar, independent film maker
  399. sumay sarangi, atrtist, new delhi
  400. U M DEVENDRA BABU, human rights form , telegana
  401. Sajal mitra, film producer and actor
  402. Rucha Chitnis, feminist photo journalist
  403. Aniruddha Das, professional photographer
  404. Abbas Rizvi, Designer and activist, Mumbai
  405. Lipika Sen, artist and writer, New Zealand
  406. Thothatri, IT expert, Chennai
  407. Kalpita mahajan, Teacher, Khopoli
  408. N Purendra Prasad, Reader, University of Hyderabad
  409. Satyan Jha, Sorbonne University, France
  410. FATHIMA NIZARUDDIN, filmmaker, London
  411. Harinder Nandyala, Student, sumemrfiled school
  412. Rishov Goswami, raesearch scholar, London
  413. Sivanageswara Rao Gopalam, editor, Hyderabad
  414. Ranjit Abhigyan, Nafional Associafion of Street Vendors of. India
  415. Selavkumar, London  Schoolof Economics
  416. Susanata Kumar, Mime artist, Bangalore
  417. Sumathi Rao, Harish-Chandra Research Institute, Faculty
  418. Gopal Guru, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Faculty
  419. Jamsheed Rizwani, journalist, France
  420. Arnab Rai Choudhuri, Indian Institute of Science,
  421. S Izhar, author, london
  422. Anupama Potluri, University of Hyderabad,
  423. Vinay Kumar Ambedkar, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  424. Gaichand Murmu, Chennai
  425. Dhrubo Mukerjee, Journalist, Kolkata
  426. Pratik Ali, Ligiust Dept, Delhi University
  427.  Divyaraj Amiya, Educationist
  428. Theodor Rathgeber, Forum Human Rights Berlin
  429. Kasturi basu, Teacher
  430. Mithun Pramanik, documentary filmmaker
  431. Divya Tripathi, Journalist
  432. Sudipta Sarkar, asst professor, IIT Gandhinagar
  433. Suresh Khairnar, social activist ,
  434. Prakash Saha, Kings College , London
  435. Anjan Mitra, architect and activist, San Francisco Bay
  436. Priyankar Dey, Kolkata
  437. Devika Jyothi, writer, New delhi
  438. Vijay Kumar Yadavendu, Magadh University Bodh- Gaya
  439. Gautam Kishanchandani, Film director, Mumbai
  440. Manish Jani, Author, Ahemdabad
  441. Christine Porter, Painter, AUSTRALIA
  442. Mithu Das, singer, Mumbai
  443. Susaman Chowdhury, Kolkata
  444. Rupashree Dasgupta, Kolkata
  445. Utpal basu
  446. Gulserene Dastur , filmmaker, Switzerland
  447. Oishick Sircar , Human rights activist, australia
  448. Debdatta Chakrabarti, Feminist and researcher,
  449. Neha Dixit, Journalist
  450. Luis Manuel Claps , reasearcher mines and communities -Peru
  451. Fakru Ahmed Bashu, Engineer
  452. Shubha Tewari, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  453. .Saumyajit Bhattacharya, Kirori Mal College (University of Delhi),
  454. Arshiya Syed, health activist, lucknow
  455. Mili shet, RTI activist,
  456. Maya Valecha, educationist,
  457. Shikohi Agarwal, Journalist
  458. Nicole wolf, artista nd photographer , Germany
  459. Ratnabali Bhattacharjee, actress,
  460. Achuthan Vatakketath Ravi, Poet
  461. Maharatna Banerjee, Media Professional
  462. Umesh Kumar Dubey, Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai
  463. Sekhar sengupta, ,  Ranchi
  464. Boyan Mallory, migrant rights activist, Phillipines
  465. Satadal Ganguly, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata
  466. Garreth D’Mello, Musician, writer, Mumbai
  467. Mohit Priyadarshi, film Journalist
  468. Dr Kirit Roy, Human righst activits MASUM, Kolkata
  469. Prof Sukhwant Hundalfrom University of British Columbia
  470. Saumyajit Ray, JNU
  471. Javed Iqbal, photo Journalist, Mumbai
  472. Rakhi Sehgal, writer , activist,Delhi
  473. Raghunandan Kaanadka, Filmmaker, Bangalore
  474. Samata Roshini, Activist, Hyderabad
  475. Simon chambers, Author , London
  476. Amrita AnandNayak , AUTHOR
  477. Dr Prabin Shakya, Nepal
  478. Alastair Kenneil, documentary filmmaker , united kingdom
  479. Gayatri Chatterjee, Film scholar Pune
  480. Rukmini Sen, Journalist, Mumbai
  481. Roshni Bano , Student at University of Illinois
  482. Jeffin Jacob Mathew, engineer, banaglore
  483. Jaya Iyer, Prof mathematics, Univ fo Hyderabad
  484. Claire James, actress, USA
  485. Rajiv Velicheti, script writer and teacher, Thane
  486. Akhil Biswas, Mt Tech, Untied Kingdom
  487. Shewli Kumar, TISS, Mumbai
  488. Uttama Ray,
  489. Nusrat Kabir, enviornmentalist, Mumbai
  490. Premangsu Dasgupta
  491. Sudarsan Das
  492.  William Stanley
  493.  Jyoti Mhapsekar, strei mukti sanghathana, Mumbai
  494.  Uma V Chandru, WSS  Karnataka
  495.  Roshani Kadam , Mumbai
  496. Dolphy D’souza, Citizens for initiave on peace , Mumbai
  497.  Meena Seshu, SANGRAM
  498.  Anagha Sarpotdar, Independent Consultant , Mumbai
  499.  Urmila Salunkhe , Mumbai
  500.   Vibhuti Patel , Mumbai
  501.  Lakshmi Menon, Women Networking
  502.  Suhas Tai, Jan Swasthya abhiyan
  503.  Trupti Panchaal, Mumbai
  504. Palash Biswas ,writer and activist  Kolkata P
  505. iyush Manush , Farmer,Green Entrepreneur & Activist, Salem
  506. Sameer Khan, activist, Mumbai
  507.  Swarna Bhatt, Bangalore
  508.  Sunil Geoerge, Indian Institute of Public Health , Delhi
  509. Aapurv Jain,  Master Gender and Sexuality, SOAS, London
  510.  Prof Pushpendra Dubey
  511. Zuni Zacutti, Melbourne, Australia
  512.  Vineet Tiwari, Gen Sec for Madhya Pradesh at Progressive Writers Association – PWA
  513. Dilnaz Boga, Mumbai
  514. MASUM- Banglar Manabadhikar Suraksha Mancha.
  515. Women against Sexual Violence and State Repression (WSS)